Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Portland's Unknown Mortal Orchestra are currently in-works with their new label Jagjagwar to produce their highly anticipated sophomore album. U.M.O. will be joining the equally talented band Grizzly Bear on tour, and will be selling this new 7" single of theirs as a tour only release. "Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)" is the A-side, and "Waves of Confidence" is the B-Side. Looks out for this and them on tour!
09/18 – Ryman Auditorium - w/ Grizzly Bear
09/20 – 9:30 Club – w/ Grizzly Bear
09/21 – 9:30 Club - w/ Grizzly Bear
09/22 – Orpheum Theater – w/ Grizzly Bear
09/23 – Olympia de Montreal – Montreal, QC w/ Grizzly Bear
09/24 – Radio City Music Hall – w/ Grizzly Bear
09/26 – Massey Hall – w/ Grizzly Bear
09/28 – Midpoint Music Festival –
09/29 – Pygmalion Music Festival –
09/30 – The Pabst Theater -I w/ Dirty Projectors
10/01- Pyramid Scheme –
10/02- Annabell’s Bar and Lounge –
10/03 – Metropolitan Kitchen –
10/05 – Taix –
10/12 – Campestre Don Juan –
10/13 – Corona Capital Festival –
12/28 - Rhythm and Alps Festival -
12/30 – Pyramid Rock Festival –
"LA-via-Vermont garage/powerpop wunderkind King Tuff presents two brand new, non-album tracks, hot on the heels of his acclaimed self-titled LP. “Screaming Skull” is a club-ready, guitar-driven dance hit, and “Love Potion” is a glammed-up rock anthem in classic King Tuff form." - Sub Pop.
"Screaming Skull" is available for pre-order through Sub Pop Records, and will be shipped October 9th. You can purchase here for $5.75.
No Samples yet, unfortunately.
I want more Gap Dream. You want more Gap Dream. Well here ya go.. Up for pre-order is the new 7 single inch single "Ali Baba" through Suicide Squeeze Records. Orders are expected to be shipped on or before September 25th. The 7" is limited to 750 copies, 250 opaque lavender (already sold out), 500 black vinyl. Purchase here ($5.99). Sample the new track "Generator" below yo.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Friday, August 31, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Why didn't listen to this earlier? I like totally spaced out, ooorr something. Band descriptions are over-rated. Who want's to do a lot of reading anyways? Fidlar is from Los Angeles, California and they play garage rock. Listen to the music, make up your own mind. Looks like they have two EP's out. "No Waves b/w No Ass 7" and a 4-song EP entitled "DIYDUI." You can buy their No Waves 7" here through Insound, $6.99. Buy a D.D. of "DIYDUI" here, but really, who ever buys a Digital Download?
Thursday, August 16, 2012
It's great to finally hear some new material from The Soft Pack. Maybe it's me but it seemed like they toured the shit out of their first self-titled album. Well it's time to move on, their new album is entitled "Strapped" and it's out on September 25th through the excellent Mexican Summer Records. In the meantime while you wait for the album to drop you can hear their new track entitled "Tallboy." Also check out their previously released new song "Saratoga."
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Wow! It's finally here. California based Allah Las' debut full-length album on vinyl. This has been one of my most highly anticipated albums of 2012. After hearing their first singles "Catamaran" and "Long Journey" I was hooked. Catching them at this years SXSW music festival here in Austin, Texas I wasn't let down one bit either.
The Allah Las are produced by Nick Waterhouse (who you should also check out as well) and run through his label Innovative Leisure Records. At the moment this self-titled album is only available through Insound. Cost to you is $17.99 plus $4.99 UPS shipping for the US. Purchase here.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Ty Segall is back at it, releasing his first single "The Hill" off of the forthcoming album entitled "Twins." The Hill b/w Mother Lemonade has an official release date of September 4, 2012, while the full length is out October 9, 2012 through Drag City Records. No colored vinyl editions or alternate versions announced yet. Drag City tends to keep that information hush-hush. Stay tuned.
"Like an echo from a desperate, war-torn future, ’s latest cry of love crashes the party and detonates without warning on the drink-soaked dance floor. Female voices ricochet, deadpanning from ear to ear. Fuzzy thunders reels on high, thudding slam into your life-chest and rolling out the door. Like a quicksilver wire at the center, Ty’s voice seethes you as the unseen craft whirls closer. These are the bong-bursts of tomorrow, flown into our so-called “today” (for what is “time”?) as a global warning.
“Mother Lemonade” is a fun-ish, sun-ish flip-side anthem specific to this single, but you can't hear that one until you buy it on September 4th! " - DCR.
