Weak Signal absolutely ignites on Bianca, which is released on vinyl today through Colonel Records. Originally available last year briefly as an unmastered Bandcamp-only release, Bianca is the power trio (led by Mike Bones) grittier than ever and cranked up loud. The album features snarling buzzsaw guitar cutting across growling bass lines and the mostContinue reading “Weak Signal – Bianca”
After releasing two EPs last year, Dummy shines brightly and flexes their songwriting muscles on their exciting debut full-length, Mandatory Enjoyment. Just check out their first preview track, “Daffodils,” and you’ll know what I mean: Hailing from LA, Dummy employs a combination of jangly 90s pop vibes with sizzling noise-laden instrumentation. As you can hearContinue reading “Dummy – “Daffodils””
With the aid of the David Nance Group backing her up, Rosali harnessed the power of deep, raw introspection to create a record of pure catharsis. No Medium is as bare, sharp and real as it gets. Rosali, a singer-songwriter known for her work in bands like Long Hots and Monocot and as a soloContinue reading “Rosali – No Medium”
Ryley Walker has always had his finger on the pulse of new and enterprising musical directions, but on Course in Fable, he’s blazing a bold and entirely unique trail. Available today from his own mini-label, Husky Pants Records, on vinyl and CD, this album finds Walker fusing all sorts of disparate things together, like jazzyContinue reading “Ryley Walker – Course In Fable”
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 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”
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]”
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”
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.
I recently reviewed the latest album by The Coathangers for Thewaster.com. Check it out right here!