East Bumblefuck. The name of a fictional town. The name of a song. The state of my life. One. Or all. What a fucked up week it’s been. With all due respect to my friends from the USA, ummm, what the hell were you thinking. Seriously.
Olive And the Pitz are from northern New Jersey, East Bumblefuck is from their debut EP that was recently released. All written by female frontwoman Olivia Riggio. Check them out on their bandcamp.
Oxford, UK musician Cameron AG released his newest single Walk Your Line back in September. A song “about letting people down … trying to do the right thing and getting it completely wrong”, it’ll appear on his EP called Homeward Bound due out this fall. Intensely beautiful indie rock with emotional folk overtones. Vivacious and crafty.
A weird and quirky video from our good friends The Sumner Brothers out of Vancouver, one of my favorite west coast folk-rock projects right now. You know how it is – there’s this ant – and he gets infected with this weird fungus – and his head explodes – and then the whole colony gets infected. Yeh, exactly – the typical Wednesday around here.
The guys open up for Billie Zizi’s album release show on Friday night at The Needle. Hope to see you there.
I talked about Ontario’s Jeen in 2014 with her single Buena Vista; and then again last year with Remedy. Now here are in 2016 and I’m talking about her again. She’s got two recent singles out, both barn-busting stormbursters. Modern Life (Electrified) was released about a month ago. It’s a track from her upcoming album [...]
I happenstanced across this track early this morning, and just had to post it. One of the most beautiful things I’ve heard in a long while. Well, at least a few weeks. Of course, keep in mind that other sounds I hear on a daily basis are the screechings, screamings, and pleadings of two 18-month-olds [...]
Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings have a new album coming out, due out January 27 on Carpark Records. Titled Life Without Sound, the album will be the band’s fifth. I absolutely love these guys, and I actually saw them live in Houston a couple of years back. Killer live show. Anyways, check out their new song Modern [...]
This instrumental project was founded by guitarist David Koslowski, who has spent time with noise-rock act Liquor Bike, indie-pop band Gerty, and Kraut-gazers Free Electric State. Back in 1997 he recruited friends from the Baltimore/DC area to record the band’s first record, which was released in 2000. David actually ended up marrying one of those [...]
Yes, over the years I've picked up some instruments too. Still available for the right psych/indie/folk project, but currently a bassist in a psych-shoegaze outfit, as well as electric/acoustic in my own sludgefolk project. More news coming soon on both. (more info)