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January 11, 2017 — “Only Matters When” by UV-TV

If you only listen to one song tonight, make it “Only Matters When” by UV-TV (2017, from the forthcoming album Glass). UV-TV is a shoegaze/post-punk trio from Gainesville, Florida. I don’t know anything about them, and I only learned about them the other day when I got something in the mailbag. They are Rose Vastola […]

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January 13, 2015 — “Green With Envy” by Sea Pinks

If you only listen to one song tonight, make it “Green With Envy” by Sea Pinks (2016, from the album Soft Days). Sea Pinks is a low-fi indie/jangle-punk trio from Belfast. Their new album is their fourth, but from what I’ve read, it’s the first thing they’ve done with the mindset of a trio. The […]

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Our favorite albums of 2015 — Honorable mentions

It’s that time of year again. Time to start publishing year-end lists. I’ve been much more organized this year, and I’ve also been overwhelmed with the quantity of good stuff that came out in 2015. In a normal year, I put about 110 or so new albums in my library, spend a lot of time […]

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11.17.2015 — “Destination of Choice” by Weed Hounds

If you only listen to one song tonight, make it “Destination of Choice” by Weed Hounds (2014, from the album Weed Hounds). Weed Hounds is a pop-punk/shoegaze band from Brooklyn. They got their start on Long Island some time ago, and their self-titled debut album, which was “five years in the making”. The only thing […]

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10.10.2015 — “Looking For a Stranger On The Shore” by Linton and Stewart

If you only listen to one song today, make it “Looking For a Stranger On The Shore” by Linton and Stewart (2015, from a new single). Linton and Stewart is a lo-fi shoegaze/indie rock duo. Amy Linton is best known from her days as the front of The Aislers Set, and also as the co-front […]

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09.15.2015 — “Police My Love” by The Mantles

If you only listen to one song tonight, make it “Police My Love” by The Mantles (2015, from the forthcoming album All Odds End). The Mantles is a garage/indie rock/indie folk quintet from the Oakland/San Francisco “Bay Area”. They formed in 2007, and have released two albums so far. Their third album —All Odds End— […]

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05.22.2015 — “Midnight Garden” by Expert Alterations

If you only listen to one song tonight, make it “Midnight Garden” by Expert Alterations (2015, from the forthcoming Expert Alterations EP). Expert Alterations is a lo-fi jangle-punk/c-86 trio from Baltimore. The Charm City is on fire right now with a bunch of new acts. There’s certainly a laundry list of those. Among the class […]

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05.15.2015 — “Aubrey” by Debris Slide

If you only listen to one song today, make it “Aubrey” by Debris Slide (2015, from the album Araido) Debris Slide is a low-fi noise rock/shoegaze quartet from Nottingham. They started in 2012, and their debut album Araido just came out this week. I had never heard of the band until I got something in […]

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02.15.2015 — “Waves” by Echo Lake

If you only listen to one song tonight, make it “Waves” by Echo Lake (2015, from the forthcoming album Era). Echo Lake is a dream pop/shoegaze band from London. They’ve been around since 2010, and they’re about to release their sophomore album on March 2 via No Pain in Pop (EU) and also via Slumberland […]

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Our Favorite Albums of 2014 from 10 to 6

This week, I’ve been listing my 41 favorite new release albums of 2014, and we’re nearly to the end of that list. Here’s how it’s gone down so far: Counting down from 41 to 31 From 30 to 21 From 20 to 11 Today, we’ll count down from 10 to 6, and I’ll complete the […]

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