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”

Spencer Robinson & The Wolf Spiders – Beneath the Surface [Garage Rock/Blues Rock]

Dark, smoky and bitterly haunted, Spencer Robinson and The Wolf Spiders’ Beneath the Surface is a straight swig of whiskey on a broken-hearted night. After playing bass for The Lords of Altamont for five years, Robinson struck out on his own and this intense, grit-filled portrait of adult frustrations and burned-out desires is the firstContinue reading “Spencer Robinson & The Wolf Spiders – Beneath the Surface [Garage Rock/Blues Rock]”

Plastic Crimewave Syndicate- Thunderbolt of Flaming Wisdom [Acid Rock/Space Rock]

The latest offering by Chicago’s super-group of cosmic mutant rockers will surely reduce your mind to a crispy, smoldering cinder. The record opens with the jaw-dropping supernova of “Ghost of Dread Reaction,” which perfectly sets the chaotically lysergic tone for the rest of the album. The densely lush sound that Plastic Crimewave (AKA Steve Krakow)Continue reading “Plastic Crimewave Syndicate- Thunderbolt of Flaming Wisdom [Acid Rock/Space Rock]”

Fall Flashback Folk Fridays: The Moths

Beyond maybe Oriental Sunshine and Magic Carpet, The Moths possibly produced the mellowest of all of the ‘60s/’70s psychedelic folk records. Comprised of five Hull University students, The Moths (who’re also sometimes referred to as just ‘Moths’) developed a small local following with their warmly relaxed bucolic sound. The band’s style is somewhat reminiscent ofContinue reading “Fall Flashback Folk Fridays: The Moths”

Mt. Mountain – Dust

Mt. Mountain – Dust The Cardinal Fuzz label is once again on one hell of a roll. Along with the new killer release by The Janitors, the good folks at CF have recently unleashed Mt. Mountain’s latest record, the fittingly titled Dust. Native to Australia, Mt. Mountain play a droning, dark, doomy acid rock that conjures upContinue reading “Mt. Mountain – Dust”

The Gifted Children- Cordless Miles E.P.

Back in 2008, I was on the prowl for any live show I could get to. Still being under 21 and without a license, there wasn’t much for this Rochester teenager to do. However, whenever I did find a show I could get into, it was usually a local band in a small legit or illegitimateContinue reading “The Gifted Children- Cordless Miles E.P.”