1 CD / Suicide Squeeze / 2016-04-15Tracks: Perfume; Dumb Baby; Squeeki Tiki; Excuse Me?; Make It Right; Nosebleed Weekend; Watch Your Back; Burn Me; I Don't Think So; Down Down; Hiya; Had Enough; Copycat
Artists: The Coathangers
Recording information: Valentine Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California.
Photographer: Matt Odom.
On their fifth album, 2016's Nosebleed Weekend, the Coathangers have shaken off the ...continue...
1 CD / Hardly Art / 2016-04-01Tracks: Dana Katherine Scully; FDP; I Love Seattle; I Hate the Weekend; You Can't Fire Me, I Quit; Internet, The; Plan A, Plan B; Talk; Men Explain Things to Me; Horse Grrls; Night Swimming; Lesiure Bees
Photographer: Kelly O.
Lost Time, Tacocat's third album, is the Seattle quartet's crispest, most focused yet. Their punky pop is delivered with a punch, the guitars have some serious bite, and ...continue...
1 CD / Suicide Squeeze / 2016-04-01Tracks: Counting the Days; Not Like You; Riot Train; Umbrellas; Baseball; Dirty Boy; Hypo; Fire; Previous Cast; Overated; Awake; Lock on the Door
Audio Mixers: Ty Segall; Isaac Thotz.
Recording information: The Shed, Eagle Rock, California (06/17/2015-06/19/2015); The Shed, Eagle Rock, California (10/04/2016-10/06/2015).
The guys ...continue...
1 CD / TFS / 2016-03-18Tracks: Private Execution; Taman Shud; Then They Came for Me; To Think That I Once Loved You; Tailwind; Boredom; Sometimes; Shut Down SETI
Artists: The Drones
The mercurial Aussie rockers open their seventh studio long player with a thick blast of heavily treated guitar terror that suggests Muse by way of King Crimson, setting the stage for what is their we...continue...
1 CD / Reverberation Appreciation Society / 2016-03-11Tracks: She Put a Seed in My Ear; Wendy Go Round; Western Playland; You Should Lie; California Took My Bobby Away; Airwolf; Our Pigs; Sir Isaac Nukem; Magic Landing; Minstrel's Gallop
Artists: Holy Wave
Personnel: Josh Phipps, Dillon Fernandez (guitar).
Recording information: Cacophony Studios, Austin, TX.
On their second album, Freaks of Nurture, the Texas quintet Holy Wave steer their...continue...
1 CD / Castle Face / 2016-02-26Tracks: Close My Eyes; Slippin; Play It Cool; Today; Tell Me; Unicorn; Bird's Eye; Small Talk; Running's Fun
Recording information: Val's, Los Angeles, CA (07/15/2015).
Apparently hanging out with Ty Segall can have a powerful effect on a person. Laena Geronimo has played everything from the basic cla...continue...
1 CD / K Records (USA) / 2016-02-19Tracks: Better Off Dead; Sad Sad Sorrow; Never Never Coming Home; Maryanne; Off Axis; Whatever; Gun in My Pocket (Revisited); Nine, Six, and Three
Artists: The Shivas
Languid and lazily blissful, like a lo-fi Brian Wilson on a heavy dose of pain killers, the Shivas sound a little less retro but no less poppy on their third proper album, 2016's Better Off Dead, whic...continue...
1 CD / Burger Records / 2016-02-19Tracks: Hollywood Squares; Eating Makeup - (featuring Kathleen Hanna); Forgotten Fantazy; Smash the TV; Lubed - (featuring Jeremiah Nadya); Club With Me; Supermarket Supermodel - (featuring Chela); Flurt - (...
Artists: Seth Bogart
Personnel: Clementine Creevy (vocals, guitar); Johnny Black, Kathleen Hanna, Tavi Gevinson, Chela, Jeremiah Nadya (vocals); Shags Chamberlain (synthesizer).
Photographers: Suzy Poling; Michelle...continue...
