Best Coast: Always Tomorrow [Album Review]
Mar31

Best Coast: Always Tomorrow [Album Review]

Best CoastAlways TomorrowConcord Records [2020] I always like a comeback story and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino has returned to music after a 5 year absence. She honestly stated that she almost walked away from recording completely  but after some solid recovery and self-care the band’s fourth album, Always Tomorrow, represents a brighter outlook on life. This new uplifting take has created some of the cleanest pop indie...

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Cable Ties: Far Enough [Album Review]
Mar27

Cable Ties: Far Enough [Album Review]

Cable TiesFar EnoughMerge Records [2020] There is one word to describe lead singer-guitarist Jenny McKechnie of Cable Ties – FIERCE! You will get to know her very well on Far Enough, the Melbourne group’s sophomore album and first for Merge Records. The opening track “Hope” is really all you need to hear to get hooked as its first two minutes is a pleasant reflective pace before the refrain builds intensity as...

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The Mr. T Experience: MTX Forever [Album Review]
Mar24

The Mr. T Experience: MTX Forever [Album Review]

The Mr. T ExperienceMTX ForeverSounds Rad [2020] If your were around for the punk rock explosion that was helped along and spotlighted by Green Day in 1994, then you just might know The Mr. T Experience. The band actaully formed in 1985 and has a history that spans over 30 years and eleven studio albums, not to mention countless singles and EPs but their most “popular” records were on staple punk label Lookout! Records and...

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Wasted Shirt: Fungus II [Album Review]
Mar10

Wasted Shirt: Fungus II [Album Review]

Wasted Shirt Fungus IIFamous Class Records [2020] Ty Segall is back and this time he has collaborated with Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt to form Wasted Shirt. Their debut, Fungus II, finds both sharing the vocal duties, while Segall plays guitar, bass, and harmonizer and Chippendale is pounding on the drums. I will warn you right up front that Wasted Shirt is not your typical Ty Segall experience. Fungus...

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Disq: Collector [Album Review]
Mar06

Disq: Collector [Album Review]

DisqCollectorSaddle Creek Records [2020] What is not to like about Madison Wisconsin’s Disq? They are a young five piece barley into their twenties that play a combination of power pop, indie rock, post punk and just overall have released a very catchy and carefree debut record.  When the opening line of first track “Daily Routine” gives you sort of a yawn  lyric “This is my daily routine, spend my hours on...

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