Every year, we have songs or albums that resonate with us, and it’s likely that the albums that got us through the global pandemic in 2020 with not just continue to dominate our playlists in 2021, but will stick with us well beyond and into the future. For me, Big Thief was a mainstay; an… Continue reading Julia Jacklin’s “Crushing” on Green Vinyl
On March 20 we lost Tres Warren of Psychic Ills. One of the lead vocalists to the psychedelic group, Tres and his cohort Elizabeth Hart released five albums spanning 15 years. The band was preparing to record new material and has a new 7″ single on their longtime label Sacred Bones Records: At the time… Continue reading R.I.P. Tres Warren of Psychic Ills, New Posthumous 7″ Single Out Now
Psychedelia and shoegaze meet cowboy couture. Orville Peck is one of the year’s most exciting new artists, and he’s received critical acclaim and praise across the interwebs.
Throughout Smooth Big Cat, Stone continues the overly hazy, dreamy, late summer evening pop he gave us on that debut release. It stands on its own, though, still full of swagger but with even more standout tracks than before.
“I Don’t Need Love, I’ve Got My Band” sees Swedish band The Radio Dept. reissuing a compilation of two early EPs on their new label Just So Records.
Berman was known for lyrical prowess. He was the master at painting vivid pictures–happy, quirky, sad, heartbreaking–with this poetry and adding to it equally alluring instrumentation.
August marked the 20th Anniversary of the Cherubs EP from Arab Strap, the 12″ (which recently found its way into my collection). Twenty years, and I’m just one year into truly being an Arab Strap fan. What was I thinking?!?
For its 10-year anniversary, and a few years after the band called it quits, Famous Class Records reissued “Yeah I Know” by Darlings as a highly limited 150-copy release on hand-poured colored wax.
Could we be seeing a turning point for the band? (A band, mind you, that I would elevate to the claim of being within my top five bands of all time.) Hint: quite possibly.
The compilation is very well-rounded. The tagline dubs it “An International Garage Band Compilation”, which is quite suiting as the bands included span the continents.