Tag Archives | rock

Ghost Wave

We have an Indian summer happening out here in Utah. It’s a wonderful thing. The leaves are changing, the mountain ranges are colorful, and it’s still in the 80′s. With Autumn on the doorstep, Ghost Wave is the perfect band to help h…

Friday Jam Round Up Featuring Metz, Weekend, and Ladyhawk

Rare is the noise-punk band who can make old noise sound new again. Recent Sub Pop signings, Metz, may be one such, rare band. “Wet Blanket,” does the trick by marrying the fuzz and scuzz of Northwest bands gone by with clanging industrial rock. This one is out October 9th on Sub Pop. MP3: Metz [...]

The Rockometer: Putrifiers II by Thee Oh Sees

Thee Oh Sees Putrifiers II In the Red Eschewing his recent trend of keeping the pop songs on one album (2011′s Castlemania) and the rock songs on another (2011′s Carrion Crawler/The Dream), the prolific John Dwyer seeks to combine both wonderfully weird strains of his band’s psychedelia into one concise record with Thee Oh Sees’ [...]

The Rockometer: I Bet On Sky by Dinosaur, Jr

Dinosaur, Jr I Bet on Sky Jagjaguwar My 1996 self has a hard time believing that in the year 2012 the original lineup of Dinosaur, Jr is still releasing relevant music. 1996 self points out that 1994′s Dinosaur, Jr album, Without a Sound was basically J Mascis in control-freak mode and was one single (“I [...]

Play Me: “In a Big City” by Titus Andronicus

While it may be difficult to judge an artist and an upcoming album on one song, that’s never stopped me before and it’s certainly isn’t going to stop me from drawing conclusions on Titus Andronicus’ forthcoming album Local Business based on the lead track, “In a Big City.” For one thing, the tempo is much [...]