Monday, July 31, 2023

Whitney K.

Canadian troubadour Whitney K is back this September with a new album of rock and folk ditties for the masses.  Check out new tune "Ode to the Old Ways" below and pre-order the "Vivi!" LP here from Maple Death Records.

Daily Jam - Heartwork

I'm tired, sore (i turned my ankle on Friday), and also insanely busy for the foreseeable future.  Here's a little death metal from Carcass.  Listen to "Heartwork" below, our Daily Jam.

Sunday, July 30, 2023


French artist DDENT is back with a new EP of post rock, metal, and noise with this month's "Ex Auditu (Part 2)."  Opening track "La Nuit Transforme" sounds like sonic anguish and awe, and i like it very much.  Listen below and download the whole EP here from Chien Noir.

Daily Jam - Isi

Wife and kids convinced me to get a new dog yesterday.  I was never going to be ready again, so now is as good a time as any.  Here's some krautrock from Neu! to celebrate.  Listen to "Isi" below, our Daily Jam.

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Karl Lihn

Digging around Bandcamp and came across the new album "K" by Chilean composer and artist Karl Lihn.  The album is a blurry mix of post punk and psychedelic rock, the sounds of staring at the sun for too long.  Listen to "Resurrection" below and get the album here from Echodelick Records.

The Holy Family

Here's some weird and kind of unsettling new music from UK psych outfit The Holy Family.  "Bad Travelling" sounds like a harbinger, and not of something good.  Check it out below and get the new "Go Zero" LP here from Rocket Recordings.

Daily Jam - The Girls Want to Be with the Girls

Never, ever, ever, ever gonna happen, but it sure would make me smile if the Talking Heads reunited.  Here's a cut from their 1978 album "More Songs About Buildings and Food."  Listen to "The Girls Want to Be with the Girls" below, our Daily Jam.

Friday, July 28, 2023

Haunt Me

Here's some moody and gothic and a little lo-fi darkwave from Austin's Haunt Me.  Check out "Our Ghost" below and get the artist's new "This Sadness Never Ends" LP here.

Friday Horror Trailer - Piranha 3D

Daily Jam - Backwater

Let's listen to some Brian Eno today.  Here's "Backwater," our Daily Jam.

Thursday, July 27, 2023


The ever prolific Sadness keeps churning out the shoegaze, dreampop, and black metal hits, with three releases so far this month.  It's all worth checking out, but for the meantime, listen to "Elisa in Summer Night," taken from the split album "Summerset Streetlights" with Kenopsia, below, and download the whole thing here for a dollar.


Electronic artist Crystal♱Angel has kind of a witch house take on Enigma thing going on, elements of that genre swirling with gothic moods and sensual rhythms.  It's pretty cool.  Check out "Tulpa Creation" below and download the new "A Guiding Light" album here from Untitled Burial.

Augustus Miller

Augustus Miller, one half of the Massachusetts darkwave group Boy Harsher, is set to drop "Cellulosed Bodies" in September, a collection of soundtracks the artist created for a couple of different projects called "Crash" and "Automaton."  Check out the moody and pulsing "Fur and Metal" below and pre-order the LP here from Nude Club Records.


Here's some new music from UK synth punk band Powerplant.  Dig on the frenetic "Beautiful Boy" below and get the new "Grass" EP here from the band.

Flat Worms

LA garage band Flat Worms have a new record coming out in September.  Check out the noise and crunch of "Suburban Swans" below and pre-order the "Witness Marks" LP here from Drag City.

Daily Jam - Big Bang Baby

Here's a song that came out when i was in high school.  Check out Stone Temple Pilots and "Big Bang Baby" below, our Daily Jam.

RIP Sinead O'Connor

I was so busy with work yesterday that i didn't find out about Sinead O'Connor's passing until late last night.  This makes me so sad.  She was the embodiment of punk ethos, defiantly speaking truth to power, even while doing so destroyed her career.  She was a real one.  RIP Sinead O'Connor.

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Sven Wunder

Multi-instrumentalist Sven Wunder has a new album coming our way this fall with "Late Again."  Check out the lush, cinematic, and ever so grooving "Take a Break" below and pre-order the LP here from the artist.

