Tag: Garage Pop

Winter “Jaded”

In recent years Burger Records has had a great undercurrent of great bands that evoke that great 90’s flavored woman-centric pop punk, and Winter’s “Jaded” is another shining example. The song finds Samira Winter writing solid pop hooks, with just

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The Stranger “7in”

St. Louis, Missouri is fast becoming one of my favorite scenes. Especially all the music that has been circling around The Sinkhole venue. The Stranger is a thrashy/trashy punk band that comes straight down the middle with some really solid

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RAAVE TAPES “2 U xoxo”

Newcastle’s RAAVE TAPES’ new track “2 U xoxo” is filled with casual nihilistic sarcasm, and a jagged punk funkiness of bands like The Gossip, while retraining the pop chops of Blur. There’s something terribly British about this track that gives

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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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The Scamps – Porcelain 110

Cool new LP by Springfield, MO garage rockers The Scamps. With soulful yet growly vocals and great flourishes of organ, The Scamps stomp and buzz their way through the album at breakneck speed. Standout track “Let’s Get Rid of New

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whenyoung “See How They Run”

Debut single from London-based whenyoung is a great little fuzz pop tune that has just enough sonic exploration and drive to take what could have been a standard pop rock song and made it into something unique and interesting. Definitely

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The Ghost Ease “Gemini Rise”

Not exactly known for their harder garage material K Records, put out a new album by The Ghost Ease last September, an interesting combination of heavy garage rock riffing enclosed in gothic trappings. Their video for “Gemini Rise” is an

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Summer Cannibals “Full Of It”

Sumer Cannibals is a power trio from Portland, and this song makes me think of several years I spent with my ear glued to the local college radio station. It brings back all the best stuff from the late 90’s

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Eureka California – Versus

Athens, GA’s sunny/fuzzy power duo, Eureka California, just released their new album on HHBTM Records. The entire album buzzes through it’s running time with a manic glee that few other bands would be able to get away with let alone make

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Peach Kelli Pop “Halloween Mask”

Great new track from Peach Kelli Pop from her upcoming 7″ release on Lauren Records. Infectiously sweet and an all around good song.

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Fascinations Grand Chorus “Welcome”

Fascinations Grand Chorus is a bubblegum duo from New York, with a gigantic wall of sound vibe. Their debut single “Welcome” touches on 60’s girl groups and even a hint of early psychedelia. The song itself has an upbeat swing,

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Outer Spaces “I Saw You”

Apparently in a visual mood today, here is the first single off of Outer Spaces off their debut LP A Shedding Snake, “I Saw You” might be the most subdued track that I’ve ever featured on Pop Occulture, but the

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Witching Waves “Crystal Cafe”

While still maintaining space in their own home studio, Witching Waves sophomore effort Crystal Cafe finds them a little more polished and angular than their previous effort (2015’s Fear of Falling down). As with the former album the band finds

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Audacity “Dirty Boy”

I first heard this song a week or so ago when the Soundcloud player had been going for a while. Not that I don’t think that anything Ty Segall is even marginally involved with won’t get the attention that it

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Iggy Pop “Post Pop Depression”

The man, the myth, the legend… The man who needs no introduction, why the hell I’m introducing him is beyond me. I’ve got my tickets for his spring tour, do you? Iggy Pop!

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Vahnevants “Bum Out”

Straight from the mean streets of Des Moines, IA. The Vahnevants are a group of warblely sounding miscreants with a “Back From the Grave” vibe. They were actually the first band I started writing about on this blog. One missed

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Tyler and the Streeters “Ziggy Stardust”

In the rush to pay tribute to the passing of one of the figureheads of western culture. There have been plenty of missteps. This isn’t one of them. This fittingly sparse treatment seems propper for a man who at the

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Goth Babe “Wasted Time”

I bought Goth Babe’s first single when it came out in December, but lost track of them when they changed their name. Luckily though, I just found their new EP “Wasted Time”. It’s everything I loved about their first single

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Hidden Volume Records

This weekend we did a small write up on Baltimore’s Hidden Volume Records’7&7 mini zine with flexi disc. Since then I’ve been checking out a lot of the rest of their roster, and wanted to share two stand out bands.

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Snotty Babies “Snotty Babies”

Snotty Babies self-titled EP out on EXXE has a methodical thud of a back beat that invades even their most uptempo numbers. With dueling vocalists and heavy for the sake of menace guitars,  the album gives an air of imminent

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Quality Time Records “Quality Time Volume 1”

A good mix of catchy choruses and gutter punk snarl. Cleveland, Ohio’s Quality Time Records put out an excellent compilation entitled “Quality Time Volume 1” out on a lovely professionally dubbed purple cassette. Quality Time Volume 1 by Quality Time

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Hidden Volume “7&7”

Baltimore’s Hidden Volume label showcases some of the grittiest, catchiest, most authentic sounding retro pop being produced in the united states. Their new mini zine featuring a split 7″ flexi entitled Hidden Volume “7&7” has come out, and features 2

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Girlsville “Stupid Punk Boy”

New label out of Chicago, Girlsville, put out a compilation “Stupid Punk Boy”. The compilation is pretty great but there were a couple stand out tracks by Candy Highway and The Ettes. Both bands worth checking out. The first being

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Fur on Fur “Walking EP”

Shreveport, LA’s Fur on Fur bring 60’s an a lo-fi aesthetic to the four song “EP Walking”, great songs just this side of saccharine sweetness. walking e.p. by fur on fur

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Eureka California “Eureka California’s Night In”

Fast and melodic and reverbed out, just the way I like it. Check out Happy Happy Birthday to Me’s Eureka California’s new video “Eureka California’s Night In”.

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The Dirtiest “Alarm”

The Dirtiest, two guys from Florence, IT making some interesting stomping/blown out garage rock out on Slovenly Records. THE DIRTIEST "Alarm" EP by The Dirtiest

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Dandy Warhols “STYGGO”

A bit of the lighter fair, this is by far the best Dandy Warhols song in years. An druggy but uptempo grove brings the band back to the sound of their first few albums.

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Cumstain “I’m Not Mean”

No need for words. Cumstain is one of the best bands around right now, all kneel before Cumstain! No not that one. This one.

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Raw Pony “Demo”

Raw Pony lives up to their name, with a stripped down raucous sound that’s totally infectious and unwieldy. Don’t forget to pick up their 7″ for Bo Diddley on Heel Turn Records before it sells out! Demo Tape by Raw

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Little Big Bangs “Star Power”

Little Big Bangs have been making an impact on the mid-west scene for a few years now, their latest album gives their earlier gritty vibe a bit of 90’s college radio sheen. Giving the overall production a Merge records feel.

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