Tuesday, October 29, 2013

White Fence

Lets do a double shot of White Fence today. The prolific Tim Presley has a cover of Filth's "Todays Lesson" on Burger Records' latest charity compilation - The Wiener Dog Comp II: The Ghoulie Tape (out today). The tape also features contributions from Sic Alps, Ty Segall, and Thee Oh Sees.

Speaking of Thee Oh Sees - main man John Dwyer's Castle Face Records is releasing White Fence Live in San Francisco on Nov 5. Get ready for an overdose of warm, lo-fi psych.

Track list for the Live in SF LP after the jump!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Girls Names

Here is the latest video from Belfast's Girls Names. Very enjoyable song and the video has a great vhs found footage feel to it. Girls Names have a remix EP coming out Tuesday, 10/29, on Slumberland/Tough Love. Tour dates after the jump.

Sunday, October 20, 2013


Let's start the week on a sweet and sour note, with new music from former Vivian Girl Ali Koehler's new project, Upset. Upset sound like a cleaned up, slightly slower version of Vivian Girls. The music retains most of the shambalic charm and all the hooks of VG, but without the tape hiss. I am very excited to hear Upset's debut full length, She's Gone, out Oct 29th on Don Giovanni records.

Friday, October 18, 2013

High on Fire

At some point I am guessing High on Fire will stop making incredibly catchy, loud, fast, smash and grab rock - I just hope its not any time soon. I could go deeper into to the song, but why. It's High on Fire turn it on, turn it up, rage.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pity Sex

2013 seems like it is one of those years where a lot of different scenes are emerging and styles are reconfiguring. Punk, hardcore, & emo are all experiencing revitalization with a host of labels, bands, and people changing what the overall scene looks like. Brooklyn, Philadelphia, and Portland all have a plethora of bands that are taking bits and pieces and then mixing them into new takes on takes on classic genres. Look no further than Pity Sex for proof of these changes.

Pity Sex mix the honesty and passion of classic emo with the guitar feed back and vocal fidelity of classic Dinosaur Jr. Their latest album, Feast of Love, blends everything together then throws a wool blanket of self-loathing and desire on top of it. At times the record can be a lot to take in, but it is also incredibly catchy and listenable. I have found myself obsessed with "Keep" and "Wind Up", the first and second tracks of the record. They are the perfect one two punch to set the tone for what the rest of the album holds. Feast of Love is out now on Run For Cover Records.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Spyrals

The Spyrals are a band out of San Francisco, not that you would have any trouble figuring that out immediately. They have a very northern California/bay area vibe. Reminds me a lot of Ganglians or the Fresh & Only's. The Spyrals released their latest album on Mock Records in June of this year.