Oxbow – “Cold & Well-Lit Place”

Oxbow – “Cold & Well-Lit Place”

Well! Today we get our first taste of the LP. As with most Oxbow songs, “Cold & Well-Lit Place” contains multitudes. The song opens with a post-punk whistle melody that gives way, or rather is set aflame in distortion, by a hard rock guitar riff. Vocalist Eugene S. Robinson alternates…

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PINS – “All Hail”

PINS – “All Hail”

Manchester quartet PINS excel at darkly-dinged dream rock, and “All Hail” is no exception. Following the previous Iggy Pop-featuring single from their forthcoming The Bad Thing EP, “All Hail” dazzles with ominous harmonies juxtaposed boldly beside a stoner rock guitar riff. The song opens with a slight whiff of low-end…

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Los Colognes – “Molly B Good”

the wave

It’s an effective amalgamation of those two styles that sounds like prime FM-radio rock, perfect for drifting off in the passenger seat in blissful ambivalence of the destination. Earlier this year, we heard the tropical lead single off Los Colognes upcoming The Wave. Where “Flying Apart” bore little resemblance to…

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Ecstatic Vision – “Electric Step”

Ecstatic Vision – “Electric Step”

Well! In terms of Ecstatic Vision, their vast, hallucinogenic debut, Sonic Praise have impressed us for the first time. Last month, the Philadelphia trio announced the release of their forthcoming sophomore LP, Raw Rock Fury, alongside the gnarly, ripping lead single “You Got It (Or You Don’t).” That song was…

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Mark Lanegan Band – “Beehive”

Mark Lanegan Band – “Beehive”

Grizzled rock veteran Mark Lanegan and his Mark Lanegan Band are coming back next month with the new album Gargoyle, which features contributions from old Lanegan confederates like Josh Homme and Greg Dulli. We’ve posted lead single “Nocturne,” and now we get to hear the huge, surging new song “Beehive.”…

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Day Wave – “Untitled”

Day Wave – “Untitled”

“Untitled” is Day Wave’s latest offering, a track that’s light as air with its beach-drenched synths and vocals.The day before Jackson Phillips entered the studio to record Day Wave’s long-awaited full-length release The Days We Had, he had one last spark of creativity, which ultimately led to one of his…

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School ’94 Shares New Songs “Off To Live” & “Sway”

School-94

Come back to the end of 2014, the Gothenburg pop-rock combo School ’94 released their exquisite debut EP Like You. At the time I called it “fervent music that bridges the gap between Smiths-style guitar-pop and the new wave jams that ruled US radio in the Reagan era,” praising the…

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Imaginary Tricks – “Bird”

Imaginary Tricks – “Bird”

Mike Visser used to play in a band called Frank Jordan (no members were named Frank Jordan). Now he’s got a new project called Imaginary Tricks (no members are named Imaginary Tricks). They’ll release their debut album Skommel on the new Park The Van-affiliated label Friendship Fever this spring, and…

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