Archive for May, 2011

Crystal Swells

May 31st, 2011 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

Vancouver punk/trash rockers Crystal Swells have released a new and brilliantly titled EP: Goathe Head Soup. You can check it out on their bandcamp. I appreciate the reference even more now after watching the movie Goethe! on the plane coming back from Israel. Enjoyable movie, very lighthearted except for the stuff with dudes killing themselves over girls they met in the street and then fell in love with like two days later.

Also, what’s the deal with all the punk/trash rock being created in Canada these days? There are scenes in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. Is it cuz we’ve had a Conservative government for like a bajillion years now? Are we going to start seeing Harper posters and album covers like the Reagan hardcore stuff from 80s?

Crystal Swells – Patent Trolls

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

May 30th, 2011 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

Woozy Portland-based pop/punk/70s hitmaker lo-fi rockers Unknown Mortal Orchestra are getting a lot of press these days. And they deserve it cuz they’re a sick band. Can’t wait for the album dropping June 21st on Fat Possum.

The Kemps

May 29th, 2011 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

Fuzzy, colorful, poppy, messy. I like it. And it belongs to Indianapolis garage-rockersĀ The Kemps. I heard they’ve got a full length coming out at the end of July.


May 28th, 2011 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

Niiiiiiice. LA synthwaver Physics puts the groove into extra-smooth mode. Another nice entry on the excellent AMDISCS label. (Via Rose Quartz)

Big Crimes

May 27th, 2011 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

More Toronto rock coming at ya. This time it’s Big Crimes, a band that crosses a couple boundaries. I’m not exactly sure how to categorize them: it’s rock that can swing between hard and weird and beautiful and poppy and synthy and somehow still make sense of things.

Never knew Tom Dunbar was such a tenor until I heard this song (he’s one of the dudes in weird face paint or something towards the end of the video, the one with the mustache). You can download their damn-good new album Balsam Lake off mediafire, they’ve posted the link on their Facebook page.

Big Crimes – Better