Too is set for release next week. Listen to a new — and infectiously catchy — new track, Leave Me Alone.
Check out Dope Cloud, a track from Protomartyr’s upcoming release, The Agent Intellect.
The Agent Intellect is expected out in October.
Australia’s Royal Headache name checks obscure musical influences: The 1970s pop and rock bands the Nerves and TV Personalties in addition to early-era punks the Jabbers (originally fronted by the infamous GG Allin). Regardless, the band’s second album, the newly released High, unfolds like an indie music history lesson (much like albums being made by Parquet Courts and Iceage).
While High is more of a nod to the past than present, Royal Headache pulls off an original, fun tribute to those bands from decades ago. Fans of groups as varied as Guided By Voices to the Thermals (as well as Parquet Courts and Iceage) are likely to gravitate to this album. I highly recommend it.
By the way, Royal Headache isn’t alone among contemporary musicians acknowledging Allin’s influence. Ty Segall covered Don’t Talk to Me four years ago.
Here’s what the original sounded like:
Here’s a new song from London-based band Shopping.
The song appears on the band’s new album, Why Choose, which is expected out in early October.
The new album, Poison Season, by Destroyer is going to get a lot of attention when it’s released next week for a reason — it’s really good. Times Square is a perfect example of the album’s style. Listen to it below.
Deerhunter has a new album, Fading Frontier, coming out in October.
Watch the video for Snakeskin, an uncharacteristically dancey song off the LP.
Portland trio Woolen Men will release the band’s sophomore album, Temporary Monument, September 4.
The single Life In Hell (below) gets a thumbs up.
Fueled by mid-70s power pop, garage and early punk from the late ’70s, Australia’s Royal Headache mixes an excellent blend of sounds on High, a highly recommended album out at the end of this week.
In Chicago, we’re fortunate enough to be able to see these guys Wednesday for a headlining set at the Empty Bottle. This is going to be one of those shows that should not be missed.
Philadelphia-based Sheer Mag and Chicago’s Storm Clouds open.
There is almost a month of summer left. So you need some songs that aren’t too heavy but still have an edge. Here are 10 recommended albums to consider for your late-summer playlist.
Topping the list is a new release from a longtime favorite, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, followed by an impressive sophomore album from Ultimate Painting. Woods fans will want to note the strong solo album from John Andrews.
Wolf Eyes plans a new album in October and judging from the first single, Enemy Ladder, it will be a burner.
The longtime Detroit band specializes in unsettling music. The album, I Am a Problem: Mind in Pieces, is being released on Jack White’s Third Man Records.