Proggish hard rock in the tradition of Pink Floyd and early Black Sabbath by a band with two members who teach at San Francisco’s School of Rock. The classic rock influence is all over this record, but the production by Tim Green (who also produced albums for Sleater-Kinney and The Melvins) has a definite alt-90s feel, which leads to an overall contemporary sound.
Citay “Little Kingdom”
THE NEW WHOLE USUALS-“No Name Sally.”
We don’t traditionally write about singles here, but Me & The Machine Records has offered this exclusive on-line single off the debut album by The New Whole Usuals. Me & The Machine are known for eclectic but always interesting artists, so I was excited enough to throw this up for y’all, despite that I haven’t received the full-length (and therefore haven’t reviewed the band). What do you all think?
No Name Sally
WEST INDIAN GIRL
While I’m at the single-posting thang, I’m gonna throw this one at you. A full review should be coming soon, but so far all I’ve got to groove on is this one tune, which I’m really digging.
To Die In LA- West Indian Girl
AARON STOUT-“ Queens Live In Caskets”
As indie as they come, “Queens Live In Caskets” is a self-produced debut from Brooklyn-based folk-rock artist Aaron Stout. It’s a re-release of an ’04 album likened to M Ward and Roky Erickson, premiering its U.S. release. Haven’t heard th whole thing, but the singles sound interesting.
Fountain of Youth.
JOSH RITTER TUNES
For kicks and giggles, here’s two from Josh Ritter—one from his fantastic new release that I’ve been hyping here with great frequency (“The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter “) and the other a live cut. Enjoy.
Rumors (Live in Berlin)
To The Dogs or Whoever