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””

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”

Francie Moon – What Are We Really Even Doing?

Francie Moon is a New Jersey garage rock staple, and their latest album is a prime example of why that’s true. What Are We Really Even Doing?, which came out this week on Halfshell Records, is a blazing mix of fierce psychedelic rock and riotous surf punk. Elements of The Ventures, Shannon and The ClamsContinue reading “Francie Moon – What Are We Really Even Doing?”

The Rizzos – How It Was

The Rizzos, one of Brooklyn’s finest purveyors of garage pop, have returned with their second full-length LP, the mature How It Was. Recorded over the span of four years in DIY home studios, How It Was finds the band polishing up their songwriting and arranging chops, with guitarist/singer Megan Mancini and bassist/producer Justin Ferraro fullyContinue reading “The Rizzos – How It Was”

The Prefab Messiahs – “Bubble” Music Video

(cover image photo by Samuel D. Quinn) Start your week off on a surreal note with a brand new music video from The Prefab Messiahs. Boston’s psych-garage pop legends, The Prefab Messiahs, are back with “Bubbles,” a catchy new song with a trippy and sardonic animated video. Ripe with sizzling riffs and a biting socialContinue reading “The Prefab Messiahs – “Bubble” Music Video”

Brooklyn Drum Collective Presents​.​..Live at Our Wicked Lady

The Brooklyn Drum Collective and Our Wicked Lady are both invaluable resources to indie and fledgling artists in the Brooklyn area, so it’s a total thrill seeing them team up together with a hellishly tight roster of indie garage and punk bands on this killer live release. The Brooklyn Drum Collective is a totally grassrootsContinue reading “Brooklyn Drum Collective Presents​.​..Live at Our Wicked Lady”

The Blind Owls – Something About That Girl

With their latest single, “Something About That Girl,” The Blind Owls are more explosive than ever. This Texan group are known for being one of the most raw and incandescent acts in modern garage rock, but they blaze through this track at breakneck speed and with a rabid fury. Right from the start, guitars revContinue reading “The Blind Owls – Something About That Girl”

April 2020 Roundup – Volume 2

While we all may be stuck at home, great music continues to pour in through our mailboxes and computers. Here are some more of the best sounds that have reached our ears this month… The Prefab Messiahs – “21st Century Failure” Always with their finger on the pulse of society’s ills, The Prefab Messiahs haveContinue reading “April 2020 Roundup – Volume 2”

Free Moontime Band -FTMB

Armed with barbed riffs, tantalizing hooks and a pugnacious attitude, Chicago’s Free Moontime Band is a group that every acid rock fan could get behind. FTMB, which was released over Black Friday, is overflowing with gnarly garage scuzz, passages of spaced-out jamming and pure, raw nerve. Tracks like “Weekend Freakin” or “Rat” begin with primalContinue reading “Free Moontime Band -FTMB”

Francie Moon – All The Same

Francie Moon completely obliterates all expectations with the expanded cassette release of All The Same. The New Jersey band kicks the tape off with a sludgy acid rocker that Bardo Pond would be proud of (“First Wave”), and then spirals off into a variety of contrasting directions, like laid-back dub grooves (“Dear Love”), or etherealContinue reading “Francie Moon – All The Same”