mp3: Passion Pusher – Your My Favorite Coast

On the outside, Passion Pusher’s “Your My Favorite Coast” is four minutes of blown out fuzz.  And for the most part that’s all “Your My Favorite Coast” is, an impenetrable wall of fuzz, distortion and melody-less noise.  But there is something else there underneath all that fuzz that is barely even discernible but affecting.  It’s something that shakes around like …

pkelly94mp3: Passion Pusher – Your My Favorite Coast

LP: Spring King – In All This Murk and Dirt

Our first introduction to UK band Spring King was their song “Avocado City”, and although that song is still a favorite, it wasn’t really that great of an indication of what was to come next from them.  Their debut LP, In All This Murk and Dirt, takes their sound in a fairly difficult direction, but one that has completely won me over. …

tccarr14LP: Spring King – In All This Murk and Dirt

Video: Temple Songs – I Can’t Look After You

Despite the wave of Manchester-based fuzz-pop and punk groups that dominated our blog in 2012, Temple Songs have managed to rise above and outlast the rest as clear standouts.  I’ve written the story a few times now, but I never expected Temple Songs to be where they are now after listening to their (really just Jolan’s) earliest material.  It’s been …

pkelly94Video: Temple Songs – I Can’t Look After You

mp3: FFNORDZZ – Pop Stardom

FFNORDZZ is from Plymouth, England and from what I can tell (from my google maps search) Plymouth probably isn’t a big surf hot spot.  Listening to FFNORDZZ however you might be convinced that Plymouth is an English version of Los Angeles.  FFNORDZZ (if you couldn’t tell from my clever aside) makes surf-pop and punk music with ample amounts of distortion, …

pkelly94mp3: FFNORDZZ – Pop Stardom

Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: Jacob Braun

When trying to sort through an embarrassing amount of unread emails in hopes of finding something good, it helps when an email title stands out a bit.  Amongst the clutter of “dope trap drops” and “music video submissions” one email asked “ocean be my home?” so I clicked on it.  Instead of including an extended paragraph about who he is, …

pkelly94Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: Jacob Braun

LP: Pill Friends – Blessed Suffering

I’ve been following Philadelphia’s Pill Friends for a while now, and they finally dropped their debut LP last week.  After listening to a few singles leading up to it, the full LP Blessed Suffering does not disappoint.  Lots of Lo-fi bands with Emo undertones have been gaining momentum across blogs this past year, and it would be easy to lump Pill Friends’ music …

tccarr14LP: Pill Friends – Blessed Suffering

mp3: Echols – Sunset Song

Why is every new punk band that roles around adorned with a hyphenated genre tag to describe their punk sound? On another day I might just go ahead and call this riot grrrl or maybe noise-punk, but most punk is noisey and letting you know that Echols have a girl singer doesn’t help describe their sound much.  “Sunset Song” sounds …

pkelly94mp3: Echols – Sunset Song