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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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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 …

Taken from the forthcoming self-titled debut album from Los Angeles post-punk three piece Moaning, due out on March 2nd via the legendary Sub Pop label, Artificial is a staccato, angular song, driven by the drums and given this sense of anxiety by the sourness of the guitar chords at the beginning, before the chorus -soaked …

I will admit that I have a bit of a dude crush on the Canadian rock band METZ. There’s just something about their intense brand of noise rock/post-punk gumbo that gets me in the gut. It’s a kind of rush that comes with a special sort of experience. Maybe like jumping out of a plane, …

Promo image of Alicia Bognano of Bully for Running single

Bully send us hurtling towards the release of their second album with breathtaking new track ‘Running’. Listening to a new track from Bully always gets my heart pumping that little bit faster. So, it’s appropriate that the second single from their second album ‘Losing’ (to be released on 20 October via Sub Pop Records) is …

Listening to GOAT’s new epic album Requiem one gets the feeling of coming across some strange, acid-drenched dance party in the Shire. Big-footed hobbits drinking goblets of homemade rastleberry wine as they succumb to the psilocybin-fueled hallucinations as the sounds of GOAT echo through Middle Earth. Requiem could also pass for the soundtrack to a …

The first thing that hits you on Morgan Delt’s excellent Sub Pop debut Phase Zero is the breezy, island sway of “I Don’t Wanna See What’s Happening Outside”. Vocals just shy of a whisper cascade along a mellow, shuffling rhythm with wobbling guitars, synths, and a prominent proper meaty bass line holding it all together. …

Most of the albums that I post on here are of the variety that could be filed under the general term ‘difficult’. Not as in ‘difficult second album’, but as in ‘a difficult and challenging listen’. Nothing wrong with that, if a band have put in a lot of effort to come up with part …