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THE VAN PELT ANNOUNCE 20TH ANNIVERSARY ‘SULTANS OF SENTIMENT’ U.S. PERFORMANCES

In conjunction with the reissues by Barcelona-based label La Castanya of The Van Pelt’s two classic 1990’s albums, Stealing From Our Favorite Thieves and Sultans Of Sentiment, worldwide on May 12, the New Jersey underground heroes have announced July U.S. performances in Washington DC, Philadelphia, and New York City to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Sultans Of Sentiment‘s original release … Continue reading THE VAN PELT ANNOUNCE 20TH ANNIVERSARY ‘SULTANS OF SENTIMENT’ U.S. PERFORMANCES

Throwback Thursday With P.W. Long

“Boy let me tell you what…you can wish in one hand and shit in the other, and see which one fills up first.” Whenever I think of  PW Long or Mule, the band he once fronted, this is the first thing that comes to mind. They’re lyrics from “Sugarcane Zuzu” off of Mule’s debut long-player on Touch and Go. The … Continue reading Throwback Thursday With P.W. Long

The Heart of Darkness; An interview with CaveofswordS

Photo by Adam Newsham St. Louis darkwave trio CaveofswordS produce synth and beat heavy music that is  influenced by forerunners of shoegaze, dream pop, new wave and post punk. Comprised of multi-instrumentalists and family members Sunyatta McDermott, Kvn McDermott and Eric Armbruster, the group started as a writing medium for Kvn who was becoming less and less enthusiastic about his DJ … Continue reading The Heart of Darkness; An interview with CaveofswordS

Photos: Frank Iero and the Patience/Dave Hause & the Mermaid, A&R Bar, April 25, 2017

Frank Iero and the Patience performed for a sold-out crowd at the A&R Bar in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, April 25. Dave Hause and the Mermaid also performed. Photographer Jeremy Ward was there to capture the action. Dave Hause & the Mermaid: Frank Iero and the Patience: Catch Frank Iero and the Patience on tour here: Apr 26 The Agora … Continue reading Photos: Frank Iero and the Patience/Dave Hause & the Mermaid, A&R Bar, April 25, 2017

Song Premiere: Paul Collins (The Beat), “Broken Hearted”

Photo by Joy Whalen Paul Collins’ (from The Nerves, The Breakaways) two long lost EPs with his band The Beat from the early ’80s make it to Lolipop Records as the first re-issue on all formats in over 30 years, from the “king of power pop” himself. To Beat Or Not To Beat was recorded in New York in 1983 at The Ranch with John Mathias … Continue reading Song Premiere: Paul Collins (The Beat), “Broken Hearted”

The Mountain Goats Share “Rain in Soho”

As if we weren’t already chopping at the bit for The Mountain Goats to release their hotly anticipated new album Goths, the band have shared the latest single “Rain in Soho”. Unlike the first wistful single “Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back to Leeds”, John Darnielle’s cutting lyrics of the vanishing of friends, places, and the safety of harbors are downright … Continue reading The Mountain Goats Share “Rain in Soho”

A Many Splendored Thing; An interview with Chris Slusarenko and John Moen of Eyelids

There is a trend in romantic comedies where the protagonist goes through the gauntlet of dating scenarious, soliciting advice from a best friend who is waiting in the wings along the way. Then some catalyst brings about an epiphany that causes the protagonist to realize they were in love with the best friend all along. That’s not exactly what happened to … Continue reading A Many Splendored Thing; An interview with Chris Slusarenko and John Moen of Eyelids

Show Review: Thursday/Touche Amore/Basement/Cities Aviv, Bogart’s, April 22, 2017

During the encore to Thursday’s set at Bogart’s in Cincinnati, singer Geoff Rickly admitted that their current tour was the first he’d ever done sober and encouraging those in the audience struggling with addiction that he was hopeful they could find healing and peace. With his powerful words resonating with the crowd, it also provided the perfect opportunity to reflect … Continue reading Show Review: Thursday/Touche Amore/Basement/Cities Aviv, Bogart’s, April 22, 2017

Tucson, AZ’s Myrrors Announce Album And Share “Organ Mantra”

There’s something about the Myrrors that is just addictive. The southwest band has just announced the release of its forthcoming album Hasta La Victoria (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond) dropping on 6/30/17 and shared the track “Organ Mantra.” This is the band’s third album and when we say that the band is ridiculously repetitive, we mean that as a compliment because the … Continue reading Tucson, AZ’s Myrrors Announce Album And Share “Organ Mantra”

Record Store Day 2017 – CZARFACE “First Weapon Drawn”

Record store day 2017 is here!!! Whilst you set your plans to head out to your local indie vinyl provider you can expect to be treated to a bunch of exclusives that have been waiting for this date to be released. The creative folks at Get On Down have once again curated a few titles this year that will flip … Continue reading Record Store Day 2017 – CZARFACE “First Weapon Drawn”