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Fuzzy Meadows: The Week In Review (January 18th - January 24th)

"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...

WASHER | "Here Comes Washer" LP

"Here Comes Washer plays like a best-of of sorts, never compromising to one sound. Unlike past releases where noise was a key element, Washer has utilized their two-man persona to deliver a more nuanced brand of their pop-punk. Often stripped of distortion, an air of millenial shoegazing strings throughout the LP, creating an unnerving tension that rides shotgun to the aggression." - Derek Evers, IMPOSE

ROB CROW'S GLOOMY PLACE | "Business Interruptus"
[AV Club]

"deceptively bouncy given the project’s overwhelmingly dismal moniker. Striking a balance between Pinback‘s more straightforward material and Crow’s solo work, “Business Interruptus” signals the start of a new era, one that finds the ability to shine in spite of any perceived gloominess." - David Anthony, AV Club

PJ HARVEY | "The Wheel"

"PJ Harvey has announced her new album, The Hope Six Demolition Project. The follow-up to 2011's Let England Shake will be released on April 15 on Island Records. The first single, "The Wheel", premiered on Steve Lamacq's show on BBC Radio 6 Music. The Hope Six Demolition Project was created in sessions open to the public as part of a London museum exhibition last year. While writing the songs (as well as her poetry book The Hollow of the Hand), Harvey traveled to Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Washington D.C. with photographer/filmmaker Seamus Murphy." - Amy Phillips and Evan Minsker, Pitchfork

FREIND | "Lemon" EP
[Brooklyn Magazine]

"Inspired by the aggressive shredding of Black Sabbath and St. Vincent as well as the sparse, electronic-oriented approaches of Stereolab, the Lemon EP doesn’t pigeonhole Freind in any one musical genre, a liberating approach for a first release. It begins on an explosive note with the ear-splitting “Chemtrails,” which absolutely pummels from start to finish by way of a ceaseless bass and guitar hook, and continues to explore other territories such as the bouncier “Bebop” or the abrupt shift from buzzing psychedelic rock to a breezy bossa nova outro in “Earthbound.”" - Ethan Jacobs, Brooklyn Magazine

HORSE JUMPER OF LOVE | "Ugly Brunette"

"Though the song employs the band’s signature slow-build, the opening drum pattern has plenty of knock which hints at the heaviness to come. Then layers of the fuzziest guitars careen in, creating a delightfully distorted mess of energy. Lead vocalist Dimitri Giannopoulos’ churning delivery slowly drips all over the track like molasses from a spoon as he creates a melancholy mood loosely linking his non sequitur contemplations." - Collin Robinson, Stereogum


"Directed by Emilie Norenberg and filmed by Sirus f Gahan, the clip features a girl wandering around a big empty lakeside hotel. It definitely has a wintry vibe, as it's clearly the off-season. The track's sad strings and faraway-sounding drums mesh nicely with the lonely scene." - Patrick McDermott, The FADER

FLORIST | "The Birds Outside Sang"
[Hype Machine]

"The debut LP from Florist initially took shape as founder Emily Sprague recovered from a serious bicycle accident at the start of 2014. Limited by a broken neck and arm, she wrote sparse songs of "confusion, physical + emotional pain, loneliness, and hope," which, with the help of her bandmates, would later blossom into affirmations of life and friendship." - Hype Machine

WIMPS | "Boring"

"Sticking to their guns while having a scuzzy hip shaking routine-breaking party of their own; “Boring” also features the band working in a punchy economy of sparse chord progressions build up verses of work week motions toward the rocking release found on the chorus that finally breaks the aforementioned vicious cycles of the almost all-to-painful realities." - Sjimon Gompers, IMPOSE

NAPS | "Social Skills"

"The song’s more muted sound is a bit of a departure from the ragged bedroom pop of their debut EP, You Will Live In A Cool Box — all sliding circular loops and music box-esque accompaniment — but it keeps the same kind of accessibility and open heart." - James Rettig, Stereogum

[Clash Music]

"A piece of brooding, vastly atmospheric psych-punk, 'No Cops' opens with what appears to be an under cover police officer standing beside his car. Extremely stylised, the veneer of respectability quickly gives way as the officer kidnaps a local kid and takes him back to his apartment." - Robin Murray, Clash Music

HOT NERDS | "Strawberry Feels (For A Short Period Of Time)"
[New Noise Magazine]

