Category: Vinyl

The Angelus: There Will Be No Peace (Tofu Carnage)

The Angelus There Will Be No Peace (Tofu Carnage) It’s pretty amazing how much sound a trio can make. The Denton, Texas-based experimental band, The Angelus, featuring Emil Rapstine, Justin Evans, and Ryan Wasterlain, manage to make sweeping epic music…

Curse Of Lono: Severed (Submarine Cast)

Curse Of Lono Severed (Submarine Cast) Last year, London’s Curse Of Lono put out one of the year’s best EPs. With ‘Severed,’ their first full length album, they prove that they were just getting started. Spread across 10 songs, the…

Jake Clarke / Spur: Split LP 12” (Disposition Collective)

Jake Clarke / Spur Split LP 12” (Disposition Collective) When Pennsylvania post-grunge rockers Superheaven called it quits last year, it didn’t take long for frontman and guitarist Jake Clarke to get to work on his solo material. The hard work paid off…

Clem Snide: You Were a Diamond (HHBTM)

Clem Snide You Were a Diamond (HHBTM) They may be Boston-based, but Clem Snide was still one of the best alt country bands going throughout the ’90s and early aughts. Their debut, “You Were a Diamond,” which came out in…

Dirty Fences: First EP [Expanded Reissue] 12” (Dirty Water)

Dirty Fences First EP [Expanded Reissue] 12” (Dirty Water) Boston’s Dirty Fences is comprised of three Maxes and a Jack – Jack Daves (vocals, guitar), Max Roseglass (guitar), Max Comaskey (bass), and Max Hiersteiner (drums). The group of punk rockers…

Holy Motors: Sleepryder b/w Descending 7″ (Wharf Cat)

Holy Motors Sleepryder b/w Descending 7″ (Wharf Cat) Holy Motors follows up their ‘Heavenly Creatures’ 7-inch with another 7-inch – “Sleepryder” backed with “Descending.” The songs are billed as love stories inspired by Chris Isaak songs and Spanish blues, and…

The Masonics: Obermann Rides Again (Dirty Water)

The Masonics Obermann Rides Again (Dirty Water) Formed in 1991, garage rock revivalists the Masonics are still proudly waving the flag for the Medway scene, which centered on five towns around Kent, England. The scene was made famous in the…

Skinny Girl Diet: Heavy Flow (HHBTM)

Skinny Girl Diet Heavy Flow (HHBTM) The British feminist punk trio Skinny Girl Diet are a reminder that the Riotgrrl movement, though a little more under the radar, is still alive in bands across the globe. Their first full-length, the…

Surprise Vacation: Stealing Office Supplies (Our Damn Selves)

Surprise Vacation Stealing Office Supplies (Our Damn Selves) The world certainly may not need another punk band from Southern California, but when they are as casually comfortable as Surprise Vacation, you realize there may actually be room for another one….

The Tigerlillies: Lovers Du b/w Shipwrecked 7″ (Sir Gregory)

The Tigerlillies Lovers Du b/w Shipwrecked 7″ (Sir Gregory) The Tigerlilies have been labeled Cincinnati’s sole practitioners of post punk power pop (say that 10 times fast). The band is led by the Hennessy brothers, Pat (vocals, guitar) and Steve…

Wonky Tonk: Love Detox 7″ (Leesta Vall Sound)

Wonky Tonk Love Detox 7″ (Leesta Vall Sound) Jasmine Lorraine Poole is the brainchild behind Wonky Tonk. She was born and raised in Covington, Kentucky where she fell in love with Loretta Lynn and admired the work of John Prine…

Channels: Airstrip One b/w Backpfeifengesicht 7″ (Dischord)

Channels Airstrip One b/w Backpfeifengesicht 7″ (Dischord) It almost seems like everything Baltimore musician and producer J. Robbins touches is influential gold. He has been in several bands in his decades of music but the three he has fronted —…