Archive for the Garage Rock Category
In the bygone era of arena rock, concerts were a way of promoting records. Punk challenged that notion by making rock a communal experience again: the boundaries between performer and punter were blurred; anyone could start a band; and records were no longer the definitive statement of an artist’s vision, […]
THE HUNCHES surfaced in the waking years of this century to hit a nerve that desperately needed hitting. Playing a cacophonic, gritty kind of rock & roll, they were an antithesis to the stylized version of so-called garage rock that had come into favor. The Portland four-piece released three full-lengths […]
2019 repress. All girl band from Memphis who happened to be Alex Chilton’s protégés; primal, loose rock n’ roll à la Chilton/Jim Dickinson/Tav Falco in a wild and primitive no wave/DIY punk style. Whether you like Charlie Feathers or Kleenex, The Cramps or Lydia Lunch, you will adore The Klitz, […]
Galveston’s premier psychedelic/garage band, the Countdown 5. Here’s a compilation with recordings dating from 1967-68, featuring a selection of their 45 sides for Toucan and Cobblestone. It includes the mod-psych classics “Uncle Kirby” and “Shaka Shaka Na Na” plus some amazing studio tracks which were never released at the time. […]
Marinated in such diverse influences as the mind-splintering mushroom folk-rock blast of the Jefferson Airplane and the feel-good pristine pop of the Turtles, original copies of the Neighb’rhood Childr’n’s lone album trade hands these days for sums usually mentioned in ransom notes. Hailing from the tiny town of Phoenix, Oregon, […]
“Oh yass! More unissued stuff, way more pix and stories of Boston’s finest Rock & Roll band. Essential? We’d leave this decision up to you, but definitely a must for ye Real Kids fans out there!” Twenty-four previously unreleased Real Kids cuts—kicks off with ten crude rehearsals from April/May 1976, […]
“Oh yass! More unissued stuff, way more pix and stories of Boston’s finest Rock & Roll band. Essential? We’d leave this decision up to you, but definitely a must for ye Real Kids fans out there!” Twenty-four previously unissued REAL KIDS cuts—23 live from 1977-1978 chosen as the best from […]
This S/T, by The C.I.A. is an urgent musical notice. I feel it immediately. The pointed vocal cadence & lyrics of Denée Segall (Lamps, VIAL) is a sharp scythe, and the actual time is…Now. I feel the same distress call and disposition from Crass records like Penis Envy or DIRT. in […]
This was originally recorded in 1994 and was supposed to be an LP on Crypt Records for one reason or another, it never came out. Features a smattering of some of the best Mummies tunes recorded in actual proper studio! Unbelievable upon first listen. Limited edition pressing of 500 copies. […]
Crack Cloud is a mixed-media collective based out of Vancouver, BC. Modelled around harm reduction philosophy, the collective operates as a rehabilitative outlet for a revolving cast of multi-disciplinary artists across Canada. They sound like no other band going at the moment, delivering rhythmic art / post-punk that could be […]
On The Other Side collects all non-album tracks released by The Marked Men, originally released in the period between 2003 and 2010 on labels such as Dirtnap, Swami, No Idea, Shit Sandwich, and Mortville, plus two never-before-heard unreleased tracks from deep in the vault. It’s hard to believe that it’s been […]
Aagoo Records is proud to announce the release of TY SEGALL’s “Fanny”—a psychedelic ode to his dog—on standard 7” and limited-edition picture disc editions. Not only does Segall’s single feature various cover and insert art painted by Segall himself, but the track in three different forms: the demo, a revved-up […]
The hazy, often dreamlike atmosphere, the upbeat, jumpy song structuring with the unpolished, lo-fi mixing and Stu Mackenzie’s equally unchained, shouting vocals are all come together in a basic, but entertaining mixture while also laying the groundworks from which the band started to build upon. If you’re interested in the […]
Eyes Like The Sky is King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s second full-length album. It was released in 2013 and originally limited to 500 copies. A cult western audio book, the album tells a story of the American Frontier. The reissue features new artwork re-imagined by Jason Galea and comes on […]
Float Along – Fill Your Lungs is King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s third full-length LP. The album was released in 2013 and includes the psychedelic fan favorite “Head/On-Pill”. The 2018 reissue features a double-sided fold out poster and comes on Easter-yellow colored vinyl.
Oddments is King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s fourth studio album released in 2014. It features a collection of “odd” songs recorded between 2007-2014 and was originally limited to 500 copies. The 2018 reissue features a re-designed gatefold of original artwork by Jason Galea, and comes on grimace purple coloured vinyl.
12 Bar Bruise is the debut full-length album by KG&TLW, originally released in 2012 and limited to 500 hand numbered copies. The reissue includes new artwork reimagined by Jason Galea and comes on doublemint green colored vinyl.
Everybody’s favorite source for the hard stuff is back in business, with ten more lethal doses of rare hard rock, heavy psych and proto-metal! Hard to believe it’s seven Trips in and they haven’t lost any steam. As usual, these obscure tracks have all been licensed, the bands have been […]
Jon Spencer, the Blues Explosion man who put the “Bellbottoms” on Baby Driver! The top cat who spread the secret sauce in Boss Hog! The rockabilly right-hook from heavyweight outlaws Heavy Trash! The swank-fucking master of Pussy Galore! Jon Spencer is back! Often imitated, never duplicated, the original NYC underground-rock legend […]
Fast, tight, and irresistibly tuneful, Atlanta’s Carbonas took America by storm in the mid-2000s with a slew of catchy singles and hit-laden albums. The group dragged into its orbit some of the best and brightest of Atlanta’s burgeoning punk scene, launching careers and developing a rabid fan following (and inspiring […]
Take a tour through Ty Segall’s musical psyche with his new solo album, Fudge Sandwich, a collection of Segall’s take on eleven songs that were originally done by other people. These aren’t just cover versions. Cover versions happen at weddings and high school band battles. The songs here are what […]
A mesmerizing live set by OCS—JOHN DWYER and BRIGID DAWSON with a 7-piece backing band featuring PAUL QUATTRONE, TIM HELLMAN, TOM DOLAS, HEIDI MAUREEN ALEXANDER, and a string section comprised of HEATHER LOCKIE, EMILY ELKIN and ERIC CLARK. Recorded by ERIC BAUER at the Chapel in SF, December 17, 2017.