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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