Category: Vinyl

Bobby Long: Ode 12” (Compass)

Bobby Long Ode 12” (Compass) ‘Ode,’ the latest from alternative folkie Bobby Long is essentially a grab bag: six tracks from his popular 2015 album, “Ode to Thinking,” with three previously unreleased songs tacked on. The album was first released…

Supermoon: Playland 7″ (Mint Records)

Supermoon Playland 7″ (Mint Records) Before you dive into this review of the double 7-inch ‘Playland’ from Supermoon, be aware there are a handful of bands with the same name. This Supermoon is an all-female foursome from Vancouver. On its…

Mick Barr: Blespac (Spathages) 7″ (Wharf Cat)

Mick Barr Blespac (Spathages) 7″ (Wharf Cat) Hey, wait, what the fuck?? Is this for real? This has to be a joke, right? Come on, no foolin’ this is serious? Mick Barr’s “Blespac (Spathages)” b/w “Worthhnt (Rust Mine)” 7” are…

Cellar Doors: Frost/Prism 7″ (Spiritual Pajama)

Cellar Doors Frost/Prism 7″ (Spiritual Pajama) “Frost” b/w “Prism” is a limited edition 7″ single on white vinyl from San Francisco-based Cellar Doors. Borrowing heavily from Depeche Mode, Joy Division, Berlin, and other synth psychedelic bands of years past, “Frost”…

Eureka California: Versus 12” (HHBTM)

Eureka California Versus 12” (HHBTM) With their third record in as many years — and third full length since 2012 —Eureka California are proving to be the Willie Nelsons of indie pop; not a year goes by without at least…

Great Lakes: Wild Vision 12” (Loose Trucks)

Great Lakes Wild Vision 12” (Loose Trucks) The Brooklyn, by way of Athens, indie band Great Lakes has been spending the past two decades churning out five records and managed to keep their sound evolving thanks to a collective of…

The Outta Sorts: Self-Titled EP 7” (Self-Released)

The Outta Sorts Self-Titled EP 7” (Self-Released) There’s something about the invasion of tech bros and the ridiculous wealth disparity in the San Francisco Bay Area that feeds the punk rock beast. The Outta Sorts is just the latest garage…

Secret Space/The Flats: Split 7″ (Memory Music)

Secret Space/The Flats Split 7″ (Memory Music) A monotonous drumbeat leads off this 7” single from Secret Space on the A-side. The track, which starts off slow with the drum and bass, builds to an immense crescendo in the last…

Thin Lips: Divorce Year 7″ (Lame-O Records)

Thin Lips Divorce Year 7″ (Lame-O Records) To announce their presence with signing to Lame-O Records, Thin Lips deliver the four song 7-inch ‘Divorce Year’ as their calling card. The Philadelphia-based band is a trio of punk rockers — Chrissy…

The Third Power: Believe 12” (Future Days)

The Third Power Believe 12” (Future Days) For a time in the 1960s, Detroit was the hot bed for all music with acts such as MC5, Stooges, and Frost. Like L.A. in the1980s and Seattle in the 1990s, record companies…