"Fuzzy Meadows: The Week in Review" is a weekly round-up of the best new music premiered this week across the internet. It's a weekly embarrassment of riches, let Post-Trash be your guide. It's the weekend, here's what happened...
WOOZY | "Painted White"
"It starts off with fuzzy, feedback-heavy guitar, and Kara Stafford and John St. Cyr's aggressive vocals, but it gets decreasingly combative as the song goes on ... The sea change in the track works, and that kind of duality in sound is difficult to pull off." - Leah Mandel, The Fader
PC WORSHIP | "Social Fiction"
"Maybe the EPs standout track, “Social Fiction” intersperses late ’70s downtown atonal guitar riffs and James Chance-esque saxophone murmurs in between breakdowns that resembles Electric Wizard’s bluesier tendencies. It sounds as if there’s something spooky going on in an imagined backwoods of Manhattan" - Oliver Kinkel, SPIN
STOVE | "Wet Food"
"Is Stupider’s rough touch of weighty guitar riffing is complemented by the lightness of Hartlett’s candid depictions of charming cynicism offered by his vocals and lyrics." - Meilyn Huq, SPIN
EX-BREATHERS | "Open Source"
[Heavy Blog Is Heavy]
"The energy captured on this track is boundless and the attitude of these gents makes for some solidly entertaining shoutalong moments. Just try not to play some riffs or drums in your head" - Matt MacLennan, Heavy Blog Is Heavy
LUSHES | "Service Industry" LP
"...they attack more directly by challenging the conventions of form and texture with a traditional rock set-up ... Service Industry continues down that path, upping the ante with more jarring sonic explorations and propulsive energy." - Charles Innis, Stereogum
OPERATOR | "Puzzlephonics I" EP
"If DIY has been reduced to something of a buzzword, Operator embody the term in its truest sense. Their debut EP is self-produced, self-released, self-designed — they even built all their pedals from scratch. That kind of control shows in the focused propulsion of Puzzlephonics I, which manages to lock you into its hypnotic rush with only a few songs." - Miles Bowe, FACT Mag
KURT COBAIN | "And I Love Her"
[Consequence of Sound]
"While researching his excellent documentary, Montage of Heck, Brett Morgen unearthed a hefty amount of previously unheard Kurt Cobain material. The music, which includes demos and rarities, will be collected as a solo Cobain album of sorts entitled Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings. One of these newly uncovered pieces is a raw, acoustic take on The Beatles’ “And I Love Her”. Morgen discovered it on a random tape and included it in his film." - Michelle Geslani, Consequence of Sound
GØGGS | "She Got Harder"
"GØGGS' debut outing is all contained precision: bent notes on the guitar are quickly muted, the central bass line always keeps within its boundaries. Everything hits fast and hard, and really, the song's undoubted focus is the interplay between Shaw and Segall's voices." - Evan Minsker, Pitchfork
KOWLOON WALLED CITY | "Grievances" LP
"Well, tone is in the fingers." - Scott Evans, Kowloon Walled City
KURT COBAIN | "Sappy"
"In the process of making his recent documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck, director Brett Morgen unearthed a whole bunch of Cobain’s previously unheard home recordings, and those recordings are being released next month as a Kurt Cobain solo album under the name Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings. But even before that, a 7″ containing Cobain’s cover of the Beatles’ “And I Love Her” and an early demo version of Nirvana rarity “Sappy,” alternately known as “Sad” ... the latter has arrived. A similar early version of the song has been available on bootlegs and online for a while now, but this is a cleaner, slightly polished up mix, and it sounds both great and heartbreaking." - Peter Helman, Stereogum
PILL | "Hot Glue"
"Like Pill’s previous material, the song is driven by the call-and-response of Veronica Torres' vocals and Ben Jaffe's wild saxophone blurts. Here, they just seem less self-conscious than before—stepping into one another's space, pushing the volume and abrasion of their delivery" - Aaron Lietko, Pitchfork
ALEX G | "Kicker"
"This one, from director John Vizzone, mixes murky footage of Alex G performing live with a spooky, cryptic story about a little kid going on some adventures and then meeting a strange fate." - Tom Breihan, Stereogum
NEEDS | "Walk, Cycle, or Take Transit Like Jehu"
"The Vancouver-based hardcore band NEEDS released their self-titled debut this past spring, a record that’s kinda-sorta politically minded, but mostly really fun to listen to. NEEDS don’t take themselves too seriously, as is made apparent by the band-name-tweaking title of one of their earliest singles, “Walk, Cycle, Or Take Transit Like Jehu.” - Gabriela Tully Claymore, Stereogum
GREYS | "The Voyeur"
"Toronto punks Greys made some violent, hissy waves with their debut If Anything last year, and true to the never-slow-down nature, they've readied a new EP for Carpark titled Repulsion. ... "The Voyeur," which is probably the catchiest thing they've done yet but certainly not lacking in guitar-grime." - Michael Tedder, PAPER Mag
FLORIST | "Vacation"
"Whether Sprague is reminiscing about the thrilling cold creeks of a Catskills childhood or confronting the puzzle of existence, Holdly condenses plenty of enormous ideas and emotions into a distinct, five-song thesis for the band." - Caitlin White, Stereogum
ESKIMEAUX | "Broken Necks"
"any sort of visually literal story would have stolen from the song's magic and innocence. Robert Kolodny went for whimsy and matched the song's perfect simplicity." - Bob Boilen, NPR
PORCHES | "Hour"
[Consequence of Sound]
"dark, ringing synths, coupled with the vocals of Maine and guest collaborator Frankie Cosmos, evoke an eerie sense of bliss" - Michelle Geslani, Consequence of Sound
POLYON | "Reserve"
"Part Low, part Hum, part Spiritualized, Washington, DC’s Polyon create a rich and enthralling brand of fuzzed-out slowcore, and their second EP Blue is slated for a 13 November release on Funny/Not Funny Records. In the meantime, you can hear the phenomenal new track “Reserve” below, which perfectly encapsulates what this promising band is all about." - Adrien Begrand, PopMatters