Plates of Cake – Decline and Fall

Brooklyn’s Plates of Cake is the best kind a group. The kind that sounds quite different on every song, while still retaining a voice that is uniquely their own. This is most evident on their brand new release, Decline and Fall.  From maudlin bedroom pop to Paisley Underground reinventions and the occasional mod-garage banger, this recordContinue reading “Plates of Cake – Decline and Fall”

July Roundup – Part 2: Bitches in The Beehive, De Lorians, Hurricane Heart Attacks and More

July has been one hell of a great month for new music. We just had to squeeze in another one of these before it was over. August is already looking to be a cracking 4 weeks as well… Meadowsilver – “Hushabye Mountain” We may be in the middle of a heatwave, but that doesn’t meanContinue reading “July Roundup – Part 2: Bitches in The Beehive, De Lorians, Hurricane Heart Attacks and More”

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]”

2,000+ Instagram Followers Special Mix

I’ve recently went over 2,000 followers on my blog’s Instagram account (@recordcratesunited) and I am over the moon with joy and gratitude. So as a thank you to those followers and everyone else involved, I’ve made a mix featuring music by some of those followers and musicians that I’ve reviewed in the past. From folk toContinue reading “2,000+ Instagram Followers Special Mix”

The Bevis Frond

If you’re like me and you need as much Nick Saloman’s music as possible, you’d get very excited by new(ish) videos of his performances (especially the acoustic ones!) I came across this little gem today and it really made my day, so I hope this will make yours too.

The Coathangers- Nosebleed Weekend

I recently reviewed the latest album by The Coathangers for Thewaster.com. Check it out right here!

The Gifted Children- Cordless Miles E.P.

Back in 2008, I was on the prowl for any live show I could get to. Still being under 21 and without a license, there wasn’t much for this Rochester teenager to do. However, whenever I did find a show I could get into, it was usually a local band in a small legit or illegitimateContinue reading “The Gifted Children- Cordless Miles E.P.”

Third Mix

Keeping the tradition going, here’s the third installment in my Record Crates United mix. It features tracks from releases that I’ve reviewed and/or posted about here. 

(A Very Belated) My Favorite Music Moments of 2014

Yes, I have been meaning to do this since December, but you know how it goes, you’re reviewing an album one minute and you’re wrestling a great bear of a distraction (known as “life”) the next. At any rate, 2014 has had plenty of important and interesting moments happen in the world of music, butContinue reading “(A Very Belated) My Favorite Music Moments of 2014”

Hunter S. Thompson and Music

“Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fiftyContinue reading “Hunter S. Thompson and Music”