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Dallas Acid: Meditation Music For the Fringes

Far back in the misty, decadent crevices of mid-2000s North Brooklyn there existed a ragtag, elegantly bearded band of Stones-worshipers that just about made it. Just about but not quite. The band in question was VietNam, a Michael Gerner-led gaggle… Continue Reading →

Fixing Paul McCartney’s Solo Career

Look, the early solo years of the four Beatles didn’t have to be a competition. In the free-thinking, flower power spirit of that time the formerly fabz could have collaborated on and complimented one another on their early forays into… Continue Reading →

“It’s a little dark”: The Bugeye Interview

The enigmatic four piece London band Bugeye is getting played on radio air waves along side MOSES and Bikini Kill.  This band is powerful mashup of Blondie, The Pixies and some slinky disco tossed in for good measure. Let’s get… Continue Reading →

Live Forever Tres Warren: 25 Essential Tracks

The saddest and most mysterious death of the first half of 2020, Tres Warren, one half of long-running psych juggernaut Psychic Ills along with bassist Elizabeth Hart, checked out right as the world was beginning to slide off its axis… Continue Reading →

Discography Digging: Primal Scream Part 2 (2000-Present)

XTRMNTR, (2000) Bobby Gillespie – vocals, guitar, samples Andrew Innes – guitar Robert Young – guitar, programming Martin Duffy – keyboards, programming Gary ‘Mani’ Mounfield – bass Darrin Mooney – drums Jim Hunt – saxophone Duncan Mackay – trumpet If there’s a more iconic moment in… Continue Reading →

Steve Wynn of The Dream Syndicate Speaks on their Cosmic New Record, Becoming a New York Band, and Being the Dark Heart of the Paisley Underground

It’s safe to say that we are massive Dream Syndicate disciples here at Niche Appeal, forever bowing to the altar of the paisley underground’s darkest stars. Therefore it was a distinctive honor to have lead Syndicate Steve Wynn drop in… Continue Reading →

Discography Digging: Primal Scream Part 1 (1987-1997)

For our inaugural discography digging expedition we wanted to cover a band whose output hasn’t been critically obsessed to absolute death, whose discography runs deep and wide, and preferably is still producing great albums to this very day. Glasgow’s long-running… Continue Reading →

Damian Jurado Drops “Birds Tricked Into The Trees” From Forthcoming Album

Seattle native and luminous veteran singer songwriter Damian Jurado is back at it. Damian gifts us a deeply melancholy track that still manages too offer a tinge of the playfulness he’s known for. “Birds Tricked Into The Trees” leans hard… Continue Reading →

Live Forever Genesis P-Orridge: Our Favorite 20 Tracks

If Timothy Leary’s infamous declaration of the late ’60s to “Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out” ever found an ideal human embodiment, it was not the craggy old professor himself (who later walked back the “Drop Out” part) but instead… Continue Reading →

Plague Songs: Our Top Ten List of Songs About Viruses, Pandemics, Outbreaks & Mass Death!

For some purely non-topical reason today we have decided to throw up a playlist of tracks with one distinct feature: They are all about plagues, pandemics, viruses, and the mass death and suffering these unfortunate things tend to bring in… Continue Reading →

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