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Pink Turns Blue - "Not Even Trying" - Tainted

Pink Turns Blue – “Not Even Trying” – Tainted The new single from Pink Turns Blue couldn’t be more relevant.  The band laments how good humankind is when it comes to destroying the planet without even trying, and that, if we …

SEE: My Morning Jacket - “Regularly Scheduled Programming”

My Morning Jacket is back with a brand new song “Regularly Scheduled Programming” Sounds: My Morning Jacket + Rush Smells: Napalm in the morning Feels: Cold and Cozy

Wet Leg - "Chaise Longue"

Wet Leg – “Chaise Longue” Wet Leg is a band from Isle of Wight comprised of Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers, and together they make up one of the best and most original bands I’ve heard in years.  “Chaise Longue” …

Bad Bad Hats - "Detroit Basketball" - Walkman

Bad Bad Hats – “Detroit Basketball” – Walkman Bad Bad Hats is a fun, whimsical, pop punk band from Minneapolis comprised of Kerry Alexander, Chris Hoge, and Connor Davison. Seriously, this is the most fun band to come down the pike …

Ty Segall and Denee Segall - "Feel Good" - Harmonizer

  Ty Segall and Denee Segall – “Feel Good” – Harmonizer I love Ty Segall’s approach to garage/psych rock, and when you combine all his guitar riffs with his partner, Denee, doing her best Flying Lizard’s, you have a great number.  …

Nate Mercereau - "Every Moment Is The First And Last" - SUNDAYS

Nate Mercereau – “Every Moment Is The First And Last” – SUNDAYS What a dreamy, jazzy, beautiful musical tableau Nate Mercereau has produced.  As his bio describes so perfectly: Listening to Nate Mercereau’s music feels like staring down a kaleidoscope. The …

Le Bonte - "Francis Right" - Don't Let This Define Me

  Le Bonte – “Francis Right” – Don’t Let This Define Me Garrett Le Bonte has been making music with various punk bands in Southern California when he decided to explore patience and reflection.  In 2015, he formed La Bonte, a …

PINK TURNS BLUE - "You Still Mean Too Much To Me"

PINK TURNS BLUE – “You Still Mean Too Much To Me” The iconic post-punk band, PINK TURNS BLUE has released a new single, and it is a killer.  The band, comprised of Mic Jogwer (vocals, guitar), Reubi Walter (bass, keyboards), …

Clan of Xymox - "The Great Reset"

  Clan of Xymox – “The Great Reset” One of my favorite Gothic band, Clan of Xymox, has released a new album, and they prove that Goth never dies (of course, Goth never dies).  Forming in 1984 in the Netherlands, …

Christian Lee Hutson (ft. Julia Jacklin) - "You're Still The One" - The Version Suicides Vol 3

Christian Lee Hutson (ft. Julia Jacklin) – “You’re Still The One” This cover of the Shania Twain song is really a thing of absolute beauty.  Hutson and Jacklin have two of the best voices out there, and when they unite …

Goodbye Honolulu - "You and Me"

Goodbye Honolulu – “You and Me” Goodbye Honolulu is one of those rare bands blessed with four great songwriters and three frontmen that each have a variety of styles from power pop, punk, garage, new wave, and electronic.  Goodbye Honolulu …

Cots - "Midnight at the Station" - Disturbing Body

Cots – “Midnight at the Station” – Disturbing Body It’s no wonder Cots’ picture is in blue; “Midnight at the Station” could be called A Study In Blue.  This beautiful tune really hits me when she starts imitating the saxophone (played …

AZRA - "Dirty"

  AZRA – “Dirty” AZRA is LA-based Korean American pop artist whose music goes beyond the norm; a point well-represented by her “Kill Bill” style video directed by ZANE.  As AZRA states in her bio: “‘Dirty’ is all about rising …

Pageants - "Worse" - Sun And Settled Days

  Pageants – “Worse” – Sun And Settled Days Pageants, the duo of Rebecca Coleman and Devin O’Brien, make shimmering music that really resonates with the listener.  According to FLOOD, the single “Worse” captures that complicated feeling of distress, longing, and …

The Offspring - "This Is Not Utopia"

The Offspring – “This Is Not Utopia” Yes, that band:  the original skate punk band, The Offspring.  They are back with a vengeance, and they have not let up at all.  Bryan “Dexter” Holland still has one of the very …

Angel Olsen - "Safety Dance"

Angel Olsen – “Safety Dance” Only Angel Olsen can turn “Safety Dance” by 80s icon, Men Without Hats, and turn it into a creepily beautiful song that sounds as if it should be on the jukebox at the bar in …

Eve 6 - "black nova" - grim value

Eve 6 – “black nova” – grim value One of my favorite punk/emo band (with the best name – go “X Files) has a new EP out after what seems like years.  Again, Eve 6 has filled their new song, …

Deafheaven - "The Gnashing"

Deafheaven – “The Gnashing” “The Gnashing” is a great example of Deafheaven’s journey to make the best shoegaze album for this year.  The beautiful hazing mix of instrumentation with the vocals floating into the atmosphere makes this song exciting and …

Liars - "Big Appetite"

Liars – “Big Appetite” One of my heroes, Angus Andrew, has gathered a group of collaborators, avant-garde jazz drummer Laurence Pike, multi-instrumentalist Cameron Deyell, and lyricist Mary Pearson Andrew, to create the new Liars album. As Andrew states: “For the …

God Hates Unicorns - "Chipped Ma'am"

God Hates Unicorns – “Chipped Ma’am” The ultimate in what the band refers to as ‘dick rock’, God Hates Unicorns is a perfect example of Pittsburgh rock n roll; irreverent, loud, obnoxious, hilarious, and damned perfect punk/hard rock band.  (Chipped …

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