Alt Citizen

Alt Citizen Interviews Amyl and The Sniffers

Amyl and The Sniffers are ferocious. From the speakers, their EPs are sharp, fast, and undeniably punk, such as the brilliant “I’m Not A Loser.” Live, however, things take a turn towards metal and the four-piece Australian powerhouse pummels the audience with a landslide of shredding, bass drum, and their lion of a lead singer, Amy Taylor. Rocking a mullet and vinyl platform boots, Taylor is a spitting image of the best icons of 70s glam rock while the three guys behind her (two of which also sport mullets) only concern themselves with their instruments and beer.

Modern Drummer

Marian Li-Pino of La Luz interviews King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s Eric Moore and Michael Cavanagh

“Last month we interviewed drummer Marian Li-Pino of the SoCal indie-surf rock band La Luz, who recently toured Australia alongside that country’s progressive psych ensemble King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Marian, the good sport that she is, agreed to put on her journalist cap and report back on what drives this unlikely double-drummer-powered group.”

Modern Drummer

Marian Li-Pino of La Luz interviews King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s Eric Moore and Michael Cavanagh

“Eric Moore and Michael Cavanagh have known each other since they were in their teens, playing in nurturing musical communities before finding success in the ornately technical and mosh invoking seven-piece Melbourne outfit King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. “

Brooklyn Vegan

Brooklyn Vegan Premiere's Night Shop's New Music Video "The One I Love"

“Night Shop, the solo project of Justin Sullivan (Babies, Worriers, Kevin Morby’s band, Flat Worms), will release his debut album, In The Break, on September 14 via Morby’s Mare Records. (Preorder vinyl/digital.) The album features contributions from Meg Duffy (Hand Habits), Jarvis Taveniere (Woods), and Anna St. Louis.”

Consequence of Sound

Ty Segall and White Fence share new collaborative single, “Body Behavior”: Stream

“Coasting on a breakneck wave of jangly guitars and pummeling percussion, the song serves as a showcase for the duo’s dovetailing vocal styles, which operate independently before colliding for a burst of quick, cathartic beauty.”

Stereogum

Ty Segall and White Fence Release New Single "Body Behavior"

“Today, Segall and Tim Presley have shared another single, “Body Behavior,” which is a light and psychedelic slice of taut pop. “Can’t see past your blue skies/ Can’t see past your dark skies,” they lilt out in the chorus.”

What Youth

What Youth Premieres Warm Drag

You’re driving somewhere south of Tijuana and north of Cabo. A dirt road stretches to the horizon and the only visual in the rear view mirror is a wall of dust. The perfect soundtrack: Warm Drag.

Brooklyn Vegan

Brooklyn Vegan Premieres Warm Drag on Bill’s Indie Basement

Warm Drag is the duo of Paul Quattrone, who is currently one of Oh Sees’ two drummers, and former K Holes/Golden Triangle vocalist Vashti Windish. Paul creates noise and beats via samplers and guitars, while Vashti wails/coos over top. Together they’re a cinematic, freak-beat, kraut-rockin’ psych-out that refuses to be pigeonholed.

The New York Times

The New York Times' Weekly Newsletter Louder Features Warm Drag's Cave Crawl

Caryn Ganz from The New York Times’ Features Warm Drag’s Cave Crawl in the weekly newsletter Louder.

Vents Magazine

Vents Magazine Introduces Warm Drag With Lead Single Cave Crawl

Warm Drag are a musical two piece. A two-sided conversation. Two devils on your shoulders, one of them telling you to take that drug, sleep with that person and steal that car. The other devil is whispering that you should hit the reverb pedal and turn the volume alllll the way up.  Warm Drag listen to both devils. And they are bringing their samplers-and-switchblade post-noir noise disco to you this summer via In The Red.

SoundBlab

SoundBlab Premieres Warm Drag's Cave Crawl

Check out SoundBlab’s Premiere of Warm Drag’s Music Video Cave Crawl!

