Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Craft Spells are back! After a couple quite years, Craft Spells are back with the first tune from their forthcoming sophomore album, Nausea. "Break the Angle Against the Tide" is a fantastic mix of strings, shoegaze twang guitars, and hushed lyrics. Where previous songs were tighter, "Break" less the music reflect off the broken angles. Craft Spell's album, Nausea, is out June 10 on Captured Tracks.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
It is warming up here in Denver, which means its time to start finding songs for spring and summer nights. The type of tunes that will make you want to ride bikes, drinks beers, and dance. I proudly present "U Got All I'm Looking 4" by Summer Heart. The song is one of those slinky, dubby pieces of bubble gum pop that sounds like a Rick James beach party.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Paws have posted a new song, "Tongues", the first single from forthcomming sophomore album, Youth Culture Forever. Great to hear that Paws have kept the core of their sound, but enhanced it slightly. Really looking forward to hearing it.
Tour Dates After the Jump
Friday, March 14, 2014
The return of Banner Pilot! Banner Pilot have been in the studio recording there next album and here is the first taste, "Modern Shakes". Musically it is a continuation of their shout along midwestern punk, but its great to hear these guys again. Banner Pilot's Souvenir will be released April 15 on Fat Wreck Chords.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014
Fucked Up - Glass Boys. I have no idea what the video is for. I am assuming an album, but who knows and really who cares. Anything that revolves around the phrase "new Fucked Up" makes me happy. Also, that video must have been from a while ago - Damian doesn't have his beard and he is much thinner/healthier now.
In related news, Fucked Up have released Year of the Dragon in the Zodiac series. I was at the LA show when they opened with it and let me tell you, its an epic. The single comes with two Toronto Hardcore classic covers. Go check it out.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Thee Oh Sees are following up 2013's Floating Coffin with 2014's Drop. If "Pentrating Eye" and "The Lens" are indications of the album, this will be a more subdued Thee Oh Sees compared to the more punk Floating Coffin and Putrifiers II. In late 2013, mastermind John Dwyer announced Thee Oh Sees were going on indefinite hiatus and were unsure when the band would tour again. At the moment Dwyer is working on his debut solo album. Drop will be released on Castle Face Records on April 19 (Record Store Day).
Friday, March 7, 2014
Vivian Girls are Dead. Long Live Vivian Girls. More importantly, Vivian Girl's have given us a number of fantastic new artistic outlets including Katy Goodman's La Sera. "Losing to the Dark" is the first single from La Sera's up coming album. If I were to guess, the subject of the song will not be invited to the album release party. "Losing to the Dark" is a straight ahead rocker that reminds me equal parts the Long Blondes and Mika Miko. La Sera return with their third album, Hour of the Dawn, for Hardly Art on May 13th.
Monday, March 3, 2014
"Raise" is the first official video for Fuzz, the stoner rock side project of man of a million records - Ty Segall. Seriously, I don't know when the dude sleeps. "Raise" is the appropriate amount of slime, stoned riff, and paranoid 80's horror flick. Fuzz's self titled debut album came out on In the Red in 2013.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have returned with a new single from their forthcoming third album. "Simple and Sure" goes another new direction for the band, which is pure pop. Previous releases have had pop tendencies that were mixed with shoegaze, twee, and other indie rock genres. This is the first time the band has gone straight for Top of the Pops. TPBPH latest album, Days of Abandon, is out April 22nd on Yebo Music.