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”

Henrik Appel – Burning Bodies

Henrik Appel’s debut solo record, Burning Bodies, combines elements of garage rock, singer-songwriter and post-punk in a way that is so strikingly original, it comes off as beautifully, if not shockingly pure. Being a veteran of the Stockholm garage scene, Appel has long since proven himself to be quite a force of rock, yet here heContinue reading “Henrik Appel – Burning Bodies”

Kinski – Old Gold/Loved By You [Alternative Rock/Indie Rock/Stoner Rock]

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]”

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”

The Royal They – Foreign Being [Garage Rock/Punk Rock/Indie Rock]

The Royal They, a totally stunning punk garage outfit, recently released what may be one of the hardest rocking albums to have come out of Brooklyn for some time. Put out on cassette by our good friends over at King Pizza Records, Foreign Being packs quite a punch. The album features snarling, aggressive guitar andContinue reading “The Royal They – Foreign Being [Garage Rock/Punk Rock/Indie Rock]”

The Duke of Surl- A Break In The Wave [Garage Rock/Indie Rock]

The Duke has returned once again! This time around, the new single is a roasting nugget of pure guitar fuzz. Set to a stomping rhythm, The Duke (A.K.A. Will Brown) here electrifies the listener like King Tuff being plugged into Crazy Horse’s distortion peddles. Wave after wave of raw, raunchy guitar builds and crashes overContinue reading “The Duke of Surl- A Break In The Wave [Garage Rock/Indie Rock]”