Raven Sings The Blues Blog

Raven Sings The Blues Premieres Warm Drag' Cave Crawl

Warm Drag’s first single slinks out of the gate, coating everything in its path with an ooze of psychedelic excess and basement lounge sex appeal.

Ear Jelly

Ear Jelly Premieres Warm Drag's Cave Crawl

Check Out Ear Jelly’s Premiere of Warm Drag’s Music Video Cave Crawl!

Raven Sings The Blues Blog

Raven Sings The Blues Features Michael Rault on Billy Nicholls – Love Songs

There have been many great surprises this year, but the latest album from Michael Rault is quite possibly among the best. Rault refashioned his sound in the guise of ‘70s pop with a soft heart, echoing the Apple records stable if they’d been mixing it up down in Memphis with Big Star and The Hot Dogs. Its easily the best power pop album to find its way to your speakers in 2018.

Flood Magazine

FLOOD Magazine Interviews Deeper

“There’s a ton of incredible music of all genres coming out of their native Chicago right now, but Deeper—McBride, Gohl, guitarist Mike Clawson, and drummer Shiraz Bhatti—stands out among the best new Chi-town rock.”

Brooklyn Vegan

Check Out BrooklynVegan's Photoset of La Luz, Gymnshorts, and Mons Vi at Public Arts NYC

LA’s superior surf rock combo La Luz were in NYC over the weekend, as part of their tour in support of their fun and tuneful new album, Floating Figures.

Pitchfork

Pitchfork Includes Ezra Furman on their List of New Music Books to Read This Summer

In a new volume of Bloomsbury’s 33 ⅓ series, Berkeley-based singer-songwriter Ezra Furman dissects Lou Reed’s second solo album with a thoroughness and fervor that could only come from someone who has loved him for years.

Paste Magazine

Watch Launder Wander L.A. in His Blissed-Out "Wonder" Video

West Coast shoegaze solo act Launder, aka Dana Point, Calif. native John Cudlip, has shared the video for the lead track from his debut EP Pink Cloud, released in April.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone Features U.S. Girls, 'In a Poem Unlimited' on 50 Best Albums of 2018 So Far

Canadian recording artist Meghan Remy dishes up art-pop delights on her second LP as U.S. Girls. Songs are elegant yet forceful, full of shape-shifts but smooth, tuneful and fun.

Ad Hoc

Ad Hoc Interviews Deeper

“Chicago natives Deeper are a patient and dedicated bunch. They spent almost two years holed up in their practice space, crafting their self-titled debut with friend and engineer Dave Vettraino, who has worked with Melkbelly and Damien Jurado. The result is a jangly post-punk treasure, shimmery gold and all.”

Pitchfork

Pitchfork Reviews Deeper's Debut Album

“The Chicago quartet’s debut is well-oiled and worn-in indie rock, played with the precision and confidence typically expected from a band much further along in its career.”

Uproxx

UPROXX Includes Deeper in Best Albums of May Feature

“If you’re a fan of off-kilter, post-punk rock, then Deeper is just the band for you. The Chicago rockers have one album to their name already, 2016’s Transmogrified, and have upped the ante this year on their self-titled record.”

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune Features Deeper w/ Interview

“On Deeper’s debut self-titled record (which dropped last week on New York’s Fire Talk Records), the band employs many different sonic styles, from the spindly guitars of post-punk to the simultaneously beautiful and eerie samples of contemporary noise rock, to craft a record that sounds singular in its point of view.”

Brooklyn Vegan

Brooklyn Vegan Reviews Deeper's Debut Album in Indie Basement Column

“Chicago band Deeper make angular guitar pop that at times sounds like like a less dour version of what Preoccupations do, though it’s probably closer to both Georgia’s Omni or Montreal’s Corridor in style and execution.”

Noisey

Noisey Premiere's Deeper's Self Titled Album Stream

“The energy in Deeper’s Midwestern indie rock is palpable: It always hits at a blistering pace and not a second is wasted. With a runtime of well-under a half hour, Deeper’s self-titled debut album, which is premiering in full below before its May 25 release, is a crash course in icy efficiency.”