Friday, April 13, 2018

3 Songs: On Repeat (Extended Edition)

King Tuff – “Thru The Cracks” (Kyle Thomas returns today after four years with The Other, his highly-anticipated fifth album as King Tuff.  Released via Sub Pop, the new album shakes off the fuzzy garage-rock atmosphere and attitudes of his previous work for something more psychedelic, power-pop inspired and introspective.  The soaring, bittersweet melodies and guest vocals from Jenny Lewis on the standout single, heard here, make for the perfect reintroduction.)

A Place To Bury Strangers – “There’s Only One Of Us” (The experimental post-punk trio consisting of Oliver Ackermann, Dion Lunadon, and now official member, Lia Simone Braswell are set to release their fifth album, Pinned, today on Dead Oceans.  The new album sees the band continue to perfect their hauntingly moody, propulsive and noisy yet melodic sound led by the politically-charged single heard here with its buzz-bombing bass line, marching rhythm and catchy, dual male/female vocal melodies.)     

Gozu – “Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat” (The Boston quartet returns with their excellent new album, Revival, out today on Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records.  On the new album they balance raging riffs with pop-leaning catchiness with ease; blending stomping stoner rock grooves and prog-rock tendencies with grunge-loving melodies for their best album yet and one that rivals that of their like-minded contemporaries, Mastodon.)    

The Moondoggies – “Soviet Barn Fire” (The Washington roots rock crew - led by vocalist/guitarist Kevin Murphy - returns after five years with their fourth album, A Love Sleeps Deep, out today on Hardly Art.   Recorded in Seattle by producer Erik Blood (Shabazz Places, Tacocat); the new album beefs up their pastoral folk sound with an emphasis on rocking riffs and a jam-band’s mentality.  Check out the raucous, barn-burning single here.)      

The Amazing – “Rewind” (The Swedish indie-rock quintet – led by Christoffer Gunrup - recently released their fifth album, In Transit, on Partisan Records.  The new album wraps their textural, guitar-led shoegaze-inspired brand of dream-pop in jazz-inflected rhythms and gauzy, serenely atmospheric and psychedelic cinematics; creating both mood and memorable melodies.  Listen to the liquid-like guitars and breathy vocal melodies of the standout single here.)     


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