Millions is the latest project from Randall Sena, a kind of musical mufasa for his hometown, having been in a slew of highly influencial bands to the area, and running his own DIY studio “certain Sparks’, on top of all that he rolls out these sensational lo fi pop gems.The songs are Frail yet the reckless abandon felt here is that of someone teetering on the edge of sanity. The songwriting in these songs reminesent of a kind of Nirvana pop sensiblity matched with the noise and raw energy of acts like the Pixies or yo la tengo.
lo-fi weird comp from unknown record label of strangeness
Long Island to Baltimore, Jet Set Sail & Ted Nguyent will indulge heat exhausted kids to post-hardcore delight from Ted Nguyent followed by emo-alternative treasures by Jet Set Sail. Furthermore, I truly love the combination of these two bands: it feels like twin brothers, an angsty high school poet in the Mid West and an alcoholic pizza boy out of DC. With Ted Nguyent’s recent release, “Pizza and Regret”, and Jet Set Sails’ infamous, “Magnetic Mountain”, fans will have a nice blend og genres across the board, from math to lo-fi.
Spring is coming in bloom and summer is only on the way. 1994!, Snowing, and Algernon can rock venues across the country, including the west coast, for a solid 2 months before the real world has to set in. And after that, who even necessarily says that reality has to set in?
A dreamwave, classic pop sound the likes of Sung Tongs Animal Collective meets Microcastle Deerhunter, Gracie’s release is both appropriate in its timing and context. For Dylan, From Africa has this beach haze aspect to it that will make you just want to lay out in the sun and laze. The point to take away is that Gracie’s For Dylan, From Africa reminds me of a sort of optimistic release of control. We do not know where we are going or how long it will take, but we sure as hell are enjoying the ride.
“Philly Brat Punks. Like Clueless meets Beavis and Butthead with a side helping of girl anarchy.” Surprisingly, if you take a listen, you’ll realize how strangely true their biography is. A lo fi power punk with clear influences of garage goodness shine through with Slutever. Check out the soundcloud, blog, facebook, and all that jazz and I’ll see ya at the next show. It should be an interesting one.
Ethereal dream pop…
A tropical, lo-fi euphoria, it is both edgy yet far-reaching, taking influences that take at least a couple listens to catch. Monks, Gang of Four, and Tyvek with a far more psychedelic feel are some that come to mind but feel free to discover for yourselves. Here’s to a delightfully Wicked Game.
Imagine older Abe Vigoda meets Medications….
See them live this April….