Rainbow Jackson, ‘Psycho Betty’ – Free MP3 Download
Let's say Ram Jam's 'Black Betty' and Foghat's 'Slow Ride' had an illegitimate child in late '70s, and that this hellspawn grew up a rock 'n' roller itself. With a chip on his shoulder and a burrito in his pocket, the young boy might turn into a swan called Rainbow Jackson.
The Black Watch, ‘Meg’ – Free MP3 Download
OK, you're really going to like the Black Watch. In fact, we are overflowing with fanboy delight to show you this band. Oh, don't worry if you've never heard of them before. They are Los Angeles' best kept secret.
Little Hurricane, ‘I’m on Fire (Bruce Springsteen Cover)’ – Free MP3 Download
San Diego duo Little Hurricane have been tearing up the U.S. touring circuit for the past three years, honing their dirty ditties on the road. Back in 2011, they released their debut album, 'Homewrecker,' entering the indie market as masters of the two-piece blues format.
Oceania, ‘Feel You Are Gone Again’ – Free MP3 Download
Multi-instrumentalist Nick Kostylew is branching out from his native Zelenograd, Russia, in order to share his whimsical digitalism with the West.
Minneapolis Punks the Blind Shake Talk Taekwondo, Baldness, Day Jobs + New Album ‘Key to a False Door’
The Blind Shake are turning into a Minneapolis punk rock institution. Led by brothers Mike and Jim Blaha, the trio has a driving work ethic to match its ferocious sound, and whether working with legendary underground psych guitarist Michael Yonkers or assaulting ears with baritone guitar riffs, it's adding to the city's lineage of rock 'n' roll greats and setting the standard for citizens of Loudv
Former Refused Singer Dennis Lyxzen on New Band INVSN, The Evils of Capitalism + More
Dennis Lyxzén is Sweden's hardest-working rock musician. Throughout the '90s and again last year, he fronted hardcore game-changer Refused, thrashing audiences all over the world with brutal operas of noise. He's also presided over punk outfits AC4 and the (International) Noise Conspiracy, and now, the 41-year-old singer has turned in a softer direction with INVSN, a Swedish quintet that melds '80
Dead Heart Bloom, ‘Montreal’ – Free MP3 Download
Rock bands have tried to sound like other bands for ages. Back in the '90s and early '00s, everyone was writing Radiohead and Nirvana in the RIYL sections of their press releases. Now, to sound like another group is almost an instant curse -- unless you're just doing it for fun during rehearsal.
Slim Wray, ‘Bear’ – Free MP3 Download
Drummer Chris Moran and singer Ryan Houser make up the electric blues two-piece Slim Wray, and their propensity for bombastic fuzz blasts are sure to rock your Labor Day barbeque soundtrack.
Cuushe, ‘Butterfly (Kidsuke Remix)’ – Free MP3 Download
Some artists create sonic atmospheres, and like the ones that exist in nature, these atmospheres are capable of both sustaining and destroying life.
Filligar, ‘Knock Yourself Out’ – Exclusive Video Premiere
Filligar might just be the next great rock 'n' roll family. The Chicago group is made up of Johnny, Teddy and Pete Mathias, as well as their childhood friend Casey Gibson. Already tearing up the American touring circuit, these rabble rousers may well be heirs to the Followill thrown.