if you're into power pop with a little fuzz to it, check out Tony Molina's 'Dissed and Dismissed'
Petit Cochon by Prostitutes is a really excellent electronic/industrial sort of album...would actually be a much more fitting opening act for Ben Frost than Tim Hecker is (although obviously no one's complaining). The album's not nearly as aggressive as Frost's latest, and not as effective, but is still real good.
The new Hiss Golden Messenger album is fantastic.
Double album from Mono next month You can check out the new song here: https://soundcloud.com/temporary-res...where-we-begin
Alabama Shakes W/ Neko Case - April 11 - Greek Theatre, Berkley CA
Coachella - April 17-20 - Polo Fields, CA
California Roots - May 24 (Day 3) - Monterey County Fairgrounds, CA
I should try to listen to Royal Blood again I take it because I couldn't even finish a song.
I really like the new Death From Above 1979 album with Virgins being my favorite off my first listen. I also listened to half of the new Ryan Adam - s/t which My wrecking ball being the only song that really stood out to me. I'm aout to check out this Afrobeat psych band out called Red Snapper new released called "Hyena".
Swans @ Terminal West 03/28/15
Drive like Jehu @ The Glass House 04/08/15
Electric Wizard @ Slims 04/17/15
Acid Mother Temple @ BOTM 04/18/15
Faith No More @ the Warfield 04/20/15
John Zorn @ UCLA 05/02/15
Will Bulter @ Slims 05/26/15
Neutral Milk Hotel @ Pappy & Harriets 05/30/15
Mariah Carey @ Caesars palace 06/11/14
Fuck. The Physical World is SO good. I mean... I am a bit biased because of my long love for the band, but part of me was really expecting to be let down by this album, and "Trainwreck 1979" only made the fears worse. But this album is just a seething beast. Off my first listen "Right On, Frankenstein!" is my favourite, but aside from "Trankwreck" and "White is Red," every damn song could be my favourite at this point. And those two songs I mentioned aren't even bad... they just aren't up the par with the rest of the album.
I will be the first to say this isn't as monstrous of an album as You're A Woman... and sure, there is no track as good as "Romantic Rights," but goddammit this album fucking slays.
I keep hearing all these positive reviews about the new Interpol record. After one spin it's surely far more listenable than that awful last record, but seems equally soulless. This is a band that really needs hooks in their songs, and just like the last one they're not there for the most part. Nothing anywhere as substantial as even Pioneer to the Falls or No I in Threesome from their third album.
Man, that Blonde Redhead album is disappointing. It shouldn't really surprise me since I only got into them around 23 and that is still really their only album that I like.
Hunting has been part of our society since the first Europeans came over and shot buffalo and Native Americans and whatnot.
Only listened to it once so far, but I really dug the new DFA. I was also initially worried after hearing Trainwreck, but I thought that song was fine in the context of the album. Gonna be spinning it a lot.
If you like Tame Impala but wished they were a little more fierce and scuzzy, check out Wand's excellent debut Ganglion Reef. I've come to grips with the fact that blatantly derivative psychedelia is here to stay for now, so if you're onboard with that way of thinking and like the genre in general you'll really enjoy this.
I was almost expecting to be disappointed with the new DFA79 record, since records after reunions are often not very good. But god damn, this thing is really good so far. Not as raw as their first, but these guys still know how to write a killer hook.
Ahh my b. band camp said April but I forget that is usually wrong. But yeah really unique album for sure.
Also I can't really stop spinning that Moodyman record from this year, it's got some corny parts and skip able sections but the grooves are undeniably groovy
And the Kassem Mosse album is particularly mesmerizing. Reminds me a small bit of Aphex Twin at points, and like Daniel Avery at others, really just in its own world.
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Wasn't all that impressed by The Rentals' album. Some good songs, but more meh than good. If we're making totally uncalled for rankings, I'd rank it below The Green Album and even the unfairly maligned Maladroit. It's better than any other post-Sharp Weezer record though.
Now that you mention it, there's been like 3 really good Weezer songs since 2005, 2 ok ones and then the rest being what happened
I mean, some of their recent stuff is catchy, thats about it. Theyre like potatoe chips.
never cared for Morrissey much, undoubtedly due to dramatic suffering with the Smiths involving carpooling as a teen, but his latest World Peace is pretty interesting through the first eight tracks. The musicianship with the flamenco guitar, lyrical subject matter, and nice mix of harder hitting rock songs. 'Neal Cassidy Dead/Ginsberg Reaction' is hilarious. Not going to look further into his back catalog, at least I hope I'm not, as it's too extensive and I'm sure very similar to this output anyway but who knows?
Fourthing or Fithing the Ty Segall Manipulator album endorsement. Haven't heard anything as sexy in a while. I know it's kinda retro-y Bowie/Trex/hints of Supergrass, but 'The Singer'. Oh my, how the angels fell down. Beady Eye, that terrible Oasis band offshoot, would kill to be able to write a song like 'The Faker' now.
The pilgrimage is not perfected save by copulation with the camel.
Death From Above 1979 have proven they can write more than one fucking awesome record. Right On, Frankenstein is one of my favorite tracks, while Cheap Talk opens up this album just as I was hoping. Crystall Ball and Trainwreck 1979 have killer verses as well which helps cement this as an album to truly admire
I'm pretty much their biggest fan I know and even I am stunned at how great the new record is. The songs have already begun to lodge themselves in my head. I don't think they will ever be able to top You're A Woman, in my opinion, but I don't think anyone was asking them too. All everyone wanted was a kick ass record and that is exactly what they delivered.
Just pre ordered the DFA album
It's so good !!!!!
I've been really enjoying Adult Jazz's Gist Is - it's one of the best debut albums I've heard this year (very fully-realized and a sound which is very much their own), and if you're a fan of Dirty Projectors, Wild Beasts, early Grizzly Bear, etc. you'll find a lot to like here.
Just listened to Karen O's solo album, I gotta say it's rather disappointing. I was not expecting it to sound like a YYY's album, because without Nick and Brian how could it? But I was expecting something more than what it is. She's a great vocalist but that's all the album has. Other than her vocals it's acoustic guitar (and not very interesting acoustic guitar) and... nothing else. Add to that that it sounds like it was recorded on a phone and it just left me pretty cold. I think I'll feel pretty comfortable skipping her tour.
The new SBTRKT is pretty forgettable upon first listen minus a track or two.
Levitation Festival - 5/8 - 5/10 - Carson Creek Ranch
Courtney Barnett - 6/5 - The Mohawk
The Avett Brothers - 6/27 - Whitewater Amphitheater
Death Grips - 7/18 - The Mohawk