Author Archives: djcordiform

Mysterious Love – Geese (Single) (Partisan Records)

Release date: May 9, 2023 RIYL: Squid, The Lounge Society, Parquet Courts FCC: 2 (one instance of “motherf*cker at the very end of the track – easy to censor) Like classic rock shot through with weirdness. A little punk, a little country, a little discordant, a lot chaotic, and a lot of fun!

Slow Pulp – Cramps (Single) (Anti/Epitaph)

Release date: February 27, 2023 RIYL: Momma, Castlebeat, Superchunk FCC: None Noisy, fuzzy, run indie rock track about the dangers of over-idealized self-expectations. Play!

Taken By Force – CIVIC (ATO Records)

Release date: February 10, 2023 RIYL: Oneida, Teen Mortgage, Ausmuteants Track picks: 4, 8, 10 FCC: None High-energy driving rock out of Melbourne, Australia that brings a classic punk/krautrock sound. You can hear some Beatles/60s psych-rock influence as well. Cool stuff!

YUSSUS – Dude Safari (Self-released)

Release date: January 27, 2023 RIYL: Pretty Sick, Bad Nerves, Wine Lips Track picks: 2, 3, 6, 10 FCC: 5 Dude Safari’s first full-length release! An energetic blend of indie rock, garage rock, and post-punk featuring driving rhythms and lyrics that explore themes of anxiety and finding meaning in a chaotic world. Perfect for reminiscing […]

The Telescopes – Where Do We Begin? (Single) (Tapete Records)

Release date: April 14, 2023 RIYL: Sonic Youth, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine FCC: None Hazy, shoegaze-inspired hypnotic rock with a solid groove. One of two singles off their full album coming out May 19!

LOBSTERBOMB – Gravitation (Single) (Duchess Box Records)

Release date: February 14, 2023 RIYL: The Damned, Deutsche Laichen, VHS or Beta Indie post-rock trio Lobsterbomb brings a moody, driving energy on this track. Reminiscent of old-school punk with a touch of glamourous revelry. Keep your eyes peeled for their debut LP, Look Out, coming this summer! FCC: None

GIFT – Momentary Presence (Dedstrange)

Release date: October 14, 2022 RIYL: Tame Impala, MGMT, Foxygen This psychedelic-rock record hits you right away with dazzling, expansive synths. Combining elements of shoegaze, dreampop and electronica, this album sounds like what Kevin Parker might have written in an alternate universe. Features reverb-drenched vocals, sparkling harmonies, and strong, distorted guitar riffs. Highly recommend! FCC: […]

These New South Wales – TNSW (Damaged Records)

Release date: November 18, 2022 Label: Damaged Records Australian band These New South Wales deliver a hazy punkish post-garage-rock sound with their third full-length album. Driven by stormy, churning guitars and melancholy lyrics paired with energetic vocals, this LP is perfect for blasting with your windows down. Track picks: 2, 3, 5, 10, 12, 13 […]

Motihari Brigade – Algorithm & Blues (Creative Destruction Records)

Release date: September 8, 2022 Label: Creative Destruction Records Algorithm & Blues puts critiques of an Orwellian technocracy on top of a 60s/70s classic counterculture-inspired tracks with a reggae infusion. Fight the corporate dystopia to the sound of layered sax, vocals, dreamy guitar, and lush keyboards. Play! Track picks: 1, 3, 4, 7, 13 FCC: […]

The Black Angels – Wilderness of Mirrors (Partisan Records)

Release date: September 16, 2022 Label: Partisan Records Hailing from Austin, TX., The Black Angels are delivering a fresh new LP five years after their last release. Wilderness of Mirrors combines undulating washes of sound with more unembellished, spartan tracks to create a vivid sonic landscape that toes the waters of post-punk. Track picks: 1, […]