Category: Vinyl

Jawbox: Self-Titled

Jawbox Self-Titled (Dischord) While the music world was still clamoring for anything coming out of the Pacific Northwest in 1995, there was still the rest of the nation with some states putting out some of the best music of the…

The Debutantes: Adams Apples/Kids 7”

The Debutantes Adams Apples/Kids 7” (Emotional Response) You don’t immediately think of Ireland when you first hear the sunbaked vocals hidden behind a curtain of feedback and reverb on the Debutantes’ latest two-song 7-inch. But the Emerald Isle is the…

Moon Types: Know the Reason 7″

Moon Types Know the Reason 7″ (Jigsaw) Moon Types hail from Sweden and play sugary sweet, jangly pop songs on this three-song 7-inch ‘Know the Reason.’ Formed by Jesper Klein and Stephen Naron on guitar and bass, respectively, the four-piece…

Rank Strangers: Ringtones

Rank Strangers Ringtones (Veto) Minneapolis has one of the most consistently brilliant, yet somehow overlooked music scenes out there. From Prince and Morris Day to the Replacements and Soul Asylum, this Midwest musical hub too often gets glossed over when…

Hurry Up: Self-Titled

Hurry Up Self-Titled (Army of Bad Luck) A few weeks ago, the Portland-based Hurry Up released their debut album via Army of Bad Luck Records on limited edition vinyl and digital download. The three-piece is described as follows: “Hurry Up’s…

H2O & Terror – CBGB OMFUG Masters Live

H2O – CBGB OMFUG Masters Live: August 19, 2002 The Bowery Collection Terror – CBGB OMFUG Masters Live: June 10, 2004 The Bowery Collection (MVD Audio) CBGB may be dead and gone—the old club now a John Varvatos high-end fashion…

Sony Vincent & Rocket From the Crypt: Vintage Piss

Sony Vincent & Rocket From the Crypt Vintage Piss (Swami) The genesis of Vintage Piss dates back more than a decade ago when San Diego’s Rocket From the Crypt toured alongside punk royalty Sony Vincent, serving as his backing band…

Psychic Teens: Face/All 7” and The Cloth – 7” EP

Psychic Teens Face/All 7” and The Cloth – 7” EP (Reptilian) While Philly punk and indie bands like The Menzingers, Beach Slang, The War on Drugs, and Hop Along may be grabbing all the headlines recently, in the darker corners…

Gretta Harley: Element 115 (Uup)

Gretta Harley Element 115 (Uup) (Self-Released) It’s a safe bet you will not hear another record like Gretta Harley’s ‘Element 115 (Uup)’ in 2015 or possibly for many years to come. The solo debut of one of Seattle’s finest musicians…

Adolescents: La Vendetta…

Adolescents La Vendetta… (Frontier) It’s been 35 years since their debut, but these Orange County hardcore vets can still bring the noise. That’s pretty evident throughout the band’s latest, ‘La Vendetta…’ The record is 16 tracks that go by in…

Dengue Fever: The Deepest Lake

Dengue Fever The Deepest Lake (Tuk Tuck) Quick: name your favorite modern indie bands that blend surf rock with decades old Cambodian pop music. If you can name someone other than Dengue Fever, you are far, far cooler than me….

Faith Healer: Cosmic Troubles

Faith Healer Cosmic Troubles (Mint) It’s a little surprising to hear that Faith Healer is actually the alias for Canadian folkie Jessica Jalbert. Her first solo album under this new moniker, while still having a softness thanks to Jalbert’s light-as-air…

Flagland / Washer: Split 7″

Flagland / Washer Split 7″ (Exploding In Sound/ ECB&B) Exploding In Sound and East Coast Basements & Bedrooms Records team up to bring you this split 7-inch from a pair of Brooklyn garage punk bands – Flagland and Washer. Both…

The Jukebox Romantics: Plot Points 7″

The Jukebox Romantics Plot Points 7″ (Jailhouse) The Jukebox Romantics is a trio of New Yorkers who have been playing in-your-face punk since 2009. The band – Mike Terry, vocals/guitar; Bobby Edge, bass; Mike Normann/Norm, drums – have built a…