Daily Jam - Gunman

Man, it's been a long day.  It's after 8pm, and i'm just now getting around to blogging.  Here's a rockin' little number from supergroup Them Crooked Vultures.  Listen to "Gunman" below, our Daily Jam.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023


I need to get to work, but let me leave you with a noisy new track from prolific Japanese shoegaze outfit STOMP TALK MODSTONE.  Listen to "Hello, New World" below and download it here.

Emma Anderson

Speaking of Lush, co-founder Emma Anderson has a solo album coming our way in October with "Pearlies."  Check out the dreamy, sing-songy "Bend the Round" below and pre-order the record here from Sonic Cathedral.

Daily Jam - Sweetness and Light

Here's a wonderful old track from Lush to float us through our Tuesday.  Listen to "Sweetness and Light" below, our Daily Jam.

Monday, July 24, 2023


Enigmatic electronic producer Burial just released a new track on a split 12" with fellow electronic artist Kode9.  Listen to the ethereal "Unknown Summer" below and get the song or the record here from Fabric Originals.

Tan Cologne

Here's a hazy and dusty new track from New Mexico duo Tan Cologne.  "Visitation" sounds like sitting in the desert at night, the hum of the dark and sands around you.  Check it out below and download it here.

Holy Hive

New York band Holy Hive have a wonderful psych and soul thing going on and released their fantastic self-titled album in 2021.  Unbeknownst to me, the band broke up right around the same time that album was released, which is a bummer.  But i guess as a farewell gift of sorts, the band are set to put out a record of unreleased tunes recorded during their time together with the upcoming "Big Crown Vaults Vol. 3." courtesy of Big Crown Records.  Check out "Love It Is Not Love," which i'm honestly surprised didn't make it onto an album before now, below and pre-order the record here.

Bélver Yin

Spanish shoegaze band Bélver Yin released a couple of albums in the '90s, and then like so many others, faded away into obscurity.  Recently, Australian label Efficient Space reissued the band's early work, stoking the fires of creativity within them and bringing about the upcoming reunion album "Para Me Madre."  Check out the album's dreamy opening track "Una Vida Por Delante (Candela's Song)" below and pre-order the album here.

Luke Schneider

Pedal steel guitarist and ambient country artist Luke Schneider just released new album "It Is Solved by Walking," five tracks of meditative bliss that sounds like the sun rising over creation (or a lot like the cover art).  Check out "Gloria" below and get the record here from Centripetal Force.

Daily Jam - I Like Your Photographs

Very irritated and disappointed with a couple of old friends right now, and there's nothing i can do to remedy the situation except watch as a 3 decade friendship crumbles away.  It's sad and disheartening and has certainly grayed my mood the last couple of days.  Anyway, here's a melancholy track from Starflyer 59 to start our Monday with.  Listen to "I Like Your Photographs" below, our Daily Jam.

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Daily Jam - It's the Same Old Song

Sunday feels like the perfect day for The Four Tops.  Here's their classic, "It's the Same Old Song," our Daily Jam.

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Daily Jam - Almost Gold

My schedule is about to really blow once this weekend is over.  So before i get busy, busy, busy, i'm just going to relax (hopefully by the pool) and listen to some Jesus and Mary Chain.  Here's "Almost Gold," our Daily Jam.

Friday, July 21, 2023

Friday Horror Trailer - Day of the Animals

Daily Jam - Patriot's Lullabye

One of my favorite '60s psych records is the wonderful self-titled album from The United States of America from 1968.  You can hear its influence in bands like Broadcast and Stereolab.  The following year, member Joe Byrd would go on to make "The American Metaphysical Circus" with his group Joe Byrd and The Field Hippies.  While that album doesn't quite reach the heights of its predecessor, it's a strange, cool trip all the same.  Check out "Patriot's Lullabye" below, our Daily Jam.

Thursday, July 20, 2023


UK synthwave artist GUNSHIP has a new album coming our way in September, and it has a whole slew of different guest artists on it.  Some of these guests seem obvious (Carpenter Brut, Power Glove, John Carpenter), and some others not so much (Dave Lombardo, Gavin Rossdale, Britta Phillips).  At any rate, i await hearing the whole thing.  In the meanwhile, check out the Power Glove assisted "Ghost" below and pre-order the "Unicorn" album here.

