Monday, January 31, 2022

Bill Callahan & Bonnie "Prince" Billy

Through pretty much the entirety of this global pandemic, fellow troubadours Bill Callahan and Bonnie "Prince" Billy have been releasing singles and covers together with a slew of guest artists like Ty Segall, Sir Richard Bishop, Cassie Berman of Silver Jews, and on and on.  They've all been great, and now you can get them all in the same place with the recently released "Blind Date Party."  All 19 tracks are wonderful, but check out this new version of Callahan's own "Our Anniversary" featuring Dead Rider.  Then get the record here from Drag City.

Daily Jam - Do You Wanna Taste It

I don't know if you guys have been watching the "Peacemaker" show on HBO Max, but if not, you should know that it's delightful.  Part of that delight comes from all the glam and hair metal deep cuts that soundtrack the thing.  And those opening credits.  Norwegian hair metal revival band Wig Wam released "Do You Wanna Taste It" way back in 2010, and now it's the "Peacemaker" theme song.  Incredible work everyone.  It's been in my head non-stop since the show's debut a few weeks ago.  And now it cam be in yours.  "Do You Wanna Taste It," our Daily Jam.

And you might as well check out those opening credits if you haven't already...

Sunday, January 30, 2022

The Drin

And my day has just been made, by chance coming across an amazing record that could very well still be making noise in my headspace by year's end.  Cincinnati post punk band The Drin make noisy, dubby, lo-fi punk, that feels like it was produced in an empty factory somewhere along a gray and decaying countryside.  Check out the album opening "Full Moon Natural Sickos" below and order the "Engines Sing for the Pale Moon" LP here from Drunken Sailor Records.

Daily Jam - One Way or Another

One of my radio station discoveries when i was a DJ at KVRX, the trip-hop sounds of Locust's "Morning Light" are never too far from my stereo.  Here's "One Way or Another," our Daily Jam.

Saturday, January 29, 2022

LEYA and Julie Byrne

Experimental Brooklyn duo LEYA just dropped a new track with an assist from fellow New York artist Julie Byrne.  The collaborative result is "Glass Jaw," a moody and brooding piece of sound.  Check it out below and download it here from NNA Tapes.

Daily Jam - The Endless Game

I really could sit around and listen to Ennio Morricone all day long.  I could, but i've got stuff i have to do, so let's at least just get a little fix with the Maestro's theme from the British TV movie "The Endless Game."  Check it out below, our Daily Jam.

Friday, January 28, 2022

Friday Horror Trailer - The Initiation

Probably NSFW.


The good folks over at Warp Records are set to release 3 new collections of music from the gone but not forgotten band Broadcast (a perennial favorite around these parts).  The albums include two records that were previously tour-only CDs, "Mother Is the Milky Way," and "Microtonics Vols. 1 & 2," and the other, "BBC Maida Vale Sessions," collects recordings from the BBC.  All of them are most definitely worth your time.  Pre-order them here, and listen to the band cover Nico's "Sixty Forty" below.

The Smile

We got a new track from The Smile yesterday, the group comprised of Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood and Sons of Kemet's Tom Skinner.  There's a jazzy groove working on "The Smoke," and i am here for it.  Check it out below and download it here via XL Recordings.  Full-length drops when?

Daily Jam - Tourette's

In days of yore when i used to make cassette mixtapes, i'd often find myself with an extra minute or two of unused space that i could either leave blank or stick just part of a song on.  Most of the time i'd just use the minute and a half blast of Nirvana's "Tourette's" instead, sometimes on both sides of the same tape.  Check it out below, our Daily Jam.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Large Plants - La Isla Bonita

Former Wolf People member Jack Sharp now makes chugging retro psych rock as Large Plants.  As a goof, he covered Madonna's "La Isla Bonita," and accidentally made something outstanding.  It actually sounds like it predates the original.  Amazing.  Check it out below and grab the 7" here from Ghost Box.

