A Jam Packed Wednesday with JEFF the Brotherhood, Disappears, A Place to Bury Strangers, Dirty Dishes, and Twerps
That picture up there, the one of the new JEFF the Brotherhood album, Wasted on the Dream, is reason number one why you should be worried about ...
The Rockometer: Brill Bruisers by The New Pornographers
By definition, a supergroup, like Canada's New Pornographers, should be fun. A supergroup is an opportunity for friends to get together and make music free from the same kind of expectations placed on their main projects. Yet, despite the pedigrees of Carl "AC" Newman, Dan Bejar (Destroyer), Neko Case, and the others who've contributed to the band's last two albums (2007's Challenger and 2010's Together) this supergroup had begun to sound like a super drag. Ornateness had been mistaken for quality. Tempos lurched into mid-tempo hell. The band's most recent effort, Brill Bruisers, is a lot of things: Fun, engaging, a return to form, a new direction, and most definitely not a drag.
Play Me: “Words” by Goat
Sweden's Goat may or may not be descended from some weirdo hippie commune tribe in the Swedish Arctic, and they may or may not be playing the music of their fathers and their father's fathers. What isn't in doubt, however, is their ability to create an always invigorating mix of head music from disparate traditions of psychedelic rock.
A Jam Packed Wednesday with Miss Destiny, Terry Malts, Girl Band, Gap Dream, J Mascis, and Nude Beach
With the likes of White Lung, Perfect Pussy, and Priests all making noise in the underground, 2014 is likely to go down as the year women returned ...
A Jam Packed Thursday with Sloan, The New Pornographers, Elephant Stone and Shabazz Palaces
During Sloan's 20+ years in the business, the band have always taken a democratic approach to their guitar pop. Each album contains a ...
The Rockometer: Typical System by Total Control
Iron Lung Records
Considering Mikey Young's prominence in the ...
A Jam Packed Tuesday with White Fence, Earth, Shabazz Palaces and Zola Jesus
Ten years ago, Tim Pressley fronted the LA psychedelic rock band, Darker My Love, a rock band first, who favored shoegaze volume over ...
Play Me: “Flesh War” by Total Control
Once the side project of Eddy Current Suppression Ring's Mikey Young, Total Control is beginning to sound more and more like the primary outlet ...