1 CD / Steamhammer / 2016-02-05Artists: Supersuckers
"It ain't about what happened here/No, it ain't about what just went down/ The only thing, let me make this clear/Is that we pick ourselves off of the ground." With these words, Eddie Spaghetti begins...continue...
1 CD / Heavenly / 2016-01-29Tracks: Celebration #1; Power Child; Right/Wrong; No Cops; Porque Mañana; Sunday Mourning; Shangri Lah; Burn to Breathe; Bad Love; Last Train to Jordan; Turn the Lights; Egypt Berry
Artists: Night Beats
Personnel: Danny Lee Blackwell (vocals, guitar, piano, percussion); Michael Ni (alto saxophone); Mike Armstrong (baritone saxophone); James Traeger (drums); Robert Levon Been (background vocals).
1 CD / Drag City / 2016-01-22Tracks: Squealer; Californian Hills; Emotional Mugger/Leopard Priestess; Breakfast Eggs; Diversion; Baby Big Man (I Want a Mommy); Mandy Cream; Candy Sam; Squealer Two; W.U.O.T.W.S.; Magazine, The
Artists: Ty Segall
Recording information: Gauchos Eletronics.
Anyone who was wondering if Ty Segall was ever going to deliver another set of raw, scuzzy garage rock after the relatively polished approach of 2013'...continue...
1 CD / Heavenly / 2015-11-27Tracks: Insect Eyes; Decadence; Reactor; Strange Rage; Get Along; Black Mold; Static; Monochromatic; White Noise; Televangelist; Talk Show
Natalie Hoffmann, the former Ex-Cult bassist who now plays guitar as the leader of Nots, was asked to describe her band's music during a television appearance, and she offhandedly coined the phrase "w...continue...
1 CD / Goner Records / 2015-11-27Tracks: Fist Heart Mighty Dawn Dart; Buick Mackane; Slider, The; Woodland Rock; 20th Century Boy; Salamanda Palaganda; Elemental Child; Cat Black; Motivator, The
Artists: Ty Segall
Photographer: Denee Petracek.
Garage punk icon Ty Segall's influences run from vintage psychedelia to first-generation punk, but a thread that runs strong in his music is one that might not see...continue...
1 CD / Burger Records / 2015-11-20Tracks: Full Time Freaks; Chunks; Wrecked; Bong Rip; 4-Track Mind; Drugs I've Taken; Sleeping Bag; Tear It Up; Wander; School; Fuck; Chairman of the Bored; Turning Square; Doin' the Damn Thing; Pissing in th...
Artists: White Fang
"Let White Fang speak for the monkey people of Earth!" proclaims the lunatic spoken word intro to the band's (seemingly) millionth LP, Chunks. Now based in L.A., where their love affair with like-mind...continue...
1 CD / Kill Rock Stars / 2015-11-13Tracks: Vampire; Dump; Couches; Dave's Babes; Suitcase; Old Guy; Capitol Hill; Book People; Take It As It Comes; Modern Communication; Basement
Artists: Wimps (Seattle)
The Wimps are a Seattle trio whose music is so punk it doesn't always sound like punk. The band's lean, no-frills attack sometimes lacks the speed and adolescent aggression that's come to be the hallm...continue...
1 CD / Third Man Records / 2015-10-30Tracks: Get Up, Get Out; Heartless Heathen; Please Don't Be Going; Mental Boy; Wicked Man; Back in the Dungeon Again; Weather Woman; My Angel; Hey Eddie; Wounded White Dove
Artists: Timmy's Organism
Personnel: Timmy "Vulgar" Lampinen (vocals, guitar); Blake "Bovver" Hill (drums, percussion); Jeff Giant (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Timmy "Vulgar" Lampinen; Adam Cox.
1 CD / Aarght / 2015-10-30Tracks: Stress; Change; Baine Marie; Conspiracy Theory; Fagg Hopp; 321; Think; Nothing Neu; Hail Stones; White Bread; Nervous Tic; Taste; Fall; Eighty-Zer0
Australian post-punk quartet Hierophants seem to inhabit a world plagued with doubt and uncertainty. Their jittery, organ-driven songs contain lyrics about needing help, not wanting to leave one's roo...continue...
