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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 …

Rowan - "One of These Days"

Rowan – “One Of These Days” The Cork-based indie band, Rowan, hit you in the gut with their song, “One Of These Days”.  The gritty, black and white video captures perfectly the punch of the lyrics.  Comprised of multi-instrumentalists Dylan …

Lorde - "Stoned At The Nail Salon"

Lorde – “Stoned At The Nail Salon” I’m so glad to hear that Lorde has not lost her touch.  “Stoned At The Nail Salon” (maybe the most Lana sounding title ever) is a tremendous song.  Lorde’s voice has never been …

Pip Blom - "Keep It Together" - Welcome Break

Pip Blom – “Keep It Together” – Welcome Break Pip Blom is a tremendous indie band from the Netherlands.  Comprised of singer-guitarist Pip Blom and her younger brother Tender Blom (also guitar, backup vocalist), along with drummer Gini Cameron, and bassist …

Deerhoof - "Department of Corrections" - Actually, You Can

Deerhoof – “Department of Corrections” – Actually, You Can Deerhoof, one of my favorite bands, has a new album coming out in October.  Before that debut, they have dropped the sing, “Department of Corrections”.  According to their bio: “‘Department of Corrections’ …

The Umbrellas - "Near You"

The Umbrellas – “Near You” Ever hear a song that you swear you’ve heard before, but there is also something new about it.  The Umbrellas, from the San Francisco area, bring that sound of the Paisley Underground with a hint …

School of X - "Feel Of It"

School of X is the moniker of Copenhagen-based artist Rasmus Littauer. On this great song, Littauer is joined by Mikkel Baltser Dørig, Mads Nørgaard, and Simon Littauer.  I love the way the instrumentation backs up Littauer’s vocals.  The real surprise …

Drinking Boys and Girls Choir - "There Is No Spring"

Drinking Boys and Girls Choir – “There Is No Sping” Drinking Boys and Girls Choir (DBGC) is this great skate punk band from Daegu, South Korea.  They formed in 2012 over their love of music, skating, and drinking, hence the …

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