You can purchase The Hill b/w Mother Lemonade here, for $6.00/free shipping.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
"Allow us to introduce the US debut of 24-year old Dutch multi-instrumentalist Jacco Gardner - prepare to have your minds blown. After releasing a criminally limited 7-inch in Europe earlier in 2012, Gardner returns with a brand-new, double dose of hits for Trouble In Mind. "Where Will You Go"s opening guitar strums fade into view before lurching into a dreamy baroque-pop groover, with lush melodies cascading over a driving drum beat, conjuring images of Syd jamming with Revolver-era Beatles." - T.I.M.
The first pressing of 500 copies is pressed on randomly mixed vinyl, comes housed in the Trouble In Mind company sleeve, & includes a download code.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
This is Austin Music at it's finest. Such an amazing song and performance! Not In The Face's album Bikini is in the process of getting a vinyl edition! Soon to come. Can't wait!
I hope y'all are paying attention to Rayon Beach. Yeah, I said it. Austin, Texas' own Thomas Sutherland, Mike Naccarato, Rachael Scherr of Rayon Beach are rising in the "garage rock" scene. Their sophomore release "This Looks Series" has representation from Hozac Records for their LP and Burger Records for their Cassette. First serving a (random) amount of 168 "Gold Editions," Hozac Records will then ship a standard black wax edition of 550. Thus LP can be purchased here, and well their Cassette version of 250 copies is Sold Out! You should have been paying attention!
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Lace Curtains is Michael Coomer from Austin, Texas, who was in the band Harlem. From what I've heard so far from this debut solo album it might possibly be my future personal favorite album of 2012. Croomer has gained attention of Stereogum, Gorilla Vs. Bear, and even Pitchfork with this new release (links to his reviews).
"The Garden Of Joy And The Well Of Loneliness" was released on July 25th and can be sampled and purchased through his Tumblr page. $15.00 gets you a piece of black wax from Female Fantasy Records. Buy here. Soo So Fucking Good!!!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
"Slaughterhouse" is a group project album. This can't be classified as your typical Ty Segall solo production. It's contributions from Emilie, Mikal, and Charlie are apparent within. If you've ever seen the Ty Segall Band live you will know what to expect on "Slaughterhouse." A fast tempo, agressive, in-your-face performance, and this album also brings just that.
The stand out track is of course "Wave Goodbye," as even Ty agrees with everyone on the end of the track with the statement: "Fuck Yeah!" In a close second is the song "Mary Ann," then the song "I Bought My Eyes".
With the songs "I Bought My Eyes" and "Muscle Man" and even "Tell Me What's Inside Your Heart" I can't help but hear the Mikal Cronin contributions within the harmonies. They are similar to portions of Cronin's self titled album, and I haven't heard them on Ty's other albums. A specific example is the "ooooh, oooohh, ohhhhh" harmonies on Cronin's song "Get Along."
Many of the reviews so far on the album have been comparing "Slaughterhouse" to the band "Hawkwind" and to "Iggy Pop." The Iggy Pop reference rings true to me most notably on the song "That's The Bag Im In." I hear the agressive raw-power angst.
Upon hearing about the closing 10 minute 23 second song I was excited to hear an epic guitar battle. I was pretty disappointed to hear a psychedic(-ish) orgy of drawn-out power chords. This song should be in some movie background with slow-motion hippies drug out of their minds, not on this album.
This is not Ty Segall's best, but it's Ty Segall's Band(s) best so far. I can't express really how much I like or dislike this album yet. It's new, it's different, it's Ty Segall, therefore it's good!?
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
Death From Above 1979 - You're A Woman, I'm A Machine will be available June 20th on standard black vinyl through Last Gang Records. The cost is $18, but watch out the shipping charges are pretty intense. $7.87 is the lowest shipping charge for in the US. Hard to pass up though!!
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Need more garage-psych in your life? I do. The Night Beats team up with the Californian band TRMRS and release this split 7" through Volcom Entertainment and Resurrection Records. The Night Beats track is entitled "Messiah" and TMRS's track is called "Good Time Blues." The release is limited to 1000 copies on black vinyl. $7.00. Buy here.
Still need more? If you haven't heard The Night Beats self titled debut album do yourself a favor and go over to Trouble In Mind Records and buy it. $12 for the LP. Their S/T cassette though Burger Records is sold out! They also have a 7" entitled "H-Bomb" through the same label(TIMR), which is available for $5.00 Buy either here. And finally they have a split 10" with UFO Club through Reverberation Records. Although it is sold out! Digital Download here. Pure psych bliss.