Single Premiere: Big Girl – “Summer Sickness”

If you’re not feelin’ it this season, Big Girl’s brand new single, “Summer Sickness” is for you. Big Girl is a scorching New York 6-piece band, led by Kaitlin Pelkey, and featuring Crispin Swank on guitar, Christina Schwedler and Melody Stolpp on backup vocals with Josh Strmic on drums and Nico Astudillo on bass. TheContinue reading “Single Premiere: Big Girl – “Summer Sickness””

Summer 2022 Roundup (Part 1)

Howdy folks. Perhaps because this has been the most normal* summer we’ve had in years, life has been incredibly busy these last few months. However, I appear not to be alone in that, because clearly, all of our favorite labels and artists have been releasing new albums, EPs and singles like mad since the spring.Continue reading “Summer 2022 Roundup (Part 1)”

Jimetta Rose & The Voices of Creation – How Good It Is

Do you need some soul-to-soul resuscitation? Then you HAVE to hear the jazz-funk gospel of Jimetta Rose and The Voices of Creation’s How Good It Is. Available today through London’s Night Dreamer Records, this album is as cathartic as it gets. Rose, a former collaborator with the likes of Angel Bat Dawid and Georgia AnneContinue reading “Jimetta Rose & The Voices of Creation – How Good It Is”

Wet Satin – Kosmische Tropicale

If you’re up for a record with a slinky, drippy, slick and bouncy sound, then Wet Satin’s got you covered. Fronted by Lumerians‘ Jason Miller and Marc Melzer, Wet Satin is a new project that tosses everything from analog synth dance music to hypnotic Cumbias and astro funk into a blender, letting it puree intoContinue reading “Wet Satin – Kosmische Tropicale”

Liner Notes: Andy French of Raven Sings The Blues

One of the handful of music sites that Record Crates United feels a close kinship with is certainly Raven Sings The Blues. Similarly to us, RSTB covers everything from eclectic rock and folk to experimental jazz and music that simply defies all genre labels, all with unabashed passion. That’s why we can’t help but applaudContinue reading “Liner Notes: Andy French of Raven Sings The Blues”

Hooveriii – A Round of Applause

For a strong dose of hard and glammy psychedelic rock and roll, just give a listen to Hooveriii’s latest album, A Round of Applause. Available through The Reverberation Appreciation Society (home also to releases by Christian Bland of The Black Angels, Joel Gion and Indian Jewelry), this record finds the LA band serving up theContinue reading “Hooveriii – A Round of Applause”

RCU Presents: Jeffrey Alexander & The Heavy Lidders, Rootless and Seawind of Battery

Record Crates United proudly presents Philadelphia’s Jeffrey Alexander & The Heavy Lidders, a heavy supergroup of Grateful Dead-inspired psychedelic rockers, the cosmic folk stylings of Rootless, and a special appearance by one of New Jersey’s finest ambient guitar prodigies, Seawind of Battery. If you’re a fan of the Dead, Six Organs of Admittance, Grouper, Julianna Barwick, Krautrock,Continue reading “RCU Presents: Jeffrey Alexander & The Heavy Lidders, Rootless and Seawind of Battery”

Primordial Undermind – An Imaginal Abydos

An Imaginal Abydos is Primordial Undermind’s first new studio album in eleven years, but it’s also one of their best, proving that good things do indeed come to those who wait. Primordial Undermind is a long-running experimental rock outfit, started originally by Eric Arn in LA in the early 90s. Since then, the group hasContinue reading “Primordial Undermind – An Imaginal Abydos”

The Record Crates United Mixtape – Episode 73

This week’s episode is a good catch up of what I’ve been listening to lately, including new music by many RCU faves like Elijah McLaughlin Ensemble, Joseph Allred, Lou Turner and many others. Check it out below! Keith Speaks! (1) Mögliche, Mögliche | Rekursiv- Primoridal Undermind – An Imaginal Abydos Khedmat Be Khalqخدماتبهخلق – NaujawananContinue reading “The Record Crates United Mixtape – Episode 73”

Breanna Barbara Announces New Album with a Charming New Video

Fierce psych rocker Breanna Barbara announced her next record today, Nothin’ But Time, by releasing an infectiously catchy, retro-kissed new single, “Diamond Light.” The album, which will be released on Fuzz Club Records on November 11, features Barbara and friends (like The Dead Weather’s Jack Lawrence and Champagne Superchillin’s Charles Garmendia and Ben Trimble) whippingContinue reading “Breanna Barbara Announces New Album with a Charming New Video”