August 21, 2017

Tunabunny: PCP Presents Alice In Wonderland Jr.

Athena, GA band Tunabunny have a knack for capturing big concepts into glorious lo-fi music. Their new double album PCP Presents Alice In Wonderland Jr. tackles the Lewis Carroll classic children's book and The Beatles' self-titled 2LP extravaganza in one big swoop. Ambitious projects like this can either hit a wall, fall apart about halfway after one to many filler tracks or experiment for experiment's sake or- and this is rare - keep going and going and make it to the finish line in one piece triumphantly. After which another spin is in order to hunt down weak sports that might have been missed the first time around. Spoiler alert: they are none.

Mary Jane Hassell, Scott Creney, Brigette Adair Herron and Jesse Stinnard opened all the drawers of their eclectic music collection, made a huge pile and applied the good old mix-and-match method to come up with unexpected combinations, true-and-tried familiar bits of indie rock, a whiff free jazz, funk bass and much. much more. PCP Presents Alice In Wonderland Jr. is maze set to music. leaving it up to the listeners to find their way out - Nevermind The Cobblestones though. Their is an Oracle whose prediction model is capable of detecting lethal ailments, something nasty could be hiding in those Blackwater Homes, an actress is playing a dead girl in The Rest Of Us, and quite a few drug references (Dream Sugar, Pitocin Enduction Hour) augment the alternate universe atmosphere.

August 20, 2017

Robert Plant: new album "Carry Fire" 10/13, UK tour dates

The new Robert Plant album Carry Fire will be released on October 13 via Nonesuch Records. It'shis 11th album as a solo artist. Lead single The May Queen, a mid-tempo acoustic song with an early Seventies folk vibe, can be streamed on YouTube. Among the album's tracks is a cover of Bluebirds Over The Mountain (Richie Valens, Beach Boys), with Chrissie Hynde on vocals.

August 19, 2017

Low Society: Kaiserslautern added to European Fall tour (supporting Popa Chubby)

Screaming blues band Low Society have added a show in Kaiserslautern, Germany @ Kulturzentrum Kammgarn (11/28) to their European Fall tour, supporting blues singer and guitarist Popa Chubby.

Husband and wife Sturgis Nikides (guitar) and Mandy Lemons Nikides (vocals) will once again be joined by their Belgian rhythm section Jacky Verstraeten (bass) and Bart De Bruecker (drums), who also feature prominently on their latest album Sanctified.

Godsticks: new album "Faced with Rage" 10/13

Welsh prog rock band Godsticks will release their fourth album Faced with Rage on October 13th via Kscope ((vinyl, CD, digital). The album is available for preorder.

They will be on the road in September, supporting The Pineapple Thief. Frontman Darran Charles will be working double shifts as the second guitarist for the headliner.

August 18, 2017

Drinker: Sinking / Feeling

Brooklyn electronic downtempo psych duo Drinker inserted a bit of vintage West Coast folk pop on their new single Sinking / Feeling. Singer-songwriter Aaron Mendelsohn and producer-composer Ariel Loh construct their songs like an intricate piece of origami, with unexpected twists and turns leaving the listener wondering about how they did it.