Now this is some pretty incredible shit right here. The minimalistic DIY garage rock on this tape by some NYC dude (or band, not sure about that) sounds kinda like some lost proto punk relic and would just as well blend in on any one of those Messthetics/Homework compilations. The sparse percussion, weary vocals, overall lean arrangements and Lo-Fi production values all do their part in lending these songs a particular quality that feels both gritty and drowsy.Album-Stream →
Another Geelong supergroup featuring high profile names such as Jake Robertson (Ausmuteants, Alien Nosejob, Leather Towel etc.), Billy Gardner (The Living Eyes, Cereal Killer, Ausmuteants), Mitch Campleman (The Living Eyes) and Stella Rennex (Parsnip, Bananagun). Sound-wise, this doesn't stray too far from the established Ausmuteants formula and i'm totally okay with that. Not the most original thing i've ever heard but a fun and thrilling ride nonetheless, from start to finish.Album-Stream →
The goodness continues on Total Punk's second long playing record. True Sons Of Thunder are a Memphis group featuring members of Manatees and Oblivians, among others. You might already have noticed their recent 7" on Goodbye Boozy or even their first two albums, released before this blog came into being. Their newest one sees them alternating between straight-ahead garage punk somewhat similar to The Cowboy or Flat Worms and blues-soaked, repetitive noise rock somwhere inbetween Cows, Nearly Dead and various old AmRep shit, as well as some undeniable U-Men vibes. With Skate Rock we even get a nice little hardcore ditty.Album-Stream →
Whoa, what a beautifully crude piece of DIY lo-fi fuckery in the twilight zones of slightly no-wave-ish post punk and garage rock, this digital release by some unknown Hicksville, NY entity. Kinda like an incredibly weird incarnation of The Woolen Men intermingling with Half Japanese and The UV Race. This is just gorgeous!Album-Stream →
Science Man II releases November 6 via Big Neck Records.
Death Training releases October 30 via Bitter Lake Recordings.
Rock'n'Roll Heart releases November 20 via Anti Fade Records.
Bathouse releases November 27 via Happiest Place Records.
Nothing Will Ever Stop releases November 27 via Bargain Bin Records.
Potpourri releases October 30th via Wasted Tapes.