CD / In the Red Records / 2013-11-26Tracks: Exit Smiles; Same Surprise; Kill the Light; Country and City; Slow Variety; 8:05; Spark in the Chain; Modern Taste
Artists: Cheap Time
After several years of hard work and dedication, Jeffrey Novak of Cheap Time has finally refined his superb vocal sneer into a remarkably accurate evocation of one of the true masters of the form, Chr...continue...
CD / Third Man Records / 2013-11-25Tracks: Nautiloid Reef; Leavin' Here; I Think I've Had It; To Find Out; Boogie Chillen'; Real Cool Time; Charm Bag; Sovereignty Flight; Again and Again; Thunderbird Esq.; Hate; Train Kept a Rollin'; I Just W...
Artists: The Gories
Personnel: Dan Kroha, Mick Collins (vocals, guitar); Peggy ONeill (drums).
Recording information: Hamtramck, MI (05/27/1988).
Photographer: Steve Shaw.
The importance of Detroit g...continue...
CD / Mint Records / 2013-11-12Tracks: We're Both to Blame; Heart of Juliet Jones, The; Coffin Foam; Sea of White; Have You Seen Her; Open It Up; Sea Horse; Dream Date; Cocaine Vouchers; I Waste Too Much Time on Myself; Hundo Pocket
Artists: Tough Age
Most bands that look to rock & roll's past for their sonic inspiration tend to write lyrics that lean in a similar direction, but thankfully, Jarrett K. of Vancouver's Tough Age is more imaginative th...continue...
CD / In the Red Records / 2013-10-29Tracks: Eruptions; Not; T.H.T.F.; Edge of Knife; Monkey Drip; Sack Attack; Wigga, The; Purple Brain; Shot; Night Brunch; Rat Hole; Head Bag
Personnel: Carl Cirone (vocals, guitar, tapes); Peter Buxton (vocals, drums); Jordan Lovelace (vocals).
Recording information: Big Indian, NY (12/2012).
You have to admire the sheer nerv...continue...
CD / Slumberland / 2013-10-22Tracks: Two Faces; Human Race; Life's a Dream; I Was Not There; They're Feeding; Buy Buy Baby; No Tomorrow; Walking Without You; Well Adjusted; Comfortably Dumb; So Serious
Artists: Terry Malts
Audio Mixer: Monte Vallier.
Recording information: The Malts Mansion.
In certain circles of press surrounding Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere, the second full-length from Bay-area pop pu...continue...
CD / Innovative Leisure / 2013-10-15Tracks: Pray; Rattlesnake; Licorice Pizza; We All Gotta Die; Paper Thin; Persephone; Anywhere But Here; Don't Think of the Stone; Wrong Side; Better Things; Prisoner Song
Artists: Crystal Antlers
Personnel: Jonny Bell (vocals, saxophone, organ); Andrew King (guitar); Richard Dodd (cello); J.P. Bendzinski (organ); Kevin Stuart (drums).
Audio Mixer: Griffin Rodriguez.
CD / Goner Records / 2013-10-15Tracks: Bye Bye Roxie; True Vulture; Pretty Girls; Trouble in Mind; It's Pathetic; Lizard Liars; Rotten Sweet Tooth; Do the Stooge; My Blank Space; Little Bo Bitch; Red Light Love; Birthday Girl, The; Buried...
Recording information: Dry River; JT Recording Studios, Sherman O; Oakland, CA; Sacramento, CA; Solid Gold Studios.
Photographers: Jeffrey Howard; Ansel Adams; Paul Raggity; Jackie Roman; Renat...continue...
CD / Interscope (USA) / 2013-10-08Tracks: End of the World; Baby I Call Hell; Walk of Shame; Gonna Make My Own Money; Creeplife; Your Love; Lies; Bad For My Body; Woman of Intention; Raw Material; Six Feet Under
Artists: Deap Vally
Personnel: Lindsay Troy (vocals, guitar); Julie Edwards (vocals, drums).
Audio Mixer: Robert Orton.
Recording information: Infrasonic Sound, Los Angeles, CA; San Pedro Studios, Los Angel...continue...
