Thursday, February 28, 2013

Snapped Ankles – True Ecology (Shit Everywhere)

Your earballs need to check out Snapped Ankles’ debut single “True Ecology (Shit Everywhere)” right now. 

The spacey minimal sounds of Joy Division collide with brutally abstract synth-driven disharmony and a deep lurking sense of malice. It’s post-punk for an apocalyptic space age, so strap on your gas mask, gather all the rocket fuel you can find, and get ready to do battle with evil brain-leeching aliens.

The single officially drops on Ears Have Eyes on March 25th.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cub Scouts – Pool!

Just in time to cure those winter blues, Cub Scouts is back with a brand new video for their breezy new single “Pool!”

With sugary sweet lyrics like “There is a pool and we must go/It’s just something we need to do,” this aptly named quintet has all the optimism, pluck, and charm of the Khaki Scouts from Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Dead Leaf Echo – Memorytraces

More reverb laced dreamy shoegaze from Dead Leaf Echo’s upcoming album Thought & Language.

For more on the album, check out my previous post here.

Stream the “Memorytraces” below and snag a free download here, and you’re in New York, be sure to head over to Mercury Lounge on Wednesday 2/27 for the record release party.

Monday, February 25, 2013

7Bit Hero – Come On. Stand Out.

Punch those Monday blues in the face with the out of control “Come On. Stand Out,” courtesy of Australia’s 7Bit Hero. Like Cut Copy on an insane sugar high at an adolescent slumber party in the early 90’s, this Brisbane quartet is blowing up the dance floor with 16-bit Nintendos.

Watch the winsome video for “Come On. Stand out.” below and be sure to head over to bandcamp where you can snag a free download as well as the rest of their EP We Eat Loot.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Delta Riggs – Counter Revolution

Those lecherous louts of The Delta Riggs finally got around to making a proper music video for the riot inducing “Counter Revolution.”

The video is a bit sparse compared to the diesel-soaked tinder box track, but it still makes you want to light some shit on fire.

Happy Friday. Now go make some trouble.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

AA Loves – Holychild

From the sensuous Portishead-tinged “Watching Waiting” to the heavily sedated Passion Pit-esque “Diamonds On The Rebound” to the exuberantly wholesome earnestness of “Best Friends”(think Freelance Whales), Holychild is pure guiltless fun.

Cool and abstract enough with multiple rhythm changes and heavily syncopated beats for young hepcats, but winsome enough for moms with lyrics like “I have the best friends,” expect Holychild to be played on every car commercial, Microsoft ad, or Jamba Juice in a year or two. I mean that in the most positive way. Honestly, I’m trying hard to be sincere.

Anyways, listen below and judge for yourself and if you like what you hear head over to soundcloud to snag some free downloads. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

AA Loves – Junior Prom EP

New York indie pop duo Junior Prom’s latest EP is a merciless assault on the dance floor – 18 minutes of uninhibited endorphin saturated fun. These two are straight slaying it with their monster hooks and sex-tronic beats. We’re talking massacre at the disco.

Stream the album below or head over to bandcamp to snag your free copy, and be sure to listen to “Sheila Put That Knife Down.”

Monday, February 18, 2013

Filthy Boy – Mental Conditions

Those cheeky English lads, Filthy Boy, have just released “Mental Conditions,” the lead single from their debut LP Smile That Won’t Go Down, which drops next month.

Contrasting a nice stripped back Roy Orbison-esque arrangement with their trademark hysterically debauched lyrics, these chaps are at their twisted best. Over dreamy dulcet guitars, vocalist Patrick Morrissey retells the story of a mad man. With his Alex Kapranos baritone, he belts out lyrics like, “I found a real looker, she’s a nice high class hooker,” “They say it’ll all be okay as long as I take these tablets every day, hooray,” and “They say I’m unsuitable to join society, but they’ll see.”

Have a gander at the video below.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Abbe May - T.R.O.U.B.L.E [Video]

Uh oh! Trouble is here with Abbey May dropping the  video for her seductive new track "T.R.O.U.B.L.E."

Shot in absurdly high def, Abbe May and a group of dangerously seductive sirens slowly emerge from murky waters and charge across a beach and storm a lighthouse in a stunning display of kinetic beauty. Clad like dark goddesses, these women all exude the fierce militant intensity of the mythic inhabitants of Themyscira.