“The lyrics are about a fly bothering a narrator while he is narrating a story about a person being bothered by a fly. The person being bothered by the fly was Thomas F. O’Connell who was studying secondary dominants, hence the lyric ‘V of V.'” - Hot Nerds

FRANKIE COSMOS | "Outside With The Cuties"

"...a song off of her upcoming album Next Thing. Director/Editor Garrett Weinholtz shot singer Greta Kline performing the track “Outside With The Cuties” to the surreal miniature towns of Northlandz, which has been awarded "The World's Largest Model Railroad" by the Guinness Book of World Records." - Pitchfork


"For Nosebleed Weekend, the band trekked to North Hollywood to record at Valentine Studios. Previously used by the likes of Buddy Holly and Frank Zappa, The Coathangers became the first to record on the studio's original equipment since its closing in 1979. The vintage recording process brings a darker tone to the band's playful sound and the resulting tracks shimmer with analog grit." - Michael Kolb, AdHoc


"It’s a rolling guitar-bass groove that mines classic rock sounds in a manner similar to Pavement’s Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain — that is, irreverently, as if through fog." - Chris DeVille, Stereogum

LITTLER | "Slippery"

"Of Wandering, has, to-date, been conveyed to us as easily relatable, but in order for us to relate to “Slippery” we have to see the metaphors as our own, creating an almost addictive unease. The harmonies, though still there, are pushed to the background, as a round of the chorus melts into the outro, only to enhance the uncomfortable tension." - Derek Evers, IMPOSE

IGGY POP | "Gardenia"

"...the same sort of mean, skeletal, machinelike groove that so many of those great old Iggy songs had. It also has Iggy in full-throated creepy-uncle mode, sweating over a girl named Gardenia. Since the ’80s, many of Iggy’s solo albums push him toward riff-rock overdrive, something that hasn’t suited him too well. But over this sort of spartan groove, he sounds awesome." - Tom Breihan, Stereogum


"...opens with an elegant piano flutter before charging into the craggy bulk of the song, broken up periodically by strings and and Zauner’s elegiac vocals." - James Rettig, Stereogum


"Iceage frontman Elias Bender-Rønnenfelt is prepping his latest release with Marching Church, his former solo project that’s now a full-fledged band. A limited-edition 12″ called Coming Down: Sessions In April is coming in February ... The A-side, “Coming Down,” is as bleak and brooding as we’ve come to expect from Bender-Rønnenfelt" - Chris DeVille, Stereogum

THE CLAYPOOL LENNON DELIRIUM | "Cricket and the Genie"
[Rolling Stone]

" can hear the fruits of [Sean] Lennon's latest collaboration: a new venture with Primus leader and bass virtuoso Les Claypool called the Claypool Lennon Delirium. The group's debut track is the raw, proggy psych-pop suite "Cricket and the Genie." Claypool plays bass, while Lennon handles all other instruments. Lennon sings lead on this track, but Claypool also contributes vocals to the project."

CHILDBIRTH | "Breast Coast (Hangin' Out)"

"Directed by LA visual artist Faye Orlove "Breast Coast (Hangin' Out)" is the sweet story of a normal girl and her inflatable plastic boyfriend as they "hang out and do stuff because he's hot." It's a romance for the ages." - Bryn Lovitt, Noisey

DION LUNADON | "Com/Broke"

"On his first solo work, a 7″ titled Com/Broke, A Place To Bury Strangers bassist Dion Lunadon channels bands like Toy Love, the Gun Club, Gestalt, and Supercar. The title track features classic punk and hard rock sounds and macabre lyrics" - Michelle Laggan, Stereogum

UXO | "Redlegs"

"Patrick Kennedy, lurches and heaves in a manner mostly reminiscent of Unsane, but Austin’s musical personality comes through loud and clear on “Redlegs” in the form of pinched-nerve chordwork and swarming, layered vocals." - Doug Moore, Stereogum

L.A. WITCH | "Drive Your Car"

"squeals into chugging riffs from guitarist and vocalist Sade Sanchez and bassist Irita Pai, spurred into a higher, exit ramp-climbing gear from drummer Ellie English. Sanchez’s voice howls through the canyons of her own reverb like she’s yelling behind the wheel of a stolen Mustang in a Santa Ana tunnel, reveling in her cacophonous freedom Thelma & Louise-style" - Harley Brown, SPIN