AM & Shawn Lee

21 Aug

London-based multi-instrumentalist/producer Shawn Lee and Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter AM have collaborated again to release their stellar third release Outlines. Outlines is a groovetastic blend of toe tapping, head bobbing, synth-heavy pop and funk. Get a taste of their grooviness below in the stream of album opener “Persuasion”.

Outlines is available to buy in all formats from their Bandcamp page. It’s a good one.

Triptides

10 Aug

I have been a huge fan of Los Angeles’ (by way of Indiana) indie pop band Triptides since I stumbled across their Bandcamp page a few years ago. But for whatever reason, I have never shared them on the site. Shame on me!

Their latest release, Azur, is ten songs deep of shimmery, hazy, psych-pop gold. A perfect soundtrack for lounging around with your favorite beverage on a warm summer night. “Hideout” (below) is a great example of the Triptides sunny, surf-pop sound. Azur is available now on vinyl via Requiem Pour Un Twister or on cassette via Lolipop Records. Enjoy.

Triptides – Hideout from Azur (2015)

Triptides on FB

August 15 Mixtape

7 Aug

August 2015 from 3hive on 8tracks Radio.

Here is our August mixtape – 15 tracks sure to cure your end of summer blues.

1. Damaged Bug – What Cheer
2. Ohioan – Pissing At Will
3. Munroe – Bonnie
4. O-Face – Yolanda
5. Literature – O.J.
6. Maybird – Big Sun Explosion
7. Magic Shoppe – Trip Inside This House
8. Friends of Cesar Romero – The Hold
9. Bellwire – Let It Shine
10. Obits – Pine On
11. Negative Scanner – Criticism
12. The Tortured – Government Quarantine
13. Adolescents – Amoeba
14. Big Baby – Hey Wait
15. Minutemen – Cohesion

The Seeers

6 Aug

My first introduction to Virginia’s The Seeers came by way of the Windian Records Subscription Series #3. The Seeers’ contribution is probably the best of the series, so I was stoked when their new cassette release Early Songs arrived in my mailbox a couple weeks ago.

The Seeers play a swirling brand of reverb-laden psych rock with generous amounts of distorted guitars, and killer vocal melodies. Check out the earworm “Glacier” (below), it’s sure to bore it’s way into your brain and not leave for days.

Early Songs is available on cassette from Funny / Not Funny Records. It’s a must have for your collection. Enjoy.

The Seeers – Glacier from Early Songs (2015)

The Seeers on FB

Dot Dash

30 Jul

Washington D.C.’s Dot Dash is a supergroup of indie and punk rock veterans from bands like Minor Threat, Julie Ocean, Youth Brigade and Swervedriver.

Check out opening track, “The Winter of Discontent” (below), from their newest LP, Earthquakes & Tidal Waves – it’s late 80′s Replacements meets Jawbreaker indie rock vibe is sure to make any fan of the genre sit up and take notice.

Earthquakes & Tidal Waves is available now via Canadian label The Beautiful Music. Enjoy.

Dot Dash – The Winter of Discontent from Earthquakes & Tidal Waves (2015)

Dot Dash on FB

Wet Trident

17 Jul

One of my favorite albums from last year is Lubec’s debut THE THRALL. So when Eddie (Lubec’s singer/guitarist) reached out to me about his new band Wet Trident I was all ears.

Wet Trident’s debut, Power Fails and Other Foreign Delights, does not disappoint. It’s chock full of angular guitars, vocal melodies and pounding drums – all candy for the ears. Check out “Miserably Visible” below, it’s sure to make any fans of Superchunk sit up and take notice.

Power Fails and Other Foreign Delights is out now and available digitally and on cassette (via Like Young Records) from Wet Trident’s Bandcamp page. Enjoy.

Wet Trident – Miserably Visible from Power Fails and Other Foreign Delights (2015)

The Cairo Gang

15 Jul

Chicago’s The Cairo Gang sound like they just stepped out of the sixties with their jangly brand of candy coated power-pop. Their new album, Goes Missing, is available now from Ty Segall’s Drag City Records imprint GOD?. Check out the poppy as hell “Ice Fishing” (below) for a taste of their goodness.

The Cairo Gang – Ice Fishing from Goes Missing (2015)

Negative Scanner

13 Jul

Chicago 4-piece Negative Scanner beats you into submission with their ferocious brand of post-punk. Guitarist/vocalist Rebecca Valeriano-Flores’ Jello Biafra-esque howl blows minds and melts eardrums. Dig the blistering single “Would You Rather” (below) – you will be glad that you did.

Negative Scanner’s self-titled debut is out now on Trouble In Mind Records. It’s one of 2015′s albums not to miss.

Negative Scanner – Would You Rather from S/T (2015)

The GTVs

24 Jun

Philadelphia rock ‘n’ soul combo The GTVs just dropped their newest instrumental, organ-driven, rump-shakin’ single, Organ Donor b/w Here’s A Thing on Hidden Volume Records. You can stream it’s goodness below.

I highly recommend getting your hands on the 7 inch as Hidden Volume has raised the bar when it comes to the vinyl/packaging experience. Also included below, for your listening pleasure, is “Sh’Bang!” from their debut LP with Teen Sound Records.

Munroe

22 Jun

Hamilton, Ontario’s Kathleen Munroe has one of those great smokey voices that instantly captivates. Add some warm, dreamy guitar tones and a driving backbeat, like on “Summer” (below) and you have one of the best songs of 2015.

Munroe’s self-titled EP is out now on Hidden Pony Records and available on iTunes.

Munroe – Summer from S/T EP (2015)