The Hanging Stars

You don't ever really see the genre moniker of alt-country thrown around much anymore.  I guess the style was kind of absorbed by psych and folk, and redubbed Americana or something like that.  At any rate, it's very much what UK band The Hanging Stars are making, and it's wonderful.  Achy, wistful country melodies with some cosmic steel and slide.  Check out new single "Radio On" below and get it here.

Tess Parks

I first heard Canadian artist Tess Parks a few years back when she made a record with Brian Jonestown Massacre madman Anton Newcombe.  And now she's got a new solo effort coming our way in April, with vinyl to follow in May.  Check out the psych pop and nostalgic vibes of "Happy Birthday Forever" below and pre-order the "And Those Who Were Seen Dancing" record here coming out on Fuzz Club Records and Hand Drawn Dracula.

Daily Jam - How I Could Just Kill a Man

I understand Cypress Hill.  I can totally understand.  Here's "How I Could Just Kill a Man," our Daily Jam.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022


I came upon this song yesterday afternoon and then proceeded to listen to it maybe a dozen times in a row.  I love it when that happens.  The song in question is "The Harvest," the title track to the upcoming new album from Welsh doom metal band MWWB, formerly elongated as Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard.  The track is a heavy dose of doom and stoner metal, mixed with elements of space rock, psychedelia, prog, sludge, and shoegaze, hard riffs and angelic vocals.  It kicks ass and i cannot wait to hear the rest of the record when it drops in March.  Check it out below and pre-order here from New Heavy Sounds.

Maria Elena Silva

I missed Kansas artist Maria Elena Silva's "Eros" LP when it dropped back in October, but i'm remedying that now.  It's something else, an entrancing mix of folk, jazz, and otherness that features LA jazz musician Jeff Parker among the backing band.  Silva's sometimes whispered vocals, sung in both English and Spanish, hang like specks of dust in the air, moving this way and that to the band's improvisations.  Check out the album opening "December" below and get the record here.

Daily Jam - Man from the Anthill

Here's some dusty, staticky early '00s laptop music from the then 17-year old New England artist Khonnor.  "Man from the Anthill" sounds like something being broadcast from another dimension or some far away world that you're just barely picking up on your car's radio.  Check it out below, our Daily Jam.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022


Swedish pop band Hater have a new record heading our way in April with "Sincere."  These guys and kind of fallen off my radar since 2018's synthy "Siesta" LP, but they've got some '90s alt-rock and shoegaze vibes going on new single "Something."  This is probably one to keep an ear on.  Check the track out below and pre-order the new LP here from Fire Records.


Here's a really chilled out piece of electronic music from Portland producer patchnotes.  "Baby" just kind of hangs in the air like steam or cosmic dust in the ether.  Check it out below and pre-order the "Golden Hour" album for a dollar here from Pacific Plaza Records.

Daily Jam - From Here to Eternity

The thick caterpillar on my man Giorgio Moroder's face on the "From Here to Eternity" LP will never cease to impress the hell out of me.  So here's that album's title track, our Daily Jam.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Je T'Aime

I feel those darkwave synths in the pit of my soul.  And Parisian band Je T'Aime has plenty to spare along with post punk rhythms and gothic vibes on their upcoming new album "Passive."  Check out "Another Day in Hell" below and pre-order the LP here.

Daily Jam - Dark World

I've never seen any of the 70's documentary series "Inner Space," but i do know it featured narration from William Shatner and wonderful underwater photography from Ron and Valerie Taylor of "Jaws" fame.  I should probably check it out, if not for that mentioned above, then for composer Sven Libaek's excellent score.  Check out the chilled out "Dark World" below, our Daily Jam.

Sunday, January 23, 2022


Glasgow's noise-drenched, shoegaze-tinged psych rock outfit Helicon just dropped their new "Freakquency" EP full of reverb and fuzz.  Check out the instrumental title track below and download the whole thing here from the band.

