The Young Love Scene – Honey

Fans of ’90s alternative rock bands like Sebadoh, Pavement and even Weezer should check out the new single by The Young Love Scene. Hailing from Burlington, VT, TYLS plays a grungy power pop that would have felt right at home on college radio stations in 1994. Slick guitar licks and a driving beat propel thisContinue reading “The Young Love Scene – Honey”

Elkhorn – The Acoustic Sessions Interview

Last winter, Elkhorn, which is comprised of childhood friends, Jesse Sheppard and Drew Gardner, were supposed to turn up for a gig with fellow guitarist, Turner Williams Jr. (Ramble Tamble, Guardian Alien). The night of, a blizzard struck and the concert was cancelled. So the group retreated to Gardner’s home studio, grabbed some acoustics andContinue reading “Elkhorn – The Acoustic Sessions Interview”

Joseph Allred – Michael

There are some albums that hook you right from the first note, pull you deep into their worlds and won’t let go until the final moments of the final song. Joseph Allred’s Michael is one of those albums. With a bevy of releases under their belt already, Allred is a well seasoned musician that oftenContinue reading “Joseph Allred – Michael”

Nick Mitchell Maiato – Pino Carrasco

The world is pretty damn grim right now, so let Nick Mitchell Maiato lighten the mood with the intoxicating jams of Pino Carrasco. As most regular readers of this blog probably know by now, Maiato is one of the guitarists and vocalists of One Eleven Heavy, which is without a doubt, one of the bestContinue reading “Nick Mitchell Maiato – Pino Carrasco”

Liner Notes with Matthew J. Rolin and Jen Powers

If you’ve been following RCU within the last year or so, you should know already that Jen Powers and Matthew J. Rolin are responsible for some of the most exciting and original guitar soli and folk-inspired free improv records being released today. As the Powers/Rolin Duo, Powers plays hammered and bowed dulcimer (while usually hookedContinue reading “Liner Notes with Matthew J. Rolin and Jen Powers”

The Asteroid No. 4 – Northern Songs

The Asteroid No. 4 have returned for their 10th full length album, and it’s a vibrant reminder of why they’re one of the undisputed kings of hard acid rock. Entirely self-created and self-produced by the band, Northern Songs is a dizzying brew of day-glow psychedelic rock, new wave sheen and gothic shoegaze that’ll leave youContinue reading “The Asteroid No. 4 – Northern Songs”

The Record Crates United MixTape #32

Tune into Dunebuggyradio.com tonight at 8PM EST to hear new music by Garcia Peoples, Prana Crafter and Nick Mitchell Maiato, plus loner folk gems by the likes of Jim Sullivan and Ted Lucas and so much more. Don’t miss this one, folks! Instead of donating to me right now, please consider donating to any ofContinue reading “The Record Crates United MixTape #32”

Al Riggs and Lauren Francis – Bile and Bone

For a particularly introspective dose of smooth ear candy, look no further than Al Riggs and Lauren Francis’ Bile and Bone. Recorded over the course of two years, this record finds Riggs and Francis blending together elements of confessional folk rock, baroque pop and ambient atmospheres. This unique stew of sounds and styles breathes lifeContinue reading “Al Riggs and Lauren Francis – Bile and Bone”

Prana Crafter – MorphoMystic

On Prana Crafter’s latest record, William Sol seems to be channeling and processing the storm of today’s societal and worsening environmental climate through his guitar playing. . The ever astral Sol treats the album as one long, continuous song. Each track seamlessly flows into one another, as if we’re being guided through a single meditativeContinue reading “Prana Crafter – MorphoMystic”

September Roundup – Volume 2

In spite of COVID, the continued effects of the pandemic and the unearthly firescapes that are currently decimating the west coast, this fall is proving to be an abundantly fruitful season for excellent new releases. So this month absolutely called for a second volume of our roundup. Check out some of the killer new albumsContinue reading “September Roundup – Volume 2”