Category: Vinyl

The Flux Machine: Louder! (Self-Released)

The Flux Machine Louder! (Self-Released) Not exactly punk rock or even metal and certainly not indie rock or pop, New York’s the Flux Machine play straight-up guitar rock not heard (aside from the Foo Fighters) since alternative rock stopped being…

Peach Kelli Pop: Halloween Mask 7′ (Lauren Records)

Peach Kelli Pop Halloween Mask 7′ (Lauren Records) Since their inception north of the border, the Canadian pop outfit Peach Kelli Pop has issued a trio of full-lengths and a handful of 7-inch singles, their latest being the three-song offering…

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…

Linton & Stewart/The Aislers Set Split 7” (Emotional Response)

Linton & Stewart/The Aislers Set Split 7” (Emotional Response) Emotional Response has been churning out a slew of great 7-inches lately, spotlighting some impressive, but oft overlooked indie pop and power pop bands. The three-song split from Linton + Stewart…

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…

Jon Patrick Walker: People Going Somewhere 12” (Walksly Songs)

Jon Patrick Walker People Going Somewhere 12” (Walksly Songs) The actor-slash-musician route has always been one littered with mediocrity. Jon Patrick Walker just may be one of the few exceptions. An actor since the age of eight, Walker has played…

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…