At a time when we need the positive carefree sound of French yeh-yeh the most, April March comes through with a spicy new number.
As individuals, Jay Som and Palehound each have their musical quirks and unique style. Together as Bachelor they plot a strange new course through the realm of dream pop.
The Ghoulies from Perth, Australia look like regular blokes caught out grocery shopping, but the sound they make is an urgent, insistent punk rock howl with a frenetic keyboard bubbling through.
This week’s compendium of five carefully selected albums are all connected by a change encounter with Julius C. Lacking … maybe it was the tags, or perhaps the artwork, but the results are clear.
The 3 Way (Sundazed). Review by Julius C. Lacking.
Make the Robot Cowboys Cry EP (Sub Pop). Review by Anton Wagner.
Far from the drone of his better-known band, the Asuza Plain, Quentin Stoltzfus is writing and recording pop gens with his latest project, Mazarin. Daniel Gill spoke with Stoltzfus about classical music, the “pro-sleep” movement, and Umberto Eco.
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Pecker also features guest performances from past and present members of such legendary rock bands as Foghat and the Pat Travers Band.