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November 2013
Wooden Shjips
"Back to Land

Hailing from San Francisco, psychedelic group Wooden Shjips, has just released their newest album Back to Land. The album brings together a sound crafted from inspirations that range from psychedelic music to classic rock.

The album is an entire trip in itself.  One can hear hints of 80s music, classic rock, and modern garage rock styles in the record, but they always resolve back to their classic psychedelic sound. With tracks like “In The Roses,” which brings a very spacey, low volume vocals, and a lo-fi sound that is not too cheesy or under produced. to “Ghouls,” which is a much faster, much more psychedelic rock sounding song that takes influences from classic rock guitar chords, while still utilizing classic psychedelic synthesizers.

Most songs on the album carry a jam-band sound, without becoming too abstract or getting too carried away. And in some cases, the music is so vast in genre diversity, one is surprised at the resulting sound, such as in the track, “These Shadows”, which starts off with an extremely catchy intro guitar riff and carries a vague David Bowie meets Velvet Underground sound.

“Back to Land” is a great piece of work that utilizes the potential of each member of Wooden Shjips effectively and thoroughly.

Most importantly, “Back to Land” is an experimentation of how far the psychedelic genre can stretch while still successfully staying true to its roots.

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Artist of the Month Nominee Technicolor Hearts at the Beauty Ballroom June 30th

Corpus Christi, a song with some Texas love in its title by Texas electro-rockers Technicolor Hearts, starts off with a juicy, thumping bass which is quickly accompanied by a duo of dissonant piano and spacy female vocals. The simple but tight drums come in a bar later to help the bass hold this one down, but it those airy, attention-grabbing vocals and keys layered on top that make this song what it is, and these guys what they are for that matter. Not afraid to experiment, and to do it big. Saturday June 30th they will be bringing their talents to Austin’s Beauty Ballroom for a can’t miss night.


Free Download: “Pain Bringer” - Wrecking Crew Feat. Ethel Cee, Has-Lo & Curly Castro

Check out and download the hurts-so-good new track from Wrecking Crew called “Pain Bringer,” which features contributions from Ethel Cee, Has-Lo and Curly Castro! It premiered earlier today via Passionweiss, and will appear on the Crew’s upcoming album Wu-Tang Pulp, a homage to Staten Island’s finest. Definitely looking forward to when the whole thing drops!


NYC's Dynasty Electric releases album tonight (06.27) + builds buzz

NYC electro-pop duo Dinasty Electric has built a good amount of momentum in the last few months, culminating with today's release of their new self-titled full length. The band's rather accessible material is enhanced by sophisticated electronic elements both in the audio and video realms. We have some goods for you to watch and listen to: here's the video from their softer single "Eye Wide Open,"  while below you'll find a stream of their new and more upbeat single "Oasis". Dinasty Electric will celebrate the CD release tonight (06.27) with a show at Glasslands, and then leave for a 10 day east coast tour.


Hollows "Golden Chain"

Hollows are currently on a huge 21 days tour, but before they left they released their new video for "Golden Chain". The track comes from their latest album, Vulture, which was released by the local label Trouble In Mind back in April.

You can find the band's full tour schedule on their website.



The Sometimes Family @ Double Door

The Sometimes Family brings fresh take to classic funk and soul. The five-piece band generate a big full sound complete with organ, flute, and so much more. Their new album, Fun With Heartbreak, will be released on July 1st.

The Sometimes Family will be celebrating the release of Fun With Heartbreak at Double Door on July 1st.


Leaf Bird "True Lies"

Leaf Bird has released a video for their new track "True Lies". The track comes from their forthcoming cassette "Diamonds From The Cherry Mine, Vol. 1" due out this summer on Chicago's own Plustapes.


J. Crist "Shining"

J. Crist seems like he is always up to something. He is performed earlier this week at the always insane V-Live Nightclub.

Earlier this month he released the official video for his track "Shining (Party At The Bar)".


Rodney Anonymous Tells You How To Live on Y-Not Radio

Y-Not Radio just announced that The Dead Milkmen’s Rodney Annonymous will be hosting his own segment every first Friday of the month at 9pm starting July 6. the show will be call Rodney Anonymous Tells You How To Live which will feature “the best in Goth, Industrial, Dark Wave, Noise, and 18th century whaling songs. You know; pretty much picking up where Car Talk left off.” Station owner Josh T. Landow states, “This is Rodney’s time to share music that he loves from artists who aren’t heard anywhere on the radio.   Besides, he’s Rodney F*^#ing Anonymous!  He can play whatever he wants on his show!  I could listen to Rodney read Dr. Who fanfic for an hour.” You can check it out HERE, and it will also be available for one month on demand HERE.


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