Waterless Hills – “Waverley Cross”/”The Empty House Of The Son Of The Vali Of Pusht-I-Kuh”

Waterless Hills’ mesmerizing 8” lathe cut features elements of Eastern-European and Middle-Eastern folk music melted into the coldly stark foundations of droning post-rock. The group, which consists of Andrew Cheetham on drums and percussion, Gavin Clarke on bass, C Joynes on guitar and DBH on violin, improvises across the record’s two haunting tracks as ifContinue reading “Waterless Hills – “Waverley Cross”/”The Empty House Of The Son Of The Vali Of Pusht-I-Kuh””

Los Mundos – Calor Central

“Is this a monster or an island? I’m seeing a beastly outline Horizons terrify. This sea will be called like you   Apparently calm A corpse that speaks Can breathe Tangled up in plants” ….this selection of translated lyrics from “Subterráneo Mar Jurásico” (“Subterranian Jurassic Sea”) perfectly describes Calor Central by Los Mundos in aContinue reading “Los Mundos – Calor Central”

Spindrift – Songs From The Ancient Age

Spindrift is dangling a switchblade in your face with Songs From The Ancient Age. From the dusty goth swagger of “Red Reflection” to the dangerous acid nightmares of songs like “Oblivious” and “Diamonds,” this collection documents Spindrift’s 1999-2004 transition from East Coast sonic provocateurs to LA psych specters, proving in the process that they haveContinue reading “Spindrift – Songs From The Ancient Age”

Reverends – The Disappearing Dreams of Yesterday

On The Disappearing Dreams of Yesterday, Atlanta’s Reverends blends sunny psychedelia with shoegaze’s droning iciness, which is perfectly represented by the cold and surreal album cover. Lead by Rev. Dandy Lee Strickland, the band cranks out melancholic dirges here that feel both isolated and yet also dreamy, like the after effects of a burned outContinue reading “Reverends – The Disappearing Dreams of Yesterday”

July Roundup – Part 2: Bitches in The Beehive, De Lorians, Hurricane Heart Attacks and More

July has been one hell of a great month for new music. We just had to squeeze in another one of these before it was over. August is already looking to be a cracking 4 weeks as well… Meadowsilver – “Hushabye Mountain” We may be in the middle of a heatwave, but that doesn’t meanContinue reading “July Roundup – Part 2: Bitches in The Beehive, De Lorians, Hurricane Heart Attacks and More”

Jordan Perry – Witness Tree

Jordan Perry’s Witness Tree takes the acoustic guitar to obscure, unexplored horizons in a way that’ll make you never look at—nor hear—the instrument the same way again. Freshly released by Feeding Tube Records, Witness Tree finds Perry seemingly deconstructing folk and blues styles down to their barest elements. He relishes in the smallest details of these forms,Continue reading “Jordan Perry – Witness Tree”

Trigger Cut – Buster

Angular guitar-riddled post-punk with hardcore yell-talking vocals? I’m there! Trigger Cut is a German trio of modernist punk clangers and Buster is their debut full-length of disorienting noise and dismantled rawwk. Available on vinyl, CD and digital, Buster finds the band taking the absurdist punk mutations of the avant-garde classic Doc at The Radio Station by CaptainContinue reading “Trigger Cut – Buster”

The Lark & The Loon – Homestead Hands & 2

I am reviewing The Lark and The Loon’s Homestead Hands and The Lark and The Loon 2 together, as I received them that way, but also because they were practically recorded back-to-back as well. Homestead Hands glows with a welcoming warmth like a flickering cabin fireplace. Husband and wife duo Jeff Rolfzen and Rocky Steen-Rolfzen play authenticContinue reading “The Lark & The Loon – Homestead Hands & 2”

Plastic Crimewave Syndicate – Massacre of The Celestials

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the record store, Steve Krakow’s Plastic Crimewave Syndicate is back to assault your ears with some of the headiest, skronkiest sounds this side of the sun (ra). Released on Cardinal Fuzz in very limited quantities (only 300!!) Massacre of The Celestials find the bandContinue reading “Plastic Crimewave Syndicate – Massacre of The Celestials”

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”