Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Destroy Boys • All This Love • 2021




Open Mouth, Open Heart as a whole shows immense growth in the band both as musicians and people. Outspoken advocates for a myriad of social justice issues, especially when it comes to racial equality, LGBTQA+ rights, and inclusion for all, these themes are prevalent in their music, their actions, and how they use their platform. The 13 track album tackles themes of abuse, bullying, insecurity, as well as deeper familial forces and sees the band stepping into, and owning their power - and truly finding their voices.

Letting Up Despite Great Faults • Gemini • 2021


Letting Up Despite Great Faults is back with Mike Lee on vocals, guitars, and programming, Kent Zambrana on bass, Annah Fisette on vocals and guitars, and Daniel Schmidt on drums. IV is the first full length in 8 years and is pouring with stories of growth, nurture, loss, and regret. With all the fuzzed and dreamy instruments and the album even mastered by Simon Scott of Slowdive, it’s hard not to label it shoegaze. But from deep storytelling to catchy pop melodies, it really is so much more. Letting Up Despite Great Faults shows their full maturation and patience on IV. 


"A backdrop of swoony synths that perfectly emulate the moody haze of being in the thick of devotion to another human beingz'
KEXP

""Sonically, “Gemini” is a cosmic daydream, with the resonate and melancholy bliss of all the classic, beautiful noises shimmering from every footstep that emanates from a pedalboard."
– Post-Punk

"terrific new single...shimmering, hazy, and very melodic style still in fine form."
Brooklyn Vegan

"a stellar way to make a return to the fray"
Austin Town Hall

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Ultraviolet Communication • Moon Man • 2021



Ultraviolet Communication are an Alternative Psych Rock trio based out of Phoenix, Arizona. The band formed in 2018 through responses to craigslist ads seeking other musicians to jam with. Their unique sound fuses hard-hitting, melodic guitar riffs and a soulful yet commanding lead vocal with tight, high energy live performances that are sure to leave you wanting more. 

KID DAD • As Soon As America • 2021




"Guitar-driven anthems that could fill arenas" (5/5) -NARC. Magazine

"Kid Dad's debut is bursting to kick down doors and be heard by the wider world" (4/5) -Kerrang!!

Friday, September 17, 2021

Tom Rosenthal • I Went To Bed and I Loved You • 2021




THANK YOU SO MUCH  to everyone who sent in clips of their lost loved ones. I saw and loved them all and I wish we could have put them all in the final video but sadly there just wasn't enough space! 

Oh, life's a killer
We're all the blade
Pretend we're not with our different names
Swimming lonely in this almighty stew

The magic of the everyday
We miss it all but that's the game
And now you're gone I see so much more of you

So universe
Do your worst
Throw it all at me
I'll take your blows
For all I know
They're magic destinies

And I went to bed and I loved you
In the morning I loved you too
In the morning I loved you too

10 000 Russos • Station Europa • 2021





The inertia of the album’s title, they say, is one deeply-rooted in the Western condition – in which ‘common sense’ masquerades political impotence, culture is largely dominated by pastiche and nostalgia and life itself is reduced to an endless cycle of work-consume-repeat. Although, for all that ‘Superinertia’ might take aim at a world without motion, the same cannot be said of 10 000 Russos themselves. On the one hand, since their 2013 debut LP and the three that have followed on Fuzz Club since (2015’s self-titled, 2017’s ‘Distress Distress’ and ‘Kompromat’), 10 000 Russos’ music has always been about as kinetic as it gets: a truly unrelenting, motorik sonic force.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Tom Rosenthal • Uncontrollably • 2021




We tried to close your mouth when you died
We thought it looked undignified
We could not close it

I went to tell the nurse you had died
She looked like she did not really mind
I could not blame her

Then I took myself outside
I felt that you were more out there
If that makes sense

Then I started to cry
Uncontrollably
Man came up to me
Said, "Can I help?"
I said, "You know what? I don't think you can"
"But thanks"

Sun was so bright on the drive back
So much so for a moment I believed
In some kind of sun God
I slept surprisingly well that night
But I woke up early like I'm used to

Like you used to
Then I stared to cry
Uncontrollably
Time came up to me
No more help
Life in front of me
Life in front of me
Life in front of me
Life in front of me
Life in front of me (whoa)

Friday, September 10, 2021

Mort Rose • Je dois savoir • 2021


Mort Rose is a Montreal based rock band founded in 2016. They rapidly made a name for themselves in the Montreal underground with their critically acclaimed debut “Nés pour aimer”. The result is a timely offering that perfectly reflects the urgency and the tension of our generation.


Much darker and more personal than its predecessor, "Au revoir cowboys" is also full of spontaneity and authenticity. The songs on the album feel deconstructed and unfinished, yet are filled with great melodies, energetic rhythms and meticulous arrangements. 

The album, which was recorded in an immersive creative bubble, represents a total rebirth for the band. The record is psychedelic yet accessible, old-school yet fresh. It is set for release on September 10th 2021.

Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney • European Son • 2021



European Son” reimagined by Iggy Pop and Matt Sweeney for I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico, is out today; stream/share HERE. The record, executive produced by the late Hal Willner, is due September 24 via Verve Records, the Velvet Underground’s original label home; pre-order/pre-save HERE. Limited autographed items including vinyl and vinyl test pressings signed by Kurt Vile and other featured artists will be available HERE.

I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico
  1. Sunday Morning – Michael Stipe (3:50)
  2. I’m Waiting For The Man – Matt Berninger (3:44)
  3. Femme Fatale – Sharon Van Etten (w/ Angel Olsen on backing vocals) (4:43)
  4. Venus In Furs – Andrew Bird & Lucius (6:55)
  5. Run Run Run – Kurt Vile & The Violators (6:59)
  6. All Tomorrow’s Parties – St. Vincent & Thomas Bartlett (4:52)
  7. Heroin – Thurston Moore feat. Bobby Gillespie (7:24)
  8. There She Goes Again – King Princess (3:29)
  9. I’ll Be Your Mirror – Courtney Barnett (2:27)
  10. The Black Angel’s Death Song – Fontaines D.C. (3:12)11. European Son – Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney (7:45)

Thursday, September 9, 2021

illuminati hotties • Threatening Each Other Re: Capitalism • 2021




"As Illuminati Hotties, Sarah Tudzin has been rolling out deliriously catchy, high-octane summer jams for the past few months... the versatile Tudzin is proving there’s no genre she can’t make her own." - New York Times

"Sarah Tudzin can do it all. As a producer, mixer and engineer, her resume is proof positive... Like the very best of ih's previous projects, "u v v p" isn't afraid to showcase the sensitive side of the story; between big laughs and even bigger riffs, there's lightness matched with self-reflection." - NPR Music

PLASTIC MERMAIDS • DISCO WINGS • 2021




‘Disco Wings’ sees the band justifying the hype of their debut album, which drew comparisons with the likes of LCD Soundsystem and Animal Collective at the time. The new material has been self-produced once again, however, technical wizard and multi-instrumentalist Jamie Richards was stretched for mixing time, building his Neon Egg pedals for the likes of Bon Iver, Kurt Vile & Hot Chip. The brothers decided to look beyond the band and recruited Ant Whiting (MIA, Lana De Ray) for a fresh take at the mix.