CD / Burger Records / 2013-10-01Tracks: Shaker; Sweet Talk; Wear Your Hair Like a Weapon; My Alba; What Me Worry?; Pure Posture; I'm So Bored with You; Vanilla; Dirty Hairy; Summertime Blue
Personnel: Derek Cowart (vocals, guitar); Alexander Ahmadi (vocals, guitars); Fletcher Shears (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Patrick Haight.
Recording information: The Sound Compound,...continue...
CD / In the Red Records / 2013-10-01Tracks: Earthen Gate; Sleigh Ride; What's in My Head?; Hazemaze; Loose Sutures; Preacher; Raise; One
Artists: Fuzz (Ty Segall)
Personnel: Ty Segall (vocals, drums); Charles Moothart (guitar).
Audio Mixer: Chris Woodhouse.
Recording information: The Dock, Sacremento, CA (05/25/2013-05/31/2013).
Los Straitjackets/Southern Culture on the Skids/The Fleshtones: Mondo Zombie Boogaloo: 100 Years of Roc [Digipak] *
CD / Yep Roc / 2013-10-01Tracks: It's Monster Surfing Time; Ghoulman Confidential; Goo Goo Muck; Que Monstruos Son - (featuring Keith Streng/Southern Culture on the Skids/The Fleshtones); Haunted Hipster; Loneliest Ghost in Town, Th...
Artists: Los Straitjackets/Southern Culture on the Skids/The Fleshtones
Personnel: Rick Miller (vocals, guitar, Moog synthesizer); Keith Streng (vocals, guitars); Mary Huff (vocals, keyboards, percussion); Peter Zaremba (vocals, keyboards); Dave Hartman (vocals, drums, pe...continue...
CD / Universal Music / 2013-10-01Artists: Holograms (Sweden)
Swedish post-punk outfit Holograms' self-titled 2012 debut was icy and severe, pulling no punches when it came to the band's chilly world-view or most immediate reference points. Healthy doses of Fact...continue...
CD / Trouble in Mind / 2013-09-17Tracks: Pretending Your Life; ...And It's Not So Pretty; I Don't Have a Heart; Say Something; Where Am I Now?; What the Word Means; Sting, The; Your Secrets; Other End of the Line, The; It's Only Human; It W...
Artists: The Wrong Words
Personnel: Josh Miller (vocals, guitar, percussion); Ajax Green (vocals); Layla Cooper (drums, percussion).
Recording information: San Francisco (03/2013-05/2013).
The Wrong Words' secon...continue...
CD / In the Red Records / 2013-09-17Tracks: Sugar On Top; Crazy For You; It's Gonna Be Alright; Hot Sour Salty Sweet; Jump and Shout; Girl On the Carousel, The; Hey! Cookie; Sunshine Girl; No More Rainy Days/Sun Sound Interlude; We Come In the...
Artists: The Dirtbombs
Personnel: Mick Collins (vocals, guitar); KO (vocals).
Recording information: NY Hed Studios.
Illustrator: Lee Devito.
After the Dirtbombs took on Detroit techno and wrestled it t...continue...
CD / Hardly Art / 2013-09-10Tracks: Be My Prism; Black Gloves; Double Vision; Dust; Rubble; Over the Zoom; Guillotine; Heavy Horse; Hotline; Domino Moon; Ultraglide
Artists: Jacuzzi Boys (Garage Rock)
Personnel: Gabriel Alcala (vocals, guitar, percussion); Bill Skibbe (guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion); Danny Gonzalez (guitar, synthesizer, percussion); Diego Monasteri (drums, percussion, ...continue...
CD / Sub Pop (USA) / 2013-09-10Tracks: Taste the Diff; Spun Out; It's Sick; This Must Be Done; Pet Trust; Besetchet; Operation Bikini; Malpractice; This Girl's Opinion; Receptor; I'm Closing In; Machines; Double Jeopardy (For the Third Ti...
Personnel: Sohrab Habibion, Rick Froberg (vocals, guitar); Alexis Fleisig (drums).
Recording information: Arlington, VA; Cold Drinks.
