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”

Silver Scrolls – Music for Walks

Sometimes the best way to feel truly moved and changed by a record, is by listening to it while going for a walk. It’s strange that it took until 2020 for an album to be created with this specific activity in mind, but it was absolutely worth the wait. Silver Scrolls (Dave Brylawski of Polvo,Continue reading “Silver Scrolls – Music for Walks”

Wax Machine – Earthsong of Silence

Carrying on the spirit of bands like It’s a Beautiful Day, The United States of America and Sweetwater, Wax Machine puts all listeners under their spell by blending flute-infused, chill psychedelia with slinky jazz and sunny folk rock sounds. Hailing from Brighton, UK, Wax Machine’s sound is alive with blooming springtime warmth and greenery. BreezyContinue reading “Wax Machine – Earthsong of Silence”

January 2020 Roundup

We had an alarmingly warm few days here in New Jersey (nearly 70°F!) despite the obviously horrifying implications of such an oddity, the weather did inspire some breezy springtime-like listens. Here are a few sunny choices that perfectly soundtracked our recent surreal heatwave…. Mexico’s Orange Odyssey dabbles heavily in the kind of sweeping psychedelic rockContinue reading “January 2020 Roundup”

Neverlanded – Fluffy Unicorns United

While we might not hear the sound of grunge rock much in 2019, Neverlanded proves that it can actually not only be surprisingly fresh, but also entirely welcomed. This London power trio channels the angst-ridden misfit spirit of the cream of the early ’90s crop, like Soundgarden, L7 and Alice in Chains, and evolves itContinue reading “Neverlanded – Fluffy Unicorns United”

The Other Sun – Horizon Between The Eyes

The Other Sun have collected a wide variety of vastly different sounds and moods and Frankensteined them together into a wholly unique creation, and squeezed it all onto this single tape. The Swedish group’s EP, Horizon Between The Eyes shivers with a barbed darkness that feels like a stranger to this reality. The band takes Soundgarden-esque, whiskey-soakedContinue reading “The Other Sun – Horizon Between The Eyes”

The Frecks, Old Smile & The Return of The Duke of Surl: August Round Up

If you follow the RCU Instagram account, you would’ve seen me gush about these three releases/artists, but they all definitely deserve some mentions here. First up, we have The Frecks, a raw, no-fucks given punk group out of Tucson. This is one of the rare times where IG recommended a video for me that was actuallyContinue reading “The Frecks, Old Smile & The Return of The Duke of Surl: August Round Up”

Powersnap – Delatency

PowerSnap is a fresh new garage punk group out of NYC, and their debut EP is filled with the humor, honesty and irreverence (they use a goddamn tin whistle, and it somehow works!!) that absolutely makes them stand out from the rest of their motley DIY brethren. The EP kicks off with the smoldering “Chemistry,” whichContinue reading “Powersnap – Delatency”

The Duke of Surl, Track Not Found & More: Spring Update

It’s been a fairly busy few months for those of us here at RCU, but while trying to catch up, many of our favorite recently reviewed and featured artists have been quite busy themselves. From new videos to live EPs and full-length albums, these artists have been hard at work making the world a betterContinue reading “The Duke of Surl, Track Not Found & More: Spring Update”

Dead Sea Apes – Recondite [Acid Rock/Post Rock/Space Rock]

News of any fresh release from Manchester’s premier acid rockers, the Dead Sea Apes, is a reason for celebration (or a pagan dance-ritual held around a huge bon fire, but to each their own). Recondite is one massive slab of a compilation, bristling with mind-melting essentials from all across the band’s discography as well asContinue reading “Dead Sea Apes – Recondite [Acid Rock/Post Rock/Space Rock]”