Month: March 2016

Backbiter – Fvck the Bozos

Criminally short, Fvck the Bozos is a aggressive onslaught constantly verging on art punk. Out on Dirtnap Records. Fvck the Bozos by Backbiter

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Fascinations Grand Chorus “Welcome”

Fascinations Grand Chorus is a bubblegum duo from New York, with a gigantic wall of sound vibe. Their debut single “Welcome” touches on 60’s girl groups and even a hint of early psychedelia. The song itself has an upbeat swing,

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Top Nachos “EP”

New York garage rockers Top Nachos, released a Pay-What-You-Want EP on Bandcamp. Criminally short at just around 15 minutes, these songs blaze through so quick you don’t even know what hit you. EP by TOP nachos

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Psychic Ills featuring Hope Sandoval “I Don’t Mind”

At this point do I even have to say why you should be listening to this?

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The Coathangers “Make it Right”

Every year or so The Coathangers add to their already prestigious catalog, each time just a little bit more polished and ingrained in the sound that’s uniquely their own. Their latest single “Make It Right” is a tight little garage

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OCCY “No Mood”

In the John Hughes movie of existence this song would be blaring at a prom. Where the misfits in the corner start dancing by themselves and mumbling the self-negating lyrics to themselves. With the boom of Goth and twang of

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Outer Spaces “I Saw You”

Apparently in a visual mood today, here is the first single off of Outer Spaces off their debut LP A Shedding Snake, “I Saw You” might be the most subdued track that I’ve ever featured on Pop Occulture, but the

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Dilly Dally “Snakehead”

Great video for Dilly Dally‘s “Snakehead” off their debut album Sore, hope to get a full review of the album out to you, my one lucky reader, as soon as possible.

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Loud and Dumb

And winner of the “I wish I would have named my blog that” here is “Loud and Dumb” an interesting little documentary about the punk scene in Merced, California.

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Witching Waves “Crystal Cafe”

While still maintaining space in their own home studio, Witching Waves sophomore effort Crystal Cafe finds them a little more polished and angular than their previous effort (2015’s Fear of Falling down). As with the former album the band finds

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Glitterbust “The Highline”

A little out of our wheelhouse, but who can say no to some new Kim Gordon? This is a natural extension of her last album as Body/Head, with droney crunchy guitars and her always great swooning vocals. Can’t wait to

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Audacity “Dirty Boy”

I first heard this song a week or so ago when the Soundcloud player had been going for a while. Not that I don’t think that anything Ty Segall is even marginally involved with won’t get the attention that it

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Lady Bits “It’s Always On”

New EP by New York’s Lady Bits. Frantic and edgy with tongue planted firmly in cheek. Lady Bitz are a onslaught of energy and hooks. It's Always On by LADY BITS

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Iggy Pop “Post Pop Depression”

The man, the myth, the legend… The man who needs no introduction, why the hell I’m introducing him is beyond me. I’ve got my tickets for his spring tour, do you? Iggy Pop!

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Vahnevants “Bum Out”

Straight from the mean streets of Des Moines, IA. The Vahnevants are a group of warblely sounding miscreants with a “Back From the Grave” vibe. They were actually the first band I started writing about on this blog. One missed

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Sissy “Gave Birth to a Mum”

Dublin’s Sissy make some of the toughest feminist punk this side of the Riotgrrl movement of the 90’s. With high production values, yet a keen ear fast pounding punk rock. I can’t recommend this band enough! Gave Birth To A

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Tyler and the Streeters “Ziggy Stardust”

In the rush to pay tribute to the passing of one of the figureheads of western culture. There have been plenty of missteps. This isn’t one of them. This fittingly sparse treatment seems propper for a man who at the

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Goth Babe “Wasted Time”

I bought Goth Babe’s first single when it came out in December, but lost track of them when they changed their name. Luckily though, I just found their new EP “Wasted Time”. It’s everything I loved about their first single

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Hidden Volume Records

This weekend we did a small write up on Baltimore’s Hidden Volume Records’7&7 mini zine with flexi disc. Since then I’ve been checking out a lot of the rest of their roster, and wanted to share two stand out bands.

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Snotty Babies “Snotty Babies”

Snotty Babies self-titled EP out on EXXE has a methodical thud of a back beat that invades even their most uptempo numbers. With dueling vocalists and heavy for the sake of menace guitars,  the album gives an air of imminent

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Quality Time Records “Quality Time Volume 1”

A good mix of catchy choruses and gutter punk snarl. Cleveland, Ohio’s Quality Time Records put out an excellent compilation entitled “Quality Time Volume 1” out on a lovely professionally dubbed purple cassette. Quality Time Volume 1 by Quality Time

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Hidden Volume “7&7”

Baltimore’s Hidden Volume label showcases some of the grittiest, catchiest, most authentic sounding retro pop being produced in the united states. Their new mini zine featuring a split 7″ flexi entitled Hidden Volume “7&7” has come out, and features 2

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Girlsville “Stupid Punk Boy”

New label out of Chicago, Girlsville, put out a compilation “Stupid Punk Boy”. The compilation is pretty great but there were a couple stand out tracks by Candy Highway and The Ettes. Both bands worth checking out. The first being

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Fur on Fur “Walking EP”

Shreveport, LA’s Fur on Fur bring 60’s an a lo-fi aesthetic to the four song “EP Walking”, great songs just this side of saccharine sweetness. walking e.p. by fur on fur

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Eureka California “Eureka California’s Night In”

Fast and melodic and reverbed out, just the way I like it. Check out Happy Happy Birthday to Me’s Eureka California’s new video “Eureka California’s Night In”.

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The Dirtiest “Alarm”

The Dirtiest, two guys from Florence, IT making some interesting stomping/blown out garage rock out on Slovenly Records. THE DIRTIEST "Alarm" EP by The Dirtiest

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Dandy Warhols “STYGGO”

A bit of the lighter fair, this is by far the best Dandy Warhols song in years. An druggy but uptempo grove brings the band back to the sound of their first few albums.

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Cumstain “I’m Not Mean”

No need for words. Cumstain is one of the best bands around right now, all kneel before Cumstain! No not that one. This one.

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Raw Pony “Demo”

Raw Pony lives up to their name, with a stripped down raucous sound that’s totally infectious and unwieldy. Don’t forget to pick up their 7″ for Bo Diddley on Heel Turn Records before it sells out! Demo Tape by Raw

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The Vryll Society’s “Self Realization”

With a full-on Krautrock chug, The Vryll Society’s “Self Realization” is full of semi-spiritualist lyrics with a psychedelic druggy leaning. The band comes as close to a truly unique style I’ve heard in a long time, even with one foot

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