Much has been made of the Obits' celebrated pedigree...continue...
CD / Captured Tracks / 2013-09-03Tracks: Sacred State, A; Flesh and Bone; Meditations; Ättestupa; Luminous; Rush; Wolves; Laughter Breaks the Silence; Blaze on the Hillside, A; Lay Us Down
Artists: Holograms (Sweden)
Personnel: Anton Spetze (vocals, guitar); Andreas Lagerström (vocals); Filip Spetze (synthesizer); Anton Strandberg (drums).
Recording information: Dustward Studio.
CD / Merge / 2013-09-03Tracks: Born to Die; Bite My Tongue; Thorn in Her Pride; Luckiest Man; Better Luck Next Time; Darkness; Pray for Lil; Bad Boy; So Wild; Yes I Can't; I Got Made; Of Madness I Dream
Artists: King Khan & the Shrines
Lyricist: A.A. Khan.
Personnel: Simon Wojan (vocals, guitar, trumpet); King Khan (vocals, guitar); Fredovitch (vocals, piano, organ); Jena Roker (vocals); Til Timm (guitar); Simon Nussbruch (vi...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2013-08-20Tracks: P.C.P. Crazy/Jaws; Hold Me Closer; And Suddenly; Going Nowhere; Flourish Wish; Untitled; Precious Little Time; Jaws II; Venom P. Stinger; Walking About; 26mg; Those Snakes; Before You Open My Eyes; H...
Artists: Venom P. Stinger
Personnel: Dugald Mackenzie (vocals); Mick Turner (guitar); Jim White (drums).
Recording information: Hot House (07/1986); K.A.J. Studios (07/1986); Silkwood Studios (07/1986); Stupid and Satur...continue...
CD / Sacred Bones / 2013-08-20Tracks: World on Drugs, The; Slow Death Sounds; Bumpy Road; God Trip; Final Flight; Holy Ghost, The; Control the Light; Night Loner
Artists: Destruction Unit
Audio Mixers: Ben Greenberg; Destruction Unit; Kyle Keays-Hagerman.
Recording information: Vacation Island, Brooklyn, NY (2013).
Arrangers: Ben Greenberg; Destruction Unit; Kyle Keays-Ha...continue...
CD / Big Neck / 2013-07-30Artists: Lost Sounds
CD / Jeffery Drag Records / 2013-07-23Tracks: Wind, The; Can't Get Enough; Light On; Post-McDonald's Punks; My Dying Days
Artists: Bad Cop
Audio Mixer: Jeremy Ferguson.
Recording information: Battle Tapes Recording (2012).
Bad Cop's five-song The Light On EP channels the bubblegum side of bands like Wavves and Ty Segall wit...continue...
CD / Crypt / 2013-07-23Tracks: Slink; A-Bomb; Watcha Want; Gimme Another Shot; Keep a Shakin'; One Way Ticket; Deep Dark Jungle; Thunder Road; 50 Megatons; City of Assholes; Come On; When She Passes By; Murdered Model; Hey Fucker;...
Artists: Fireworks (Dallas)
Fireworks includes: Darin Lin Wood (guitar); Janet Walker (drums).
A muddy, bloody lo-fi trashfest, Fireworks' debut, Set the World on Fire, attempts to do just that, but even if the only thing...continue...
CD / Island (Label) / 2013-07-09Artists: Deap Vally
Full of ragged, primitive, and stomping hard rock rhythms, distorted and greasy blues riffs, and shouted, shrieking vocals, the San Fernando duo Deap Vally, made up of guitarist and vocalist Lindsey T...continue...
CD / Kanine Records / 2013-06-18Tracks: Walking on the Streets; Boys; Beach Day; Stay; Seventeen; Trip Trap Attack; Little Weird, A; Come Back to Me; Wasting All My Time; Am I the Only One; We've Gotta Go
Artists: Beach Day
Personnel: Kimmy Drake (vocals, guitar); Alan Gabay (organ); Skyler Black (drums).
Audio Mixer: Jim Diamond .
Recording information: The Dungeon, North Miami, FL; The Living Room, Atlant...continue...