More artists should deliver holiday-themed albums not centered on that husky guy in the red suit who sneaks into people’s houses towards the end of the year. And as a full-fledged fan of Spooky Season, we’re behind anything that brings attention to that better time of the year especially when it looks and sounds as good as the latest video/single from The Jacklights![Read more…]
We hate to label anything Electric Six does as “mature” but, um, Turquoise kinda is??? We’re sorry! But also not because regardless, it still sounds like Electric Six. And on this latest, their first in almost 5 years, the Detroit outfit deliver an energetic, eclectic, and electrifying new album that bombards the ears with the same kind of pomp and circumstance that shook the world to its’ core when Fire dropped in 2003 (Yes, kids, it has been 20 years since the E6 debut)![Read more…]
It takes a lot for a band to come back and still be just as vital/potent after almost 10 years of recorded dormancy. And it takes a WHOLE lot more when half the foundation of your band splits and you still manage to come back like Kill Devil Hill has with an absolute blockbuster of a record in Seas Of Oblivion.[Read more…]
Expanding the sonic palette that began with “Birthday Cake” and carried over into “Norway”, Teen Idle’s latest single “Saccharine” is some next level musical mastery from an artist who is already proving to be THE one to watch in 2023 with each passing release (Which all leads to full-length Nonfiction arriving on September 29th).
“Saccharine” might be the most intricate yet in Sara Abdelbarry’s aural arsenal. A track that’s vibrant, vivacious, and glistening seemingly all at the same time and fully utilizing the “multi-instrumentalist” tag that Abdelbarry justly brandishes, “Saccharine” is playful yet poised bringing some soothing (And sexy?) saxophone sounds into the arena along with a bouncing bass line and Samir Tawalare’s divine drumming once again accenting the underlying grooves.
“Saccharine” is out now through H1 MASSIVE. You can get your copy by heading here and for more from Teen Idle, including ALL the deets on that aforementioned incoming full-length, follow the trail of socials by heading here, here, or here.
As Summer ends and the leaves start to fall heading towards the most wonderful time of the year (Spooky Season, of course!), it’s inevitable that Gretchen Shae & The Middle Eight would re-emerge just in time to bring us all a delightfully devilish ditty to sink our collective teeths into![Read more…]
Okay, let’s address the elephant in the room: Beyond the mass amount of remixes that KPT has delivered lately, there hasn’t been a new single from the outfit in the past two years. That said, and cutting to the chase, is “Collared” worth the wait? If you loved the techno anarchy that KPT had previously conjured within tracks like “Obliterate” and “White Crosses” then hells yes, this is what you’ve been waiting for. If you’ve never heard of KPT before but dig artists like ESA, Cyanotic, and others that practice calculated chaos in our realm then this is your wake up call.[Read more…]
You don’t need to watch Showtime’s hit Thriller Yellowjackets to enjoy the (mostly) ’90’s mixtape that serves as the soundtrack for Season 2… but it sure does help! For a casual music fan you get choice cuts from The Cranberries, Live, Veruca Salt, Garbage, 4 Non Blondes and Pulp to name a few but for fans of the show, those classic tracks as well as the unique covers and other sonic oddities (Lookin’ at you, Alanis!) scattered throughout season 2’s 9 episodes hit a little harder when dropped into the middle of nowhere with a pack of teens trying to survive and, later, in the present trying to navigate some truly complicated and, quite frankly, very effed up lives.[Read more…]
DOMKRAFT’s follow-up to 2021’s Seeds, Sonic Moons, is meteoric, majestic, and mesmerizing and marks another seismic shift in the gargantuan aural landscape the Nordic trio constantly work to refine.[Read more…]
Can it really be called a “throwback” if the sound you’re tapping into is one that you originated??? Listening through Taproot’s newest record, their 7th overall and first in over 10 years, is like experiencing the Ann Arbor, Michigan’s first three albums collectively for the first time again. It’s gargantuan, it’s genuine, it’s everything that longtime fans could’ve hoped for and more. And for the nu-kids, SC\SSRS couldn’t have come at a more perfect time when a much shunned genre is coming back around again… and again.[Read more…]
We don’t know how we came across Ashnikko in the first place but we knew the first time we caught the video for “You Make Me Sick!” we were mesmerized. If you were to take Poppy’s hybrid blend of Pop and heaviness with a Lady Sovereign-style snarl and flow encompassed by a Legend (Yes, the one with Tom Cruise and the unicorn) meets Dungeons & Dragons atmosphere you might have an inkling of what WEEDKILLER is all about.[Read more…]