"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...
VERY FRESH | "Clean Touch"
"7-inches exist for songs like “Clean Touch”, a compact rock statement with a spare backbeat and quietly menacing, palm-muted guitars that foreground Gooden’s tangled phrasing. Teeming with imagery and dynamic delivery, Gooden enunciates “weapons” like the sound of a cracking whip." - Sam Lefebrve, IMPOSE
FUZZ | "II" LP
"Segall and his cohorts are ushered out of the garage; this is music meant to be played at a volume walls can't contain. Fuzz's namesake is no joke, either — this is proto-metal, anvil-head blues-rock, thick like cement about to harden. II vacillates between blunt-force heaviness and a slightly trippier variant, but the pall of doom is cast all over it, making it Segall's darkest record in a good long time." - Doug Mosurock, NPR
WOOZY | "Blistered" LP
"The songs on Blistered are dynamic and often include multiple melodies, while Kara Stafford’s and John St. Cyr’s vocals blend like a Fauvist’s palette knife. The songs do not contain bass, but the jangly guitar interplay and Ian Paine-Jesam’s virtuoso drumming distract enough that it wasn’t until my fifth listen that I came across this revelation." - Alex Wexelman, IMPOSE
LAIR | "Test" LP
LAIR are one of Boston's best new bands. While I'm not sure just how active the duo currently are these days, they do have a new album and unsurprisingly, it's incredible. Mixing krautrock, noise punk, analog synth pummel, and experimental fuzzed out indie, the pay-what-you-want download is a must listen.
BUKE & GASE | "Typo"
"Buke And Gase are in the middle of a US tour with Battles, and they have UK dates at the end of the month. To get the word out, they’re sharing a new “in-progress” track called “Typo,” which further refines the skronking scrap-rock approach that made 2013’s General Dome such a fun and fascinating listen." - Chris DeVille, Stereogum
WIMPS | "Old Guy"
"Wimps material tends to grapple with quotidian injuries, like showing up for work, and a litany of attendant neuroses, all colored by properly petulant and dejected vocals. But the snappy, lean songs, never so intent on wallowing as to neglect sneering hooks, also celebrate the restorative power of a party, which brings us back to “Old Guy”." - Sam Lefebvre, IMPOSE
BETHLEHEM STEEL | "Kirstie Alley"
"“Kirstie Alley” bursts apart into a noisy storm in its back half, and it feels a little heavy-hearted but also serves as a source of strength." - James Rettig, Stereogum
SOCCER TEAM | "Best Employed New Beau"
"Here, Soccer Team premieres their first video from the album, for the single “Best Employed New Beau”. The video finds the individual band members in their natural habitats and sharing secret smiles; while many bands need grand epic statements and huge landscapes to scrawl their ideas across, Soccer Team finds joy and interest in exploring the tiniest, most quotidian interactions, the meaningful grist of everyday life." - Jes Skolnik, IMPOSE
S | "Remember Love"
"Champion presents the quirky, sad visual accompaniment to “Remember Love.” The video’s description reads as follows: “Sometimes exes linger in the mind long after they’re gone. Sometimes, they stick around as skeletons.” Watch below" - Gabriela Tully Claymore, Stereogum
DEERHUNTER | "Living My Life"
"Deerhunter have shared a video for "Living My Life", off the new album Fading Frontier. Directed by Bradford Cox, the video centers on the band as they idle about in a country town."
METZ | "Eraser"
"The Toronto band’s intensity seems better suited for shorter releases, so “Eraser” feels like a well-needed jolt of energy you’d need to get going." - James Retting, Stereogum
JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD | "Radiating Fiber Plane"
"JEFF The Brotherhood have unveiled a new track that sees the band return to the lo-fi energy and experimental prog of their early days. “Radiating Fiber Plane” is the first single from the band’s forthcoming record Global Chakra Rhythms and marks a comeback to the slacker fuzz vibe of their early days" - Cady Siregar, Stereogum
CHERUBS | "Fist in the Air"
"Recorded during the 2 Ynfynyty sessions, "Fist in the Air" was left off of the record because it employs a slightly different approach than the maladjusted misanthropy that the Cherubs are known for." - Michael Berdan, Noisey
WAND | "Sleepy Dog"
"The track’s stark tone of harsh modulation is complemented by rare splashes of color that spill into a world of black and white." - Meilyn Huq, SPIN
WILDHONEY | "Your Face Sideways" EP
"Wildhoney is a band from Baltimore, MD that play shoegazey pop that can fall anywhere from complete fun to introspective, moody jams. Their new EP Your Face Sideways pushes the boundaries of what's expected of in a smaller release." - John Hill, Noisey
CHEATAHS | "Su-pra"
"It’s clear with “Su-pra” that London rock quartet Cheatahs are breaking free from the shoegaze restraints of their former days and evolving into an entirely new force. Continuing down the neo-psychedelic path of recent single “Seven Sisters,” “Su-pra” shreds with kaleidoscopic synths, dense guitar textures, and a thumping, motorik pulse." - Charles Innis, Stereogum
TEEN MOM | "Groovy" LP
[DC Music Download]
"Groovy, contains 10 intricately-crafted songs that show their veritable versatility. It’s the first record the band has dropped since their 2013 EP Gilly, and between the cathartic number “Someone Just Like You” to the softer, more subdued track “Girlfriend,” the fuzz-rock band has created a solid release featuring some of their best work."
THE CRADLE | "Temperate Lands" LP
The Cradle, the solo project of Paco Cathcart (Big Neck Police) released a new album and it's an awesome blend of experimental pop songs and brilliantly weird punk and folk.