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Outerspace Punk: The Reuters - "The Force"

The REUTERS “The Force” The Reuters are back.  This punk juggernaut coming to you from the Planet HU by way of Amsterdam is here to make your ears plead with intense punk sounds.  These aliens have a sound similar to …

Soaring Kite-like: Crooked Ghost - "Black Rainbow"

Crooked Ghost “Black Rainbow” Colors Bleed Well, Colors Bleed is officially out, and now you music-hungry people will realize why Crooked Ghost is my favorite post punk/dreampop, and this EP will be in my top 5 this year.  The clean production makes …

Indictment: OVTLIER - "Spineless"

OVTLIER “Spineless” Spineless / Buried Me Alive What a great, ass-kicking song about a topic that is so fucking important; the fact that government, Big Pharma, coal/oil industry, big business in general, and the health industry just don’t give a …

The Best: Angel Olsen - "Lark"

Angel Olsen “Lark” All Mirrors This is the most beautiful song released this year, and considering the great music that 2019 has produced, that is saying a lot.  Angel Olsen has the most beautiful voice; when she sings high, there …

Trip w/ Cuco in "Keeping Tabs" Video Ft. Suscato & a drag queen

Cuco, has just released the video for “Keeping Tabs” off his new album Para Mi which features his close friend Suscato and follows the duo through an LSD-fueled trip into the abyss. The video, directed by Cliqua (Pasqual Gutierrez and …

Ominous Truth In Details Missed: Papertwins - "Candy Cigarettes"

Papertwin “Candy Cigarettes” Family Portraits There is something so sinister about “Candy Cigarettes”, as if the music there is this sense of dread, that the world might look sweet and innocent, but there is evil looking below.  The band claims: …

Raised By Children: Marinho - "Freckles"

Marinho “Freckles” ~ What a great voice over that beautiful Juliana Hatfield-like bass line, just driving through to you the sadness of being raised by parents that were not ready to raise children of their own.  So many of us …

Short Jams: Monotronic - "In Your Head"

Monotronic “In Your Head” Monotronic Monotronic is a great melodic band where the music is so incredibly different from what you hear today, from the wah-wah pedal on the guitar, to the crisp drumming, to the fluid basslines, to those …

World Pop: Sis - "Night From Scratch"

Sis “Night From Scratch” Gas Station Roses What a strange, lovely album, filled with odd instruments like a gopichand and pan flutes, along with synths, guitars, and other ‘normal’ instruments to present pop music that is richer and more worldly …

Vulnerability: Lana Del Rey - "Fuck It I Love You & The Greatest"

Lana Del Rey “Fuck It I Love You & The Greatest” Norman Fucking Rockwell Lana does it again.  These two new songs from her soon-to-be released as two of the best songs since “The Body Electric”, her voice is so …

Post Punk West Midlands: The Assist - "It's Just A Dream Away"

The Assist “It’s Just A Dream Away” Coming from Walsall, The Assist is the West Midlands’ answer to The Alarm, with all the passion, spirit, and kick-assness of the former updated to 2010’s.  When I first heard their music, I …

Pessimism Made Murky: Kal Marks - "Heads Been Ringing"

Kal Marks “Heads Been Ringing” Let The Shit House Burn Down Dark, real, atmospheric, smothering with feedback and murky undertones, Kal Marks has produced an EP that reflects the mood perfectly of today.  Filled with the type of darkness and …

Relevant Rock: Sleater-Kinney - "The Dog/The Body"

Sleater-Kinney “The Dog/The Body” The Center Won’t Hold Sleater-Kinney, one of the main cogs in the Riot Grrl movement, have come back strong with a great new album that never compromises on their principles yet is still very forward thinking …

Atmospheric: yeule - "Pretty Bones"

yeule “Pretty Bones” Serotonin II yeule has this very breathless voice flying over these interestingly, complex synth sounds and beats, sounding just like that beautiful heavenly music one hears in dreams.  The synths stutter at times, making you think the …

The Doctor Is In: Doctor Steevo - "Another Day"

Doctor Steevo “Another Day” This Mutoid Doctor Steevo is back with his bizarre, creative, amazing dense music.  Think Depeche Mode recorded through a blender, with the darkness super accented.  Put it this way:  it’s 3AM, you awaken for no reason, …

Darkness Revealed: Crooked Ghost - "Sinew In Red"

Crooked Ghost “Sinew In Red” My favorite post punk/dream pop band is back, and they are darker than ever.  “Sinew In Red” sounds as if Joy Division recorded in the dank alley in the backstreets of Hell’s Kitchen incorporated all …

True Tales Of The City: Women Of The Night - "I Am Well And Missing You"

Women Of The Night “I Am Well And Missing You” Pastel Colors I love this band.  Women of the Night sounds like the Velvet Underground if John Cale had had his way and recorded their third album underwater.  This band …

Plaintive: Bear Call - "Harsh"

Bear Call “Harsh” Fancy Acid Bear Call have released a very restrained, reflective album that is perfect for late evening listening.  Although the album is a switch from the surf sound of their earlier release, “Harsh” still has that twangy …

Noir Pop: In.Drip - "CVS"

In.Drip “CVS” Coming from LA, In.Drip is a DJ that’s awashed in mystery.  He sings of common activities like:  Driving in the rain. Cigarettes under flickering street lamps. Smoke-filled parties on cold winter nights. Snapshots of his life on display …

Indie Punk With A Kick: Seth Witcher - "A Game Of Love"

Seth Witcher “A Game Of Love” Seth Witcher has the beautiful voice, and “A Game Of Love” is a most surprising song.  I love the beginning, the fake beginning, when all of a sudden, the song kids in with this …

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