Silver Scrolls – Music for Walks

Sometimes the best way to feel truly moved and changed by a record, is by listening to it while going for a walk. It’s strange that it took until 2020 for an album to be created with this specific activity in mind, but it was absolutely worth the wait. Silver Scrolls (Dave Brylawski of Polvo,Continue reading “Silver Scrolls – Music for Walks”

Magnetic Ghost – Pixels

We may be nearing spring, but Minneapolis’ Magnetic Ghost is back and relishing the remaining winter chill, with the stoically atmospheric Pixels. Magnetic Ghost, AKA Andrew Larson, has expanded his unique brand of loner folk here to a fuller, near-cinematic scope that features deeper shades of dark psychedelia and post-rock. It is through the surreal aspectsContinue reading “Magnetic Ghost – Pixels”

Dire Wolves – I Just Wasn’t Made For These Set Times

The latest in a trilogy of albums, which were all sourced from the same sessions, I Just Wasn’t Made for These Set Times is the Dire Wolves (Just Exactly Perfect Sisters Band) at the top of their game. I have always found that the Dire Wolves were one of the few modern bands that genuinely channeled theContinue reading “Dire Wolves – I Just Wasn’t Made For These Set Times”

Kendra Amalie – Intuition

I walked away from my first listen of Kendra Amalie’s Intuition with the same dazed and overwhelmed feeling that I had after I first saw St. Vincent perform during her pre-fame days; this is the future of music unfolding in front of my very eyes. Amalie’s solo debut LP takes a fresh stab at elementsContinue reading “Kendra Amalie – Intuition”

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”

Dire Wolves – Grow Towards The Light

Jeffrey Alexander is an unstoppable force of talent, with a seemingly bottomless well of ideas. This well has been a consistent source of some of the most creative music of the last 20 years. Dire Wolves, one his latest artistic outlets, is already about 24-25 releases deep (according to Discogs, anyway) and each one offersContinue reading “Dire Wolves – Grow Towards The Light”

May Roundup (Part 2): Dead Sea Apes,The Myrrors, The Janitors, and More

What a month it’s been for new music, especially within the psychedelic-tinted genres and sub-genres. Here’s an additional rundown for this month with many of our favorite new releases (most of which are from Cardinal Fuzz Records), new songs and videos. Dead Sea Apes – The Free Territory Dead Sea Apes are no strangers toContinue reading “May Roundup (Part 2): Dead Sea Apes,The Myrrors, The Janitors, and More”

Now Playing: Episode 7

We return with a particularly rocking episode: Featuring: 1. Flying Motorcar  – Pullsar 2. ASMR – Drug Apts. 3. His Latest Apparatus – Three Dimensional Tanx 4. Lost in Translation – Alien Lizard 5. 73 and Rising – Shiver and Seethe Keep RCU Alive! No Donation is Too Small!  

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”

The Myrrors – Borderlands

There are some bands out there that you can rely on to turn whatever they touch into sonic gold. The Myrrors is, without a doubt, one of those bands. This Tucson area band conjures together here elements of esoteric folk, droning post rock and deeply hallucinogenic Kosmische Musik into something far more mystical. Kicking the record offContinue reading “The Myrrors – Borderlands”