Saturday, August 18, 2018


Rhode Island punk band Daughters have a new album of screeching, off kilter noise and hardcore post punk melodies headed our way in October on the always interesting Ipecac Records.  "You Won't Get What You Want" sounds like some moody combination of noise and math rock, a dark flow of material to put us all on edge.  Listen to "Satan in the Wait" below and pre-order the record here.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

RIP Aretha Franklin

We lost another icon today.  RIP Aretha Franklin, one of the hippest ladies to ever pick up a microphone.  Listen to one of my favorites, "Save Me," below.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Roosevelt and Washed Out

While summer still technically has a few weeks to go, it's pretty much winding down this week as kids are headed back to school this week (or starting kindergarten in my case), so it certainly feels like it's over.  But don't let that stop you from hearing one last dreamy, gooey summertime jam, this time around from German musician/producer Roosevelt and featuring an assist from Washed Out no less.  Check out the airy "Forgive" below and be on the lookout for Roosevelt's "Young Romance" LP due in late September on City Slang.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Single Lash

Austin label Holodeck Records has been on a bit of a tear lately, their string of 2018 releases all ranking with the best that the label has ever offered.  And if my suspicions are correct, and the label sampler that came out way back in March is any indication, that tear is going to continue.  The latest is the upcoming "Providence" LP from the spacey, dreamy, shoegazey Single Lash.  Listen to "Come True" below and pre-order the record here.  It's due in October.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Princess Chelsea

I first heard New Zealand artist Princess Chelsea a few years ago with her brand of catchy, pulsing synth pop, but her latest album, the upcoming "The Loneliest Girl," she seems to be channeling a more '60s girl group doo-wop kind of thing, and i am here for it.  Listen to the wonderful retro bubblegum of "I Love My Boyfriend" below, and be sure to grab the record here next month from Lil' Chief.

Lucy Camp

Here's an interesting little pop hybrid from San Jose artist Lucy Camp.  "Disguise" is a kind of dreampop, synth pop, dance, and hip-hop combo, and a head-nodding little earworm to boot.  Listen below, and get the "Summer Camp" EP here.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

The Daysleepers

Here's some epic and blissed out shoegaze from Buffalo's The Daysleepers.  New album "Creation" is due next month.  Pre-order it from the band here and listen to the reverbed and echoed expanse of the title track below.

Saturday, August 11, 2018


Here's a little gothy, synthy, darkwave post punk for this dreary (in Central Texas anyway) Saturday morning.  Chicago's LNLY craft cold and pulsing little pop numbers to wait for the night to.  Listen to "The Lonely" below and get the "LNLY" EP cassette here from the band.