Record Crates United: Now Playing (Episode 3)

You’re gonna want to crank this one up: Heinous Crimes – Lies Nematode – Bugs Spencer Robinson and The Wolf Spiders – Poisonous Berry Quimper – False Serpent Open Doors *With incidental music by the Harlem Pop Trotters and Brian Bennett & Alan Hawkshaw  

Record Crates United: Now Playing (Episode 2)

I am proud to say that this episode includes new songs by Dire Wolves, Ghost Funk Orchestra, Rowan : Morrison and Jacques Le Coque: Ghost Funk Orchestra – “Walk Like a Motherfucker” Dire Wolves – “Unfettered And Alive” Rowan : Morrison – “We Rode the Horses” Jacques Le Coque – “Getaway Car” *With incidental musicContinue reading “Record Crates United: Now Playing (Episode 2)”

The Myrrors – Borderlands

There are some bands out there that you can rely on to turn whatever they touch into sonic gold. The Myrrors is, without a doubt, one of those bands. This Tucson area band conjures together here elements of esoteric folk, droning post rock and deeply hallucinogenic Kosmische Musik into something far more mystical. Kicking the record offContinue reading “The Myrrors – Borderlands”

Brewster – Bird in An Airport/Kiss Me While I’m Down

If these two newly released tracks by Brewster are anything to go by, then his upcoming full-length record is going to be truly something special. Brewster (Mark Bucci) is an introspective and vastly imaginative singer-songwriter based at his bedroom studio in Northern New Jersey. Bucci’s sound is both melancholic and playful, combining acoustic and electronicContinue reading “Brewster – Bird in An Airport/Kiss Me While I’m Down”

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”

Garcia Peoples – Cosmic Cash [Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Jam]

It’s hard to find an album that is as filled with the feeling of summer as Garcia Peoples’ Cosmic Cash. Hailing from Rutherford, New Jersey, Garcia Peoples perfectly capture here the spirit of sunny road trips with friends, late night bonfires and raucous beach parties with their unique sound. Cosmic Cash finds the band blendingContinue reading “Garcia Peoples – Cosmic Cash [Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Jam]”

The Rizzos/Top Nachos – Split 7″

It’s hard to find a more kick-ass pairing for a seven incher-split than The Rizzos and Top Nachos. Due out August 4th via the highly prolific King Pizza Records, The Rizzos/Top Nachos split vinyl release boasts two killer tracks per band that are so good, you’ll be spinning this bit of plastic on your turntable forContinue reading “The Rizzos/Top Nachos – Split 7″”

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”

The Kinky Fingers – Garbage Plate [R&B/Rock/Soul]

If you haven’t had the good fortune to have ever lived in or visited the underrated city of Rochester, NY, at some point in your life, the garbage plate is a notorious dish that consists of an intimidating mound of macaroni salad and hash browns with two cheeseburgers (or hot dogs) and diced onions—all smotheredContinue reading “The Kinky Fingers – Garbage Plate [R&B/Rock/Soul]”