XETAS Premieres “The Future” Off The Album the Tower

(Photo: Julie Bishop) Austin, Texas band XETAS is getting ready. The band is getting ready to inaugurate 2017 with its sophomore release The Tower, ten visceral tracks, to be released April 14 on 12XU Records. “Propelled by a new drummer -O.D.J.- who will one day drum a hole to China solely using jazz brushes, XETAS seemingly are on a collision course … Continue reading XETAS Premieres “The Future” Off The Album the Tower

Afghan Whigs Announce New Album, Share Video “Demon In Profile”

When the Afghan Whigs speak, everyone listens. Greg Dulli went on Twitter and referenced a new album. It’s been 4 years since the group comeback release in the form of 2014’s Do The Beast, but today everyone knows the band’s new album, In Spades, is due out May 5 on Sub Pop Records. What is it that we should expect? Obviously … Continue reading Afghan Whigs Announce New Album, Share Video “Demon In Profile”

3TEETH ready LP for OMF

Los Angeles based industrial band 3TEETH has unveiled plans to release their highly-anticipated, second full-length album, <shutdown.exe>, on May 19 via OMF Records. Today, the band reveals the album title, release date, artwork and track listing for the upcoming record. Additional details and music will be disclosed in the coming weeks. Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/3Teeth for additional updates. 3TEETH’s <shutdown.exe>, the long-awaited follow-up to their self-titled, 2014 album, … Continue reading 3TEETH ready LP for OMF

Dying For Your Synths; An interview with James Raftery

Steeped in drum machines, synthesizers, loops, samples and beats along with James Raftery’s voice, his new album EVERYTHING was born on a mountaintop hideaway after a death, a move, a breakup, and a recovery. James Raftery was known for 15 years as Rat Wakes Red, a name for his project solo and with various supporting artists and producer/arranger Jeral Benjamin. … Continue reading Dying For Your Synths; An interview with James Raftery

TW Walsh’s Shares First Single “My Generation” Off New Album

With a release date of 4/28/17, TW Walsh’s new album Terrible Freedom is set to make its mark.  Terrible Freedom is an album about fear and liberation, space and time, the self and the mind. Its themes are existential and broad, but they also characterize the cultural and political dumpster fire in which we find ourselves engulfed today. Walsh grew … Continue reading TW Walsh’s Shares First Single “My Generation” Off New Album

PWR BTTM Shares New Single “Answer My Text”

We’ve all been there when someone doesn’t answer a text, but that’s not what this is about. The PWR BTTM duo share the second single “Answer My Text” off their forthcoming album Pageant out May 12th on Polyvinyl Records. Singer Liv Bruce’s sarcasm isn’t missed here and when he belts out “Answer my text you dick!” you have a pretty good idea of … Continue reading PWR BTTM Shares New Single “Answer My Text”

The Coathangers Share New Song “Captain’s Dead,” Announce New EP

When The Coathangers first stormed on the scene over a decade ago, their power resided in their ability to craft a crooked hook out of a grimy guitar line, a delightfully crass chorus, or an enticingly ham-fisted drum-and-bass groove. With each successive album, the Atlanta garage punk ensemble has increasingly tempered their brash charm with sharp-witted pop. Not that the … Continue reading The Coathangers Share New Song “Captain’s Dead,” Announce New EP

Ghettoblaster’s Friday Roll Out! New Albums Released 3/3/17

Another Friday Roll Out(!) and what else is there? Hectic week, annoyances, and running into people I don’t want to see which is just plain ol’ happenstance. But I think about Thaione Davis and a line he spit where he said “Music is my salvation, it’s the minimum, it’s how I cope. It’s how I raise my folk.” So yeah, … Continue reading Ghettoblaster’s Friday Roll Out! New Albums Released 3/3/17