Tuesday, June 25, 2013

So long space cowboy

See you in a few weeks, it's time to hit the road.

"In the day we sweat it out in the streets of a runaway american dream
At night we ride through mansions of glory in suicide machines
Sprung from cages out on highway 9,
Chrome wheeled, fuel injected and steppin out over the line
Baby this town rips the bones from your back
Its a death trap, it's a suicide rap
We gotta get out while were young
`cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run"

Monday, June 24, 2013

Rare Photos of Morrissey

Have a gander at some rare images of Morrissey and the Smiths taken by Kevin Cummins courtesy of NME. The photos are part of a box set of 31 postcards of the band.

To see the rest, head over to NME.

Chance Wiesner – Wandering Ones

Full of country twang, psychedelic twinges, and plenty of American folksiness, Chance Wiesner’s “Wandering Ones” sounds like Lee Hazelwood incarnate.

Stream the single below, which is taken from Takin’ a Chance on Love out now via Ten Dollar Recording Company.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Hibou - Dunes EP

Celebrate the weekend with the dreamy sounds of Seattle's Hibou.

Like a collision of Wild Nothing’s slow dreamy guitars, the Drums’ hazy surf-gaze, and the Smith Westerns’ wistful exuberance, the Dunes EP is seriously catchy.

Stream the EP below or head over to bandcamp to snag a copy.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Bloody Lovely Audrey - Heat

Darkly sensual and dripping with wet malice, Australia’s Bloody Lovely Audrey sounds like a night filled with Hemi-powered monsters howling down a foggy highway deep in the sweltering southern bayou.

Like the mistress of a vampire bordello, Sinead Curry’s vocals entice you with their hungry allure and uncontrollable lust. Is that the sound of your heart thumping, the dark drums of Armageddon, or the pounding beats and grinding guitar riffs.

Stream the Four Dark Eyes EP below.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Upskirts – Disconnection EP

Bash and thrash punk collides with the apathetic nihilism of 90’s slacker rock on the Upskirts’ EP Disconnection.

Lecherous, sleazy, and reckless these four Aussies live up to their scummy band name – and I mean that in the best of ways, as in proper fuck off rock n’ roll.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013

Black Zeros – Teen Boy

With the sneering petulance and scowling snarls of Joan Jett on a surf board, Australia’s Black Zeros don’t mess around when it comes to thrashing surf punk.

Stream Teen Boy below or head over to bandcamp to snag a free download.

Friday, June 14, 2013

US Royalty - What's Going On

U.S. Royalty is slaying it as usual. Check out their folksy Americana take on Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On."

Originally recorded for the ONE Campaign's Protest Songs, but taken down courtesy of Sony, the DC quartet made a live alternative take in support of the Campaign.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Coppertone – Young Blood

Help the Coppertone aka Amanda Zelina stick it to the man.

This folksy rock n’ roller has been unjustly locked into a record contract that prohibits her from releasing any of her songs. For a whopping price of twenty thousand dollars, the record company has graciously allowed her to purchase her own songs back. Gee thanks.

To raise the 20k, Coppertone has launched a crowd sourcing campaign at Indigogo where you can pick up all sorts of goodies for contributing.

If you’re still on the fence, have a listen to “Young Blood,” a more power chord infused version of Heartless Bastards’ nostalgic Americana rock.

Monday, June 10, 2013

White Blush - Neptune

More dreamy shoegaze from LA's up and coming White Blush.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Classixx – All You’re Waiting For

It’s fuckin Friday, so it’s time everybody dance.

Just hit play and groove out to the latest from Cali production duo Classixx. I said, EVERYBODY DANCE NOW!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Major Leagues – Teen Mums

Australia’s Major Leagues make some deliciously breezy indie pop that sound like the shimmering halcyon days of summer.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Generationals - Spinoza

Now that summer’s been punching you in the face every day, cool off with the hazy sounds of “Spinoza,” the latest cut from Generationals’ new album HEZA.

Breezy vocals, bright guitar lines, and an insanely catchy, upbeat hook – what more can you ask for to help beat the heat.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Fringe Class – Goldmines

Just a bit of glittertastic new wave synth pop courtesy of newcomers Fringe Class for your Monday.

This young quartet out of Portland rips a hole in the time space continuum and pulls you back into the late 80’s with their Duran Duran/New Order meets Siouxsie and the Banshees sound.

Stream “Goldmines” and “Cherimoya” below and keep an eye out for their debut EP Fringe Class Forever out June 25th.