Louisville, Kentucky rockers White Reaper just released a self-titled debut EP. Watch this new video for the song Cool.
Watch the video for Magazine, a song off the debut album from the Proper Ornaments. The Londoners’ album, Wooden Head, is set for a July 8 release. There’s no shortage of psychedelic-sounding bands. This one is pretty good, though.
I really like this new Reigning Sound album, Shattered. The album gets released July 15. Listen to the single My My below.
Front man Greg Cartwright formed the band in 2001. While his work with Reigning Sound and other groups (i.e. the Oblivians and Detroit Cobras) has been raucous and garage, Shattered is a bit more refined.
The awesome LA band Bleached shared a new song, For the Feel, which is the title track of an upcoming 7-inch release. The song is a good representation of the band’s summery sound. If you haven’t checked out last year’s album, Ride Your Heart, I highly recommend it.
Here’s Ride Your Heart:
Listen to For the Feel below:
At a downtown Chicago show Monday, Mould ripped through more than an hour of fast, loud songs with barely a break between each. Almost half of the more than 20 songs in the set were originally performed by his former bands Husker Du or Sugar. Tracks from Mould’s hard-charging new album Beauty & Ruin fit in nicely with the classics. Among the Husker Du songs Mould dusted off for the Monday set were Something I Learned Today and Chartered Trips from Zen Arcade. (Zen Arcade!) He also played songs from Flip Your Wig and Candy Apple Grey. There were no songs from the Huskers’ New Day Rising, unfortunately. But maybe he’ll pull them out at some point in the tour.
Bob Mould toured the 25th anniversary of his solo album Workbook earlier this year, including stops in Chicago. Expect to hear him play some of his new material when Mould returns for a free show at Millennium Park Monday night. Mould’s just-released album, Beauty & Ruin, is full of rockers that should sound great live. And, of course, if you’re a fan you’ll always hope for a good dose of Husker Du and Sugar. Judging by recent playlists Sugar songs are a little more frequent. But expect a sampling of Mould’s great career throughout the set.
Split Single, a project of Chicagoan and Mould bandmate Jason Narducy, opens. The show starts at 6:30 p.m.
Watch the video for Mould’s latest single, I Don’t Know You Anymore, including a pretty funny cameo by Decemberists‘ Colin Meloy.
White Fence plans a new album next month. Here’s a new song, Like That, from the upcoming release.