Archive for the Garage Rock Category
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.
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 […]
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.
From the dank warehouse recesses that brought us Useless Eaters and Dry Erase, Castle Face introduces Exit Group—sharply futuristic post-punk with a pissed-off lean, antisocial lyrics spit over an abnormally locked-in guitar / bass / drums triangle, wound up tighter than a Swiss watch. Post-everything sample tweakery and chrome-dipped guitar […]
With their second album Pre Strike Sweep, GØGGS add a new level of primordial anxiety to their already catastrophic symphony. Recorded and mixed in 2017 by GØGGS guitarist and co-founder Ty Segall, the album explores the damaging affects of modern life before blowing them up one by one. Singer Chris […]
Who do we become when we live our dreams? It’s all here — the high hairdos, the dreams and schemes, the tender camp, the wedding bell fantasias and chaste tragedies. Sister acts, studio receptionists, classmates, angelic voices of the 1960s, some legendary, many hidden in the basement of expired rainbows.
Crack the coffers, Oh Sees have spawned another frothy album of head-destroying psych-epics to grok and rock out to. Notice the fresh dollop of organ and keyboard prowess courtesy of Memory Of A Cut Off Head-alum and noted key-stabber Tom Dolas, while the Paul Quattrone / Dan Rincon drum-corps polyrhythmic […]
Collection of rare Australian Garage nuggets from the ’60s. Down Under Nuggets: Original Australian Artifacts 1965-67 features 29 of the wildest Australian recordings from the ’60s from such outfits as the Missing Links, the Purple Hearts, the Black Diamonds, the Lost Souls, the Wild Cherries, the Loved Ones, the Throb […]
Blonde and brunette. Dog and cat. Lemon and onion. Friend and foam. The change has been made! You can scratch your seven-year itch freely now: TY SEGALL and WHITE FENCE are become one again, regrooving what we once called Hair into what is now Joy. Hair grew out of a […]
AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS are a garage punk band possessed by the spirit of seventies Australian rock. Amy Taylor (vocals), Bryce Wilson (drums), Dec Martens (guitar) and Gus Romer (bass) are former housemates who formed the band, wrote a handful of tunes and released their debut EP, Giddy Up, all […]
Shannon Shaw, the captivating vocalist, bassist, and founder of Shannon and the Clams, strikes out on her own for her first solo album, Shannon in Nashville. Produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach at his Nashville studio, Easy Eye Sound, the album features a cast of revered old-school session musicians […]
“In Japan’s vast and varied punk rock world, few legends loom larger than FIRESTARTER. Having emerged from the debris of the mighty TEENGENERATE, Firestarter was launched with spectacular motivations, free to operate away from the constraints of scum-fi production and GaragePunk™ scuzz, the omnipresent trends of the preceding decade. The […]
The Creation’s only LP, cut from the original mono masters for the first time since 1967. Producer Shel Talmy masterfully captured every bow scrape, tom rattle, and mod growl before the UK quartet imploded after two brilliant, but short years. Originally issued only in Germany, We Are Paintermen collects the […]
Just before entering the chart with their one big British hit “Kites” Simon Dupree & The Big Sound released the album Without Reservations. The Scottish psychedelic band combining a lot of different music on the album, including their blue-eyed soul, ska and pop. Their creativeness can be found in the […]
One of the most exciting UK R&B groups of the Sixties, the Organization was led by wild singer, sax player and Hammond organist the late Graham Bond. The Organisation also included Dick Heckstall-Smith (sax), Jack Bruce (vocals, bass) and Ginger Baker (drums). Their groundbreaking 1965 album has a dynamic blend […]
The second studio album from the Organization has Graham adding Mellotron to his keyboards, making some of the performances sound very eerie. ‘Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Wolf?’ kicks off a 12-track blast of R&B with vocals from Jack and Graham powered up by Baker’s passionate drumming. The original LP is […]
When asked to describe the title track from his new record, Kyle Thomas—aka King Tuff—takes a deep breath. “It’s a song about hitting rock bottom,” he says. “I didn’t even know what I wanted to do anymore, but I still had this urge, like there was this possibility of something […]
Spanish quartet Hinds – Carlotta Cosials, Ana Perrotte, Ade Martin and Amber Grimbergen – release their long-awaited second record I Don’t Run. The new album shows a bigger, better, faster, funnier, more dexterous Hinds. Co-produced by the band and Gordon Raphael (The Strokes, Regina Spektor), and engineered by Shawn Everett […]