Friday, January 31, 2020

Thursday, January 30, 2020


It looks like next month will bring us a new record from Tycho, full of blissful, dreamy, Balearic-tinged beats and harmonies.  Listen to the hazy "Outer Sunset" below and pre-order the "Simulcast" LP here from Mom+Pop.

Daily Jam - Come Together

I think i'm probably about due for a Primal Scream revival.  They've got a vast and eclectic catalog of music just waiting for me to rediscover.  Might as well kick it off with the Madchester psychedelic gospel vibes of "Come Together."  Listen to the single mix below, our Daily Jam.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Cale Parks

Here's some groovy, synthy, instrumental pop from former Yeasayer drummer Cale Parks.  Listen to "Boards" below and grab the album of the same name here from Whirling Wolf.

Daily Jam - Coming Down

I miss the Dum Dum Girls.  Here's "Coming Down," our Daily Jam.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020


Combining elements of shoegaze, goth, and darkwave synth pop (all things that i love very much), comes another death rock band outta California.  Fearing's album "Shadow" is due in April, and it should bring the dreamy gloom.  Listen to "Good Talks" below and pre-order the album here from the band.

Daily Jam - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

Van Morrison annoys me, but his old garage rock band Them were pretty darn great.  Here's their cover of Bob Dylan's "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue," a song i discovered in the '90s because Beck sampled it, our Daily Jam.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Jeff Parker

International Anthem has been putting out top notch modern jazz music for a few years, and their latest release comes from Chicago multi-instrumentalist Jeff Parker.  Check out "Gnarciss" from the wonderful "Suite for Max Brown," and get the record here.

Daily Jam - Civil War

Feeling Guns N' Roses this morning, so here's "Civil War," our Daily Jam.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

White Flowers

Here's a little blend of shoegaze and dreampop from the UK's White Flowers.  Listen to "Night Drive" below and order the "Night Drive/Portra" 12" here from Tough Love.


Denver's Madeline Johnston creates lo-fi shoegaze nuggets as Midwife, crunchy and hazy pieces of sound to lay on the floor to.  Listen to "Anyone Can Play Guitar" below and pre-order the upcoming "Forever" LP here, due in April on The Flenser.


Nothing can soothe the nerves quite like new age music meant for plants.  It's true.  Check out "Six Songs for Invisible Gardens," the latest album from LA artist Green-House for confirmation.  Get zen with "Soft Meadow" below and grab the cassette here from Leaving Records.

Local H

I've always felt that Chicago's Local H was a criminally underrated band from the '90s alt-rock zeitgeist, producing better work than maybe 95% of their peers.  So it's nice to see that they're still around and gearing up a new record for April release to coincide with their 30th(!) anniversary.  Check out the crunchy "Turn the Bow" below and pre-order the upcoming "Lifers" LP here from AntiFragile Music.

Wolf Parade

I always liked Wolf Parade, their first record in particular, and i'm digging on these '00s dance rock vibes on display on new album "Thin Mind."  Listen to the bouncy and instantly catchy "Against the Day" below and grab the record here, out now on Sub Pop.

Daily Jam - The Final Cut

Pink Floyd's "The Final Cut" served as kind of a denouement to "The Wall," a continuation that found Waters in even more bitter and anguished territory.  The album's a little uneven, but when it lands, it's a masterpiece, and the title track might be my favorite thing the band ever did.  It crushes me every single time.  Listen below, our Daily Jam.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Daily Jam - The Eagle and The Hawk

I don't think there are enough people out there who realize how great John Denver was.  Join me my friends.  Listen to "The Eagle and The Hawk" below, our Daily Jam.

Chromatics - Toy

Still no "Dear Tommy" to be seen, but Chromatics just keep on releasing new music anyway.  And, just a few days after putting out a 40+ track special edition of their "Closer to Grey" album, we have another new single, the glimmering and divine "Toy."  Listen to the glorious, dreamy pop below and get the single here from Italians Do It Better.


Lightening the mood a little bit with the latest from Canada's TOPS.  New album "I Feel Alive" is heading our way in April, but go ahead and check out the new wavey dreampop band's title track below.  And get the record here from House Arrest Distribution.

