Mosses – T.V. Sun

T.V. Sun by Mosses is certainly one of the most surreal, hallucinogenic records of the year…and likely of the last decade. Mosses is just one of the many recent projects of multi-instrumentalist, Ryan Jewell. You may know of Jewell from providing dynamic drumming for the likes of Ryley Walker, Chris Forsyth and Elkhorn (to nameContinue reading “Mosses – T.V. Sun”

J. Burd – Ruk’u Yaya

J. Burd’s third full-length is a woozy trip through lo-fi psychedelic garage pop that is filled with so many catchy earworms, you’ll surely be revisiting this one countless times this summer. The Long Beach, California band seems to channel the catchy and hazy songwriting skills of both Kings Tuff and Gizzard. Yet they replace theContinue reading “J. Burd – Ruk’u Yaya”

Naujawanan Baidar – Volume 1

Sit yourself under a crimson sun, close your eyes and get lost in your own head as you sway to the mesmerizing rhythms of Naujawanan Baidar.  N.R. Safi (AKA Nic Rayne), the leader of The Myrrors (one of the top acid rock groups of today, in my opinion) conceived NB as a partial homage toContinue reading “Naujawanan Baidar – Volume 1”

Record Crates United: Now Playing (Episode 1)

While I may never be able to have the time to cover every artist or album that I want, I could at least cover much more with the help of my new mini-podcast series, Record Crates United: Now Playing. Every couple of weeks, I will be featuring a few new songs by independent artists and labels,Continue reading “Record Crates United: Now Playing (Episode 1)”

Powersnap – Delatency

PowerSnap is a fresh new garage punk group out of NYC, and their debut EP is filled with the humor, honesty and irreverence (they use a goddamn tin whistle, and it somehow works!!) that absolutely makes them stand out from the rest of their motley DIY brethren. The EP kicks off with the smoldering “Chemistry,” whichContinue reading “Powersnap – Delatency”

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 Gifted Children- Cordless Miles E.P.

Back in 2008, I was on the prowl for any live show I could get to. Still being under 21 and without a license, there wasn’t much for this Rochester teenager to do. However, whenever I did find a show I could get into, it was usually a local band in a small legit or illegitimateContinue reading “The Gifted Children- Cordless Miles E.P.”