RCU’s Top 100 Albums of the 2010’s

Say what you will about the 2010s, but at least the decade brought us a wealth of great music. While lists are a dime a dozen these days, I thought it would be appropriate to show our appreciation of what musically defined the last ten years for me. Plain and simple, these are my topContinue reading “RCU’s Top 100 Albums of the 2010’s”

Garcia Peoples – One Step Behind

One Step Behind is further proof that Garcia Peoples is one of the fastest evolving groups of our era, constantly expanding their sonic horizons quicker than they can be captured on record. This, their third full-length since August 2018, perhaps shows the furthest extremes of the band’s spectrum. The slamming cosmic jam that is theContinue reading “Garcia Peoples – One Step Behind”

Abronia – The Whole of Each Day

Abronia’s second album, The Whole of Each Eye, is an entirely unexplored dimension, populated by an extremely diverse collection of sounds, textures and moods. The Portland, OR band has truly evolved since the release of their first record, 2017’s epic Obsidian Visions/Shadowed Lands, in more ways than one. Apart from some line-up shifts, the group’sContinue reading “Abronia – The Whole of Each Day”

Fat Knuckle Freddy – Alfred Hitchcock Plays Guitar

With a title like Alfred Hitchcock Plays Guitar, how could you not give it a listen? The Portland, Maine dwelling Fat Knuckle Freddy plays in the style of the bluesier end of the American primitive guitar spectrum. By utilizing his mastery of slide and precise fingerpicking, Freddy creates arid, dusty atmospheres with his instrument inContinue reading “Fat Knuckle Freddy – Alfred Hitchcock Plays Guitar”

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”

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”

Possum – The Hills (Video)

Possum’s upcoming Space Grade Assembly record is gonna be a scorcher for sure. With unhinged guitars chugging out monstrous riffs and shooting out acidic leads like a pulsar blasting jets of hot astral energy, Possum has already proven themselves to be a fierce cosmic storm with this single track alone. Just check out the wildlyContinue reading “Possum – The Hills (Video)”

PSP – Cowboy Cathedral

Thankfully, we live in an age where the psychedelic/progg bands of Sweden are finally being recognized to some extent here in the West. Groups like Träd Gräs och Stenar and their other related monikers, like International Harvester, are starting to develop a similar cult following that Kosmische groups like Can and Amon Duul II haveContinue reading “PSP – Cowboy Cathedral”

Neverlanded – Fluffy Unicorns United

While we might not hear the sound of grunge rock much in 2019, Neverlanded proves that it can actually not only be surprisingly fresh, but also entirely welcomed. This London power trio channels the angst-ridden misfit spirit of the cream of the early ’90s crop, like Soundgarden, L7 and Alice in Chains, and evolves itContinue reading “Neverlanded – Fluffy Unicorns United”

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!