Brooklyn Drum Collective Presents​.​..Live at Our Wicked Lady

The Brooklyn Drum Collective and Our Wicked Lady are both invaluable resources to indie and fledgling artists in the Brooklyn area, so it’s a total thrill seeing them team up together with a hellishly tight roster of indie garage and punk bands on this killer live release. The Brooklyn Drum Collective is a totally grassrootsContinue reading “Brooklyn Drum Collective Presents​.​..Live at Our Wicked Lady”

August 2020 Roundup

How are we already in August? AUGUST. Anyway, while I figure out why time has become so distorted, here’s some great new music: Surf Muscle – “Theme From Surf Muscle”/”In The Hall of The Mountain King” Lathe-cut onto transparent vinyl in extremely limited quantities, Surf Muscle’s latest single is a red hot cruise of summerContinue reading “August 2020 Roundup”

May Roundup: Ash & Herb, Steve Gunn & Harmonica Lewinski

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen a few of these short reviews recently, but ICYMI, here’s a little roundup. Expect another roundup to follow later in the month with some completely new reviews. Ash & Herb – Salt Lick/Tables of Grass Fields If you have been digging the likes of PranaContinue reading “May Roundup: Ash & Herb, Steve Gunn & Harmonica Lewinski”

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!  

Everyone is Dirty – My Neon’s Dead

Everyone is Dirty’s My Neon’s Dead is a hard rocking record that is utterly packed with catchy hooks and a multitude of surprises. You’re going to want to crank this one way, way up. At first glance, the Oakland, California band is a particularly skilled garage punk band, yet when you really dive into this album, you discoverContinue reading “Everyone is Dirty – My Neon’s Dead”

Now Playing: Episode 6

For the first episode of Now Playing of 2019, we take a deep dive into some very heady and very cathartic territories. Featuring: 1. Guilt Trip by Wax Dream 2. Ollim by Tengger 3. Paris Rain by Doc Wör Mirran 4. Paris by American Breakfast If you enjoyed what you’ve heard here, please check out andContinue reading “Now Playing: Episode 6”

Now Playing: Episode 5

Here’s one last episode of Now Playing before the close of 2018… Featuring: Night Swimming by Dentist 2. Last Breath for Autumn by Shockpowder 3. Lamb’s Ear by Nighttime -KH

The Suncharms, The Prefab Messiahs, Erika Lundahl and more: December Round Up

After one of the busiest Decembers in recent memory, all of us here at Record Crates United are getting cozy at home, putting on our beloved Christmas records (A New Possibility by John Fahey, at the current time of writing) and reflecting on another year of great music. So now would be an excellent time toContinue reading “The Suncharms, The Prefab Messiahs, Erika Lundahl and more: December Round Up”

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”