Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dirty Fences - Heaven Is Tonight [MP3]

MP3: Dirty Fences - Heaven Is Tonight

I'm always on the hunt for quality rock 'n roll, yet it's so rare to find in this depressing era of drivel. Sure, I enjoy a good electric pop song as much as the rest of them, but I'd trade it all for something that's worth giving a shit about.

Dirty Fences' Too High to Kross is definitely a step in the right direction: it never stops to linger, staying brisk and on topic all throughout, making sure you're having a good time. Don't be the last one to this party - give these dudes a listen!

Too High to Kross is released on April 9th on Volcom.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

FUCK YEAH: Darkthrone - Valkyrie [MP3]

MP3: Darkthrone - Valkyrie

What a trajectory they've made throughout their careers. Here's a track from their very enjoyable new album The Underground Resistance. Enjoy.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Bleached - Next Stop [VIDEO]

Here's a video for "Next Stop", Bleached's first single from April 2nd's Ride Your Heart. It's chock full of the girls hanging around being Bleached, in glorious black and white.

HOT TRAXXX: AlunaGeorge - Attracting Flies [STREAM]

While I've liked most everything I've heard from AlunaGeorge thus far, "Attracting Flies" is the first HOLY SHIT song of theirs that has hit my ears. It's beat and vocals are butter slick, lettuce fresh and bubblegum catchy - it's the kind of track you need to instantly repeat as soon as it's over.

Their debut Body Music doesn't come out until the summer, which is criminal but also perfect timing for something of this caliber.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Men - I Saw Her Face [STREAM]

Here's another one from The Men's upcoming album New Moon. I have no idea where the band is fucking going, and I love it.

FUCK YEAH: Purling Hiss - Mercury Retrograde [MP3]

My biggest regret of my year living in Philadelphia was never seeing Purling Hiss live, despite many opportunities. I hope 2013 will bring them on a tour that hits PDX, but in the meantime I'm gonna jam the fuck out of Water on Mars. This record is A+++: what it lost in fuzz it gained in rock 'n roll. Download "Mercury Retrograde" asap and begin to truly enjoy your life.

Also I want to give a handshake to Drag City, who have been making cassette editions for most (or maybe all, I'm not sure) of their new releases. Way cool, this is gonna go great with my other 3 Hiss tapes.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

No Joy - Lunar Phobia [STREAM]

Always wanted to like No Joy, but it just never clicked for me. Enter "Lunar Phobia": the first single from their sophomore LP sounds like a step in the right direction.

Wait to Pleasure is out April 23rd on Mexican Summer.


MP3: DIIV - Wait

Sandy Kim knows what everyone likes: good tunes, tits and Sky Ferreira. She brings all of that in her clip for DIIV's "Wait", from their still great debut Oshin (still out now on Captured Tracks).

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Warm Soda - Busy Lizzy [VIDEO/MP3]

MP3: Warm Soda - Busy Lizzy

Been waiting for a fun 'n rockin' record like Warm Soda's Someone for You for too long. Peep this new video for "Busy Lizzy", it's a hoot.

Friday, February 15, 2013

White Fence - Pink Gorilla [STREAM]

No one does blown out psych rock like White Fence, and he's back with more quality jammers for you: Cyclops Reap is out April 9th on Castle Face.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

FUCK YEAH: Black Pus - 1000 Years [MP3]

MP3: Black Pus - 1000 Years

Seeing as my entire life is music and comics, a dude like Brian Chippendale is a sure thing in my book. His newest Black Pus LP, All My Relations (out March 19th), was recorded in an honest to god recording studio and is also his first release on Thrill Jockey.

Check out "1000 Years", the first listen allowed from this beast. What's it sound like? The comic above will answer all inquires.


FUCK YEAH: Dead Ghosts - Roky Said [MP3]

MP3: Dead Ghosts - Roky Said

At long last! Dead Ghosts have returned to convert all worshipers of false rock n roll; Can't Get No comes out April 30th on Burger Records aka the only label that matters.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Friday, February 08, 2013

Mikal Cronin - Shout It Out [STREAM]

Change is the name of the game for Mikal Cronin's newest MCII (out May 7th from Merge of all places). Life changed for him, and he even polished up a tad - no worries though, the edge still remains. Looking forward to hearing more from this, should be a keeper.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

FUCK YEAH: Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats - Poison Apple [STREAM]

Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats return to slaughter the masses. I don't know when it'll be available, but Poison Apple is a 7 inch single that will physically exist real soon from Rise Above Records.
It's gonna rule, don't you worry your pretty little faces.


After a slam dunk of a debut single, CHVRCHES return with a stellar layup: "Recover" is the title track from the group's forthcoming ep, out March 26th in the US on Glassnote.

Friday, February 01, 2013

Zig Zags - Love Alright [VIDEO]

Director Jessica Hundley delivers a perfect found footage video for Zig Zags' jam "Love Alright", from their new Burger tape 10-12 - it makes for some excellent Friday night viewing/listening.