The Men

Man, Sacred Bones has a whole slate of good stuff coming our way in the next couple of months.  The latest from New York band The Men, "Mercy," finds the group wading in a kind of post-punk, garage rock tinged '80s rock sound.  Listen to "Children All Over the World" below and pre-order ther record here.

Daniel Davies

Daniel Davies has notably been playing and performing with John Carpenter on the filmmaker/musician's last couple of albums.  And now, Davies has a solo effort heading our way on Sacred Bones next month.  Listen to "Phantom Waltz" below, a track that kind of reminds me of New Order's "Elegia," and pre-order the "Signals" LP here.

Hilary Woods

Hilary Woods released her fantastic "Colt" LP back in 2018, and it appears a follow up is on the way in March on Sacred Bones.  "Birthmarks" finds the artist wading through similar folk sounds, albeit this time a little darker, a little more goth, a little spookier maybe.  Listen to "Tongues of Wild Boar" below and pre-order the record here.

David Lynch Featuring Jack Cruz

Monday saw the surprise release of a David Lynch short film called "What Did Jack Do?" on Netflix in which the director interrogates a monkey named Jack Cruz.  The short featured the song "The Flame of Love," sung by Jack, and Sacred Bones has seen to it to release it and another song for our listening consumption.  Bask in the song's glory below and pre-order the 7" here.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Friday Horror Trailer - The Haunting

Daily Jam - Shadowboxer

It's pretty wild to think that it's been close to 25 years since Fiona Apple first laid her wonderful lament on us.  And i'm still hooked on that very first single.  Listen to "Shadowboxer" below, our Daily Jam.


Hanging out over at Ipecac Records this morning and saw that we've got a new album from tētēma, the Mike Patton and Anthony Pateras collaboration, heading our way in April.  Watch the video for kind of chaotic "Haunted on the Uptake" and pre-order the "Necroscape" LP here.

Bohren & Der Club of Gore

Checking in on my friend Shawn yesterday, and the man was a fountain of information, cluing me onto new and upcoming music releases that had until then, flown right by me.  One of those releases is the latest album from Bohren & Der Club of Gore.  The German ambient jazz band's "Patchouli Blue" is out now on Ipecac.  Watch the video for "Tief Gesunken" below, and feel those dark, David Lynch vibes.

Thursday, January 23, 2020


It's been a few years since we last heard from Georgia's proggy synth band Maserati, and now it looks like we've got a new record heading our way this April.  Check out the propulsive and thumping "Wallwalker" below and pre-order the upcoming "Enter the Mirror" LP here from Temporary Residence.

Daily Jam - Stripped

It's about time for some Depeche Mode, so here's "Stripped," our Daily Jam.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Daily Jam - Nightcall

Remembering back to 2011 when i saw "Drive" and was then obsessed with the film, the music, and the whole general aesthetic for months and months and months...and probably still just a little bit to be honest.  Anyway, here's "Nightcall" from Kavinsky featuring Lovefoxxx, our Daily Jam.


Starting this rainy day off with a little psychedelic pop from Melbourne's Sunfruits.  Listen to "Above the Clouds" below and get the new "Certified Organic" EP here from Six Tonnes de Chair Records.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Daily Jam - Masquerade

Here's a little gothy, '80s synth pop from Clan of Xymox.  Listen to "Masquerade" below, our Daily Jam.


Italian ambient artist Stromboli creates dense and layered soundscapes that often sound like the slow motion footage of spacecraft descending upon some cold, faraway moon.  Check out "Shism" below and get the new "Ghosting" LP out later this week here from Oltrarno Recordings.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Holy Fawn

Arizona band Holy Fawn just released a new EP of heavy and beautiful post rock on Friday.  Opening track "Candy" sounds like falling into an endless and terrifying abyss, yet also one that's quite pretty at times too.  Listen below and get "The Black Moon" EP here from Triple Crown Records.


Here's some hazy, psych tinged dreampop from LA artist Geranium.  The self-titled EP is due out next month on Valentine's Day and was mixed by Jorge Elbrecht.  Watch the video for "Separate Life" below and get the cassette here from Forged Artifacts.


