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.

The Minni-Thins

The Minni-Thins describe themselves as “…a loud hodge-podge of nineties indie rock, punk, folk, and even country…. think: the Butthole Surfers doing LSD with Connor Oberst and having a bad trip while trying to write an album in the style of The Pixies.” I can’t top that. Give their burner “Apparent” (below) a spin, it’s a sure thing to clean out your sinuses.

Their album, That Old Kentucky Blackgrass, has finally been unleashed upon the masses after being shelved for 10 years. You can get a hold of it now on their Bandcamp page. Enjoy.

The Minni-Thins – Apparent from That Old Kentucky Blackgrass (2006/2016)

Dogbreth

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Here is some killer power-pop from Arizona’s Dogbreth for your Friday. Give “Hoarder House” from their newest LP, Second Home, a spin below.

Second Home is out now through Asian Man Records.

Dogbreth – Hoarder House from Second Home (2016)

Birds of Paradise

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Hidden Volume Records is at it again with their latest rock ‘n’ roll 7″ – this time from Montreal duo Birds of Paradise.

The A-side (streaming below) is the duo’s thick and grungy version of Randy Newman’s “Beehive State” and on the B-side is their dusty, garage-pop rendition of Pearl Jones’ “Please Stay“.

As usual this is another solid Hidden Volume release that belongs in your collection. What are you waiting for? Go get yourself a copy from their Bandcamp page now, before they are all gone.

Thanks Scott for sending the vinyl my way!

Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type

Kansas City’s 5-piece indie pop band Rachel Mallin & The The Wild Type are just what you need to get yourself out of the early stages of “winter funk”. Check out toe tapper “Dropout” (below) for a taste. Their new EP

Degenerate Matters is 4 tracks of hook-driven gold which can and should be snagged from their website. Enjoy.

Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type – Dropout from Degenerate Matters (2016)

Tape Waves

Tape Waves are a two-piece, dream-pop band out of South Carolina. Their addictive brand of warm, hazy, pop songs are perfect to lift your spirits on these cold, rainy, gray (at least where I live) days of fall.

Their solid new LP, Here To Fade, is out now through Bleeding Gold Records. For a taste give “So Fast” (below) a spin. Enjoy.

Tape Waves – So Fast from Here To Fade (2016)

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Springtime Carnivore

Greta Morgan’s smokey, powerful voice is as cool as ever as it shines over the top of the lush, psych-pop grooves on her newest Springtime Carnivore LP, Midnight Room. The exuberant single, ‘Raised By Wolves” (below) is an addictive taste of how cool Midnight Room is. Definitely no sophomore slump here.

Midnight Room drops October 7 via Autumn Tone Records. It belongs on everyone’s must own list. Enjoy.

Springtime Carnivore – Raised By Wolves from Midnight Room (2016)

Teenage Fanclub

Scotland’s Teenage Fanclub shouldn’t need any introduction, they’ve been putting out the power-pop hits since 1990’s A Catholic Education. Fast forward twenty-six years later (6 years since their last release) and they are still kicking out the jams and sounding as fresh as ever on their new LP Here.

Give album opener, “I’m In Love” (below) a spin, it’s a warm, shimmery, power-pop gem perfect for extending the summer vibes into September.

Here is out on September 9 via Merge Records. It’s a good one. Enjoy.

Teenage Fanclub – I’m In Love from Here (2016)

birdbird

New York trio, birdbird, blasts some heavy, noisy, ear drum melting, lo-fi, punk rock on “Corporation Setup” (below) from their debut EP, Corporation Setup. They describe their sound “…sounds exactly like a fire at your niece’s birthday party.” Pretty spot on. You need to give this a spin.

Corporation Setup is available now from birdbird’s Bandcamp page. Enjoy.

birdbird – Corporation Setup from Corporation Setup (2016)

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Conveyor

It’s a bit early to name Conveyor’s new release, Ready Not Ready, album of the year for 2016, but it’s jangly guitars, over groove-driven bass lines, mixed with some well-placed horns and strings, all wrapped up nicely with some tight as hell drum kit work, has set the bar possibly too high to surpass. Give one of the many standout tracks, “Caul”, a spin below. It’s a great sample of the album’s geniusness.

Ready Not Ready is available now on vinyl from Gold Robot Records and digitally from Conveyor’s Bandcamp page. Enjoy.