Frightened Rabbit – Radio Silence

cottish Rockers Frightened Rabbit are to me, shockingly, and most unjustly, one of the best rock bands out there that people don’t talk about enough. Their live shows are remarkable, they play with passion, write heartbreaking, soul crushing songs, and released an excellent album in Pedestrian Verse this year, why they receive as little praise [...]

J. Roddy Walston & The Business – Marigold

‘m writing this from my hotel room in San Francisco, as I’ve had this new tune from J. Roddy Walston & the Business on repeat while I wait out my turn for the shower. Well, as expected, its a total foot stomper, “Marigold,” from their upcoming record Essential Tremors, the classic “Girl meets boy who [...]

Typhoon – Young Fathers

caught this track on NPR’s All Songs this morning, and after hearing this, and the last tune, “Dreams of Cannabalism,” I’m getting very excited to hear this record. White Lighter, which will release next month on August 20th is the follow up to the band’s EP “A New Kind Of House” that caught the attention [...]

Let’s Go to a Show | Goodnight, TX at the Middle East 7/25

Goodnight, Texas – Jesse Got Trapped in a Coal Mine his week, prior to Newport Folk Festival, we’ve got a group of really great shows, and the one I’ve got to put my stamp on is Thursday at the Middle East Upstairs. You’ve heard me wax poetic about them before, good friends, Goodnight Texas are [...]

Toy Soldiers – Tell the Teller

t times buried within my inbox, is music that just isn’t right for this site, my readers / listeners, and well this is not the case. When this one opened up, my ears perked, my eyes opened wide, and I grinned from ear to ear, this is fucking magic. You can feel it from the [...]

Yuck – Rebirth

Yuck – Rebirth urveyors of some of the finest retro 90′s era rock and roll music, Yuck, are back at it again with Rebirth, a reverb laden, shimmering, ambling rock tune that majestically flies across the sonic atmosphere. That was a lot of words to describe a tune that feels as though it was pulled [...]

Good Friend – Ships that Sink

heck out Brooklyn’s Good Friend, a folk / pop band that evokes the folk pop of Buffalo Springfield and meshes it with the harmony-driven pop music of the Beach Boys. They’ve just released their first single, “Ships that Sink,” off their upcoming album, Bonfire, out in October on Ghost Type Records. “Ships that Sink,” uses [...]

Cloud Control – Dojo Rising

een really diggin this new track from Cloud Control, which appears on their new record, Dream Cave, which releases in September. It’s got this super chill vibe, it has that amazing effect to slow everything down with a gentle elegance, and a bit psychedelia that you don’t usually hear in pop-based music. The band has [...]

Black Joe Lewis – Come to My Party

lack Joe Lewis is coming at us again with this retro/soul sound on “Come to My Party,” a song that more reflects their style than previous fuzz single “Skulldiggin,” which I posted a few weeks back. “Come to My Party,” combining James Brown soul era with a little bit of funk a little bit of [...]

J. Roddy Walston & The Business – Heavy Bells

J. Roddy Walston & The Business – Heavy Bells his is one I’ve been waiting a damn long time to hear. The mega awesome rock outfit of J. Roddy Walston & The Business have the perfect rock sound. In fact, these guys put hair back on the balls of rock music. I’m not even sure [...]

Jonathan Rado – Hand in Mine

onathan Rado of Foxygen, just released this great little 60′s retro pop tune titled “Hand In Mine,” which will appear on his upcoming solo record, Law and Order. “Hand in Mine,” is in a word, simplicity, its a call-and-response 60′s pop tune that is simple, playful, and the perfect sugary sweet track from a bygone [...]

Quasi – You Can Stay But You Got to Go

Quasi – You Can Stay But You Gotta Go oly fuzzy hell, Quasi is back with a follow up to their 2010 record, American Gang, in Mole City, a record that lands this fall from Kill Rock Stars. The new track just landed in my inbox, and I felt it imperative share, “You Can Stay, [...]

Song Preservation Society – Love Me Like She Did

ne of the most promising sounding bands that have hit my inbox lately has been Los Angeles’ Song Preservation Society, a band started by Trevor Bahnson, Ethan Glazer and Daniel Wright. They recorded their debut EP, Ready Room, back in 2012 and I’ve totally fallen for it. Ready Room, has ┬ádefinitely got a strong Simon [...]

James the Giant – Two Weeks on the Ocean

‘ve been really enjoying this raw song from folk troubadour James the Giant, his first single from his self-titled EP where he opens up about the loss of his younger brother, Marine Lance Cpl. Julian T. Brennan who was killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2009. It’s a powerful theme that cuts right straight through, [...]

The Dodos – Substance

an Francisco rockers The Dodos have got a new album coming out 8/27 titled the Carrier, and have yet again released another track from the record. The track in question, titled “Substance,” which features a heavily rhythm focused drum line, which has been their bread and butter over the years, gang harmonies, and an ever [...]