If you have a relatively high threshold for lo-fi recordings, you should find Come in to be one of the year's most creative and impassioned rock albums.
Vivian Girls' first album in almost a decade is their most abrasive yet.
Kero Kero Bonito make their Polyvinyl debut with a pretty radical departure from the signature sound cemented on Bonito Generation. Thankfully, Time 'n' Place is every bit as good as that album.
Haru Nemuri's debut album pushes J-pop/rap in an exciting direction by channeling Japan's rich history of underground rock music.
Apart from the great lead single "Only Acting," this new Kero Kero Bonito EP is pretty scant.
Kero Kero Bonito is back with a new single called "Only Acting," which is being heralded as their first song to prominently feature rock instrumentation. The hook is power pop bliss, but there's a bit of a dark undercurrent to the whole thing, which I at first suspected came simply from the uncanny VHS quality of the music video. But of course that darkness eventually comes to the surface when the song (to steal a reference from the YouTube comment section) goes Doki Doki on our asses.
No word on a new album just yet, but I can already tell this'll be the one to convert Myke C-Town, mark my words. In the meantime, you can find Anthony's review of the band's debut LP Bonito Generation here.
A decade on from their debut album, No Age is still delivering visceral and sound-rich rock music.
The post-shoegaze, post-post-noise, and post-post-post-punk duo No Age has been building up to the release of their fourth album since the end of last year. Snares Like a Haircut is set to drop on January 26 via Drag City, and "Send Me" is the latest teaser from it.
I've been listening to No Age for ten years now, and "Send Me" sounds like one of the freshest and most emotive songs they've ever released. The moody vibe of this cut is in stark contrast to the whirlwind of speed and sound for which No Age is typically known. Dean Spunt's vocals come off surprisingly dejected and confessional. Meanwhile, Randy Randall's psychedelic guitar layering is more surreal and intoxicating than ever.