The Suncharms, The Prefab Messiahs, Erika Lundahl and more: December Round Up

After one of the busiest Decembers in recent memory, all of us here at Record Crates United are getting cozy at home, putting on our beloved Christmas records (A New Possibility by John Fahey, at the current time of writing) and reflecting on another year of great music. So now would be an excellent time toContinue reading “The Suncharms, The Prefab Messiahs, Erika Lundahl and more: December Round Up”

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 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″”

Peach Kelli Pop – Gentle Leader [Garage Rock/Power Pop/Punk]

Modern garage rock legends, Peach Kelli Pop, are thankfully back once again with the great Gentle Leader. Eight years since the release of the first PKP album, Allie Hanlon, the founder/sole full-time member and songwriter of the band, is still cranking out highly original and unbelievably satisfying power pop/sugary punk nuggets. While some of theContinue reading “Peach Kelli Pop – Gentle Leader [Garage Rock/Power Pop/Punk]”

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 Royal They – Foreign Being [Garage Rock/Punk Rock/Indie Rock]

The Royal They, a totally stunning punk garage outfit, recently released what may be one of the hardest rocking albums to have come out of Brooklyn for some time. Put out on cassette by our good friends over at King Pizza Records, Foreign Being packs quite a punch. The album features snarling, aggressive guitar andContinue reading “The Royal They – Foreign Being [Garage Rock/Punk Rock/Indie Rock]”

Track Not Found – The Only Way is Lost [Grunge/Riot Grrrl/Punk/Metal]

Track Not Found’s The Only Way is Lost is a burst of sonic napalm that scorches everything in its path. Hailing from Guernsey, England, this fresh, ass-kicking trio plays with the wrath and confidence of a band that has been on the scene four times as long. TNF’s EP might be short, but it sureContinue reading “Track Not Found – The Only Way is Lost [Grunge/Riot Grrrl/Punk/Metal]”

The Dukes of Surl- Ham Radio

The Dukes of Sure – Ham Radio Recorded inside a weathered, old mill in the city of Passaic, New Jersey, Ham Radio by The Duke of Surl is without a doubt, one of the most fun garage power-pop albums you will encounter this year. Currently residing in Milan, Italy, The Duke of Surl (A.K.A. WillContinue reading “The Dukes of Surl- Ham Radio”

Pizzafest 4

(Speaking of festivals…) Hey music fans, as you may have noticed, many of my recent reviews have been for bands on King Pizza Records. If you liked what you read/heard from those posts and happen to be in Brooklyn between the 23rd ad 24th, you should check out the label’s annual festival, Pizzafest. Held atContinue reading “Pizzafest 4”