By now, we should all be used to Fat Possum Records eating up as many buzz bands as they can. The days of the label being home to The Black Keys and a bunch of old blues men are long gone. Still, the news that Olympia longhairs Milk Music signed to Fat Possum seemed a bit odd. For even though Milk Music played the Pitchfork Music Festival last year, I never got the impression they were much loved outside of the rock record nerd crowd. Certainly, they weren’t big enough for a move like this one. Right? Rock is dead. Right? Oh, but they sure can rip, in a Mudhoney and motor bikes kind of way. Check lead single, “I’ve Got a Wild Feeling,” from their new LP, Cruise Your Illusion (Apr 2nd), below.
- January 28, 2015
It's not just the whole damn country that's about to blow up, with his third long player in less than three years, Lamont "Bim" Thomas is due to blow up, too. For more than any other Obnox record, Boogalou Reed, showcases Thomas' unique ability to blur the lines between punk rock, hip-hop, and experimental sounds. There are no beat-based joints, or punk rock ragers, or improv head fucks. Instead, there are Obnox songs, fifteen of them, to be precise, and each one gives the listener a slightly different perspective into the mind of Thomas, on this, the outlaw rockers' most poignant work to date. Read More
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