Ubu Roi, ‘Nice Dude EP’ – Album Premiere
Need a new band to love? Look no further than Seattle garage rockers Ubu Roi. Their EP 'Nice Dude' is a collection of modern punk so good, it's like biting into a hot double-cheese slice of pizza that's about to destroy your mouth, and it's premiering today on Diffuser (stream it below).
Vikesh Kapoor, ‘I Dreamt Blues’ – Free MP3 Download
As we tumble further into the future, many blue collar jobs are being taken by robots able to perfectly perform automated tasks. Consequently, few youngsters these days display rough palms, as the work they were promised slips away.
Starlings, TN, ‘Burnt Ends’ – Free MP3 Download
Barbecue is a sacred thing. Especially Kansas City BBQ, which prides itself on being the finest, most delicious morsels of smoked meat from a brisket tip -- aka burnt ends. Of course, as with any tradition, these beef secrets are co-opted, updated and migrate to kitchens across the country.
Victory, ‘This, That or This’ – Free MP3 Download
We need more brazen pop singers. Like Victory, for instance. He's not afraid to be triumphant about his music. Of course, it's not very ironic (die hipsters!) to name your band a synonym of conquest. But this sunny, Spoon-inspired rock 'n' roll is good. And we think you'll like it. Because irony is over, man.
Rickolus, ‘Snow Globes’ – Free MP3 Download
Writing about your significant other is not an easy feat. First of all, you kind of have to get permission. Then, what if you want to be negative? What if you want to write about all of the horrible things that you do to each other. How do you blend those low moments with times of pure bliss?
The Oyster Murders, ‘Disaster Flower Bloom’ – Free MP3 Download
Australia's Oyster Murders bring two things to mind: mollusk genocide and great alt-rock. Of course, their band name is actually based on a line from 'The Looking Glass' and not an allusion to a serial crustacean crusher. But nevertheless...
Arliss Nancy, ‘Bloodletter’ – Free MP3 Download
You know what was a crazy early-American concept? Bloodletting. If you were suffering from some sort of ailment (gingivitis or cancer or whathaveyou) a doctor would come over and let you bleed into a device that looked like an absinthe fountain. George Washington even did it. He died, but at least he tried it.
Psychic Teens, ‘Less’ – Free MP3 Download
Ever stub your toe on a hard object and immediately blame said piece of furniture for the dastardly dactyl infraction? Don't lie -- we've all done it!
Lantern, ‘Rock N’ Roll Rorschach’ – Free MP3 Download
Hot sax solos are underrated. And that's precisely why you should listen to Lantern's dark blues anthem 'Rock N' Roll Rorschach.'
Placeholder, ‘Slow Down’ – Free MP3 Download
Placeholder are a band of dudes from Harrisburg, Pa., that specialize in hardcore, post-punk and emo rock. And they do it really damn well.