Here's a new song from French artist Soko.  Watch the video for "Being Sad Is Not a Crime" below, and be on the lookout for a new record on the horizon soon.

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

The wonderfully monikered Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are back this April with a full on stoner metal assault with new record "Viscerals."  Check out the video for "Reducer" below and pre-order here from Rocket Recordings.

Daily Jam - Judy Is a Dick Slap

I haven't really paid much attention to Belle and Sebastian in a long, long time, but there was a stretch in the late '90s and early '00s when the band released a string of great music, their EPs in particular.  Check out the instrumental "Judy Is a Dick Slap" below, our Daily Jam.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Oog Bogo

Oog Bogo is the project of Meatbodies bassist Kevin Boog, a warped and lo-fi collection of trippy, drippy garage and psych that feels like it could all melt into a puddle at any moment.  Listen to "Tower's Ladder" below and get the self-titled EP here from Drag City.

Daily Jam (Covers Week) - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

A few years back, The Flaming Lips made a bunch of collaborative EPs with a whole slew of different artists like Neon Indian, Lightning Bolt, and Yoko Ono, cuts of which eventually ended up on a full length album called "Heady Fwends."  One of the collabs i was most intrigued by was with the soul and R&B singer Erykah Badu.  That collaboration unfortunately saw a lot of drama between the two artists, but i dig on their epic rendition of Ewan MacColl's and Peggy Seeger's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face."  Check it out below, our Daily Jam.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Wasted Shirt

I thought it had been an hour or two since we last heard from Ty Segall, and here he is with Brian Chippendale for the raucous punk project Wasted Shirt.  Check out the video for first single "Double the Dream" below and pre-order the upcoming "Fungus II" LP here from Famous Class.

Daily Jam (Covers Week) - Philadelphie Story

A few years back, Brian Jonestown Massacre recorded an album of music inspired by and imagined as a soundtrack to films from the French New Wave.  The record featured a cover of French psych rock band Popera Cosmic's "Philadelphie Story" with Soko providing the vocals.  It's awesome.  Check it out below, our Daily Jam.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Daily Jam (Covers Week) - Gamma Ray

Here's Jay Reatard's version of Beck's "Gamma Ray."  I miss that guy.  Listen below, our Daily Jam.

The Sorcerers

Let's enjoy some spooky, jazz, library, and psych tinged music from Leeds band The Sorcerers this morning.  Check out the funky, quirky "People of the Forest" below and get the upcoming "In Search of the Lost City of the Monkey God" LP here from ATA.

Friday Horror Trailer - Maniac Cop 2

Thursday, January 16, 2020


I totally forgot we were getting a new record from Algiers tomorrow.  Lead off single "Dispossession" finds the post punk band really leaning into their protest soul tendencies, and i'm digging it.  Check it out below and get the "There Is No Year" LP here from Matador.

Daily Jam (Covers Week) - Here Comes My Baby

Okay, so this one's a little different.  In 1967 Cat Stevens wrote the song "Here Comes My Baby," which he released in the spring of that year.  But in January of that same year, British group The Tremeloes released their version of the tune.  So the cover actually came out before the original.  Weird.  Anyway, they're both great.  Check out The Tremeloes' version below, our Daily Jam.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020


March will bring us a new record from Denmark's Myrkur with "Folkesange."  The new album foregoes a lot of the black metal from her past two releases and focuses more on traditional Scandinavian folk music.  Check out the first single, "Ella," below and pre-order the album here from Relapse.

Daily Jam (Covers Week) - I'll Be Your Mirror

A little over a decade ago, dreamy/shoegazey indie pop band Atlas Sound released a couple of 7" records housed in sewn sacks, one of which contains a wonderful, home-recorded version of The Velvet Underground's "I'll Be Your Mirror."  I have these records, and back in 2009 when we first got my dog Sydney, she tried to eat them.  Fortunately they survived.  Listen to the song below, our Daily Jam.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Daily Jam (Covers Week) - Falling

Continuing our week of covers with The Wedding Present's excellent rendition of Julee Cruise's "Falling," giving the dreampop staple some lo-fi alt-rock oomph.  Check it out below, our Daily Jam.