Monthly Archives: June 2011

Purling Hiss – Lounge Lizards 12″

Philadelphia’s Purling Hiss has released another 6 songs through the fine folks at Mexican Summer. The 12″ is titled Lounge Lizards and offers up more of the blown-out rock and roll we’ve come to expect from these guys.  If you’re … Continue reading

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Night Beats – S/T

Everything’s bigger in … Seattle? Night Beats may hail from the Pacific Northwest, but their self-titled full-length is 100% Texas psych rock worship. As Trouble In Mind states in the press-release “Any number of bands cite 60’s Texas psych as … Continue reading

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Bleached – Carter 7″

California’s all-girl punk group Mika Miko may no longer be active, but a couple of their members (Jesse and Jennifer Clavin) have gone on to form Bleached, who have recently put out a 7″ entitled Carter through Art Fag Recordings. … Continue reading

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Bon Iver – S/T

Bon Iver’s latest project makes me want to say its name correctly. I’ve been mispronouncing Bon Iver (Bone-ee-Vare) since being introduced to the band, which music critics are saying sounds more like a full-fledged group now than when singer Justin … Continue reading

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Happy Thoughts – S/T

Happy Thoughts is Eric LaGrange’s (Cave Weddings, Romance Novels) newest project, released by Hozac Records on June 7th, 2011. This slab of wax features 12 songs of poppy garage punk tunes that are full of earworms you’ll be humming along … Continue reading

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Mickey – Rock’n Roll Dreamer

Mickey’s been making some noise around Chicago for several years, having released a couple of singles since their inception and playing the local circuit fairly regularly. Their sleazy brand of glam-meets-punk reeks of cheap beer and leather jackets, leaving a … Continue reading

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Zak Sally / Sammy the Mouse Vol. 1, La Mano Press

  Zak Sally is a comic artist who used to play bass in the band Low. Since quitting that band, he’s taken time to focus on cartooning, while also creating a solo record, and managing his small press La Mano. … Continue reading

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Tara McPherson – New Limited Edition Print with 1xRUN

Bunny Girl, Tara McPherson, 2011 Tara McPherson is an artist working out of New York City. She will be offering a new print by the name of Bunny Girl, which will be offered exclusively through 1xRUN. 1xRUN is an online … Continue reading

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Shannon and the Clams – Sleep Talk

Shannon and the Clams are a female-fronted garage punk band based out of Oakland, California. While some may know frontwoman Shannon Shaw a bit better as one of the punkettes in the fellow Oakland-based band Hunx and His Punx, Shannon … Continue reading

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The Wooden Birds – Two Matchsticks

I was just sitting in a bar the other day when a song came on that was familiar, but it took me awhile to pinpoint what it was. The song was off of American Analog Set’s 2001 album Know By … Continue reading

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