1 CD / Weird World / 2014-11-11Tracks: Judas Iscariot; Nothing Important; Vile Stuff, The; Doubting Thomas
Artists: Richard Dawson (Indie Folk)
Recording information: Blank Studios, Byker, Newcastle (04/2014).
Photographer: Kuba Ryniewicz.
If British freak folk discovery Richard Dawson seemed rather inscrutable on his debut albu...continue...
1 CD / K Records (USA) / 2014-11-11Tracks: Cynic Syndrome - Zikki Carr/Onry Ozzborn/Candidt; Real Life Game; Evolve Away - Xperience; Good Bad Girl - Heddie Leone; Find Your Shine - Wildcard/MG! The Visionary/Poeina Suddartha/Ang P; Where the...
Artists: Various Artists
Personnel: Smoke M2D6 (sampler).
Audio Mixer: Smoke M2D6.
Recording information: Bass Mint Studios, Olympia, WA.
Indie rock often sounds purposefully sloppy, boasting a loose, rum...continue...
1 CD / Warner Bros. / 2014-10-27Tracks: Out of the Black; Come On Over; Figure It Out; You Can Be So Cruel; Blood Hands; Little Monster; Loose Change; Careless; Ten Tonne Skeleton; Better Strangers
Artists: Royal Blood (UK/Brighton)
Audio Mixers: Tom Dalgety; D. Sardy; Alan Moulder.
Recording information: Brighton Electric.
Illustrator: Dan Hillier.
Photographers: Dan Medhurst; Adam Davis-Powell; Katie Fairse...continue...
1 CD / A Recordings / 2014-10-21Tracks: I Don't Need Anyone; Groundhog Day (Damn the Piper); Forever; Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role; Friend of Mine; Famous Orange Sweatshirt; Time and Distance; 17th Last Cigarette (Thin...
Artists: Swearing at Motorists
Personnel: Dave Doughman (vocals, guitar); Martin Boeters (drums).
Recording information: Cardboard Skyline; Upper Room, Hamburg, Germany.
On their first new full-length since 2006's Exi...continue...
1 CD / Drag City / 2014-10-21Tracks: Call Out the Lions; Fire Hill; Platinum Tips; Accelerator; Deep Country Sorcerer; Sunshine and Grease; Blind Navigator; Teenage Murder Mystery; Small Thief; Dr. Gone
Artists: Royal Trux
Royal Trux: Neil Hagerty (vocals, guitar); Jennifer Herrema (vocals); Chris Pyle (flute, horn, drums); Dan Brown (bass); Ken Nasta (drums).
Recorded at Sound Of Music Studios, Richmond, Virgini...continue...
2 CD / Jagjaguwar / 2014-10-14Tracks: Star Power Airlines - (featuring Donald D./Speedier Freakz); How Can You Really; Coulda Been My Love; Cosmic Vibrations; You & I; Star Power, Pt. 1: Overture; Star Power, Pt. 2: Star Power Nite; Star...
Audio Mixers: Patrick Haight; Drew Brown.
Recording information: Beverly Hills Hotel (08/06/2012); Chateau Marmont (08/06/2012); Dream Star (08/06/2012); Dull Roar Studios, OK (08/06/2012); Fox...continue...
1 CD / / 2014-10-14Artists: Bass Drum of Death
Bass Drum of Death's third full-length album, 2014's Rip This, is an unrelenting steamroller of fuzz-laden, deliriously boneheaded garage rock. Once again centered on the duo of John Barrett and Len C...continue...
1 CD / ADA / 2014-10-07Tracks: Infinite Trips; Telephone Call; Hypnotic Hustle; Everyone and Us; Little Light; Dreamquest; Eyes to Sea; Bad with the Good; New Grrrls; Breakdown; Tell Me Your Song
Artists: Peaking Lights
Personnel: Indra Dunis (vocals, piano, synthesizer, drums); Aaron Coyes (guitar, piano, synthesizer, programming, tapes).
Audio Mixer: Matt Thornley.
Recording information: No Sound In S...continue...
1 CD / DFA / 2014-10-07Tracks: How We Be; New Name; Yacha; Young Trouble; Moonstruck; Mean Love; Hold Tight; Galley Boys; Son; Omdurman
Lyricist: Greg Lofaro.
Personnel: Jason Trammell (drums).
Audio Mixer: Albert DiFiore.
Liner Note Author: Greg Lofaro.
Recording information: The Rumpus Room.
1 CD / Innovative Leisure / 2014-10-07Tracks: Electric; Left for Dead; For Blood; Everything's the Same; Sin Is in 10; Black Don't Glow; Burns My Eye; Lose My Mind; Better Days; Route 69 (Yeah)
Artists: Bass Drum of Death
Audio Mixer: Jacob Portrait.
Recording information: Prairie Sun Studios, Cotati, CA (03/2014).
Photographer: Bass Drum of Death.
Bass Drum of Death's third full-length album, 2014...continue...
1 CD / Turnstile / 2014-09-30Tracks: My Troubled Heart; Nothing More Than Everything to Me; It Comes Back to You; Stephen; Oh My Love; Nobody's Business; Heart Akin the Wind, A; Key to My Heart; Over and Above Myself; Never Wanna See Th...
Artists: Christopher Owens
Personnel: Christopher Owens (vocals, guitar, keyboards, vibraphone, percussion); John Anderson (guitar); Danny Eisenberg (piano, Hammond b-3 organ, Wurlitzer organ); David Sutton (bass guitar); Darre...continue...
1 CD / Mexican Summer / 2014-09-23Tracks: Waiting on a Tram; Calculations; Life/Thrills; Took a Trip; Concrete Floor; On the Beach; Jealous; Go Down; You Pushed Me; Lots of Lows
Artists: Lower Plenty
Recording information: 2012; 2013.
The third offering from Australian sound stylists Lower Plenty is a curiosity, to say the least. Originally formed as a casual collaboration between friends w...continue...
1 CD / Palace Records / 2014-09-23Tracks: Night Noises; So Far and Here We Are; There Will Be Spring; Quail and Dumplings; We Are Unhappy; It's Time to Be Clear; Whipped; Old Match; Mindlessness; New Black Rich (Tusks); Sailor's Grave a Sea ...
Artists: Bonnie "Prince" Billy
Personnel: Alfreda McCrary Lee, Ann McCrary, Regina McCrary, Caroline Peyton (vocals); Chris Scruggs (guitar, mandolin, ukulele); Jedd Hughes, Emmett Kelly (guitar); Paul Niehaus (steel guitar); Richa...continue...
2 CD / Trashmouth / 2014-09-23Artists: Fat White Family
The Fat White Family would doubtless be appalled if someone called their music folk-rock, but there is a very real "sitting around the campfire" feel to their debut album, Champagne Holocaust. In this...continue...