Heavy Cream release split 7" with The Coathangers; supporting Those Darlins at Rickshaw Stop on 11/9/12

Heavy Cream – the Nashville-based outfit whose debut LP Super Treatment was produced by Ty Segall and released on Infinity Cat Recordings, the label run by Jake and Jamin Orrall of JEFF The Brotherhood – dropped a new split 7-inch single with Atlanta quartet The Coathangers on Suicide Squeeze Records yesterday. Their contribution "Toasted" is two minutes of sludgy, fuzzy fury and recently premiered on Nylon. Check it out: The split 7-inch is limited to a run of 750 copies, and the online pre-sale sold out already, so you'll need to head out to your local record shop to get [...]

Video: Why? – "Strawberries"

Why?'s new album, Mumps, etc. is out now via Anticon - you can hear the album in its entirety via Spin and purchase via iTunes. Additionally, the official video for the upbeat, effervescent "Strawberries" has been unleashed. If you're on an extra Why? kick, check out the band's recent Sod in the Seed EP via Soundcloud.

By |October 3, 2012|Tags: |

How To Dress Well returns to Rickshaw on 12/5/12 in support of new album 'Total Loss'

How To Dress Well – the solo recording project of Chicago's Tom Krell – will return to Rickshaw Stop on Wednesday, December 5th for a second show of 2012 in support of the outstanding new album Total Loss. Producer and musician Krell's R&B-influenced sound is ethereal, with his fragile, pitch-perfect falsetto blanketing chilly dream pop beats. Total Loss was just released on September 18th, following How To Dress Well's 2010 debut Love Remains and 2011's Just Once EP. This sophomore LP quickly became one of my personal favorites this year, as Krell spills every fiber of his soul over the [...]

By |October 2, 2012|Tags: |

Deafheaven and Bosse-de-Nage recording split EP

Bay Area black metal groups Deafheaven and Bosse-de-Nage are prepping for the release of a split EP for San Francisco's Flensor Records. The EP, which is due for release soon (an exact date has yet to be announced) will feature Deafheaven covering Mogwai's "Punk Rock / Cody," while Bosse-de-Nage are recording a new song called "A Mimesis of Purpose." Bosse-de-Nage are a band to watch in the Bay Area underground metal scene — their latest LP, III, caught the eyes of Pitchfork and other mainstream publications, while Deafheaven's last album Roads to Judah was featured on numerous year-end lists, including [...]

20 Sided Records releases new comp, celebrates with SEVEN shows

20 Sided Records has released a new 2-disc, 40-song compilation of music from all over the West Coast called 20 Sided Records’ Compilation III: End of Days. This comp is stacked, with appearances by The Blank Tapes, Saything, Ash Reiter, Cannons and Clouds, Animal Eyes... you get the point. Both discs are available for whatever price you want to pay over on Bandcamp (disc 1 here, disc 2 here), or you can stream/buy them right here. Disc 1: 20 Sided Records Compilation III "End Of Days" - Disc One by Various Artists Disc 2: 20 Sided Records Compilation III "End [...]

By |October 1, 2012|

Dead Luke's 'God Takes LSD' out now on Moon Glyph

Wisconsin psych-rock band Dead Luke has a new release out on Oakland record label Moon Glyph. The full length cassette tape God Takes LSD is available locally at Aquarius Records, 1-2-3-4 Go! Records, and Amoeba Records in both Berkeley and San Francisco. Fuzzy guitars and deep, murky blues riffs create a hazy ambiance which melts into the ears of the listener on this jammy, lo-fi release. For a little taste of the trip, stream and download the single "I Loved" below. Dead Luke, "I Loved" Dead Luke's "Non-Travellin' Band" consists of Cheyanne Cyr on tambourine, Chad Lueck on acoustic guitar, [...]

By |October 1, 2012|Tags: |

G. Green release debut 'Crap Culture' LP, new video

Garage punks G. Green have released their debut LP Crap Culture — a scuzzy lo-fi record that comes as the result of a good few years toiling away in the sweaty basements and dive bars of their home base in Sacramento. You can pick up a vinyl copy here from Mt.St.Mtn. or sample a few tunes before you buy. Crap Culture by G. Green Be sure to also check out the colorful and cutesy video for album cut "Your House" below:

By |September 28, 2012|Tags: |

Pancho-san rolls out new album, 'Americans'

Pancho-san, a project of Patrick Abernethy (of Rogue Wave and Beulah fame), has released Americans, a follow-up to 2010's Oh, Mellow Melody. The word 'eclectic' gets thrown around a lot in reference to music, but Americans is an album that truly fits the bill. In contrast to Pancho-san's previous work, which stayed pretty firmly rooted in melodic, throwback folk, this one runs the gamut from beachy ballads to dreamy, blippy electronic tracks, all while retaining a rustic feel. Abernethy is backed on Americans by former collaborators Eli Crews and Pat Spurgeon. Preview the tongue-in-cheek single, "Americans Can't Be Romantic", below. [...]

By |September 27, 2012|Tags: |

Thee Oh Sees – "Wait Let's Go"

Thee Oh Sees - Wait Lets Go by Thee Oh Sees/ The Mallard Thee Oh Sees released their newest LP Purifiers II just this month, and yet share another new track (the mellow yet awesome "Wait Let's Go") this week as part of the Less Artists More Condos 7" series via Famous Class. The b-side of the 7" is contributed by local garage band The Mallard. The LAMC 7" series does a run of a limited colored vinyl and a black standard pressing, which for this release is still available online. Preorders are up for the LAMC #4 installment -- [...]

By |September 26, 2012|Tags: |
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