Runaway With Jungle Green is the strange and strong debut release from the exceptionally promising Chicago group Jungle Green. Lead songwriter Andrew Smith directs a shapeshifting array of charming waltzes, heart-on-sleeve downer doo-wops, and endearing mopester pop jingles all coated with the delicate warp of a Jonathan Radio production.
Papa Bear & His Cubs was the deep-groove funk band from the 1960s headed by Eddie Disnute Sr. In 1975, accompanied by his wife and children, the group recorded their timeless singles “You’re So Fine” and “Sweetest Thing On This Side of Heaven” in “one night, and one take.” Thankfully the fine folks at the Athens of The North label have reissued the ultra-rare tracks although the wax version has already disappeared from the shelves.
BLUES is the eleventh entry in Kevin Basko’s attempt to topple Jonathan Rado’s challenge of recording and releasing 25 albums in 2019. For this album, the enigmatic songwriter enlisted the D’Addario family band to back up his fuzzy, tape-hissing blues rock opus.
Purchase Rubber Band Gun’s latest release BLUES out now self-released.
“Occhi Di Serpente” is the new single from WOW’s upcoming record Come La Notte out August 30th on Maple Death Records. The Italian duo’s slinky, shadowy pop adopts the psychotropic intimacy of 60s Italian beat film with their tightly-stitched patchwork of hypnotic drum and bass rhythms and seductively swirling surf-rock riffs.
On their fifteenth studio album in less than a decade, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard double down on the elements of thrash and metal in their repertoire. The pair of thunderous double-kick drums, gritty chugs of guitar, and seam-splitting solos tenaciously fuel the Aussie group’s most fiery release yet.
Much of the promotion for the singles from Kevin Morby’s latest record Oh My God has been accompanied by powerful cinematic components. Today, Morby premieres the visual entrée for the record, a short film directed by Christopher Good and co-created by Good and Morby. The film exemplifies the dynamic Kansas City songwriter’s abilities to create bold and iconic work across many artistic disciplines.
“Polar Onion” is the newest single from the upcoming Allah-Las record LAHS out October 11 via Mexican Summer. The band collaborated with talented visual artist Bailey Elder to illustrate a psychedelic animated video fused with clips of Super 8 film footage shot by the band. Elder provided animation on the newly released Mexican Summer surf film Self Discovery For Social Survival scored by Allah-Las and other label artists.
Omni return with a new volume of their tightly grooved rock and roll presenting a new video and single for “Sincerely Yours” from their Sub Pop debut Networker out November 1st. The Atlanta based outfit will also embark on a massive world tour this fall including a hometown date at The Earl on November 4th before heading overseas.
“Educated Guesses” is the latest single and video from Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster’s upcoming full-length record Take Heart, Take Care out August 30th on Fat Possum’s imprint label Big Legal Mess Records. A rough coating of the songwriter’s country-roots patina is feathered onto the new track with Kinkel-Schuster’s commanding vocals and beat-up heart tackling the burdens of a love gone cold.
Sean Thompson has collaborated for years with some of Nashville’s most promising acts like Skyway Man, Teddy and The Roughriders, and Ornament, but on his latest endeavor, he brings his twangy neo-psychedelia to the center of the stage. Time Has Grown A Raspberry is the newest EP from Sean Thompson’s Weird Ears that herds in the whimsical sounds of the pedal steel and fried-out guitar with Thompson’s leisurely singsong.
Coqueta is the music and art collaboration by Julien Passajou, Jezenia Romero, Jazmin Romero, and Yoma Ru Smith born from the Latin street scene of NYC. Their first single “Los Mirlos” arrives with a video shot and edited by Yoma Ru Smith following the group around the city as the worn-in bass track shuffles behind the weightless pirouette of the gritty guitar noodlings. Take a deeper dive into the collective’s other work with Heads Magazine, Bunny Jr. Tapes, and Jazzy Romero.
“All Mirrors” is the title track from Angel Olsen’s upcoming full-length record out October 4th via Jagjaguwar. The track is accompanied by a majestically beautiful music video directed by Ashley Connor.