Archives for October 2013

Q&A with William Gruff

Hi Matt!  I’m really enjoying all 6 songs on your band’s Binghamton EP which was released on October 12th.  Who is currently in the band and what do you each play? I play acoustic guitar, Vince Federici plays electric guitar, Charlie Heim is the drummer, Will Tobin is keys, and Julia Adamy is on the bass. I sing lead and everyone does backing … [Read more...]

Video from London’s one-man-pop-punk-band Fulhäst

FULHÄST - WHAT DO YOU SEE? Free download single out now London's one-man-Gameboy-pop-punk-band Fulhäst has published a new video for the song What Do You See?, the lead-off single from debut album Broken, released in July by Fika Recordings. The video features members of Durham punk bands ONSIND (Plan-It-X Records) and Martha (Discount Horse … [Read more...]

Kurt Vile & Sore Eros – Jamaican Plain EP

Kurt Vile & Sore Eros' new EP, Jamaica Plain, takes its name from the Boston town in Massachusetts, where it was recorded, referred to in the 19th century as “the Eden of America.” Though the EP is basically a sound collage, it is built on solid foundation of analog production that is naturally warm and evocative, hissing its way through the … [Read more...]

New Album from Brother Dege due in November

Psyouthern guitar icon, Brother Dege, returns with How To Kill A Horse, due November 5th "How To Kill A Horse": After two successful albums, Brother Dege (AKA Dege Legg) is one of the best kept secrets in Louisiana; a musician, writer, and heir to a long line of … [Read more...]

Dean Wareham – Emancipated Hearts

Having successfully quashed any concerns about securing a sustainable existence in the wake of Luna’s 2005 dissolution - thanks to his ongoing role as one half of Dean & Britta, soundtrack work, publishing his enjoyable Black Postcards memoir and live shows revisiting the Galaxie 500 songbook - Dean Wareham now continues his diverse renaissance … [Read more...]

Philadelphia-based Chris Zurich drops debut album Chris Zurich’s music is an accurate representation of his impassioned mission statement, “creating a sound that doesn’t exclude highlights from any genre, a fusion that is designed to connect people or groups that wouldn’t naturally collide.” Black Ink, tastefully marries prog rock … [Read more...]

Traams – Grin

Traams seem as if they have appeared fully formed from practically nowhere. The Brighton trio has made the sort of impact in only a few months that many bands spend years formulating, and with often less than satisfactory results. No such issues for Traams though. They first appeared on assorted blog site radars in June of this year after forming … [Read more...]

Bernard Butler as Trans releases EP on Rough Trade

As Rough Trade so succinctly puts it: "TRANS ‘Trans Red’ is the first of a series of EPs released through Rough Trade digitally and on limited edition 12” vinyl. TRANS is Bernard Butler, Jackie McKeown, Igor Volk, and Paul Birchers. TRACK LISTING: Rock Steady Jubilee Building No. 8 Dancing Shoes AN IMPROVISED GROUP 355 first idea … [Read more...]

Exclusive link to new song from electrogaze band ELIKA

The new ELIKA 7inch record named "Girls, Be Serious" (1 of 3) was recently released on Saint Marie Records.  This is the first in a trilogy of seven inch records from ELIKA that follows up the 2012 LP  named "Always The Light".  The band's roster has also now expanded to four and now includes Khaya Lou from Mahogany. Exclusive link to the … [Read more...]

The Lemonheads – Hate Your Friends, Creator & Lick (deluxe reissues)

With Evan Dando having somewhat squandered the legacy of The Lemonheads’ much-loved 1990s major label output - largely through resuscitating the band name in recent years as a vehicle for his listless solo journeying across 2006’s lazy forgettable The Lemonheads and 2009’s patchy Varshons covers collection -  it’s a relief to read reports that he’s … [Read more...]