The Friday Fire Track: Deerhunter – “Death In Midsummer”
Nov02

The Friday Fire Track: Deerhunter – “Death In Midsummer”

Deerhunter returns with an album out of time. It is concerned with the disappearance of culture, of humanity, of nature, of logic and emotion. Deerhunter’s eighth LP, Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?, is out January 19 via 4AD. Like with previous Deerhunter albums- this new one comes with high expectations and from this first single and today’s Friday Fire Track, “Death in Midsummer,” the record...

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The Ar-Kaics – “No Vacancy” [Video]
Oct29

The Ar-Kaics – “No Vacancy” [Video]

The Ar-Kaics take their cues from the first wave of ‘60s punk—American teenagers taking cues from the British Invasion, in turn taking cues from pilfers of the hinterland originators—with the added vantage of several subsequent decades worth of wayward balladeers, no names and psychedelic rock hangovers. The Ar-Kaics have been delivering their off-brand, spot-on garage rock originals out of Richmond, VA, via a flood of small press...

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The Friday Fire Track: Ty Segall – “Class War”
Oct19

The Friday Fire Track: Ty Segall – “Class War”

Ty Segall is releasing a covers album titled Fudge Sandwich next week on October 26th via In The Red. Today’s Friday Fire Track is from that collection and features Ty’s take on the Dils 1977 punk song “Class War.” What is unique about this cover is that Segall strips it down into a hum along acoustic number which totally works. The lyrics still hold truth today and in this setting may even be more thought...

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The Safes – “Universal Heartbeat” [Video]
Oct12

The Safes – “Universal Heartbeat” [Video]

Chicago band The Safes have released a tribute to Juliana Hatfield today via American Laundromat Records. The record was engineered by the renowned Steve Albini at Electrical Audio. To turn this up to 11, The Safes asked their friends Ted Ansani and Mike Zelenko of Chicago’s one-and-only legendary power pop trio Material Issue to be the rhythm section for this recording. The 7 inch features their cover of “Universal Heartbeat” and “I...

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Max Pain And The Groovies – “Checkin’ Out Late” [Video]
Oct02

Max Pain And The Groovies – “Checkin’ Out Late” [Video]

Max Pain and the Groovies have released their new EP, Sounds From The Hole, via Greenway Records. Their first release since relocating from Salt Lake City to Brooklyn, it was heavily influenced by the thousands of miles they’ve spent on the road touring. Check out the video for lead single “Checkin’ Out Late,” a song about staying sane on tour. The video speaks to the many things that can go wrong:...

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