Mike Gutierrez

  • Il abanico – “Songs of Love”

    Il abanico are originally from Boston? Oh, fuck yeah. It’s a little known fact that QRO was founded in Boston (before going PRESTIGE WORLDWIDE). Our writers & photogs are all over, but there’s definitely a lively contingent that will always have a soft spot for Bay State artists. Looks...
  • Shake It For Grandma – “Fuchsia Package”

    Here we are reporting on the glam-mystical EP Fuchsia Package from Chicago’s Shake It For Grandma, and the band goes ahead & releases a new EP Delerium Tremendous. It’s an embarrassment of electro-pop riches: robust and whimsical, danceable & effervescent. Definite Party Monster vibes here, but without all the...
  • Tiny Fireflies – “Picture Perfect”

    QRO has crossed paths with Tiny Fireflies before when we wrote up "We Made A Pact." Now we’re writing up a single off their new release (Cloudberry Records, 3/15), and, like Jaws IV, THIS TIME IT’S PERSONAL. Or not. Or personal in a good way, like: "Oh hey, really...
  • Electricians – “Sinking”

    Whoah, pain in the ass to Google this band, Electricians, out of New York. There are about 20,000 search results and none of them take you to the Electricians’ Bandcamp. Head there via this link to download their latest release, the full length Running, gratis. You and Drake can...
  • Snow Wite – “Secret”

    LA’s Snow Wite has dropped the first track from a forthcoming release (Wormhole Records) that delivers neu-90s guitar pop with just the right mix of slop & sugar. Frontman Andy Cary brings his experience with Golden Girls and Teams to the new project, so expect plenty of six-string adoration....
  • Les La Britanica – “Cop Car”

    Haters gonna hate on Virginia’s Les La Britanica as derivative Keeee$ha/Gucci Gucci bubblegum, but all I hear are some live ass beats & hyphe shout outs. This is party music, so loosen up & enjoy yourself. I was tempted to run with the track "30 On My Pussy" based...
  • Shark? – “Be My Money”

    QRO fave Shark? is back with a single, plus a tight Prince cover. As far as I know, it’s the first Shark? release of 2012, so step boldly into a strange & fascinating future with one of Brooklyn’s unhidden gems. For more Shark? goodness, check out a write-up of...
  • Moon Furies – “Survival”

    Moon Furies is a Brooklyn/Chicago band (hell of a band practice commute, right?) that made some noise this past summer during their epic "100 Gigs in 100-ish Days" march. I was skeptical at first, but damn, they pulled it out. Gigs happened whereever, whenever, with a healthy amount of...
  • Lovewrecker Hearts Tayisha Busay

    To eff V-Day or not eff V-day, that’s the question. We’re gonna split the difference and do a Valentine’s Day post that will let angry Singletons and Mushy Couple Robots link hands as tongue-in-cheek paramours. Irony is the greatest form of sincerity, and here’s the proof: First up, stream...