The Friday Fire Track: Lala Lala – “Destroyer”
Jul13

The Friday Fire Track: Lala Lala – “Destroyer”

Lala Lala is the Chicago-based project of Lillie West. She recently just signed to Hardly Art Records and will release her new album, The Lamb, on Friday, September 28th. The Friday Fire Track today is your first listen to Lala Lala as “Destroyer” has a very early Liz Phair meets Snail Mail sound. I also hear some Cat Power in its delivery and layered chorus which also is a plus. Enjoy your Friday! Lala Lala Website Lala...

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Canshaker Pi: Naughty Naughty Violence [Album Review]
Jul11

Canshaker Pi: Naughty Naughty Violence [Album Review]

Canshaker Pi Naughty Naughty Violence Excelsior Recordings [2018] Who: Having spent the last few years supporting artists such as Car Seat Headrest, Parquet Courts and the Cribs, Amsterdam-based rock quartet Canshaker Pi have released their sophomore record, Naughty Naughty Violence. Sound: Blistering indie rock that fits in with Parquet Courts while bringing back memories of the 90’s heyday with a sound similar to Pavement, Sebadoh...

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The Friday Fire Track: Exploded View – “Raven Raven”
Jul06

The Friday Fire Track: Exploded View – “Raven Raven”

Not sure why but trippy seemed liked the style of music to feature today and Mexico City’s Exploded View has the perfect new track. The Friday Fire Track, “Raven Raven,” has a hypnotic but sterile pulse as Annika Henderson’ vocals float through its mystic haze. The effect reminds me of several Kim Gordon fronted songs in Sonic Youth as all ears are on Henderson but there is a multitude going on musically in the...

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Mitski – “Nobody” [Video]
Jul05

Mitski – “Nobody” [Video]

Mitski now has a video for “Nobody” which was directed by Christopher Good. This track is off her new album, Be The Cowboy, which will be released on August 17th via Dead Oceans. Mitski will tour North America surrounding its release, including five newly announced August shows. You can catch all of the dates below. Mitski Tour Dates: Sun. Aug. 12 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre ^ Mon. Aug. 13 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace ^ Tue....

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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Hope Downs [Album Review]
Jul03

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Hope Downs [Album Review]

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Hope Downs Sub Pop Records [2018] Who: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s Hope Downs is the debut from the Melbourne, Australia quintet. Up till now the band had been earning praise and a following from several EPs they released over the last few years. Sound: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have the classic rock sound of older Australian groups like You Am I and The Go-Betweens while fitting right in...

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