Earlier this year they shared “Love Is Blind,” the first hint at their sound to come and now the band return with the announcement of their new album, Sugar & Spice, due out February 22nd via Truly Bald Records (Surface To Air Missive, Zach Phillips, Jake Tobin).
“Moves“ is the first product of their relocation, a brilliant single released back in May. While we eagerly await their next album, Certified Ailments, we’re excited to share the premiere of the single’s new video, directed by Jake Miles.
Their latest offering, a split tape between drummer Max (Maxshh) and guitarist/ vocalist Skyler (Lrrr) of Tundrastomper is endearingly called Thank You Lrrr, You’re Welcome Maxshh, and is a collection of songs written and recorded by both artists in the winter of 2014.
Boston’s Bedbug, who released a tremendous lo-fi indie album of their own at the start of the year, bring their own flavor to the cover, a faithful rendition that reimagines the song with experimental reverb and ramshackle production, the whole thing threatening to sink in on itself at any moment.
Led by Jered Gummere (The Ponys, Bare Mutants), the band truly dart between sounds, the blistering guitar distortion and motorik rhythms working together throughout Night Jammer to pull you in, tractor beam-style.
Three exhausting years since Broken Rope, Vassalotti returns with Guitar Dream, his second album for the ever influential Wharf Cat Records. This time around, he has a new focused vision, adapting the softened post-punk of his main project (Merchandise) to his own songwriting nuances.
The band are set for another winter release as their latest, A Bright Crumb of Steel is due out this Friday, November 30th. Perhaps the warm blanket of guitars inherent in the band’s layered shoegaze sounds best in the dark and chilly months.
For Boston’s halfsour, their new single “Left My Hair In Detroit” is the end of an era and a passage toward the future. The song is the final recording to feature the band’s former drummer Ian Gustafson as well as the last song for the foreseeable future to feature Matt Mara on lead vocals.
Set to release Go Back To The Horse on December 28th via Dadstache Records, the follow up to 2016’s Here At Castle Makeout is refined ever so slightly, still raging with feedback and agitation, but the melodies shimmer just a bit brighter.
The electronic project from Matt Anderegg (Mothers) flirts with synth pop, but is focused on mood and texture first and foremost; the complexities beneath the surface will have you bobbing your head and also scratching it (in a good way), trying to figure out the connections between all of the moving parts.
“Bad Dream” is from Blacker Face’s virtuosic, genre shattering EP Think Piece; a quintessential, politically hyper-charged album forged deep in the activist core of Chicago DIY.
In the brilliantly weird new Adam Murphy-directed video for Perhapsy's wistful single "Neverending Story," the project's Derek Barber is depicted as a zealot TV preacher selling religion to desperate viewers looking for help.
While the video resides in the more “screen saver” territory of visual arts, it works perfectly with Laser Background’s mutant funk-pop. Vivid colors and designs (I’m pretty sure I had sheets as a kid that are identical to some of these patterns) shift and move in time with Andy Molholt’s slick blend of psych and soul,
Finally someone has the good sense to write a song about the futility of using the web to promote music in 2018, and it’s the debut from the Western Mass trio Stoner Will & The Narks, a new project from Bucket’s Will Meyer. Set to release Only Bots Like My Band via the welcome return of TinyRadars, the band take a sarcastic and disjointed approach to their sound.
The New Hampshire four-piece build their latest around deep interpersonal connections, lyrically pinpointing the emotional weight of shared experience through an individual’s perspective. By swapping songwriting duties, the voices of Rick Rude assemble and blend in familial fashion, tackling themes of love and loss, confusion and comfort.
The band channel The B-52s with great results - interjected tangled guitar chords with deceptively sweet pop hooks and a pulsating nerve that manages to twitch from the album’s infectious beginning to the end.
The music of BLAHA (which now records and functions as a quartet) picks up where The Blind Shake left off on Celebrate Your Worth, with their roots firmly in tangled post-punk while exploring psych, power-pop, garage, and surf punk.