“The group fuses noise punk and what they call “necro-electro” to create a sound that is jagged, driving, and unforgiving. It’s also melodic enough that you can almost see yourself dancing to it…almost.” Check it out HERE! Their debut LP Human Error comes out June 16th via Killroom Records
“His latest release finds him brooding and solitary, independent but alone. Without a side project tying him down, Johnson freely explores his songwriting, playing with the contrast between soft harmonies and atmospheric sound effects. Hatteras Night is a folk record with a twang and an edge. There is danger lurking in the shadows of Johnson’s songs and great beauty in his restraint.” Read the full review HERE, ‘Hatteras Night’ is out now!
From Ora Cogan’s forthcoming LP Crickets, “The Light” is part of “a profoundly moving collection of visceral, haunted elegies, recorded very recently (just last month) in Philly with Tom Deis of uni ika ai.” Check the single out as well as tour dates throughout the U.S. and Canada!
Japanese alternative trio tricot will release their third album entitled 3 on May 17th via Topshelf Records (US), Big Scary Monsters (UK), Bakurestu (JP). Listen to the first single “DeDeDe” HERE which Stereogum says “travels from bopping to rushing and eager to austere, and that’s just in the first minute.”
House of Feelings presents an Evening of Dancing and Art on April 15 at The Silent Barn. Live sets from KAG (Katie from Priests) and House of Feelings’ first ever live performance. DJ sets by: Olive T + Kris Petersen, FITNESS (GODMODE) and Helado Negro.
The first 20 people with protest signs and/or photographic evidence of participation in the Tax Day Protest March will be granted free entry.
Read full details on BROOKLYN VEGAN & listen to their new mix.
On April 7th, Brooklyn’s SOFTSPOT will be releasing their first LP Clearing. The folks over at The Fader were kind enough to release their second single “Heat Seeker” from the LP, saying it “sounds like a reverie”.
“It flips mundane aspects of company and care into something fantastical; something treasured. This song is a fantasy.” - Fader
visit the preview HERE
“While the guitar-driven “Every Single Day of Late” and acoustic strum of “Milaak” recall Johnson’s former band, Centro-matic, album centerpieces “Heresy and Snakes” and the dusty rhythms of “Hey-o Hi-o” echo the freeform exploration of South San Gabriel, the musical yang to Johnson’s prior rocking yin.” Read the full review HERE
“Dense Pack is a straight-up, old school style punk smasher! 20 songs! 16 minutes! One take! Don Bolles of The Germs on drums! Daaaamn! On top of that, Geza X himself produced! If you like early West Coast hardcore, you will love this. This record kicks ass, people.”
Dense Pack officially drops tomorrow, March 24th via Shrimper Records -
Mad Lives is “a record that’s alternately intimate and grandiose, elegiac and heart-swellingly romantic, carefully-crafted and nakedly emotional. If that doesn’t describe a classic right out of the gate, damned if I know what does.”
Mad Lives drops March 31st! Hear them live on KEXP’s The Morning Show that day, then watch them play at The Triple Door in Seattle, Sat, April 1st!