Daily Jam - Ocean Man

No explanation needed, just listen to Ween.  Here's "Ocean Man," our Daily Jam.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Charlie Gabriel

New Orleans saxophonist Charlie Gabriel has been making music for almost 80 years, and finally makes it up front and center with the upcoming "Eighty Nine" LP.  The artist has played with all manner of jazz legend throughout his career and with the Preservation Hall Band since 2006.  This new record finds him rediscovering his love of his craft after a bout of depression when losing his last living sibling to COVID.  The stripped down session, primarily just sax, guitar, and vocals, includes some old standards and a couple of new tunes as well.  Check out "The Darker It Gets" below and pre-order the record here from Sub Pop.

Daily Jam - Junto a Mi

Nothing like some 1960's Mexican garage rock to start your weekend to.  Here's Los Monstruos with "Junto a Mi," our Daily Jam.

Friday, January 21, 2022

White Flowers Remixed

Dreamy UK shoegaze band White Flowers has an EP of remixes heading our way next month.  And the first mix we're hearing comes from Doves guitarist Jez Williams.  Check out his remix of "Portra" below and order the album here from Tough Love.

Friday Horror Trailer - Patrick Still Lives


Daily Jam - The Good Life

I'm not really into them anymore, but those first two album dropped like a ton of dynamite back when i was in high school.  I'm talking about Weezer of course.  Here's "The Good Life" from 1996's sophomore effort "Pinkerton," our Daily Jam.

Thursday, January 20, 2022


I am just a total sucker for pop music that injects the right amount of shoegaze and dreampop into the fold.  Thus my love for the music of artists like Hatchie.  New album "Giving the World Away" drops in April.  Listen to "Quicksand" below and pre-order the album here from Secretly Canadian.


I'm coming across all manner of new music today.  March is set to bring us new darkwave and industrial tinged death rock from LA band VR SEX.  Check out "Victim or Vixen" below and pre-order the "Rough Dimension" LP here from Dais Records.

Death Valley Girls

Today is apparently the day i find myself late to the vinyl party for every release i come across.  And so we have the wonderful new split 7" from Le Butcherettes and Death Valley Girls.  I'm partial to hazy, sun-drenched garage rock vibes of the latter, so check out Death Valley Girls' "When I'm Free" below and download both tracks here from Suicide Squeeze.

The Soundcarriers

UK band The Soundcarriers have a new album of psych-tinged pop rock heading our way at the end of the week.  "Wilds" finds the band in similar waters to groups like Broadcast, pulling from '60s psychedelia, weird folk, and cinematic sounds.  The vinyl is already sold out from the artist, so you will need to check around, but you can get the download here.  Do that and listen to "At the Time" below.


French grunge.  French throwback '90s alt-rock.  That's essentially what we're getting with "Forgotten," the latest LP from French YGGL, and it's pretty damn cool.  Following up the grunge meets cold wave vibes of 2020's "Hazy" LP, the new record still features plenty of synths but moves in a more straightforward rock direction, albeit one that's a little woozy and warbled.  Check out "Imagine" below and pre-order the new album here.

Daily Jam - Great Days for the Passenger Element

In the aftermath of Failure in the late '90s, and well before the band's reunion in the '10s, Ken Andrews fronted a half dozen different projects while Greg Edwards landed with the spacey alt-rock band Autolux.  Consequently, that band spawned quite the following too.  Check out "Great Days for the Passenger Element" below, our Daily Jam.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Krallice - Crystalline Exhaustion

The boundary pushing, New York black metal band Krallice seem to love dropping albums on us at a moment's notice, so in true fashion they just announced a new release heading our way at the end of the month.  "Crystalline Exhaustion" is out digitally on 1/28 and will see a vinyl release (god willing) in March.  Check out the title track below, which moves from celestial synths to something proggier to atmospheric black metal and then back to those synths again, and keep an eye on P2 Records and Gilead Media for the release.


Portland artist Mizmor just released a new 2-track album of downer doom metal and ambient transcendence.  Check out "Wit's End" below and order the record of same name here from Gilead Media.

