The Death and Resurrection of Johnathan Cowboy releases September 24th via Erste Theke Tonträger und Urge Records.
LP 2021 will be released soon™ via Sewercide Records.
Expressions Of Interest releases October 8th via Heavy Machinery & Upset The Rhythm.
I don't think i ever gave Berlin's mystery act Heavy Metal the full spotlight on here and in retrospect i can't really tell if that was because Heavy Metal weren't quite ready for me or 'cos i wasn't quite ready for Heavy Metal. All i can say is i've been monitoring their curious and prolific trajectory over the past few years and with every release their garage-/electro-/totalfuckingnuts-punk bastard concoctions resonated a bit better with my broken brain until finally they hit a prefect sweet spot with their fifth (duh…) longplayer on which they come off kinda like a more out-there version of a certain North Carolina group that's been rumored to not be punk enough for heavy metal or something… thrown in a blender with a healthy dose of Swell Maps or Métal Urbain/Dr. Mix & The Remix. Never before have they sounded this nebulous and just wrong in all the right ways, except maybe for the idea of fighting the devil… that simply doesn't strike me as the most heavy metal thing to do. It might please the christian rock crowd, though.Album-Stream →
Big Bopper Math Show
Rearranged Face History Of Things To Come
The Freakees The Middle
Los Blobs Asalto
Foil Rat King
Kretin Bay Of Fakes
Μπριτζολιτσεσ Μη (Don't)
Debt Cult Southport Sharpest Weapons
D. Sablu So Sorry
The Lipschitz Squabble
Credit Bureau Double Wide
Rakete Fehlstart Brüssel 2057
Monoburro Bienvenidxs a la Nueva Era
Thee Hearses Space Invader
Upper Wilds Love Song #5
Psychic Flowers Coming to Collect
Dog Heaven Slip Away
Cuello La Resi
Tongues of Fire Numb
Old Moon Past Lives
DDR Limited Liability
Choke Boy Old Block
Retreaters Something Grows Here
The Tubs Two Person Love
Once again stupid me was way too late noticing that a new record by Cincinnati, Ohio's pop wizards Vacation has hit the shelves via Salinas Records, repeatedly proving their knack for crafting refined jewels of melodic noise at the intersection of oldschool nineties-style indie rock, graceful power- and noise pop. This shit is catchy as fuck without ever getting too formulaic or predictable. A rare breed these days and even more rarely does it ever come across as powerful and flawlessly executed as here. An album of twelve hits and zero misses as for this group, "pretty good" simply doesn't cut it.Album-Stream →
New shit from one of KBD-informed garage punk's prime makers in our time, L.A.'s Freakees. Having tried on quite diverse stylistic flourishes, bits and pieces on recent EPs including pure synth-/electro punk on their previous one, they have never sounded more focused than on their newest effort and this pays off admirably as the current, pretty synth-heavy iteration of their sound totally slaps and might be compared favorably to acts like early Launcher, Alien Nosejob, Research Reactor Corp., Liquid Assets and Satanic Togas.Album-Stream →
Absortos En El Tedio Eterno releases September 23rd via La Vida Es Un Mus Discos.