• HEAR THIS: PHOSPHENE

    HEAR THIS: PHOSPHENE

    Portland’s Phosphene step forward with their second full-length, the assured ‘Lotus Eaters’, out tomorrow.

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  • HEAR THIS: GRACE SINGS SLUDGE

    HEAR THIS: GRACE SINGS SLUDGE

    Grace Sings Sludge steps forward on new LP ‘Christ Mocked & the End of a Relationship’, newly released on Empty Cellar Records.

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  • HEAR THIS: GRUMPSTER

    HEAR THIS: GRUMPSTER

    Oakland punk trio Grumpster come into their own on their full-length debut ‘Underwhelmed’, out now on Asian Man Records.

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  • HEAR THIS: WARGIRL

    HEAR THIS: WARGIRL

    Cold War Kids producer Matt Wignall’s latest project is Wargirl, unveiling their new LP ‘Dancing Gold’.

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DiscoveryHEAR THIS: NECKING
February 10. 2020 | By Wayne Jessup

HEAR THIS: NECKING

Last summer on Tracks of the Week, we featured Necking from Vancouver BC. We couldn’t get enough of “Big Mouth”, and now they’ve come up with a video vision to match it. We’ll also take the opportunity to go on …

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DiscoveryHEAR THIS: LONG NECK
February 08. 2020 | By Wayne Jessup

HEAR THIS: LONG NECK

Late last fall we shined a light on Pendant and their label issues. Jersey City’s Long Neck was in the same situation, and this piece started life as a mercy plea fundraiser for the band’s new LP World’s Strongest Dog. …

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DiscoveryHEAR THIS: LE COULEUR
February 07. 2020 | By Wayne Jessup

HEAR THIS: LE COULEUR

“Concorde” is the mesmerizing new single from Montreal’s Le Couleur, and follows up last fall’s “Silhouette” in representing the trio’s forthcoming LP, due out 4/17 on Lisbon Lux Records. Carrying on their history of indelible videos, (case in point “Club Italien”), …

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DiscoveryTRACKS OF THE WEEK – 2/6/20 Edition
February 06. 2020 | By Wayne Jessup

TRACKS OF THE WEEK – 2/6/20 Edition

Rosie Tucker is letting no moss grow with her second single since last year’s triumphant Never Not Never Not Never Not. “Brand New Beast” matches the high bar raised by “Ambrosia”. It’s out now on New Professor. U.S. Girls, (Meg …

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DiscoveryHEAR THIS: SOUR WIDOWS
January 31. 2020 | By Wayne Jessup

HEAR THIS: SOUR WIDOWS

Last fall we put the Tracks of the Week spotlight on Bay Area band Sour Widows, commensurate with the release of their second single, “Pilot Light”. The band has released their first video, fittingly for their first single “Tommy”, as …

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DiscoveryTRACKS OF THE WEEK – 01/30/20 Edition
January 30. 2020 | By Wayne Jessup

TRACKS OF THE WEEK – 01/30/20 Edition

Kicking off this edition of Tracks, it’s Captain Handsome, (Lily Rae from Fightmilk), following up her debut single “I Wish I Had A Dog” with newest effort “Halloween”, out now on The Reckless Yes. Moving over to Stockholm, Borg is …

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DiscoveryHEAR THIS: DIET CIG
January 29. 2020 | By Wayne Jessup

HEAR THIS: DIET CIG

Alex and Noah are back-tanned, rested, and ready! Diet Cig have a new single “Night Terrors”, going deep on sleep difficulties, as only they can. The intense churner marks their first release in almost three years, since the debut LP …

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DiscoveryHEAR THIS: the black watch
January 27. 2020 | By Wayne Jessup

HEAR THIS: the black watch

the black watch has a new LP Brilliant Failures, out 3/27 on A Turntable Friend Records. Like The Mekons Rock and Roll, it’s a watershed moment later on in a band’s career where all the elements just fall into place. …

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