Daily Jam - The Present

It's currently about 70 degrees and misty.  We have a wildfire raging just to the southeast of us.  It's supposed to snow tomorrow.  Central Texas and climate change are something else.  You gotta laugh to keep from crying.  So mellow out with some '90s slowcore vibes from Bedhead.  Listen to "The Present" below, our Daily Jam.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Winged Wheel

Here's some weird and cool music from Detroit band Winged Wheel.  The project consists of members of Tyvek, Spray Paint, Matchess, and the Powers / Rolin Duo, and they make a propulsive kind of post punk that pulls from prog rock, krautrock, shoegaze, and more.  Listen to "Monsella" below and pre-order the upcoming "No Island" LP here from 12XU.

Daily Jam - Sanddollars

These are selfish times.  These are selfish times.  Here's Why? with "Sanddollars," our Daily Jam.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Eve Adams

LA singer/songwriter Eve Adams just released her new album "Metal Bird" over the weekend, and it's a striking folk record with flourishes of jazz and cinematic orchestration.  The artist describes the sound and vibe of the record as folk-noir, and that term probably captures the tone perfectly.  Check out "Butterflies" below and order the album here.

Heart Shaped

Here's some lo-fi and dreamy garage pop from Belfast's Heart Shaped.  Jangle and fuzz for everyone!  Check out "No Contact" below and get the 7" along with a T-shirt here from the artist.

Daily Jam - Y Crewr

Years ago, i bought a compilation CD called "Prog Is Not A Four Letter Word" that sparked an interest in finding weird and wonderful jams from all over the world, Middle Eastern psychedelia, Eastern European funk, desert blues, French prog and disco, and so on and so forth.  In a lot of ways, it has been one of the more influential purchases of my decades of music fandom.  And it introduced me to Welsh folk, psych, and prog rock band Brân.  Their 1975 album "Ail Ddechra" is something else.  Check out "Y Crewr" below, our Daily Jam.

Sunday, January 16, 2022


I came across some wonderfully dark and weird music during my COVID delirium the last couple of days from Mütterlein.  The project of Marion Leclercq, the French artist fuses the sounds and vibes of gothy post punk, black metal, industrial noise, and dungeon synth to create something mysterious and ritualistic.  Music for dark spaces.  Check out "Mother of Wrath" below and get the "Bring Down the Flags" LP here from Debemur Morti Productions. 

Molly Nilsson

I had totally forgotten that Berlin, lo-fi, synth artist Molly Nilsson had a new album hitting us this month (yesterday to be exact).  "Extreme" features plenty of the artist's usual melancholy sentiment cloaked in synth pop and lo-fi aesthetic, but this time around she's thrown some guitars into the mix.  It makes for a fuller sound.  Check out "Sweet Smell of Success" below and order the record here from Night School.

Daily Jam - Hilltop Procession Momentum Gaining

My COVID symptoms the past few days have been all over the place.  I'll start feeling better in one regard only to have something else flare up.  It's weird.  I'm pretty good today, but i've got a kind of lightheadedness that i can't seem to shake.  And the whole family is going stir crazy.  Just gotta get through the woods.  Here's some Olivia Tremor Control to get us there.  Listen to "Hilltop Procession Momentum Gaining" below, our Daily Jam.

Saturday, January 15, 2022


From London, here's a little post punk-tinged disco from Holodrum.  "Free Advice" bounces and grooves like it could have been spinning at a Manchester club 30 years ago.  Check it out below and pre-order the upcoming, self-titled EP here from Gringo Records.

Daily Jam - Faces in Disguise

While we continue to try and rid our house of pestilence over the weekend, here's a track from Sunny Day Real Estate's swan song "The Rising Tide."  Listen to "Faces in Disguise" below, our Daily Jam.

Friday, January 14, 2022


Bristol band THROTH have had a pretty prolific output of doom-laden, noise-riddled, shoegaze and space rock-tinged music over the last two years, and their latest EP, "SIX," just dropped a couple of days ago.  Check out "Alone and Unworthy" below, and pay what you want for the download here.

Friday Horror Trailer - Seedpeople