Abbe May will awaken an entirely unwholesome set of feelings in men folk -- leaving you completely turned on, while she tears you limb from limb.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Willie Nelson, John Belushi, a joint, and the Hell's Angels

“Country singer Willie Nelson shares a joint with actor John Belushi as he pinkie swears with a Hells Angel at the Lone Star Cafe. New York City, circa 1980.” via

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Big Deal – Teradactol | June Gloom

What the what? Big Deal just announced that their next album June Gloom drops in May. Isn’t that just a lolerskates inspiring bit of irony.

By the way, if you haven’t heard “Teradactol” the first cut off their forthcoming album, you need to get on it immediately. In a dramatic departure from the quiet guitar duets that characterized their debut album, Lights Out, “Teradactol” features thunderous drums and monstrous fuzz that adds an anthemic quality to their sullen vocals.

Listen and download the track for free below.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Abbe May – T.R.O.U.B.L.E

Uhhh, so set aside the next 15 minutes of your day because that devilish diva Abbe May is back with a brand new single, “T.R.O.U.B.L.E,” the A-side to the apocalyptic “Karmageddon.”

Continuing her experiments with synths, electro beats, and dark sexually-charged themes, Abbe May’s latest is a wicked delight. Accompanied only by a sparse drum machine and a mellotron, the rock goddess relies on a series of eerie vocal acrobatics and falsettos to create a lush soundscape that excites you in an entirely unwholesome way.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Doc Holliday Takes The Shotgun – Ladykiller

Tucked away in the in the balmy backwoods of a suffocating swamp lies a loathsomely grimy bar, whose house band drunkenly leers and staggers about under the howling influence of sex, drugs, and madness – the heart of rock and roll.

What band could possibly bear this burden? What scandalous scallywags could possibly sound so depraved you ask? Why none other than Sydney’s Doc Holliday Takes the Shotgun. Simply put, it’s drunk and psychotic blues rock/psycho-billy at its best.

Have a listen to the sloshingly good “Ladykiller” below and be sure to grab the Boot Hill EP over at bandcamp.

Friday, February 8, 2013

The Art of Carey Quinton Haider

Capturing the lurid appeal of motorcycles  bare breasts, wild women, and the open road, the art of Carey Quinton Haider just drips with the fuck off "Live Fast, Die Young" attitude.

Have a gander at a few of my favorites below and be sure to check out the rest of his portfolio here.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

El Sportivo and The Blooz – Waking World

Have a look at “Waking World,” the first video off El Sportivo & The Blooz’s soon to be released debut LP Nights and Weekends.

Combining the haunting elements of southern goth with the mysticism of the Southwest, “Waking World” is ghostly western rock at its best. The slide guitar and the mournful backing vocals of Nashville’s Nikki Lane, perfectly capture the scorching fury of the hot desert air, the quiet longing of the expansive Southwest’s oppressive desolation, and the hazy romance of the Old West.

Nights and Weekends is out February 26th on White Iris.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The final Beatles photoshoot - Tittenhurst, August 1969 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Dead Leaf Echo – Kingmaker

New York dream pop darlings, Dead Leaf Echo, recently released the video for “Kingmaker,” the first off their forthcoming debut album Thought and Language.

Filled with lofty inspiration, the album is more conceptual, “incorporating elements of ambient, baroque, dream-pop, shoegaze, new wave, and goth,” according to the band, and “follows the conception and birth of a child and his discovery of thought and language.”

Heavy on affect, the band creates a silky swirl of reverb laden guitars, sugary sweet vocals, and abstract lyrics that are staunchly reminiscent of Cocteau Twins, which isn’t too surprising given that the album is produced by John Fryer of Cocteau Twins fame.

Thought and Language drops on March 13th.  

Monday, February 4, 2013

Alpine - Gasoline

What the what?! Those devilish Aussies, Alpine, are back with a new track. No time for reading, listen to it now while it’s hot!!!

Their upcoming LP, A Is For Alpine, drops May 21 via Votiv.

Friday, February 1, 2013

To Live and Die In LA

As usual, Hedi Slimane is just slaying it with his photography.

Have a gander at a few from his trip to LA from a little while back.

Gee golly do I miss California.