Month: November 2017

Fascinations Grand Chorus “When You’re Mine”

Pop Occulture favorites are back with another sparklingly bright slab of 60’s pop. As always this song doesn’t have a note out of place, and the vocal delivery style is so achingly Phil Spector that it’s undenyable to resist. The

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Field Trip to the Moon “You”

Coming off with all the cool of 90’s Kim Gordon, Field Trip to the Moon’s Angela Christofilou successfully melds her cooing delivery style along with one of the tightest post-punk riffs that I’ve heard in years. The whole song has

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Lucille Furs “Pink Noise”

Coming off musically as a bizzaro world version of Credence, Lucille Furs’ “Pink Noise” reeks to high hell of patchouli and paisley, in all the best ways possible. Stealing wholesale everything that is good from the 67-68 era and repackaging

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Le Days “Blood is Blood”

I have to admit, it took me a few listens before this song really sunk it’s hooks into me. It’s nearly Jandekian level of mystery and eerieness it a tough pill to swallow. However, it’s often these more difficult songs

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Swedish Death Candy “Broken Engrams”

Named after a Scientological coined term meaning “a “recording” of a past painful event not normally accessible to the conscious mind”, so I’m not entirely sure if they’re pro or antl LRH, but with a song this good I’d be

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Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? “Sheep”

Winner of what has to be one of the best band names I’ve ever heard in my entire life, Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS?’s “Sheep” is a sleak and powerful track about possibly one of the

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CO SONN “behave”

Gritty and hard hitting, “behave” is one of those songs that almost feels like it’s bleeding from a wall to your neibhour’s house who just happens to have excellent taste in music. CO SONN is a solo project, but like

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Wutip “Street Lights”

If Wutip’s “Street Lights” was any more 77″ Brit-Punk, I’d swear it was a re-issue. This buzzy and and energetic single reminds me of all the best things to come out of the London scene, everything from it’s marble mouth

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M.A.G.S. “Drugs”

Full of Beach Boys’ syrupy sweet sunshine, M.A.G.S. “Drugs” feels like there’s quite a bit of a deeper darkness that lies underneath, that makes me wonder what was happening in those substance fueled nights where Dennis was hanging out with

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Elephant Fire “Natural Heart”

Buzzy and lean Elephant Fire’s “Natural Heart” makes me think of that crucial era in the mid-60’s where bands hadn’t quite given up the uppers that were fueling their 4 shows a night rotation, but had just begun expanding their

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Basement Bout “Another Night”

When I think of Sweden, I tend to think of twee bedroom pop and not huge, sleazy, garage rock riffs. However, that’s a stereotype that Basement Bout is about to knock out of my head for good with their new

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The Van T’s “Bitter Sweet”

The Van T’s are heavy riffs and sweet vocal melodies galore. On their new single “Bitter Sweet” we catch back up with the band and their sound has matured a lot in the last year or so. Built on a

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Vazum “Fall Guy”

The first thing that smacks you in the face about “Fall Guy” is the just how interesting the drumming sounds compared to a lot of other groups out there right now. This punchy little post-punk track really stands out in

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Kingdom of Birds “Lined Paper Song”

The first thing that hits you about “Lined Paper Song” is just the wonderful snotty ’77 punk delivery of Ása Berezny vocals. It’s amazing how tight and poppy these kids (none of them are even old enough to vote) actually

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Leggy “Not What You Need”

Another band that’s back on Pop Occulture after a year plus absence, with a great new song, Leggy’s “Not What You Need”, which while the delivery sounds smooth and seductive, has a very jagged heart in it’s center as frenetic

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Veronica Bianqui “Victim”

Donating the proceeds of “Victim” to Harm Reduction Coalition, a group dedicated to help victims of the opioid epidemic, Veronica Bianqui brings us a great song full of sunshiny harmonies and crunchy guitars (who could ask for anything more?) The

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The ThreeFiveSevens “Witch”

Just a little over a year later, (I think, time flies when you’re listening to 30+ new bands a day) The ThreeFiveSevens bring back their Bauhaus meets the B-52’s sound, “Witch” brings the infectious gloom with a gusto that no

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Surf Cassette “Summer’s End”

Straight out of Milan Italy, The Surf Cassettes perfectly capture that hollow but sunny garage surf vibe without becoming just another pale repetition. Having spent a little time with the rest of their album that came out just under a

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Georgia June “Broke”

Australia’s Georgia June are tackling a subject that many of us are painfully too aware of… being flat-ass broke. This punky pop track is one of those songs that will get caught in your head for days, the guitar chug

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Nala “How, When & Where”

Sweden’s Nala just put out their first single “How, When & Where”, it is one of those tracks where you can’t tell where in the last 40 years it could have been recorded. This hard-hitting combination of psychedelia and stoner

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Tai Chi Tommy “Buried Under Your Love”

Tai Chi Tommy’s “Buried Under Your Love” sounds and looks like what would be playing at the winter formal in hell. This slow and gothy 50’s slow dance occupies a unique space in the music world that I’m hard pressed

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Giant Kitty “You Suck”

Pop Occulture favorites Giant Kitty are back with the video for their new single “You Suck” an all out rocker, that has an important message to convey to the world. That being that you, and I’m pretty sure it is

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Dracula Factory “Shiver”

Once every blue moon or so New Jersey resident Christopher Padula (Thunder Bunny, Black Rabbit) comes out of seclusion and offers the us a glimpse unique and wonderful world of shoegaze influenced psychedelic folk. However, this time around with his

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Illuminati Hotties “You’re Better (That Ever)”

Anybody who’s ever submitted to me can attest that sometimes it takes a while to get back to them. (as of this morning my email box was 3k deep) However, the winner of the grand prize for patience, are my

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