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Album review: Chad VanGaalen – ‘The World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener’: an excellent, multifaceted curio of psych and fun

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Track: Corridor: Grand Cheval plus tour news

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Album Review : Beach House’s ‘7’

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It’s been a long journey since Tacocat started out way back in 2007. They’ve always been pruveyors of bubblegum garage/grunge rock, with – in the past oddball, funny, and feminist lyrics sprinkled over the top like hundreds and thousands. With their fourth album, and first on legendary label Sub Pop, they might have found that …

Seattle four piece Tacocat have revealed a new video for the third and final pre-release single from their forthcoming new album ‘This mess is a place’, out on the seminal Sub Pop records on May 3rd on all your favourites, well… LP/CD/Digital and Cassette anyway. The Joke of Life is part-Elvis Costello’s Attractions, part Bangles (check …

It took me a bit before I truly could appreciate the magic of Beach House’s music. The Baltimore band’s appeal eluded me their first couple records. What I’d heard off of Teen Dream and then Bloom was nice in a passerby sort of way, but I didn’t know what all the accolades were about. What …

New York duo Mass Gothic release their latest single for Sub Pop, ‘Dark Window,’ a captivating mix of scuzzy squall and crystalline synths, accompanied by a lyric video co-directed by the band and filmmaker Nira Burstein. Mass Gothic’s Jessica Zambri had this to say, “It was late at night, I started dancing around the studio …

So I may have been wrong about Kyle Thomas, aka King Tuff. I know he’s been around for a few years now and that he’s got connections to Ty Segall and that whole crew of prolific garage/punk/pop artists that seem to be readying new albums every couple months. Around 2012 Thomas seemed to  be all …

The last four months has seen a renaissance of post-hardcore comebacks. Earlier in the year, seminal outfit Glassjaw released an incredibly abrasive new album which led to a revisit to elder statesmen within the scene. Hot Snakes, comprising of member of Drive Like Jehu, have become the latest group of formative musicians to grace our …

Swami John Reis and Rick Froberg have made music together since high school, under the guise of many band names. In 1999 it was the lean, mean swagger of Hot Snakes that caught the ears of the people of San Diego. Consequently, Reis and Froberg are responsible for some of the most turbulent rock and …

Taken from their forthcoming Vessel album, due out on Sub Pop on March 30th, Frankie Cosmos have revealed a new video for their track Being Alive, this rather lovely indie/punk track that races off during its chorus and runs out of breath and gets a little bit of stitch in the verses. It’s both happy …

Inspired by a trip to his grandparent’s birthplace of the Aeolian Islands off Sicily, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever guitarist Tom Russo describes their new single, Mainland’s genesis as “I was reading about a refugee crisis unfolding not far away in the Mediterranean Sea. The song is about longing, disillusionment, privilege and holding on to love …

Taken from their much admired Cry Cry Cry album, which came out in October last year on the mighty Sub Pop label, Wolf Parade have released a Raymond Knight directed video for You’re Dreaming. Filmed live and in the studio, it has this late night TV vibe, and showcases the alt/indie bands incisive songwriting, as …