Be sure to check out this latest album from Chicago-based singer-songwriter Haley Fohr (a.k.a. Circuit Des Yeux). Overdue is her most expansive effort to date, with Fohr bringing in quite a few additional musicians to bring some structure and finesse to her swirling, psychedelic and abrasive, punky brand of folk-rock. But just because the LP opens with a string quartet doesn’t mean that Fohr is at all toning things done. These eight tracks have just as much force behind them as any of her past solo work–they’ve just been given a greater scope.
The first half of Overdue is available to stream above. Happy listening!
Stream the latest track from neo-no wavers Housewives. via the embed above. The track is titled “Medicine Bottle,” and features squawking guitars, a finicky sax, relentless drums, and some deadpan vocals. Enjoy!
San Diego surf-punk trio The Frights put out their self-titled debut LP this past Halloween, a fitting release date given that the band describes itself as the “house band for a 1950’s underwater Halloween party.” With its delightfully messy, reverb-drenched recording and “dirty” take on doo wop, The Frights is simply a rip-roaring good time through and through. Have a listen above and enjoy!
Scuzzy garage punkers Soupcans have a new EP out that you can stream via the embed above, and it’s gotta be one of the most manic, filthy, and wild collections of songs I’ve heard in this style in a while. The band holds nothing back with brittle guitars, primal drums, and vocals that border on psychotic. Enjoy!
Toronto experimental rock outfit Pretty Mouth certainly lives up to its creepy name, creating what sounds like a legitimate nightmare on the first track of this new album.
While the band does showcase white a bit of influence from grindcore and noise rock, the vocals on Fears are refreshingly eccentric–even if it’s pretty apparent that these guys were fans of Daughters’ final record.
Stream the record via the widget above, and enjoy!
If you’re in the mood for a no-frills power pop project in the Ramones tradition, then look no further than the latest, self-titled effort from Dirtnap Records signee Radioactivity. Being a Jeff Burke project, Radioactivity is expectedly filled to the brim with infectious riffs and hooks and is performed with both a Portland and Texas flare. Happy listening!
AFI’s Burials is the latest in a long string of uninteresting records from this California band. While I’m not a big fan of the group’s early stuff, at least LPs like Sing The Sorrow had a modicum of aggression or excitement. The radio-friendly records the band has been dropping as of late have really been doing nothing for me, and Burials is possibly the least entertaining of all of them.