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]”

Dead Sea Apes – Recondite [Acid Rock/Post Rock/Space Rock]

News of any fresh release from Manchester’s premier acid rockers, the Dead Sea Apes, is a reason for celebration (or a pagan dance-ritual held around a huge bon fire, but to each their own). Recondite is one massive slab of a compilation, bristling with mind-melting essentials from all across the band’s discography as well asContinue reading “Dead Sea Apes – Recondite [Acid Rock/Post Rock/Space Rock]”

Spencer Robinson & The Wolf Spiders – Beneath the Surface [Garage Rock/Blues Rock]

Dark, smoky and bitterly haunted, Spencer Robinson and The Wolf Spiders’ Beneath the Surface is a straight swig of whiskey on a broken-hearted night. After playing bass for The Lords of Altamont for five years, Robinson struck out on his own and this intense, grit-filled portrait of adult frustrations and burned-out desires is the firstContinue reading “Spencer Robinson & The Wolf Spiders – Beneath the Surface [Garage Rock/Blues Rock]”

Track Not Found – The Only Way is Lost [Grunge/Riot Grrrl/Punk/Metal]

Track Not Found’s The Only Way is Lost is a burst of sonic napalm that scorches everything in its path. Hailing from Guernsey, England, this fresh, ass-kicking trio plays with the wrath and confidence of a band that has been on the scene four times as long. TNF’s EP might be short, but it sureContinue reading “Track Not Found – The Only Way is Lost [Grunge/Riot Grrrl/Punk/Metal]”

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]”

The Braves- Side by Side [Indie Rock]

The Braves’ latest track, “Side by Side,” proves that once again, some of the most exciting music these days is coming out of the Australian continent. These Melbournians play a dark and smoky style of guttural rock that fits somewhere between the likes of Reverend Horton Heat and later-day Iggy Pop. “Side By Side” isContinue reading “The Braves- Side by Side [Indie Rock]”

The Prefab Messiahs – Psychsploitation Today [Psychedelic Rock/Garage Rock/Psych-Pop]

The Prefab Messiahs’ are back with a vengeance. Out on Burger and Lollipop Records, on January 26th, the Boston group’s latest, Psychspoitation Today, is a jagged garage-pop reaction to the madness of our times. Songs like “The Man Who Killed Reality” and “The Last Day on Earth” call out the current commander in chief andContinue reading “The Prefab Messiahs – Psychsploitation Today [Psychedelic Rock/Garage Rock/Psych-Pop]”

Myco- Myco [Psychedelic Rock/Experimental]

Myco’s self-titled debut EP is a superbly heady miasma of psychedelic rock with a surprising electro edge. All throughout Myco, the Kansas City band gathers a rich assortment of influences and distills them all into a hypnotic and otherworldly soundscape. From the swampy reggae-like rhythm of “Shower,” to the very Tears for Fears-on-acid-like vibe onContinue reading “Myco- Myco [Psychedelic Rock/Experimental]”

Zong- Zong [Acid Rock]

Like a towering dust storm blotting out the sun, Zong’s self-titled record is a murky and monstrous force that will leave you feeling very small and defenseless. Joining the ranks of fellow Australian acid rockers like Mt. Mountain, Hotel Wrecking City Traders and Smoke, Zong pushes the limits of fuzz guitar with a totally overdrivenContinue reading “Zong- Zong [Acid Rock]”

Hello Benji & The Cobra- Anak Muda [Psychedelic Rock]

For a kicking and strikingly unique take on the psychedelic rock sound, I strongly suggest looking to Indonesia’s Hello Benji and The Cobra, especially their upcoming single, “Anak Muda” (“Teenage” in English). One of the most important elements of any great single is the intro. The intro really has to hook the listener’s attention andContinue reading “Hello Benji & The Cobra- Anak Muda [Psychedelic Rock]”