• Mike Watt - arrow-pierce-egg-man

    Mike Watt – “arrow-pierced-egg-man”

    No one in the world has had a musical career like Mike Watt.  The bassist founded one of the most important punk bands of the eighties, the legendary Minutemen, along with guitarist D. Boon & drummer George Hurley – only for the sixty seconds to be cut short when...
  • Girlfriends – “Cave Kids”

    Is it possible to feel nostalgic about the "old sound" of a band that’s only been around a year or so? Girlfriends cut their teeth during the hurly-burly heyday of 2010 tape-rock. The cuts off the debut our very first cassette were rough, raw, and flooded with effortless shit-fi...
  • Arcade Fire – “The Suburbs” (Zambri remix)

    Wouldn’t have pegged the NYC electro-rock outfit Zambri for an Arcade Fire remix. Sure, based on the 80s-tinged dancehall refrains of the Bang For Change EP, you can tell that Zambri shares Arcade Fire’s love for the 21 gun salute pop anthem. But lately Zambri has been digging into...
  • Bester – “No Money” (Demo)

    Found this in the MMM-MMMP3s inbox: color me impressed. "No Money" sounds so natural you’d think it was a new version of an old classic. But instead it’s an original off the outstanding self-titled demo from Bester. Bracing vocals, tight percussion, junkyard blues motifs. "I’ve got the whiskey and...
  • Battle House – “Here Comes A Candle To Light You To Bed”

    The track "Here Comes A Candle To Light You To Bed" fires up some sustained muckpop weirdness to kick off the first 3 minutes or so. Real flashback Mellow Gold "Sweet Sunshine" criminality with the heavy breathing Satan vocals and the phased-out guitar jetpools. After 3 minutes the track...
  • She Might Bite – “Empty”

    Here’s a track of the self-titled EP by She Might Bite, straight out of Louisville, Kentucky. That’s bourbon country – and the girls on this cover look like their father might have a drinking problem. But addicition is complication, complication is pain, and pain makes great art. The ladies...
  • Quiet Loudly – Live in Pittsburgh EP For Japan Relief

    When disaster strikes it’s pretty easy to feel helpless. The destruction raging outside your door is so much more than any one person can remedy. But we all know that even if the solution requires more resources than I, or you, or anyone else, can offer on their own,...
  • SALEM - King Knight

    SALEM – “King Knight”

    "King Knight" the title track of SALEM‘s first full length album does not waste time introducing the sonic terrain of the album.  At seven seconds in the electric snares slyly starts pulling you into darkness where you can’t see your hand in front of your face.  And that’s where...
  • Ad Frank & The Fast Easy Women -

    Ad Frank & The Fast Easy Women – “You Are I Am”

    Boston’s Ad Frank manages to combine intelligence usually reserved for hyper-literate acts with heartbreak and a sound that takes the best of easy-going glam and new wave.  Along with his ensemble The Fast Easy Women, Frank’s put together five studio full-lengths, most recently Your Secrets Are Mine Now, and...
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