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Pinegrove Heads On Up The Country To Create “Marigold”, Their Finest Record Yet

There’s just something about the rugged hippie woodlands and shabby-chic villages of Upstate New York that will turn any band – from urban dandies to suburban basement show veterans – instantly into a junior Levon Helm experimenting with facial hair… Continue Reading →

The Madcap Rated, Complete Syd Barrett Volume 10: “Interstellar Overdrive”

“Interstellar Overdrive” by Pink Floyd, Released August 5th, 1967 There are songs that are legendary, but within this already-rarified category there are just a handful of Godhead offerings that are not just enjoyed and respected by many generations but actually… Continue Reading →

Into The Memory Void With Deux Furieuses

Here’s to those who speak the truth and are not believed This is the year of rage Deux Furieuses, the agit punk duo from the UK recently signed to Xtra Mile Recordings, storm the stage in the video for “Year… Continue Reading →

“We’re Passionate, Obsessed, and We Have No Choice”: Stealing Back The Lower East Side With Locobeach

Chemistry between band members is not always organic. Egos can clash. Guitars smash. Words are hurled and sometimes a punch or too flies. Yet with the five members of Locobeach, the brotherly love is evident in their unaffected mannerisms and… Continue Reading →

Soured Relationships & Radio Play: The Matt Vantine Interview

Matt Vantine’s new banger “Drop Dead” manages to do that tricky power pop math equation where shimmery guitar sounds balance perfectly with dark subject matter. Most bands have the technical ability to assimilate Big Star-isms, after all, but it takes… Continue Reading →

Niche Appeal’s Fave 2019 Records

There should be no such thing as a “Best Of List”. People like what they like, and who is to say what was the best of anything for any given year? In the case of sites like Pitchfork and Stereogum,… Continue Reading →

Hawk Tubley’s Widescreen Urban Psych

Unlike the majority of “retro” leaning contemporary music, which tends to sound over studied and therefore drearily contemporary, Hawk Tubley really could have been on the radio in 1974. This Philadelphia solo act may be shackled to the Christian name… Continue Reading →

“Scary People Saying Silly Shit”: Baxter Dury Steals Song Of The Year With “Slumlord”

No one’s gonna say anything very nice If you were forced, at knife point, to make a definitive prediction for 2020 that is 100% guaranteed to come true, then this right here would be it. And leave it to sleazy… Continue Reading →

Live Review: Electric Wizard Brings Their Scuzzy Enigma To Brooklyn Steel

“They’ve been handed everything and have nothing in return Squirreling away in their barras, their roads, their dens, their thin dreams The slightest clarion clang, a half note on a bugle, a tremor in the stillness And they come climbing… Continue Reading →

Kamikaze Mushroom Palace: The Kainalu Interview

“Kainalu” is Hawaiian lingo for “ocean wave”. The band, Kainalu, springs from the mind of Trent Pall who enjoyed the sand and surf of Hawaii when he spent summers there with his grandparents. He now resides in the much chillier,… Continue Reading →

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