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”

The Rizzos/Top Nachos – Split 7″

It’s hard to find a more kick-ass pairing for a seven incher-split than The Rizzos and Top Nachos. Due out August 4th via the highly prolific King Pizza Records, The Rizzos/Top Nachos split vinyl release boasts two killer tracks per band that are so good, you’ll be spinning this bit of plastic on your turntable forContinue reading “The Rizzos/Top Nachos – Split 7″”

Peach Kelli Pop – Gentle Leader [Garage Rock/Power Pop/Punk]

Modern garage rock legends, Peach Kelli Pop, are thankfully back once again with the great Gentle Leader. Eight years since the release of the first PKP album, Allie Hanlon, the founder/sole full-time member and songwriter of the band, is still cranking out highly original and unbelievably satisfying power pop/sugary punk nuggets. While some of theContinue reading “Peach Kelli Pop – Gentle Leader [Garage Rock/Power Pop/Punk]”

The Duke of Surl, Track Not Found & More: Spring Update

It’s been a fairly busy few months for those of us here at RCU, but while trying to catch up, many of our favorite recently reviewed and featured artists have been quite busy themselves. From new videos to live EPs and full-length albums, these artists have been hard at work making the world a betterContinue reading “The Duke of Surl, Track Not Found & More: Spring Update”

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]”

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]”

L.A. Witch – L.A. Witch [Acid Rock/Beach Goth/Psych-Punk]

L.A. Witch’s self-titled debut LP is a sweltering garage-noir classic that is absolutely shimmering with a darkly psychedelic haze and a killer attitude. While the Los Angeles group has been unleashing singles here and there since 2012, they play so tightly on this full-length, it’s like they’ve been touring together for three times as long.Continue reading “L.A. Witch – L.A. Witch [Acid Rock/Beach Goth/Psych-Punk]”

Pizzafest 4

(Speaking of festivals…) Hey music fans, as you may have noticed, many of my recent reviews have been for bands on King Pizza Records. If you liked what you read/heard from those posts and happen to be in Brooklyn between the 23rd ad 24th, you should check out the label’s annual festival, Pizzafest. Held atContinue reading “Pizzafest 4”

The Fuzzlers – Gourd of Truth

The Fuzzlers- Gourd of Truth Athens, GA experimental punk oddities, The Fuzzlers are…are…well, their Facebook page biography puts it best: “The Fuzzlers are the worlds greatest Mutant Foamcore band! Created by the mysterious Professor Scientist, The Fuzzlers are the results of the infamous “Substance Experiments”. Considered another “failed attempt at the perfect hybrid” by theirContinue reading “The Fuzzlers – Gourd of Truth”