October 2020 Roundup

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this autumn has been an especially phenomenal season for new records. With everything going on in the world right now, we needed it. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the very fine releases that we’ve been digging this month… SPAZA feat. Ariel Zamonsky, Gontse Makhene,Continue reading “October 2020 Roundup”

The Kinky Fingers – Garbage Plate [R&B/Rock/Soul]

If you haven’t had the good fortune to have ever lived in or visited the underrated city of Rochester, NY, at some point in your life, the garbage plate is a notorious dish that consists of an intimidating mound of macaroni salad and hash browns with two cheeseburgers (or hot dogs) and diced onions—all smotheredContinue reading “The Kinky Fingers – Garbage Plate [R&B/Rock/Soul]”

Pretty Lightning- The Rhythm of Ooze [Psychedelic Rock/Acid-Blues Rock]

German acid-blues rockers, Pretty Lightning absolutely slay on their latest full-length release, The Rhythm of Ooze. Released digitally, on vinyl and CD by the great folks over at Fuzz Club Records, Ooze kicks like some sort of killer late-60’s Howlin’ Wolf/Black Angels/Dungen hybrid. Totally thick with thudding drums, scuzzy bluez riffs and wild psychedelic flourishes,Continue reading “Pretty Lightning- The Rhythm of Ooze [Psychedelic Rock/Acid-Blues Rock]”

2,000+ Instagram Followers Special Mix

I’ve recently went over 2,000 followers on my blog’s Instagram account (@recordcratesunited) and I am over the moon with joy and gratitude. So as a thank you to those followers and everyone else involved, I’ve made a mix featuring music by some of those followers and musicians that I’ve reviewed in the past. From folk toContinue reading “2,000+ Instagram Followers Special Mix”

The Bevis Frond

If you’re like me and you need as much Nick Saloman’s music as possible, you’d get very excited by new(ish) videos of his performances (especially the acoustic ones!) I came across this little gem today and it really made my day, so I hope this will make yours too.

You’re Smiling Now But We’ll All Turn Into Demons- Population IV

You’re Smiling Now But We’ll All Turn Into Demons Population IV Cardinal Fuzz (2015) With roasting guitars, exploding drums and an overall sound that is so fried, it’s crispy, You’re Smiling Now But We’ll All Turn Into Demons are back with their glorious blend of ground-shaking garage jamming and acid-drenched metallic rock outs. I wasContinue reading “You’re Smiling Now But We’ll All Turn Into Demons- Population IV”

Check This Band Out

The Rizzos are an awesome new garage fuzzy punky trio out from Brooklyn and you need to hear them. The drumming is a true force of nature, the guitar buzzes with phosphorescent life while the bass neatly ties them together with the force that hasn’t been seen since Entwistle. On top of that, the vocalsContinue reading “Check This Band Out”

Read my interview with Mark Mulcahy!

Yep, I got to interview the mastermind behind Miracle Legion, Polaris (who did the soundtrack to The Adventures of Pete and Pete) and of course the solo albums of Mark Mulcahy (obviously). Anyways, it’s on The Waster and can be read here: http://www.thewaster.com/interview/an-interview-with-mark-mulcahy/ Mark was an absolute joy to talk to. He was real downContinue reading “Read my interview with Mark Mulcahy!”

Check out my interview with Screaming Females

My interview with Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females was just posted to The Waster. If you haven’t heard them yet, I would HIGHLY recommend it!! Link: http://www.thewaster.com/interview/screaming-females-back-for-the-ugly/