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Wax Idols “Mausoleum”

Wax Idols’ “Mausoleum” has one of those sounds where you can’t tell if it was recorded any time in the last 40 or so years. This lack of a definitive stamp gives the song a strength and reliability of sound

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Pono AM “Creator”

St. Louis’ Pono AM delivers on the buzzy poppy hollowed out garage rock that we all love and desire. The video for their latest single “Creator” is a psychedelic whip-lash inducing dash in a claustrophobic space. From the few other

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Lost Talk “Chrome Alone”

Off-kilter to the point of nearly being arrhythmic, Lost Talk’s “Chrome Alone” has a really unique and skittering drum sound that might not come across with the sheer brilliance that it portrays the first time you listen to it, but

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Tongues of Fire “Sunburn”

The first word that comes to mind hearing “Sunburn” by Tongues of Fire, is tough. This hard hitting, rough and tumbled sound really stands out in a scene that is becoming increasingly coy and vague. Clocking in just over 2

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Animal Hands “Mirror and the Blade”

Animal Hands’ “Mirror and the Blade” is the kind of dark and straight forward goth rock that made Souixee and the Banshees famous. I really can’t say enough about it’s naked unabashed desire to make a great rock song. From

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Abdomen “Lies”

Netherlands punk act Abdomen play the kind of fuzzy / brash and in your face that can’t be ignored. Their single “Lies” is the first song from their upcoming LP “Emetophobia” is a lo-fi buzz saw that cuts through all

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The Golden Web “The Emperor”

As I told The Golden Web when they sent me this track, if I were to turn down this video, I’d have to change the name to something other than Pop Occulture. “The Emperor” is big hooky phased T-Rex rock

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Vowws “Esseff”

It’s hard to think of a song that’s this dark that also swings, bringing together divergent sounds from 80’s new wave to early 2000’s industrial the track has a really good over all feel that also has the unique perspective

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The Prefab Messiahs “Everything U No”

One of my favorite songs that I’ve heard off of Burger/Lollipop in a while… The Prefab Messiahs “Everything U No” come in with all the pop smarts and guitar riffs that both labels have been known for. However, there is

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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NEW EViL “Pale Skin Latin Girls”

Early this year we covered “Pale Skin Latin Girls”, but now NEW EViL are back with a video for this great track. While the song title might sound like a questionable Google search, NEW EViL’s “Pale Skin Latin Girls” is

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Leather Girls “She”

Leather Girls’ “She” comes out of nowhere with a Bo Diddly shuffle and enough enough distortion to make a shoegaze act jealous. It’s an ear grabbing, toe tapping, undeniable catchy buzz saw of a single from a band that is

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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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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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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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The May Company “Hair, hair (is heir)”

One of my personal favorites The May Company came to me and asked if we wanted to share with all of you the video for their new single “Hair, hair (is heir)” a video featuring Sasquatches (or possibly Yeti’s, forgive

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Maadwest “Dirt Lyfe”

“Dirt Lyfe” of of MAadwest’s 2016 debut “I Can’t Believe We’re All Idiots”, is a buzzy infectious poppy (but not pop) punk song from these Cleveland natives. Definitely that needs further inspection.

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Lucy Gucy “Dead End Doll”

Lucy Gucy is timeless in the best sense of the word. There isn’t a point in the song where you can tell if it was recorded in the 50’s or yesterday, with a unstated yet solid hook “Dead End Doll”

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Kilo Tango “Don’t Bring Me Roses”

With classic garage pop hooks, and a memorable melody. Kilo Tango’s “Don’t Bring Me Roses” will hook you so deep you’ll be singing it in the middle of the night.

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Eliza & The Delusionals “Salt”

Eliza & The Delusionals’ single for the song “Salt” really spearheads the zeitgeist of what’s happening in garage pop these days. With sunshiney angst the song has more hooks than anything on the radio today, while retraining a feeling of

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Heavy Suns “Hide”

Heavy psych from North Yorkshire, Heavy Suns are blown-out, hypnotizing, acid-drenched and your new favorite band.

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Heavy Heart “Fruitfly”

Heavy Heart are back with “Fruitfly” a poppy uptempo number with superb harmonies, and a great video that will make anyone who grew up on Public Access and 120 Minutes nostolgic for those simpler, weirder times.

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