Truth be told, I would have discussed Nude Beach a bit sooner if their name was something like Jack and the Snap-Backs or even Jesse and the Rippers and not Nude Beach, a name which conjures up visions of an indie kid with his mac making cutesy, primitive electronic music in his bedroom. Surprisingly, then, [...]
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photo by JSBX I wouldn’t say I forgot about the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Hell, it wasn’t that long ago that I was raving about their performance at the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival, when Spencer, Russell Simmins, and Judah Bauer put all the young ‘uns to shame in the sweltering heat. Instead, let’s say the [...]
Ty Segall’s “The Hill,” the first track released from Twins (10/9 Drag City) follows one collaborative album with White Fence and one album with his live band, Ty Segall Band, for his third record of 2012. And for a moment, the first 15 seconds to be exact, it appears Segall is throwing his listeners for [...]
Redd Kross Researching the Blues Merge Records Kiddie punks, pop-culture junkies, pranksters, producers, pop music savants, friends of and collaborators with Danny Bonaduce (I shit you not) and hardcore revivalists, Jeff and Steve McDonald of Redd Kross have been all that and more during a 31-year career which began opening for Black Flag at an [...]
On October 23, Matador will release the 2nd solo album from Interpol vocalist/guitarist Paul Banks. With Banks, Paul ditches the Julian Plenti alter-ego, & the resulting 10-song album is a tour-de- force of exhilarating minor-key intensity.