Friday, August 30, 2013


"Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire." - Patti Smith

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Detroit Rebellion – Detroit Rebellion of ‘67

Smell the charred winds of social change and relive the chaos of the Detroit riots of 1967 with the new video for the aptly named single “Detroit Rebellion of ‘67” by, you guessed it, Detroit Rebellion – a Rhode Island duo that churns out some seriously swampy down home blues rife with the twang of a backwater wood shack.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Meat Market – Too Tired

Slaughterhouse punk meets classic surf rock on Meat Market’s wild riot-starting “Too Tired.”

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Vernons – Standing In Line

Australia’s rollicking garage rockers, The Vernons, are back with the lead single off their debut EP Volume 1. “Standing In Line,” is another solid bluesy pop tinged banger that will have you wailing away on your air guitar and “oh’ing and aah’ing” along on the infectious hook.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

U.S. Royalty – Blue Sunshine

The barn burning D.C. rockers of U.S. Royalty are back with the lead single off their forthcoming album, Blue Sunshine.

Moving away from the scorching blues rock of their early tracks, U.S. Royalty is continuing to build on their Fleetwood Mac, dazed Americana sound from their debut album, Mirrors, with lush musical textures and even more elaborate fairy tale adventure- laden lyrics.

On “Blue Sunshine,” the quartet embraces the mystical sounds of the desert – the hum of wheels and the beat of hooves that whisper of perpetual motion, vision quests, and enchanted adventures.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Chicks Who Love Guns – Pencil Neck

Relive the apathy-laden teenage wasteland of the 90s with “Pencil Neck,” the latest from Chicks Who Love Guns.

A rolling bass line winding slowly through the guitar riff and sneering petulant vocals broken up by the occasional primal scream here and there will have you reaching for your Nirvana albums.

Watch the video below and head over to bandcamp to snag your copy.

Monday, August 19, 2013

She Rex – P.O.W.E.R

Australia’s She Rex are four very wicked sex panthers indeed.

In the same vein as rock goddess Abbe May's new record, She Rex are a howling combination of vicious hip-hop beats, sneering vocals, and grinding guitar riffs.

Check out their video for “P.O.W.E.R,” the lead single off their forthcoming self-titled EP.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Chastity Belt - No Regrets

Cling to the remaining scraps of Summer with Walla Walla, Washington’s dreamy Chastity Belt.

With their beautiful hazy guitars, twinges of 50s pop, and plaintive vocal wails, this quartet of femmes captures the fading beauty of summer in all its wistful desire to stop the progression of Autumn.

Stream “Black Sail” and “Seattle Party” below and be sure to snag a copy of their newly released debut LP No Regrets on bandcamp.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Preatures – Manic Baby

Australia’s The Preatures are back with “Manic Baby,” a sexy dark disco jam that sounds a  bit like Debbie Harry meets Elvira in a sleazy 80s bar.

Check out the video below, a softcore porn shot on the set of Jane Fonda's work out videos.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Arctic Monkeys – Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?

After teasing us with the latest Arctic Monkeys single, silly copyright laws prevented us folks stateside from actually seeing it. Fortunately for us, the lawyers got it all sorted out and we’ve now got the premiere of “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?” video to drool over.

Taking a cinematic approach, the clip follows a revved up Alex Turner on a deliriously soused late night quest for booty. Following in the same vein as “Do I Wanna Know?,” their latest single features a massive, steady rocking hip-hop inspired beat over the most minimal of vocals. To quote Alex Turner, it sounds “like a Dr. Dre beat” that’s been “given an Ike Turner bowl-cut and sent galloping across the desert on a Stratocaster.”

Mark your calendars, AM, the Monkey’s fifth album is out September 9 via Domino.

Friday, August 9, 2013

The Delta Riggs - America

Loud, brash, and full of optimism, “America,” by Australia’s Delta Riggs, captures everything great about the glorious U S of A. While it’s not exactly a new song, it’s one that had to be shared as it’s been pumping through my speakers as I throttled across the scorching deserts of the Southwest.

Taken from their long-awaited debut album, HEX.LOVER.KILLER, which I’ve already gone ahead and included in my top ten albums of the year, “America” expresses the essence of our country at its most bourbon swilling, flag waving, fuel burning, gun blasting, Hemi revving, hair raising, cowboy swaggering, barn burning, rebel yelling, red, white, and blue dreaming self.

Stream the track below and be sure to check out the full album here.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Ginger and the Ghost – Exiled to Earth

Stumble through the psychedelic dreamscapes of the neon Day Glo highlighted minds of Ginger and the Ghost.

In the opening video of “Choose Your Own Dreamstate" series, our intrepid tripster Ginger “awakens in a kaleidoscopic "dreamstate" of colour and texture. She is alone and lost, overwhelmed by this wondrous new world inhabited by three million fallen souls.”

The series “tells the story of Ginger And The Ghost as they are torn from their own world” and “isolated in a strange land, they must traverse a foreign, alien landscape in a quest to be reunited."

With the dreamy hallucinogenic sounds of Bjork and Grimes-like visuals, this is one mind-bending trip you won’t forget.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Deap Vally – Bad For My Body

The fire breathing, adrenaline spitting, diesel drinking vixens of Deap Vally are back with another single from their forthcoming album, Sistronix.

On “Bad For My Body,” Deap Vally embraces the sex, death, and madness of proper fuck off rock n’ roll. Guitarist and vocalist Lindsey Troy sneers with a petulance that only youth can muster, “Doin’ things that are bad for my health/Doin’ things that are bad for my future because I can’t help myself.”

Drink a bathtub of whiskey, inject a fire hose of heroin, or do whatever you’re into, but just make sure to turn it up to eleven.

Monday, August 5, 2013

I, a Man – Less Travelled

Sorry for the long hiatus, but I’m back from a few weeks on the open road. Rested, refreshed, and tanned I’m ready to stuff your greedy ears with as much aural pleasure as they can handle.

Seeing as I’ve just driven more than 5,000 miles, I’m a bit partial to the sounds of the road, so today’s post doesn’t come as a surprise. I, a Man’s latest single, “Less Travelled,” is filled with the easy laid back vibe of the open plains – cottonwood twang drifts lightly from the vocals, mellow country guitars ring out, and the drums beat out the hum of perpetual motion and spinning chrome.