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Album review: New Bums – ‘Last Time I Saw Grace’: Ben and Donovan reveal an unexpected treat

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ALBUM REVIEW: Dope Body – ‘Crack A Light’: shriekin’ and howlin’ at the altar

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Album Review: Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains

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Randy Randall and Dean Spunt have always come across as a couple art house punks with a hell of a lot of conviction. This Los Angeles noise/art/punk/rock duo known as No Age have never sounded like they’re particularly adept at their instruments, at least at the beginning. They came across as a couple sweaty punks …

Going into Wand’s Plum I was expecting a bit of the usual Ty Segall-inspired garage noise, much like what was on the three previous records(Ganglion Reef, Golem, 1000 Days.) Playing with both Segall and Mikal Cronin, Hanson does have a little of both hard-wired into his musical DNA. While there are moments where the weirdness …

Photo by Kyle Thomas Okay, so maybe the whole world didn’t come together and thank the resident garage rock God for dropping a new tune. In fact, I think it was an equal split between guffaws with jaws dropping and “Who?” with a side of “Meh.” For those not in the latter camp, this is …

Ty Segall, the always busy and always creating DIY California singer/songwriter is readying a new self-titled for release on January 27th of next year. Segall assembled a band consisting of usual pals in Mikal Cronin and Charles Moothart, along with Emmett Kelly and Ben Boye and hit the studio with full band in tact for this new …

Before hearing Axis: Sova’s newest album called Motor Earth I had no idea who he was. Yes, Axis: Sova is a he. That’s the name Chicago guitarist Brett Sova goes by when creating grainy garage rock albums. If you’re at all familiar with DIY, scuzzy rock gods like Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, Kelley Stoltz, …

Chicago guitar shredder and purveyor of scuzzy, garage-y rock and roll, Axis : Sova(aka Brett Sova), is readying a new album titled Motor Earth to be released on Ty Segall’s GOD? Records on October 14th, 2016(preorder here.) So today we’re premiering lead single “(Like An) Intruder”, a full-on rock and roll banger that sounds like Motorhead covering …

Purling Hiss are a band that can’t really be labeled. As soon as you think you know who they are the sound changes. Mike Polizze and his Purling Hiss project began as an experimental outlet for him to record his white noise and fuzz-drenched solo songs, but it turned into more than that. Comparisons to …

Tim Presley is one of the premiere singer/songwriters working today. In his many musical incarnations such as White Fence, Drinks, Hair, and Darker My Love he’s proven to be one of this generation’s invaluable purveyors of deconstructed, fractured pop. Presley is now readying the release of The WiNK, which comes out September 16th on Drag …

The Heretic’s Bargain is rasping and raw, like a head with tailing entrails, flying through a midsummer evening, on its way to effectuate mass infanticide. Rangda consists of Sir Richard Bishop (Sun City Girls), Ben Chasny (Six Organs Of Admittance) and Chris Corsano (Bjork, Evan Parker), none of whom are strangers to exploring the psychedelic …

Surprise, a new Ty Segall album. I bet you weren’t expecting that, were you? The fuzz rock wunderkind has kept a pretty steady habit of putting out two or three albums a year, whether under his own name or with some pals in another band. Last year’s quite excellent Manipulator showed that if Segall takes a little …