The Boston quartet have built a reputation over the past few years for their annihilating mix of grunge, deranged noise rock, punk, sludge, and thick menacing distortion.
It might seem counter-intuitive to release such a dark record in June, but for those who enjoy it best when the sun is down, Somewhere is an album that will reveal hidden gems time and again.
One is a difficult record to talk about without talking about all of it, a testament to it's many brilliant twists and turns. The cavalcade of sonic brilliance never ends and it never sits still
Katzman's DeGreaser are bringing back the shred, one explosive dueling guitar solo at a time, tearing through "Arrival" from start to finish as they burn a path of fun-loving destruction in their wake.
“Petri Dish” presents Horse Girl in their jangliest form to date — the main riff is reminiscent of so many excellent records of late, but finds a fresh tone when paired with the prescient lyricism of the song.
Pichardo-Espaillat brings the song to life with a never-ending animated series of abstract designs, flowing from one scene to the next in time with Operator Music Band's super tight groove. Drawing inspiration from the 80's, the digitized design and morphing patterns are hypnotic while continuously evolving.
In the context of Confetti at the Bottom, “Ashtrays at Graceland” is the pin that bursts the mounting bubble of tension
Today, we have "Grodelo," the first taste of Nice Guys' side of an upcoming split 7", a distorted blast of subterranean garage-punk that oozes with an ocean of grime and sleaze... which is to say it's Nice Guys at their best.
Usually, first rate nihilism doesn’t thrive in that sunny a locale and their new video for their song "Theatre of Lunacy" plays on that as Stanley Martinez wanders around a cemetery in vampire getup, holding balloons, in the middle of the day.
Dancing on Soda Lake, building off of the stylistic world he created with For Evelyn, is an initially approachable dream/soundscape that pays dividends in transcendent, previously hidden harmonies, newly perceptible bits of texture, and buried snippets of field recordings revealing more of themselves with each repeat play.
The New Orleans quartet are back with Is A Conspiracy, another vibrant collection of hyper-agitated, raw, lo-fi punk. Gland's love for minimalist post-punk and garage rock sparsity leaves plenty of room for the band to get their message across.
Stuck is a record about breaking routine and letting go, a formal fucking free-for-all of twisted insanity and "Books w/ No Pages" bursts to life like an unholy awakening, the pulse like a stampede that runs over you, pauses momentarily, then tramples you several more times.
"Ego In Drag" is Spit in peak form: playing it cool, mounting tension without suspicion, and steadily building toward a swarm of tangled glory.
The DC via Omaha project's new album Torn Between Two Loves is fantastic, a refreshing record of honest "loud pop" songwriting that scratches all your itches with a raw simplicity.
It's only been a month since their last release, but the duo are back with III, a stunning EP collecting two expansive new songs and a reimagined version of a Long Days, No Dreams highlight.
Dark Tea’s self-titled debut release is folk-pop at its best. Frontman Gary Canino (who is also a member of Rips) creates simple but evocative Americana-influenced songs telling bittersweet tales of love lost.
Loom pushes the creative envelope in a variety of new directions and will reward listeners looking for something gritty and challenging.
Bedroom synth-pop is paired with images of female ennui in Saintes' new video “Melancholia” as Anne-Sophie Le Creurer crafts a dreamy homage to listless girlhood.
Just over a year after it's initial cassette release, Swim Team will be available on vinyl via Let's Pretend Records as of June 2nd. The balance of the dirt and joy is what makes Swim Team's debut so impressive; it's explosive and direct, clawing straight for your throat, but it's also feverishly catchy and easily digestible.
About A Million's latest album, his thirteenth (and third for Already Dead), revolves around his day to day activities following the loss of his job, watching life pass by and creating music with his loved ones.