Veiny Hand's debut is packed with both adrenaline and sluggish crashes, a scuzzy trip down the rabbithole. We're excited to share the premiere of their record ahead of the band's tour dates with La Luz.
Welcome to FUZZY MEADOWS, where we recap the past week in music. We're sharing our favorite releases of the week in the form of albums, singles, and music videos along with the "further listening" section of new and notable releases from around the web.
The oscillation between tenderness, heavy groove, and cathartic self-actualization is woven throughout Auto. Many of the songs have the ingredients of mosh-pit spirituals.
Russel the Leaf’s newest song, “Holdin’ Out,” is a jaunty jingle complete with playful instrumentation that creates a compelling contrast with the song’s heartfelt lyrical tale about the trials and tribulations of friendship.
There’s plenty of strange, colorful garage bands out there these days, but there aren’t many with the attention to detail and dedication to the craft that Meatbodies bring to the table.
Rhode Island quartet Edgar Clinks often blend odd song structures with distinctive affability, and the video for “Algal Bloom,” off of their most recent full length reinforces this idea with gusto.
The Boston based duo combines two of the city's finest DIY-minded musicians, Jesse Weiss (Palehound, Grass Is Green, Spook The Herd) and Jack Pombriant (We Can All Be Sorry), a pairing as natural as milk and cereal.
Despite the heavy material, the album is a fantastic listen: often uplighting, with anthemic refrains and a variety of influence to keep all listeners engaged.
Footings are back and headed out on the road in support of their upcoming Spring Tape EP, a collection of new songs and one very gorgeous Fugazi cover.
Satan Smile, the first full-album release by New Haven, CT skate-rock trio Hellrazor kicks in the door, with a record strongly deserving of its title. If the aim of this album was to mimic the effect of Satan smiling or just to make Satan himself smile, the band has succeeded.
Vagabon depicts the experience of alienation in this otherworldly light throughout Infinite Worlds. Whether its chronicling a trip to the mountains, a ride on a bus or her “cold apartment floor / where we thought we’d stay in love,” Infinite Worlds is sad in a way that life is fundamentally sad.
Given the bands history, the current cultural climate online, in the streets, and in the halls of power, it’s easy to want to tag Nothing Feels Natural as an overt statement about now. An album that saw all the signs and knew the road we were collectively heading down.
Doug Dulgarian put together a 40-track compilation titled Sweet Talk whose proceeds will be donated to the ACLU. It features tracks from Wild Pink, Nine of Swords, Bilge Rat, Stippling, and many others.
vom night serves as an update of “twee” for the bedroom pop generation. Witmer’s songs prove that you can make music that is sweet without being saccharine, music that is both emotionally vulnerable and empowering.
Though playful, this isn’t an album that can be listened to leisurely. It doesn’t engage you so much as it seizes you and says, “I have something to say and you better fucking listen.” It’s not easy to swallow and most of the time feels like suffocating — and that’s what works.
Whimpers is described as "twisted country" but Dimples' music is cerebral and cinematic, cosmically experimental, and utterly leisure.
We live in a post-Japandroids world because in their absence, we’ve also musically accepted substitutes. The real issue with the album is that the big bold statements and open songwriting that used to feel so earnest, just feel like something we’ve been sold a million times.
Palberta are parishioners and priestesses of the church of strange and Bye Bye Berta is an arresting document of beauty born from wilderness.
Wild Pink is a band that sounds like someone you know but you can’t remember who. A mash-up of all the things you love about all your favorite bands. They’re simply a rock band putting out cleverly titled rock songs about all the seemingly mundane things that rule most of our lives.
- DiCaprio - I Went To The Mall Yesterday And I Got Sick
- Baked - Farnham
- Blank Square - Animal I
- Circus Devils - Laughs Last
- Circus Devils - Laughs Best (The Kids Eat It Up)
- Citris - Panic in Hampton Bays
- Crystal Fairy - Crystal Fairy
- David Bowie - No Plan [CD]
- Dimples - Whimpers
- Emma Ruth Rundle & Jaye Jayle - The Time Between Us
- Entrance - Book of Changes
- Hand Grenade Job - Devotionals
- Holy Motors - Sleeprydr
- Kindling - No Generation
- King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana
- King Woman - Created In The Image Of Suffering
- Mathew Lee Cothran - Judas Hung Himself in America
- Melvins - Dale Crover [reissue]
- Melvins - Joe Preston [reissue]
- Melvins - King Buzzo [reissue]
- No Joy - Creep
- Oddisee - The Iceberg
- PC Worship - Buried Wish
- Pissed Jeans - Why Love Now
- Sharks' Teeth - Juniper Branches 1: Greatest Hits, Demos, B-Sides, Experiments, & Unreleased Material 2010 - 2016
- Six Organs of Admittance - Burning The Threshold
- Vagabon - Infinite Worlds
- Wild Pink - Wild Pink
- Band Practice & Catherine Cohen - Friends Live #1
- Be You Me - Be You Me
- Bleached - Can You Deal?
- Holy Sheboygan - Four
- Junius - Eternal Rituals for the Accretion of Light
- Lily And Horn Horse - Lily On Horn Horse
- Minus The Bear - Voids
- Nnamdi Ogbonnaya - Drool
- Operator Music Band - Puzzlephonics I & II
- Veiny Hands - Veiny Hands