Category: Music

The Altered Hours “Open Wide”

If I were to tempt you with the premise of Kim Deal joining Echo and the Bunnymen doesn’t get you to press play. Not only should you stop reading this article, but you should also probably stop coming to this

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Gregory Richard “Hoop Earrings”

Unlike this solo project’s last coverage on Pop Occulture, Gregory Richard’s “Hoop Earrings” is far less Psychobilly than an expertly crafted combination of Nick Cave and Tom Waits that lies somewhere between a psycho-sexual drama and the compulsive ruminations of

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argonaut&wasp “Psychedelic Freak”

Sounding more like MGMT, than they themselves have for over 3 albums now. argonaut&wasp’s “Psychedelic Freak”, contains all the right psychedelic and 80’s synth that brought the previous band such great acclaim. This song song has a booty shaking synth

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Pink Milk “Muscles”

Slightly more ambient than our previous outing with Pink Milk “Kill 4 U”, and fades out painfully short of what feels like a total pay off, their new outing “Muscles” is still a worthy investment of your listening hours. The

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Pansies “Green Apple Eyes”

Coming straight out of a cloud of what I assume to be patchuli smoke comes the Pansies’ “Green Apple Eyes”, it’s hard to think of a more authentically pop-psych sounding song that has come out in recent memory. With it’s

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The Coffinhunters “Get Lost”

The Coffinhunters by The Coffinhunters The Coffinhunters are a post-punk band from Ohio, their haunting and hunted sounding song “Get Lost” sounds like it came straight off of a compilation put out by Projeckt records. It’s tight and churning, and

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The Foreign Resort “Suburban Depression”

Sometimes I just have a post-punk itch that needs to be scratched, and The Foreign Resort’s “Suburban Depression” fits that bill to a t. From the gated reverbed snares, to the Peter Hook-ish bass. The Foreign Resort plunders the genre

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Angry Skeletons “Floating Awkwardly”

From second one, you know what kind of song that Angry Skeletons’ “Floating Awkwardly” will be. Coming in like a track off the second half of Incesticide, the song is the kind of brazen furious tracks that feels as cathartic

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Sonny Baker “Reluctant Thief”

Oddly the most out of the ordinary song that I’ve posted in a while is a pretty straight forward and well written indie rock track by the one and only Sonny Baker (strike that, there’s probably a lot of Sonny

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Snuffed by the Yakuza “Trippin”

I can only assume that Snuffed by the Yakuza’s “Trippin” is a literal representation of what it would sound like walking into a hardcore show out of your mind with a head-full of windowpane. If you don’t know what that

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Gregory Richard “Napalm Blonde”

Built around a 50’s Sci-Fi B-Movie theremin keyboard part and the type of guitar playing that I last heard on episodes of Ren and Stimpy (and this is a very sad fact of life, that Gregory Richard has gleefully rectified)

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Giant Kitty “Et2YT”

Giant Kitty is back again with a great new single “Et2YT” (waits a beat for the people who are really good at deciphering license plates gets the name) For the past year or so people have been touting the “return

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Leggy “Grrrls Like Us”

“Grrrls Like Us” finds the band in a very buzzy/poppy mood and reminds me of something that would have come out on Merge back in the day. Luckily for all of us Leggy is getting around to remastering/re-releasing their limited

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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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