February 17 Mixtape

20 anti-winter tracks for your listening pleasure.

1. Chick Quest – The Afterlife (self)
2. Kyowa – Demons (self)
3. UTA TRAX – Go (hel)
4. Stik Figa – The Ends & Outs (feat. Black Milk) (mello)
5. Yesterday’s New Quintet – Paladium (stones throw)
6. Brace! Brace! – I Sprawl (howlin’ banana)
7. Sarah Bethe Nelson – Hazy (burger)
8. Charly Bliss – Turd (self)
9. Channels – Backpfeifengesicht (dischord)
10. BOZO MOTO – Not Funny (self)
11. 90’s Television – Karmakazi (self)
12. The Spookfish – Everything Is Moving So Fast (fire talk)
13. Long Beard – Someplace (self/team love)
14. Proper Ornaments – The Devils (slumberland)
15. Prefab Messiahs – Everything U No (tbtci)
16. Whatever Whatever – Sweaty Palms (self)
17. Broadway – Silver Corolla (emotional response)
18. PLRLS – Two Wars (self)
19. The Damned – New Rose (stiff)
20. Reverend Horton Heat – Where In The Hell Did You Go With My Toothbrush (sub pop)

Hand Habits

Hand Habits | Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void) | 3hive.com

Meg Duffy, aka Hand Habits, is known for her work with Mega Bog and as part of the Kevin Morby Band. Now the singer/multi-instrumentalist has ventured into a solo career releasing her self-produced debut, Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void), with Woodsist Records.

Wildly Idle is an intimate, lo-fi affair. It’s easy to hear that great care was given to its production. Give the standout, slow burner “All The While” (below) a spin, it’s a great taste of Duffy’s skills and one of my favorite songs of the year so far.

Wildly Idle is available February 10 via Woodsist. I highly recommend it.

Hand Habits “All The While” from Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void) (2017)

You’re Jovian

You're Jovian | Stereochronic | 3hive.com

Virginia’s You’re Jovian’s swirling, reverbed guitars and pounding drums immediately brings to mind shoegaze classics like My Bloody Valentine and Swervedriver. You can get a taste below.

Their incredible 2012 Punkadelia Records release, Stereochronic, is getting reissued on cassette by Funny / Not Funny Records. It’s also available digitally on You’re Jovian’s Bandcamp page.  Give these guys a try, you’ll be glad that you did.

You’re Jovian – Sentimental Doubt from Stereochronic (2012/2017)

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PLRLS

PLRLS | Have You Seen My Fancy Pony | 3hive.com

Baltimore’s PLRLS (pronounced “PLURALS”) are a zany 5-piece punk-wave band that sound like Devo having a backyard pool party with the B-52s.

Their new album Have You Seen My Fancy Pony is a 30 minute romp of heavy as hell bass lines, hand claps, his and her vocal harmonies, angular guitar blasts and enough keyboard to make you believe you just took the DeLorean back to 1980.

Get a load of the bombastic “Oh What  A World” (below) in either downloadable MP3 form or via their new music video (why not partake in both?), it’ll have you pogoing (pogo-ing?) ’til you drop.

Have You Seen My Fancy Pony is out on Friday (Jan 27). You’ll be able get it from their Bandcamp page.

PLRLS’ music deserves to be in your ear holes! Enjoy.

PLRLS – Oh What A World from Have You Seen My Fancy Pony (2017)

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Pollen Rx

Pollen Rx | Sunbelt Emptiness | 3hive.com

Austin, TX 4-piece, Pollen Rx, play a tasty brand of hook driven, scuzzy punk rock. Their new LP Sunbelt Emptiness is a frantic 29 minutes of angular guitars and crashing cymbals swirling around his and her vocal melodies. You can the title track “Sunbelt Emptiness” a spin below, I think you will dig it.

Sunbelt Emptiness is out on Friday (Jan 27) via Austin Town Hall Records. I highly recommend it.

Pollen Rx – Sunbelt Emptiness

January Mixtape

13 songs of inversion clearing goodness. Enjoy.

1. The Rebel Set – Trails! [hidden volume]
2. Helens – Just Like Pet Sounds [self]
3. RUMTUM – Good Places [self]
4. L’Orange – Rest Like Pollen [self]
5. MF DOOM – Charnuska [high times]
6. Palmas – Sweet Water [lost colony]
7. Emma Russack – My Own Friend [spunk]
8. Cub Country – You Want It All [them are good]
9. BADBADNOTGOOD – In Your Eyes (feat. Charlotte Day Wilson) [innovative leisure]
10. GABI – Distance Makes Me Disappear [self]
11. I Am The Polish Army – David Bowie [self]
12. The Staches – Total Commitment [bongo joe]
13. Uranium Club – Who Made The Man? [fashionable idiots]

Proper Ornaments

The Proper Ornaments | Foxhole | 3hive.com

We are big fans of Veronica Falls and Ultimate Painting here at 3hive, so when the new Proper Ornaments (another project of James Hoare’s) landed in the inbox I was quite stoked to give it a spin and I really haven’t stopped listening to it since.

Foxhole, their latest release with Slumberland Records, has a lo-fi, groove-pop vibe reminds me a lot of Ultimate Painting – especially when the noodly Velvet Underground style guitar play is in full effect.

Give their chilled-out single “Memories” a spin (below) and head over to Slumberland Records and get your hands on a copy. Enjoy.

[Psst, you can buy Proper Ornaments vinyl in the 3hive Co-op Shop.]

Proper Ornaments – Memories from Foxhole (2017)

The Rebel Set

The Rebel Set | 4 Song EP | 3hive.com

Phoenix, AZ punk rockers The Rebel Set are back with a new EP featuring 4 tracks of organ-fried, fuzzy punk rock goodness. You can stream all 4 songs below, I highly recommend that you do.

This bad boy is available now on vinyl (and digitally) through Hidden Volume Records. You should snag this on vinyl, that’s the best way to experience any Hidden Volume release. Enjoy!

Gloria

Gloria | In Excelsis Stereo | 3hive.com

There is not a lot of info out there about Gloria out of Lyon, France. Their sound is a throwback to the 60’s, reminiscent of groups like The Ronettes and The Shangri-Las. They just released their debut LP, In Excelsis Stereo, via French label Howlin’ Banana Records.

Give the fuzzed-out, jangly “In The Morning” (below) a spin, you’re going to dig it. In Excelsis Stereo is out now and available in multiple formats from Howlin’ Banana.

Gloria – In The Morning from In Excelsis Stereo (2016)

Pow Wows

Toronto’s Pow Wows have been making their brand of grimey garage rock since 2010. Their latest 7 incher, Hey Doctor (via Hidden Volume Records), is another testament to their goodness.

Stream it now (below) and head over to Hidden Volume’s site and snag yourself a copy on vinyl or digital – I highly recommend this on vinyl. Enjoy.