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LABRYYYNTH

17 Apr

LABRYYYNTH is a new project from members of Dr. Dog and Golden Boots. Their self-titled debut LP is 10 tracks of stripped down, sci-fi themed, head nodding 70′s era pop rock. Check out the Moog driven toe-tapper “Traveling Strange” below. LABRYYYNTH’s album is available in all formats from PIAPTK. It’s also available on cassette from Burger and vinyl from Bleeding Gold. I highly recommend it.

LABRYYYNTH – Traveling Strange from S/T (2014)

April 15 Mixtape

11 Apr

April 2015 from 3hive on 8tracks Radio.

April’s mixtape is 15 solid songs sure to get your Spring started off on the right foot. Enjoy.

1. Quitty & The Don’ts – (She’s Gonna) Break Your Heart
2. Pond – Zond
3. Lady Lamb – Dear Arkansas Daughter
4. The Mites – Washaway
5. The Bodies – West End Kids
6. Halt Ever – Growing Pains
7. Cassettes Won’t Listen – Metronomes
8. BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Ray Gun (w/DOOM)
9. Monster Rally & Jay Stone – Cognac (w/Brandon Rayson)
10. Alias – Death Watch
11. Crocodiles In Tights- Divine
12. Hater – Tot Finder
13. Father John Misty – The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment
14. LOVEBYRD – Shot From The Sun
15. Sarah Bethe Nelson – We’re Not Dead

Lady Lamb

8 Apr

Lady Lamb (aka Aly Spaltro) has one of the strongest voices out there. Her songs are in your face and powerful. Her sophomore release, After, is one of my favorite albums right now, I can’t get enough of it.

Check out slow builder “Spat Out Spit” below, it’s low key drum beat and equally slight vocals quietly pull you along to the chorus where Spaltro bludgeons your eardrums with her powerful voice. After is out now on Mom + Pop Records, you should buy it.

Lady Lamb – Spat Out Spit from After (2015)

Borrowed Beams of Light – New Boss

7 Apr

I apologize for my month long hiatus as I dealt with sickness and busyness. As an attempt to make up for the lack of posts I offer you a two-for-one from my friends at Funny / Not Funny Records. They just released a split cassette from two really cool bands, Borrowed Beams of Light and New Boss, and I have two tracks below for your listening downloading pleasure.

“Long-Necked Wife” from Borrowed Beams of Light is super chill and pretty damn groovy, while “Last Try” from New Boss is more upbeat and poppy. The two tracks contrast each other well and are great examples of what you can expect throughout the entire release. The split cassette is available now from Funny / Not Funny. I highly recommend it.

Borrowed Beams of Light – Long-Necked Wife from split cassette (2015)

New Boss – Last Try from split cassette (2015)

Borrowed Beams of Light FB

New Boss FB

Leggy

6 Mar

Cincinnati 3-piece, Leggy, pull no punches with their brand of in your face, fuzzy, dream-pop meets garage rock sound. I especially enjoy track #4, “A Reverie” (below). It’s distorted bass and guitar along with the relentless pounding drums and sugary, fuzzed-out vocals make the track pure ear candy.

Leggy’s new EP, Nice Try, is out now and available to download on their Bandcamp page. Stop what you are doing and snag this now, you need these 6 songs in your life.

Shout-out to euro60 on the Randomville boards for the heads up on these guys.

Leggy – A Reverie from Nice Try (2015)

Leggy on Facebook

Sonny and the Sunsets

5 Mar

Sonny and the Sunsets’ newest release Talent Night at the Ashram is equal parts chill, groove and pop mixed together to create 10 songs of toe tapping, head bobbing goodness. Talent Night at the Ashram is available now from Polyvinyl Records. You should buy it.

Sonny and the Sunsets – Cheap Extensions from Talent Night at the Ashram (2015)

The Prefab Messiahs

3 Mar

Massachusetts’ 4-piece The Prefab Messiahs began their short-lived time together as a band in 1981. By 1983 they had disbanded with only one cassette release, Flex Your Mind, under their belt.

Fast forward 32 years, an anthology release with Burger Records and some reunion shows, the Prefab Messiahs are back with their spacey-garage-rock-psych-pop sound in full effect on their new maxi-EP, Keep Your Stupid Dreams Alive. You can get a taste of their goodness below with the garage rock punch to the gut of “Weirdoz Everywhere”.

Keep Your Stupid Dreams Alive comes out on March 10 on cassette from Burger Records, vinyl from KLYAM Records and will also be available digitally from the Prefab’s Bandcamp page. I highly recommend it.

The Prefab Messiahs – Weirdoz Everywhere from Keep Your Stupid Dreams Alive (2015)

Danny James Etc.

24 Feb

Taking the best parts from the 70′s era arena rock, glam and funk, and combing it into some kind of garage-pop-electro-space-funk hodgepodge, Danny James has created one of the most sonically pleasing albums that I have heard in quite some time.

I’m not exactly sure when Pear was officially released. Danny James’ Bandcamp page shows 2012, but I know that Burger Records just released this on vinyl, cassette and CD last week. Regardless it’s a solid album, and by far one of the best releases of 2015 or 2012.

Give opening track “Tight Lipped” (below) a spin, then get yourself over to Burger and snag a copy before they are all gone.

Danny James Etc. – Tight Lipped from Pear (2015)

Hey Mandible

17 Feb

“Ahhhh… the 90′s.” That’s the first thought that came into my mind during my first listen of Florida 3-piece Hey Mandible’s new album The Arse. The heavy bass lines and swirling, distorted guitars take me back to my late teens and early twenties when I was destroying my stereo speakers with bands like Nudeswirl, Mind Funk and Gruntruck.

Those super-heavy bass lines and distorted guitars are the driving force behind opening track “Supernovatone” (below). Caution, if played too loud it’s sure to melt your face.

Classifications be damned! If you dig loud, distorted, in your face music–Hey Mandible is the band for you. Fort Lowell hooked us up with an exclusive full album stream to share with you guys, check it out below you won’t be sorry. The Arse comes out on March 31 on Fort Lowell and Infintesmal Records. You can preorder it now from Fort Lowell Records. Enjoy.

Hey Mandible – Supernovatone from The Arse (2015)

The Paperhead

12 Feb

There is so much music out there it’s impossible (obviously) to hear it all, and it’s really easy to miss out on a gem. One of those gems I missed on last year is The Paperheads excellent album Africa Avenue. It’s killer blend of spacey synths, pounding drums and jangly/crunching guitars sound like they came straight out of the 60′s.

You can sample their psych-pop goodness on lead track “Africa” below. Africa Avenue is available to buy now from Trouble In Mind and I highly recommend that you do.

The Paperhead – Africa from Africa Avenue (2014)