1 CD / In the Red Records / 2015-10-23Tracks: Time Collapse, Pt. 2/The 7th Terror; Rat Race; Let It Live; Pollinate; Bringer of Light; Pipe; Say Hello; Burning Wreath; Red Flag; Jack the Maggot; New Flesh; Sleestak; Silent Sits the Dust Bowl; II
Artists: Fuzz (Ty Segall)
Personnel: Charles Moothart (vocals, guitar, synthesizer); Ty Segall (vocals, synthesizer, drums, percussion); Chad Ubovich (vocals, synthesizer).
Audio Mixers: Ty Segall; Fuzz .
1 CD / Aarght / 2015-10-23Tracks: Stress; Change; Bain Marie; Conspiracy Theory; Fagg Hopp; 321; Think; Nothing Neu; Hail Stones; White Bread; Nervous Tic; Taste; Fall; Eighty-Zer0
Recording information: Behind Jake's Old House.
Australian post-punk quartet Hierophants seem to inhabit a world plagued with doubt and uncertainty. Their jittery, organ-driven songs contain ly...continue...
1 CD / Burger Records / 2015-10-16Tracks: Another Love; Rat Race; Upside Down; Drink It Dry; It's Up to You; Living in My Mind; Good Love (Is Not Free); Waste My Time; Anything for You; All in a Row; Around and Through; I Will Be Gone
Artists: Dead Ghosts
Photographer: Phil Intile.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Michael Wilkinson ; Bryan Nicol ; Maurizio Chiumento .
Rising from an urban swamp of reverb, echo, and twanging guitars, Vancouver's...continue...
1 CD / Burger Records / 2015-10-16Tracks: Looked in Too; If You're Scared; Blue Mirror; Too Tight; Awful; She's a Queen
Artists: together PANGEA
Personnel: William Keegan (vocals, guitar); Erik Jimenez (vocals, drums); Danny Bengston (vocals); Roland Cosio (guitar).
Audio Mixer: Philip Broussard.
Recording information: Golden Bea...continue...
1 CD / Collect Records / 2015-10-16Tracks: Violent Transgression, A; Lonely You; I'm Not Going; Deborah; Goodbye Baby; Glisten; Severely Yours; At Any Moment; Seraph
Artists: Wax Idols
Personnel: Rachel Travers (drums).
Audio Mixer: Monte Vallier.
Recording information: Ruminator Audio (2014-2015).
Photographer: Dustin Senovic.
On Wax Idols' third album A...continue...
1 CD / Acetate Records / 2015-10-16Tracks: Holdin' the Bag; This Life (Would Be a Whole Lot Better If I Didn't Have to Share It) With You - (featuring Hayes Carll); High & Outside; Man on a Mission; I Can't Cry - (featuring Lydia Loveless); L...
Personnel: Eddie Spaghetti (vocals, acoustic guitar, bass guitar); Metal Marty Chandler (guitar, background vocals); Jeff "J.D." Pinkus (banjo); Jason Roberts (mandolin, fiddle); Mickey Raphael (harmo...continue...
1 CD / Burger Records / 2015-10-09Tracks: Blinds; Demons; Florence; Ouija; Our World; Love Within; JuJu; Dreamin'; Helpless; Stop & Go; Fire; So Funny
Artists: Summer Twins
Audio Mixer: Chris Woodhouse.
Recording information: The Dock, Sacramento, CA (11/2014-12/2014).
Photographer: Joy Newell.
Refusing L.A.'s beck and call, sisters Chelsea and Justi...continue...
1 CD / / 2015-10-09Artists: FIDLAR
When L.A. garage punks FIDLAR emerged in 2013 with their self-titled debut, they were lauded for their mix of classic SoCal punk (Circle Jerks, Descendents, Fear, etc.) and brash, melodic indie jangle...continue...