Fans of ’90s alternative rock bands like Sebadoh, Pavement and even Weezer should check out the new single by The Young Love Scene. Hailing from Burlington, VT, TYLS plays a grungy power pop that would have felt right at home on college radio stations in 1994. Slick guitar licks and a driving beat propel thisContinue reading “The Young Love Scene – Honey”
When lords of fuzz, Kinski, release something new, you’d be wise to take notice. The band’s latest 7”, released on These Are Not Records, kicks like a revved-up mutant amalgamation of The Wipers, Hüsker Dü and Ty Segall. Released originally as digital-only bonus tracks on the Seattle group’s recent (and excellent) 7 (or 8) album, OldContinue reading “Kinski – Old Gold/Loved By You [Alternative Rock/Indie Rock/Stoner Rock]”
It’s hard to stay in a pissed mood while listening to an album like Johnny Nobody’s Die Like Dogs. From start to finish, the record is absolutely loaded with tenacious ear candy without any filler. If you buy this record, I guarantee that you will be singing enthusiastically along with every song after only aContinue reading “Johnny Nobody – Die Like Dogs [Alternative Rock/Power Pop]”
The good people down at Feedspot informed me that Record Crates United is one of the top 50 alternative rock blogs and websites for alternative rock fans! How amazing is that??!! Well I’m dead gobsmacked to say the least! I never would have expected to be featured on anyone’s top list ever for anything, soContinue reading “RCU Declared One Of The Top 50 Alternative Music Blogs by Feedspot!”
Lately, I’ve been enjoying the quirky, springtime psychedelia of the latest video by the great Prefab Messiahs. So should you. Here’s “Sometimes Sunnydaze” in all of its’ Arnold Layne-meets-Head surrealist glory:
As many of you may have heard, the world lost a true genius and one of the most unique minds in music the other day when Bruce Hampton collapsed on stage due to a fatal heart attack. His contributions to the world of outsider music and outré thinkers are immeasurable. Personally, the Hampton Grease Band’s MusicContinue reading “RIP Bruce Hampton”
We are living in a particularly rough and turbulent time right now, so we certainly need the hopeful sound that can be heard on Animals of Grace’s Brambles. Comprised of guitarist and singer Erika Lundahl and percussionist Doug Indrick, Animals of Grace play gorgeously written songs that are pure as nature with glossy harmonies andContinue reading “Animals of Grace – Brambles”
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.
Sam Kogon is one of the best indie musicians working in NYC right now, Check out the review I did for his album a few months ago for The Waster. Check. It. Out!
I recently reviewed the latest album by The Coathangers for Thewaster.com. Check it out right here!