The Paranoyds – Carnage Bargain

“Barbed wire on the fence doesn’t make any sense. Why would I want to keep cool shit way from me?” So beings ‘Carnage Bargain’, the title track from The Paranoyds upcoming album. We’ve previously heard two songs from the LA quartet, and momentum is building toward the September release. Fuzzed out guitars, willfully smudged vocal…

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Gong Gong Gong – Notes Underground 地下日記

In November of 2018 we spoke with Gong Gong Gong. Joshua Frank and Tom NG had just dropped their single ‘Siren 追逐劇‘, and were preparing for a European tour. Before that they’d been on the road with Parquet Courts and Flasher. It’s been a busy few months for the duo, continuing today with the release…

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Lisel – Vanity

Despite modern society’s best efforts, life isn’t smooth. We value seamlessness: sleek automobiles and aerodynamic jets — and that’s to say nothing about what we’re willing to change in our own complexions. Still, life remains somewhat of a stumble. There is a beauty in this as well. On ‘Vanity’, Lisel embraces unevenness and finds value…

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Party Hardly – Rats in the Kitchen

“Far from modest, and far from the truth.” Party Hardly level in on the corrupting influence of one generation on the next, and the propaganda of old-world ‘value’. The new track, ‘Rats in the Kitchen’ from Leeds (UK) band feels like a polaroid image developing in front of us. The portrait here is of old…

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The Golden Dregs – The Queen Of Clubs

‘The Queen of Clubs’ is a new track from The Golden Dregs’ upcoming album, Hope is for the Hopeless – set for release on September 27th. The brainchild of Benjamin Woods is delivering a follow-up to his understated debut, 2018’s Lafayette. (You should certainly look up, and listen to Lafayatte if you’ve not yet had…

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