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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)

Azores Facebook


12 May

Milwaukee 3-piece, PILES, play a heavy brand of face melting post-punk that is right up my alley. Opening track, “Blue Glue” (below), from their debut full-length, Planet Skin, bludgeons your ears with it’s throbbing, sludgy bass lines and razor sharp guitar work. Planet Skin is quickly rising to the top of my favorite albums of the year. I highly recommend you check it out.

Planet Skin is available digitally on their Bandcamp page. They will be releasing this bad boy on vinyl as well – also available on their Bandcamp page.

PILES – Blue Glue from Planet Skin (2015)

PILES on Facebook

Chick Quest

6 May

I came across Vienna’s Chick Quest when they reached out to us through Twitter. I was intrigued by their avatar (I have no idea if that’s what it’s called) and description of their music “Spaghetti western post-punk from Vienna, Austria”. I checked them out and really enjoyed what I heard.

I was instantly drawn in by the rawness of opening track, “Somebody Call A Doctor” (below). The pounding drums, loud surf-punk guitar and trumpet are dead-on in line with their description. Also included for your listening pleasure is a stream of their dance-punk stomper “Explain Yourself To A Bat”.

Chick Quest’s self-released debut, Vs. Galore, is available now to buy/stream from their Bandcamp page. Enjoy.

Chick Quest – Somebody Call A Doctor from Vs. Galore (2015)

The Noble Krell

27 Apr

Arizona’s The Noble Krell play an addicting brand of 60′s era, jangly, psychedelic pop that demands being played on repeat. Their new single Never Ever is out now from Hidden Volume Records and available to stream below via their Bandcamp page. Enjoy!