With the quick count of a steel drum, The Official Body takes off, putting you in the passenger seat of wild, 31-minute ride through the nooks and crannies of the minds of SHOPPING. Falling somewhere between angular pop, post-punk and danceable alternative, their third album is a staggering accomplishment that does not let its guard down for a single moment. Continue reading “Shopping – The Official Body”
IN SPIRIT is a three piece band hailing from Bloomfield in northern New Jersey. Led by James O’shea, the trio delivers an angular and scrappy blend of open-ended punk on their newly self-released (and free!) EP titled Birds of the Air.
There’s that famous Eno quote that everyone who bought a copy of the first Velvet Underground record went out and started a band. If that’s the case, then SIMPLY SAUCER is one of the best proof positive examples of that theory. Hailing from Hamilton, Ontario and forming in 1973, these early adapters laid down a collection of demos and live recordings that today makes record geeks exasperated and covered in flop sweat.
For NEW CANDYS out of Venice, Italy, Bleeding Magenta marks their third full length album since their debut in 2012. Their latest record was first released by Fuzz Club in London in October of 2017. The band is coming to the states for a tour in late April and Little Cloud Records in Portland, Oregon is proudly releasing the US version of the LP on pretty opaque magenta vinyl.
Since 2011, Superior Viaduct in San Francisco has put together quite an eclectic roster of artists. That trend continues on their sub-label W.25TH with EXEK and their brand new brain-burner of an album, Ahead of Two Thoughts. Located in Melbourne, Australia, the 5-piece group of disgruntled post-punkers come off more as a band of doctors experimenting with a brand new (musical) life form. Continue reading “EXEK – Ahead of Two Thoughts LP”
Real Corner Shock is the long-awaited debut LP from Los Angeles trio TRAPS, PS. Released by Papermade Music, the LP is fourteen tracks long of abrasive and twisted punk rock – like 34 minutes of trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.
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Telephone Explosion Records just proudly released the debut 7″ from LIDS, a “supergroup” based in Toronto containing members of Metz, Holy Fuck and the Constantines. Continue reading “Lids – Sarsfest 7″”