King Khan Discusses Indigenous Rights, Overcoming Demons With New Album ‘Idle No More’
For nearly two decades, Canadian-born Berlin resident King Khan has made both fans and enemies with his wild take on punk, garage and soul and his over-the-top stage antics (which famously include thrusting his bare butt in Lindsay Lohan’s face during a performance).
Polvo Guitarist Talks Day Jobs, New Album ‘Siberia’ + Not Becoming a ‘Wistful Grandpa’
Polvo’s music isn't for everyone. During their first phase, from about 1990 to 1998, the quartet from Chapel Hill, N.C., challenged listeners with intricate rhythmic structures, occasionally impenetrable lyrics and a complex, angular twin-guitar attack. Many devotees of more straightforward indie ro…
The Band In Heaven, ‘Fairweather Friends’ – Song Premiere
The 2012 debut EP from Florida five-piece the Band In Heaven features songs called ‘Sludgy Dreams’ and ‘Sleazy Dreams’-- fitting titles for a group with a potent brand of scuzzy psych-punk dubbed "s---gaze" on their official Bandcamp page. ‘Caught in a Summer Swell,’ their forthcoming full…
TV Ghost, ‘Disconnect’ – Album Review
Indiana’s TV Ghost have taken a noticeable turn to the dark side on their newest LP, eschewing much of the wiry, riff-heavy post-punk of their earlier releases for a sound that is infinitely gloomier.
Love Language Mastermind Stuart McLamb on New Album ‘Ruby Red,’ Recording With a Former Te…
It took the Love Language’s frontman and songwriter Stuart McLamb a little more than three years to record his third LP, 'Ruby Red.' Along the way, he returned to the studio and overhauled much of the album, and the extra time seems to have been worth it.
Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, ‘Any Port in a Storm’ — Album Review
On their second LP, Aussies Scott & Charlene’s Wedding have abandoned much of the garage-rock stomp of 2012’s ‘Para Vista Social Club’ in favor of a slower and cleaner brand of shambolic jangle-pop. While a move in this direction was…
Lemuria, ‘The Distance Is So Big’ – Album Review
Lemuria have always had musical ambitions beyond the hardcore and punk leanings of many of their Bridge Nine label mates, and on the band’s third album, ‘The Distance Is So Big,’ there's no holding back.
Free Time, ‘Free Time’ – Album Review
On first listen, New York-via-Melbourne transplants Free Time seem a bit late to the jangly, guitar-driven “bedroom pop” pioneered by Real Estate, Beach Fossils, Wild Nothing and numerous other Captured Tracks or Underwater Peoples bands circa 2009. In fact, band leader and songwriter Dion Nania (w…