The Picturebooks

Shred Then Shred: Fynn Claus Grabke (The Picturebooks)

It’s not surprising that The Picturebooks recorded their 2014 album, Imaginary Horse [RidingEasy Records], in the same garage where they regularly refurbish and repair motorcycles and choppers. The German duo—Fynn Claus Grabke [vocals, guitar] and Philipp Mirtschink [drums]—capture a raw, rich, and real energy befitting of the room’s natural reverb, industrial aura, and spiritual spark. Most importantly, the record also … More »

Part Time releases H.F.M., tours with Sea Lions (2014)

Part Time, the lo fi pop recording project of Davida Loca, has just premiered a new single, “Merchandise” on BULLETT Magazine ahead of a U.S. tour, starting August 22 with Sea Lions. “Merchandise” is a pure pop gem with Part Time’s signature lo fi bliss and languid grooviness. This week also marks the release of Part Time’s new cassette H.F.M. out on … More »

The Great Explainer share “God Botherer,” ready LP

Hailing from Trenton, New Jersey, The Great Explainer cut their teeth in the nearby, tight-knit Asbury Park and Philadelphia scenes with their aggressively anthemic brand of post-hardcore.  After catching the attention of Chunksaah Records, who released their debut EP, 2010’s The Way Things Swell, the band toured relentlessly, only to suffer numerous lineup changes that brought their momentum to a … More »

Pink Frost shares “Seek and Recover,” readies Traitors EP

Chicago quartet Pink Frost premiered the first track from their forthcoming Traitors EP recently via Brooklyn Vegan. Listen to and share the driving, heavy pop “Seek and Recover” HERE. (Direct Soundcloud HERE.) Pink Frost’s Traitors EP was recorded this summer at Steve Albini’s legendary studio Electrical Audio in Chicago. The four song recording will be available on September 16 on CD and … More »

Cheap Girls announce tour dates (2014)

Michigan power pop trio Cheap Girls have announced a run of new North American tour dates today, adding to their previously announced September shows with The Hold Steady and their European dates with Joyce Manor (all tour dates below). The band recently released their fourth full-length Famous Graves via Xtra Mile Recordings. 08/30 – Riverview, MI @ Michigan on Mute … More »

The Foxery

From The Horse’s Mouth: Travis Beck (The Foxery) on Unless

When asked to describe The Foxery, each band member contributed one word: Passionate. Intense. Cathartic. Heavy. Genuine. Fun. In a sense, there could be no better way to characterize both the music and the poetically thrashing spirit of the Louisville sextet. Coming on the heels of several independent releases, incessant D.I.Y. touring, and months and months of persistent writing, The … More »

Pallbearer tour in support of Foundations Of Burden (2014)

Pallbearer’s highly anticipated sophomore release, Foundations Of Burden, is officially available via Profound Lore.   The band’s record release show will happen this coming Friday in Little Rock, AR at the Rev Room, shortly before they depart for their European run supporting YOB in September and October. Pallbearer will kick off their U.S. headlining tour in support of Foundations Of … More »