With her band Honeyrude, Jess Ledbetter makes hard charging reverb soaked rock. She’s recently put out Slow Desert, a new solo EP on Shifting Sounds that has a softer tint to the music.
The band, which features current and former members of Nine of Swords, Ted Nguyent, and Loose Tooth, released their self-titled debut EP today, a furiously skronky beast of hardcore yelps and tangled chord progressions.
At its core, “Had A Fantastic” sees Mike Bellis leading the band through the kind of song that’s seemingly built for humid summer days, as the oppressive heat gives way to a relief that’s both earned and fleeting.
Their latest video "Giant Brain" is one part 80's corporate culture, one part slacker punk, and well... a whole lot of parts enjoyment. Get warped into the screen in director Marcy Stone-Francois' homage to Max Headroom.
The scene is set innocently enough, the fellas meet for band practice and make plans to hang out afterwards to play a friendly game of darts... or friendly enough. Their dreamy indie pop takes gets literal as they find themselves "Living In Dreams".
Their latest is another aggressively blown out batch of perfected weirdness. Squealing distortion is used like paint on the canvas, coloring in songs with otherwise common structures, dropping enormous bursts of noise and feedback with a haphazard sensibility.
The video, directed by Mark Perro is a grainy and simplistic look at well... horses, and while they don't seem to be dying (thankfully), there's an overcast atmosphere to the clip that captures the bleakness of the song.
New York's Giant Peach are set to release their sophomore album, But You Made Me Such A Beautiful Thing, this June via Dead Broke Records, a record that makes more than a few changes to the sound of their Don Giovanni released debut.
Just when you were wondering if there would be any hot jams for the summer to get down to, Philadelphia's Yeah, Baby are ready to release Killer Instinct, the duo's infectious minimalist post-punk meets new-wave pop bliss.
Woolen Men are a national treasure, and with an upcoming European tour this September together with Honey Bucket, they are soon to be an international treasure.
"Fake-Out" is an infectious track, with a burning intro that would make the Wipers proud. The trio take turns pecking short leads with raw distortion and open space coming together to reinforce each stuttering melody and the thunderous bass warble.
Although performing for almost thirty years, Zenith has maintained a relatively low profile. But in June, Zenith will release What If The Sun?, the first album under his own name. The title track is the album’s second single, a Thermals-meets-Superchunk punk-pop anthem about dealing with anxiety.
"The Beekeeper," the record's second single is brought to life with a vibrant video (directed by Boothe Carlson) and some exceptional costume design, each of the band's four members dressed in a singular color scheme for a day at the playground.
The rough hewn jangle plays well with their Midwestern roots, their sound balanced somewhere between reckless and brilliant. Set to head out on the road this Summer, the band are sharing a new video for "April Showers".
Their third full-length Falling Star is set to be released this spring via Olympia, WA's Reflective Tapes and Post-Trash is excited to premier the record's first single "Postcard From (Blank)."
Lawn's full length debut is a special record, as adept in post-punk jangle as it is radiant retro-tinged psych-pop. The New Orleans based duo are putting songwriting first, and heading wherever that may lead them second.
Best known as one half of the core creative force behind Brooklyn psych-pop luminaries Zula, Nate Terepka is stepping out on his own with Sunlight Farm, a new solo EP that fittingly enough is a reflection on isolation.