Swiftumz releasing 'Don't Trip' cassette on Burger Records today, streaming album track "4EVA"

Swiftumz – the lo-fi pop project from Chris McVickers, an artist we previously dubbed "San Francisco’s loveable and cuddly brat" – is releasing its LP Don't Trip for the first time ever on tape today, courtesy of the Fullerton's Burger Records, and the label is streaming album cut "4EVA" on SoundCloud now. Since the record's initial release in September 2011, "Don't Trip" has only been available digitally or on vinyl from Portland label Holy Mountain Records, but McVicker is apparently joining the masses now flocking to the '80s throwback world of cassettes (my personal favorite back in the day was [...]

Shredification: Sleep at the Regency Ballroom 9/12, 9/13

I always thought Sleep was one of those bands that I would just never get to see, like Zeppelin, or the real Guns 'n' Roses. The members disbanded in 1995, fed up with the intractability of their label, London Records, which refused to release Dopesmoker, the band's hour-long stoner metal odyssey of an album -- the sort of artistic endeavor that the phrase "magnum opus" was invented to describe. The members moved on to other projects -- guitarist Matt Pike to High on Fire; bassist/vocalist Al Cisneros and drummer Chris Haikus to Om. For fans of the doom genre, even [...]

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