Category: Vinyl

Cinerama: Valentina[12” LP (HHBTM)

Cinerama Valentina[12” LP (HHBTM) David Gedge’s Cinerama, much like his other band, The Wedding Present, may no longer be active, but his songs are still finding an audience. With ‘Valentina,’ put out recently in the U.S. by Athens, GA-based label…

Cowtown: Paranormal Romance 12” LP (HHBTM)

Cowtown Paranormal Romance 12” LP (HHBTM) UK-based group Cowtown, along with having a truly great band name, have a jerky, frenetic sound that is equal parts Talking Heads and Oingo Boingo with just enough pop hooks to recall a band…

Mike Watt: Ring Spiel Tour ’95 (Legacy)

Mike Watt Ring Spiel Tour ’95 (Legacy) For nearly 40 years Mike Watt has been the champion flag bearer for DIY-rock & roll. No matter if it was with the Minutemen, fIREHOSE, more recently the Stooges, or his countless side…

Affordable Hybrid: Bat b/w Roky (Flannel Gurl)

Affordable Hybrid Bat b/w Roky (Flannel Gurl) For the first time in seven years, Swedish rock band Affordable Hybrid is releasing new material. It’s only a 2-song 7” for the four piece post-punk band from Vänersborg, Sweden, but it’s a…

Rikk Agnew Band: Learn (Frontier)

Rikk Agnew Band Learn (Frontier) Rikk. fuckin’ Agnew. Some call him the “Brian Wilson of punk” and that’s fair. But, shit, he’s so much more. Legend is most appropriate. This is the guy who defined the O.C. hardcore sound through…

Curse of Lono: Self-Titled EP [12”] (Submarine Cat)

Curse of Lono Self-Titled EP [12”] (Submarine Cat) Don’t be worried that their band name sounds like the title of an Adult Swim show, Curse of Lono have just turned in a shockingly sweet debut that is equal parts Teenage…

Motosierra: Buzo Nuevo/La Marcos 7” (Spaghetty Town)

Motosierra Buzo Nuevo/La Marcos 7” (Spaghetty Town) On their latest 7”, South American speed metal band Motosierra ram through two blistering tracks in less than five minutes. Side A, “Buzo Nuevo,” and the flipside, “La Marcos,” are bursts of ferocity,…

Close Lobsters: Desire & Signs EP 7” (Shelflife)

Close Lobsters Desire & Signs EP 7” (Shelflife) The short-lived Scottish jangle pop band Close Lobsters never really got the recognition of some of their peers like Aztec Camera or R.E.M., but damn, did they deserve it. Around just long…

Communions: Don’t Hold Anything Back b/w Eternity 7″ (Fat Possum)

Communions Don’t Hold Anything Back b/w Eternity 7″ (Fat Possum) After recently signing to Fat Possum Records, Copenhagen-by-way-of-Seattle four-piece Communions make their introduction with this pop heavy 7-inch “Don’t Hold Anything Back” b/w “Eternity.” Filled with sun-soaked rhythms, the A-side,…

Eyes of Love: Self-Titled EP 7″ (Wharf Cat)

Eyes of Love Self-Titled EP 7″ (Wharf Cat) Multi-instrumentalist Andrea Schiavelli has played in Nude Beach and was once in the band Punks on Mars. Now the Los Angeles-born New York resident is embarking on a solo journey under the…