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 Rabies – Adderall Girl

In the early 1980’s, The Rabies released a pair of punky powerpop singles, which have since become highly sought-after collectors items. Thankfully, both have been digitally re-released on Bandcamp. Along with those two classic releases, the NYC band reunited to bring the world two new power pop anthems, “Adderall Girl” and “You’re The Glue.” “AdderallContinue reading “The Rabies – Adderall Girl”

Trigger Cut – Buster

Angular guitar-riddled post-punk with hardcore yell-talking vocals? I’m there! Trigger Cut is a German trio of modernist punk clangers and Buster is their debut full-length of disorienting noise and dismantled rawwk. Available on vinyl, CD and digital, Buster finds the band taking the absurdist punk mutations of the avant-garde classic Doc at The Radio Station by CaptainContinue reading “Trigger Cut – Buster”

April Round Up – Guerssen Records Edition

Guerssen Records are reissuing some of the most daring, unusual and straight up mindblowing obscure records of all time. They’re doing an especially excellent job recently, so here’s a quick rundown of some of my favorite of the label’s recent batch of releases: Thomas Hamilton – Pieces For Kohn Sometimes, there is nothing more fascinatingContinue reading “April Round Up – Guerssen Records Edition”

March Roundup (Part 1)

Seeing that we’ve just sprung forward (2019 is zipping by, isn’t it?) let’s check in on some old RCU favs as well as a few newbies in another roundup! Prana Crafter – MindStreamBlessing As you might have read here previously at RCU, Pacific Northwestern musician Prana Crafter (AKA Will Sol) dropped one of the bestContinue reading “March Roundup (Part 1)”

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”

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”