Archive for January, 2012

Awesome Album Covers

January 26th, 2012 | Features | 0 Comments

“What? You’re taking our picture for some rock and roll record cover? Harry, stop talking, smile for the camera man…”

Actual Water

January 25th, 2012 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

Actual Water are a Toronto punk-pop band that play surprisingly seldom and have gotten surprisingly little attention considering how killer the music they make is and the big ups (and production work) they get from Fucked Up/Marvelous Darlings/Young Governor local punk-rock genius Ben Cook. They’ve got a new 7″ dropping tomorrow at their release show/Marvelous Darlings album release show spectacular going down at Sneaky Dees. Here’s the A-side, which you can also order from Plastic Idol if you can’t make the show.

Actual Water – She’s A Priest

Evan Voytas

January 25th, 2012 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

Something about multi-tracked falsetto is just awesome. This is Evan Voytas. He’s got a new EP out right now on Dovecote Records.

3 1/2

January 22nd, 2012 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

LA band 3 1/2 make strange, lo-fi, semi-raucous rock. They’re part of a collective/label called Co Wave…so yeah…that’s interesting…

3 1/2 – Branches

Lower Dens

January 21st, 2012 | Features | 0 Comments

Baltimore’s interesting indie-rockers Lower Dens – who released an excellent album in called Twin-Hand Movement that Bradford Cox liked a lot – have a new one coming out May 1st on Domino imprint Ribbon Music (also where John Maus‘ last album came from). The album’s gonna be called Nootropics and, if you ask me, I think this is the one that’s gonna break ’em into the indie spotlight…I gotta feeling about these things…

First song “Brains” doesn’t seem to have anything to do with zombies or blow-jobs, but I like it anyways. Got a bit of a krautrock momentum to it. Not a huge break from what’s come before, but it does expand upon it. It’s as sharp and well written as anything that’s come before, though perhaps an odd choice for a first single. But whatever, it’s legits.

What did you think of the song? What do you think the album will be like? Let me know in the comments section or over Facebook or Twitter.