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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.


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)

Dustin Lovelis

18 Jun

I don’t know if multi-instrumentalist Dustin Lovelis intended for his debut solo LP, Dimensions, be listened to in a dimly lit room with the listener in a relaxed position, but that is how I have been enjoying this record. So turn down the lights, maybe light a candle or two and chill out to the dusty vocals and warped guitar of “Idiot” below.

Dimensions is out now and available through Porch Party Records. Enjoy.

Dustin Lovelis – Idiot from Dimensions (2015)

Lady God

4 Jun

The late, great 7 Inches blog (RIP) is where I first heard Virgina 3-piece Lady God. Coincidentally, the very day I read about them vocalist/bass player Chrissie reached out to me about posting their new 7″, Lady God Presents: The Pebbles!. It was meant to be.

Lady God play a grimey brand of butt shaking, reverb-soaked, surf guitar driven, garage rock. The 7″ has barely left my turntable since it arrived in my mailbox. Check it out below and snag yourself a copy of the digital single or the 7″ from their Bandcamp page before it’s long gone. Enjoy!


1 Jun

Brooklyn based trio, ADVAETA, play a loud, heavy, melodic brand of rock and roll. Their sound is layered and complex, which makes it hard to believe that there are only three members in this band.

You can sample the complexity on album opener “Angelfish” below. The lush, shoegazey vocals, distorted guitars and ear-pummeling drums combine to make it a standout track on the album.

ADVAETA’s debut LP, Death And The Internet, is out now and available from Fire Talk Records. I highly recommend it.

ADVAETA – Angelfish from Death And The Internet (2015)

Magic and Naked – Duck Duck Grey Duck

28 May

This split 7″ single from Switzerland’s Magic & Naked and Duck Duck Grey Duck arrived in my mailbox the other day and it couldn’t have come sooner. It’s been very rainy and dreary here in my neck of the woods, and these instrumental surf rock tunes were just what I needed to get me out of the weather-induced funk I was in.

You can stream both songs from the single below. You can also pick up this single in physical or digital form from Six Tonnes De Chair’s Bandcamp page. Enjoy.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

26 May

Unknown Mortal Orchestra is set to release Multi-Love, their 3rd LP and 2nd with Jagjaguwar Records.  Multi-Love, showcases the wonkier side of UMO, similar to their 2011 Fat Possum self-titled debut.

Check out “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone” below. It’s a funky, head-nodding slab of psych-pop goodness.

Multi-Love is out now and available to buy from Jagjaguwar or your favorite record store. Enjoy.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Can’t Keep Checking My Phone from Multi-Love (2015)


18 May

I’m a sucker for catchy power-pop music and Harrisonburg, VA’s Azores really hits the spot. The jangly goodness of opening track “All Day Fantasy” (below) is quite addicting and I find myself playing it over and over again.

Azores’ self-titled cassette is available now from Funny / Not Funny. It’s also available digitally on Azores’ Bandcamp page. Enjoy.

Azores – All Day Fantasy from Azores (2015)

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