Category: Vinyl

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…

Animal Daydream: Citrus 7” (Jigsaw)

Animal Daydream Citrus 7” (Jigsaw) The Swedish duo Animal Daydream follow up last year’s debut EP with another brief collection of beautiful dream pop borrowing influences from folks like Big Star, Teenage Fanclub and even Fleetwood Mac. Like 2015’s effort,…

Dibiase: When Everything Means Nothing 12″ (Earth Analog)

Dibiase When Everything Means Nothing 12″ (Earth Analog) “Riff-laden rock” is how this St. Louis-area duo describe themselves. What they’ve left out are the adjectives “pummeling,” “relentless” and “endearing.” Having grown up in Central Illinois a couple hours north of…

Dirty Sidewalks: It’s Getting Better 7″ (No Count)

Dirty Sidewalks It’s Getting Better 7″ (No Count) Dirty Sidewalks are a Seattle-based band using their ‘It’s Getting Better’ 7-inch as their introduction. Formed in 2010 by brothers and former members of the Boss Martians, Evan Eric Foster, along with…

Red Hare: Lexicon Mist 7″ (Dischord/Hellfire)

Red Hare Lexicon Mist 7″ (Dischord/Hellfire) In May of 2013 post-punk rockers Red Hare made their heralded debut with ‘Nites of Midnite’ on Dischord/Hellfire Records, but this band was not a set of newbies. The members of Red Hare have…

Tuff Sunshine: Fire in the Hero Building

Tuff Sunshine Fire in the Hero Building (Self-Released) Hey indie fans, have you met your new favorite band yet, Tuff Sunshine? The New York trio manage to play an extremely impressive amalgam of post-punk, classic soul and indie pop and…

Aloke: Alive

Aloke Alive (The End) It’s not clear yet whether Aloke, a new group featuring Grouplove singer Christian Zucconi, is a one-off side project or a full-fledged band with a future beyond this debut. But, if Zucconi opts for the latter,…

Billy Talent: Hits

Billy Talent Hits (The End) You used to have to wait a full generation for the tug of nostalgia to kick in, but thanks to the “I want everything and I want it now” nature of the world, it seems…

Mad Season: Live At the Moore 12”

Mad Season Live At the Moore 12” (Sony Legacy) In 1994, arguably the best “super group” to come out of Seattle was Mad Season. The band features Seattle luminaries Layne Staley (Alice in Chains) on lead vocals, Mike McCready (Pearl…