Category: Music

Ramonda Hammer “Destroyers”

What can I say about Ramonda Hammer that I haven’t already said in the umpteen times that I’ve feared them on this humble blog. Right towards the top of my favorite bands making music out there right now. Go buy

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Cheap Perfume “It’s Okay (To Punch Nazis)”

While, Pop Occulture in and of itself isn’t a politically leaning blog. I think that these days there’s at least one thing that most people can agree to and that is, it’s okay to punch Nazis. This catchy little number

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Megaweapon “I Won’t Die”

New York’s Megaweapon occupies the space between indie rock and 90’s feminist punk. With humongous hooks and and undeniably poppy sound, “I Won’t Die” will have you chanting along with the chorus by the end of the song.

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Gloom Balloon “Drying the Eyes of the Goddess of Gloom Underneath the Stars and the Moon”

Iowa’s hardest working man in show-business is back with the sophomore effort from his most recent project Gloom Balloon. For those of you unfamiliar with his body of work, Patrick Tape lemming has toured the country many times over with

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DEARLY BELOVED “These Data / RIP”

Based off of the cult classic Emilio Estevez movie Repo Man*, Toronto’s Dearly Beloved presents us with “These Data / RIP” video/short film which recreates a lot of the head-scratching surrealness of the original movie. The songs themselves are buzzy,

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Ramonda Hammer “Too Much, Too Recently”

Probably the most consistently great bands to grace Pop Occulture, Ramonda Hammer’s “Too Much, Too Recently” is just as emotionally raw and amazingly blistering as their last single “Bender”. “Too Much…” has about as much drama and emotional gravity as

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The Van T’s “Fresh Meat”

Just over the last year or so, Glasgow based four-piece The Van T’s have been… well everywhere. Including opening up The Jesus and Mary Chain in Amsterdam! Much like these fellow pioneering Scots the Van T’s mix blistering guitars with

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Blood Child “Suicide Boy”

Blood Child bring out the pure unadulterated post-punk sound of the late 70’s in their new live recording of the song “Suicide Boy”. Tight in all the right areas while the free floating pain-filled lyrics drift into another dimension. Definitely

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Whispering Jackie “Breaking Up This Time”

Whispering Jackie’s “Breaking Up This Time” is an interesting song that is thematically timeless, while also being completely inscrutable if the song was recorded any time since the late 70’s. With tight performances from all three members of this Sydney

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FREAK GENES “Playtime”

FREAK GENES – Playtime by ALIEN SNATCH! If you’re familiar at all with the wake of homespun garage pop the 77″ punk movement left across Europe in it’s wake, you will have a great head start placing the sound of

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