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Tons of brand new releases today. For the heck of it, I'll put a star behind it if it's new.

el supernaut - Die Mauer Brechen (Breaking The Wall) Part 3 Of Berlin Trilogy (Gorilla Fighter) *
the air cats band - Billy Bones Boogie (Garagum) *
the volcanics - test flight (stompin' garage)
los straitjackets - kapt 'n crunch (the further adventures of los straitjackets)
krontjong devils - the rafter (war of the surf guitars)

chuck berry and bo diddley - Liverpool drive (two great guitars)
the flee-rekkers - sunburst (telstars, mexicans, mahunts, and wonderful lands...Read more

From: 03/20/2017 - 18:37

Having all these special themed shows means I don't have an opportunity to play the new stuff. This is that opportunity and there's a silly amount of new stuff to play. Brand new stuff from Arno de Cea, Air Cats Band, Black Flamingos, The Vivisectors, The Splashdowns, The Illuminators, El Supernaut, The Akulas, The Chemist & the Acevities, The Terminators, Nishioka Diddley and his One Man Chia and the Chukukos. And then there's still-new-but-not-in-the-last-3-weeks-new stuff from Genki Genki Panic, Light Strucks, The Incredible Catheads, Amphibian Man and the Bahareebas.

And I'm...Read more

From: 03/20/2017 - 13:56

Black Flamingos - Neon Boneyard

Black Flamingos' name and album art suit them well: fun and exotic, but with a sketchy side. There is a beach party going on for sure, but somebody said they saw a shark. 

First and foremost, this is a surf record. "Flamingo Twist" and "Cock Grease" are plain ol' fun party tracks with no hint of anything "wrong". But there's tinges of jazzy drumming, some darker, slower, more minor key guitar playing, some harpsichord, (!) some eerie whistling that adds a bit of a strange, hollow side to them. Go straight to "La Mirada" for a good sample of what I mean. I'd put...Read more

From: 03/19/2017 - 18:12

Arno de Cea & the Clockwork Wizards - Flash Freezing the Sun

With no releases from Arno de Cea in either the Clockwork Wizards or the Irradiates, 2016 felt kinda... safe (though did his best). He's back though, with another album of impossibly huge guitars and apocalyptic panic.

Flash Freezing The Sun picks up where ...Read more

From: 03/20/2017 - 07:34

El Supernaut - Gorilla Fighter

Man, what is it about Finland? El Supernaut have released their 3rd LP and have more than earned some recognition in the instro scene. Gorilla Fighter is a bright, punchy record full of ideas. Their last LP Plays Half Dead was great, but it was literally half (excellent) Dead Kennedys covers. Playing mostly original material now, they sneak in hints of Booker T and the MGs on "Fool For Your Loving", a ska beat on "Die Mauer Brechen", a bit more of a straightforward 90's punk sound on "We Go Moon", while still going big and mean on tracks like "Gorilla Fighter". While...Read more

From: 03/17/2017 - 09:20


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