The sonic and surf solar systems have collided. Through that crack in the universe oozes a new age surf record from Swami John Reis and the Blind Shake. This visual vortex features Ricky Whitlock and Gavin Beschen piloting through the sound waves. Upon returning to land at Swami Records.
Swami John Reis and the Blind Shake "Brown Room" from Bryan Johnson on Vimeo.
The Riot grrrls of Olympia, WA, Sleater-Kinney, have reunited after an 8 year hiatus. After multiple projects (Carrie Brownstein’s Portlandia show for one) they return in their full feminist form. Their second single, "Surface Envy", is the perfect blend of Corin Tucker’s powerful howl and Carrie’s trebly, distorted guitar. Click to hear it on our favorite cloud.
Washington, DC based group Congo Sanchez, has drawn their line in the sand with today's release of their first full length album titled 'Dealin' With This'. This album is anything but your average radio loop, as it takes you through turmoil, protest, love, and life on the road. Spanning from funky dance breaks to dark hip-hop beats, and back to lounge based sambas, this album takes you on a ride. 'Dealin' With This' is available today on Herb Records, buy it here.: http://herbrecords.bandcamp.com/
Does Minneapolis minimalistic surf punk sound good? If you’re The Blind Shake it sure does. This fearsome 3-piece just released their latest raucous record, 'Breakfast of Failures' on Goner and it’s a burner. Listen to the song ‘Parachutes’ here...
Every time we get to talk music with our own Alexis Rivera, the bands of San Juan rock jefe AJ Davila come up. The musician’s new project, AJ Davila y Terror Amor, is what we’re talking about this time. Listen to the foot stomping Latin punk courtesy of Burger Records here. Puerto Rico lo hace major!
After thirty years, 19 records, and a million shows, The Melvins remain royalty in heavy music. This fall they reign again with ‘Hold It In’, and it’s another gem in King Buzzo’s crown. All hail the rulers! Listen to ‘Sesame Street Meat’ courtesy of Ipecec.
Guadalajara, Mexico’s garage goddess, Teri Gender Bender, is back and full of woman power. Her project, Le Butcherettes, known for their wild and controversial live shows, grows musically on this second release; ‘Cry Is For The Flies'. There are some quieter moments this time, but you can expect plenty of guitars from this spooky Senorita. Listen to three songs compliments of Ipecac Records.
Vermont’s favorite laid back psych rocker, King Tuff, cruises back down from outer space with his latest, ‘Black Moon Spell’. Here’s the cool single, “Danger in the Dark" off of the new Sub Pop release. Pretty cosmic man...