The song is heavy, both musically and lyrically, cutting through layers of distorted guitars. The video, directed by Rachel Levin, is a combination of VHS footage and scattered images that perfectly complement the bleakness of the song.
Due out this Friday, April 27th via New Damage Records, the trio's approach to their music is dirty but rarely deranged. They pull from emotional roots and off-kilter arrangements to kick up dust with a sense of purpose.
The single is the first to come from Portland multi-instrumentalist Gillian Frances' upcoming EP, Born Yesterday, which is getting the widespread reissue treatment courtesy of Good Cheer Records on May 18th. If you missed it the first time around, fear not, it's never too late to get lost in Frances' gorgeous swoon and her warm acoustic guitars.
Eight months after the album's release, the quartet are sharing a video for "Made Of Meat," one of the record's most immediate and accessible moments. The song is pure distorted fun, a shredding mess of basement born melodic hooks.
Katie McShane is the visionary behind Spirits Having Fun, a terrifically off-kilter art punk band that everyone will soon be falling in love with. Joined by members of Wei Zhongle, Tredici Bacci, and Cowboy Band, their first single, "Electricity Explorer," is a blissfully wonky song that offers an experience best lived on repeat.
While working within a familiar pop-punk framework, Nectar have made a memorable album about the importance of small pleasures. Their bare-bones approach (give or take the occasional synth) is what makes the smaller moments in their songs dig deeper.
The trio are making music to challenge the mainstream's thinking, from our dismal government to normalized societal pressures. All members of the band contribute vocals with tri-lingual roots in English, Spanish, and Polish, adding both a sense of personal belonging and impassioned individualism.
Cave Curse is Madison, Wisconsin’s very own DIY supergroup. Featuring members of The Hussy, Fire Heads, (ex) Nobunny, Poney, and more, the project began in 2014 as a solo outlet for Bobby Hussy, allowing him to place his garage rock rooted sense of melody in a synth-based context.
Luxury Condos is big, brash, and accessible, a display of punk rock dynamism and dexterity, that charges from groove based rippers to snotty punk twang and back again. It's a got dang rock 'n' roll record
The duo of Andrew Anderson and Charlie Murphy, make garage punk with tight yet jittery dynamics, bending their wonky pop frames to their snapping points.
"One Step" is the debut single from Chicago jangle pop band Discus, a new band from Jake Stolz (Varsity, Pool Holograph), another drummer stepping out to do some songwriting.
Mall Goth is an apt description of the music contained on the EP, with production that lends it a slight mall speaker quality like it’s some kind of lo-fi pop doom being piped in on a pirate feed.
Embracing the dirt of noise rock and the twang of western-tinged punk noir, the band writhe and pound, burning a trail in their wake of desolate and depraved narratives
Between engine failures and lost drummers, the band-life probably weighs heavy on these folks, and though the lyrics to new single/video “The Dishwasher” might allude to a life of artistic failures and disappointments, the accompanying visuals cement the undeniable sense of mischief and discovery in the music too.
As Jim Shorts play Halo, Guitar Hero, Hungry Hungry Hippos, pick out VHS’, eat Chinese food and what appear to be meatballs, they seem content and satisfied. At the same time they also shred a head bopping slice of fuzz-pop.