Tag Archives | rock

The Lovely Bad Things

Orange County’s The Lovely Bad Things are right up my alley. They play infectious, hook-driven garage rock, sounding like a mixture of The Soviettes, Pretty Girls Make Graves and The Pixies. They also appeal to the geek in me by referencing Star…

The Rockometer: Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze by Kurt Vile

                Kurt Vile Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze Matador Kurt Vile has little use for a diagram of the western pop song.  Forget verse, chorus, verse, bridge and coda. There’s the ramble part and the tamble particle and the solo. His voice rises where most would descend, and [...]

Play Me: “My God is the Sun” by Queens of the Stone Age

“My God Is the Sun” may not provide us with any breaking insight into the mind of Josh Homme and his Queens of the Stone Age, but six years on from their last release (2007′s Era Vulgaris) it is refreshing to have this hard-charging front man and band back. Granted, your idea of refreshing has [...]

The Three O’Clock

Before I began this post, I plugged the Three O’Clock into our search bar to see how many times I’ve referred to this band. I was surprised and more than slightly disappointed in myself that there have only been two previous mentions (and …

Top Jam: “Monomania” by Deerhunter

  While revisiting some of the press upon the announcement of Deerhunter’s forthcoming album Monomania (May 7th on 4AD), I encountered references to Bo Didley, The Ramones, and Ricky Nelson. The phrase “nocturnal garage” popped up a lot, too, whatever that means, as did the words FOG MACHINE / LEATHER / NEON. Basically, Deerhunter put [...]

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