Daily Jam - Death of a Clown

Somewhere along the way these last couple weeks, The Kinks' "Death of a Clown" made its way into my brain and has established permanent residence.  It's not going here it is.  Listen below, our Daily Jam.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Helpful People

Here's a little lo-fi jangle from Bay area band Helpful People.  The group features members of Skygreen Leopards and The Mantles, and the soothing gentle fuzz is just what i needed this morning.  Check out "Bugs from Below" below and order the "Brokenblossom Threats" LP here from Tall Texan.

Daily Jam - Panic

I hate that The Smiths have become one of those "separate the art from the artist" kind of situations for me, but a particular lead singer's fascistic point of view tends to do that.  Anyway, i still dig the old songs, so here's "Panic," our Daily Jam.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023


Noisy UK band THROTH are back with new album "Six Feet Beneath Me Sleep," and this time around they've thrown some British folk sounds into the mix.  It adds an eerie effect to the din and distortion.  Check out "Magpie" below and get the album here.

Daily Jam - Beetlebum (Moby's Mix)

I feel like all the alt-rock bands got their songs remixed by electronic artists in the late '90s.  It was just a thing.  Anyway, here's Blur getting the remix treatment by Moby.  Listen to "Beetlebum (Moby's Mix)" below, our Daily Jam.

Monday, July 17, 2023

Lost Girls

Lost Girls, Jenny Hval's collaborative project with multi-instrumentalist Havard Volden, are back with new song "Ruins."  There's an icy avant garde thing going on, and i am here for it.  Check the track out below and get it here from Smalltown Supersound.

Daily Jam - The End of History

Here's some quirky, lo-fi alt-pop from Momus to start our week to.  Until i looked just now, i had no idea the man has been making music for almost 40 years now.  Anyway, check out "The End of History" below, our Daily Jam.

Sunday, July 16, 2023

RIP Jane Birkin

RIP to singer and actress Jane Birkin.

White Beast

Plenty of bands these days pull from the grunge and alt-rock sounds of the '90s, and it's very cool when one of those bands does so from the crustier side of things.  Virginia duo White Beast sound like the bands that influenced the bands that made it big.  Noisier.  Fuzzier.  Heavier.  Grungier.  Check out "Suffering Spectacle" below from the band's new "Suffering Time" LP, and get the record here.

Daily Jam - Drag

Here's some '90s shoegaze from Bethany Curve to soundtrack your Sunday morning.  We're eating donuts and cleaning house over here.  You?  Listen to "Drag" below, our Daily Jam.

Saturday, July 15, 2023

A. Savage

Here's a new track from Parquet Courts member A. Savage, his first solo material since 2017's "Thawing Dawn."  Listen to "Thanksgiving Prayer" below and download it here from Rough Trade.

Daily Jam - Moonshine

It's been over a hundred degrees here everyday for weeks now and weeks to come.  It makes me want to get back to the Pacific coast.  Here's some Dennis Wilson to put me in the appropriate mood.  Listen to "Moonshine" below, our Daily Jam.

Friday, July 14, 2023

Urban Heat

Austin darkwave and post punk band Urban Heat just dropped a cover of Q Lazzarus's timeless "Goodbye Horses."  It's been something to see that song become this kind of precious specter over the last 35 years.  Everyone loves it.  Anyway, check out the cover below and get it here.

Friday Horror Trailer - Scarecrows

Daily Jam - Memory Band

And now for a little orchestra and soul from Minnie Riperton for our Friday.  Listen to "Memory Band" below, our Daily Jam.

Thursday, July 13, 2023


LA duo T R E M O U R S make a droney mix of death rock and shoegaze that feels like it could soundtrack losing oneself in the sun drenched desert or the neon soaked back alleys of the city.  Either way.  Check out new single "Dark Glasses" below and get the 7" here from the band.

Vanishing Twin

UK outfit Vanishing Twin return in October with a new album of post-punk and dreampop tinged kosmische psychedelia.  Pre-order "Afternoon X" here from Fire Records and listen to the title track below.