Month: May 2016

The Velveteins “Hanging from the Ceiling”

There’s few times when the whole band is full of nuanced players from the vocalist all the way down to the tambourine player. However The Velveteins are one of those bands that just oozes confidence and a slickness to their

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Wine Lips – Self-Titled

This self-titled EP by Toronto’s Wine Lips, is a melodic / shouting / syncopated / catchy / darkly humorous ride, which is criminally short at just 4 songs. Even if I compared bands to eachother, I would still fail to

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The Faint “Young and Realistic”

The shadow that The Faint looms over the mid-west, as well as their involvement with revitalizing a particularly dark 80’s new wave sound all the way back to the early 2000’s cannot be dismissed. So when I heard that they

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Pussywhips “Surf + Turf”

Portugal’s Pussywhips combine the darker aspects of California hardcore and European post-punk in a speed fueled jaunt down late night highways of fun and danger. The rest of their self-titled EP is now available on many platforms.

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Great Profile

Great Profile is Lisa van Kampen as 21 year old singer/songwriter and all around great musician from The Netherlands. Her first two singles under the name Great Profile “Lemonaid” and “Mustchtashe and Glasses” are two of the most well crafted

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KHARLOS – Don’t Think About Dying at My Party

New Yorkers Kharlos’s new cassette Don’t Think About Dying at My Party is entrenched deeply in the kind of Left Coast garage rock that’s prevalent these days. With a sneer and a sense of humor, this 8 song release finds

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Readymade Breakup “Adolescent Fantasy”

Readymade Breakup stirs up the same kind of post-adolescence yearning that is best exemplified by a lot of the 80’s flannel college rock from the Midwest. As the band name suggests the music is meant for instant nostalgia that will

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Cheap Shades “Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde”

Robert Lewis Stevenson classic tale of the rift in human nature, how even the most meek and well meaning can deep down be a monster who’s just waiting for an opportunity to go for your throat, as played over jangly

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Switchblade Cheetah “All that Blood”

Switchblade Cheetah is a Garage Punk duo from Tallahassee, FL. For over the past decade they’ve been putting out some of the most unique and some times off the wall music that I’ve ever heard. With their new album Chapel

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Kool Stuff Katie – It’s All Your Fault

Kool Stuff Katie is am interesting two piece from Portland. With catchy, anthemic riffs, in buzzing melodies, “It’s All Your Fault” is the kind of song that you hear once and are still humming it months later. Well worth checking

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Fascinations Grand Chorus “Growing”

New single from Facinations Grand Chorus “Growing”, is a retro rocker that’s got a minimal punky girl-group wallop.

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Ramonda Hammer – Whatever That Means

2016 has been a great hear for some really unique bands that just so happen to be female fronted. Ramonda Hammer is a very stand-out and unique part of this rich flood of music. The new LP “Whatever That Means”

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Video Daughters – S/T

Video Daughter’s released their self titled cassette came out on Already Dead Tapes and Records back in March, in case you missed it. The entire LP is a solid rocking tableau of punky rock experimentation. With enough hooks and weirdness

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The Orange Kyte “Microdose”

Quickly becoming one of our favorite bands here at Pop Occulture, check it out!

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Blues Fuzz “Have You Seen My Baby”

Based around a classic Link Wray riff, Blues Fuzz’s “Have You Seen My Baby” is a throw back (in the best sense of the term) to early 60’s blues rock, that despite being so mired in a classic sound, has

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Psycho Comedy “One”

New track by Liverpool’s Psycho Comedy, finds the band deeply riding a classic rock groove that is both catchy, unique and immediately familiar all at once. Grounded in the 60’s while not sounding like a throwback. The band is a

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OHMS – Changed My Face

OHMS is a feminist punk three-piece from Melbourne, Australia. Changed My Face inspired by a scene from the HBO movie “Behind The Candelabra” as well as a documentary by (one of my personal favorites) Louis Theroux. The song is a

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Hell Kite – My Enemy

Hell Kite sent me their track the other day, with no information other than their name and a link to the song. They have no web presence other than their Soundcloud account. So I blindly listen to the song, and

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Reptillian Race – The Gun wavin New Haven sessions

A nice big slab of weirdo punk that makes me think of a lot of great bands that came out of Chicago during the 80’s. Lo-Fi, gritty and well hidden within it’s own sonic world.

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Pat Moon “Love Me As I Am”

Might be the first song ever to make it onto the blog without guitar. I know I’m a sell out. Great new track by Portland’s Pat Moon. Entitled “Love Me As I Am” this synthy dreamy, dare I say “pretty”(?)

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Hideous Towns “Don’t Forget”

The A-Side to Melbourne, Australia’s 4-peice Hideous Towns’ new single Don’t Forget / Wake Us finds the band in full post-punk mode, driving through both songs with a steady rumble perfect for dancing by yourself in the corner of a

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Mayflower Madame “Self-Seer”

Mayflower Madame is among the crowd of Psych kids these days, who just can’t hide their goth tendencies. Hailing for Norway, MM relies heavily on the drama of Trond Fagernes vocals cresting and peaking through the dense layers of down

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Swimsuit Addition – Wretched Pinups + Interview

Wretched Pinups by Swimsuit Addition is one of those albums that I actually gravely fear coming along. Because I generally try not to gush over the music that we review here. That being said and hyperbole aside Wretched Pinups might

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