Category: Vinyl

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…

The Fireworks: Black and Blue EP 10” (Shelflife)

The Fireworks Black and Blue EP 10” (Shelflife) British noise pop band the Fireworks turned in one of the genre’s favorites with their solid debut last year, ‘Switch Me On.’ They have quickly followed it up with the four-song ‘Black…

Sunflower Bean: From The Basement EP 7” (Fat Possum)

Sunflower Bean From The Basement EP 7” (Fat Possum) Sunflower Bean is a trio from Brooklyn who weave pretty indie pop songs with British psych rock. In February, the band – Nick Kivlen (vocals, guitar); Julia Cumming (vocals, bass); and…

Secret Stuff / Sundressed Split EP 7″ (Spartan)

Secret Stuff / Sundressed Split EP 7″ (Spartan) In conjunction with the tour together, (along with Daisyhead, Northbound, the Other Stars, and Casey Bolles on various dates), Secret Stuff and Sundressed have come together to release this 4-song limited edition…

Tesla: Psychotic Supper 25th Anniversary Edition [2 LPs] (Geffen/UME)

Tesla Psychotic Supper 25th Anniversary Edition [2 LPs] (Geffen/UME) The third studio record from Sacramento-based Tesla may not have offered a chart-topping ballad like 1989s ‘Great Radio Controversy’ (“Love Song” was a staple of just about every high school mix…

Young Mister: Self-Titled 12″ (Refresh)

Young Mister Self-Titled 12″ (Refresh) Over eight tracks, Young Mister – under the guidance of Steven Fiore – creates a stirring mix of Americana, contemporary folk and pop, making for a remarkable debut. Not afraid to draw on influences like…