Francie Moon – What Are We Really Even Doing?

Francie Moon is a New Jersey garage rock staple, and their latest album is a prime example of why that’s true. What Are We Really Even Doing?, which came out this week on Halfshell Records, is a blazing mix of fierce psychedelic rock and riotous surf punk. Elements of The Ventures, Shannon and The ClamsContinue reading “Francie Moon – What Are We Really Even Doing?”

The Launch of Record Crates United Presents

We’re thrilled to say we held Record Crates United’s first ever event yesterday, and it couldn’t have gone any better. Held in my backyard as a partial belated housewarming party and test run for our equipment and surroundings, our little DIY show was a mellow but spirited occasion. We invited a couple of New JerseyContinue reading “The Launch of Record Crates United Presents”

Garcia Peoples – Dodging Dues

Dodging Dues proves that the possibilities are still endless when it comes to Garcia Peoples’ sonic horizons. Garcia Peoples have had a prolific output over the last few years, with each release documenting a different facet or a new stage in the evolution of their ever mutating sound. However, this record might be the biggestContinue reading “Garcia Peoples – Dodging Dues”

Old Smile – Glued

A new Old Smile release is indeed a cause for celebration. Hailing from New Jersey, Old Smile (AKA Tom Herman Jr), forges dreamy, homemade psychedelic rock. On Glued, Herman paints with an expanded palette of sounds, textures and styles, all while retaining his expert sense of song craft. Hints of jazz creep in throughout theContinue reading “Old Smile – Glued”

The Demos for a Difference Project

The Demos For a Difference Project is a new benefit album created by Brian Erickson, of Asbury Park, NJ, that is completely crowdsourcing its music (with over 100 different artists at the time of writing), all in the name of raising funds for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. In addition to creating the album andContinue reading “The Demos for a Difference Project”