Author Archives: pbrosent

Generationals – “Black Lemon” (Single)

Lo-fi, upbeat, dance pop single from the Generational’s upcoming album,  Alix — to be released 9/16. Definitely a summer song, and appropriately released near the end of the hottest month, Black Lemon emanates jolly, marimba beats accompanied by catchy bells, whistle additions and a beat pad. Check it ! RIYL: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Givers, Born Ruffians, […]

The Muffs – Whoop Dee Doo

After 10 years The Muffs have finally released a record reminiscent of their typical 90’s, emotional, super-enunciated, upbeat pop-punk rock. Similar to the kind that graced the Clueless movie in 1995, the songs project Kim Shattuck’s voice, unchanged by time, still howling glottal stops and moaning vowels. All the songs kinda do sound the same, though. […]

Midlake – Antiphon

Melancholic lyrics accompanied with drawn out first syllables. Emanates feelings of desire, yearning and desperation. The Old and the Young might be one of the best tracks on the album with a surprise psych rock guitar solo thing. Vale reminds me a lot of Ty Segall and Charlie Moothart’s new project, Fuzz – Midlake definitely takes you on […]

Public Service Broadcasting – Inform Educate Entertain

Weird, repetitive guitar riffs over archival samples from old public information films. Sometimes a banjo makes an appearance. Generally happy-go-lucky sounding. It vaguely reminds me of the music played in the Sims, but rather than gibberish the words are comprehensible. RIYL: The Books, The Avalanches Play: 6, 10, 11 FCC: Clean

Arctic Monkeys – AM

Back after a two year hiatus, the Arctic Monkeys haven’t failed us with the released of their highly anticipated fifth album. Now based in L.A., the band’s new ‘skinny-jeaned funk’ demonstrates a revelation of sorts. Pitch black, full of menacing pop and grimy, indelible grooves you can feel the vibrations of Alex Turner crooning in […]

The Courtneys – The Courtneys

Vancouver indie-rock trio, The Courtneys, first album release, a self-titled LP is a friendly reminder of memorable 90’s riot grrrl rock. Short and sweet, The Courtneys know how to construct some gnarly tunes, you’ll feel like your right in the 90210. Self described, “sun drenched flying nun influenced pop with sweet licks that’ll stick with […]

The Dirtbombs – ooey gooey chewy ka-blooey!

Dirtbomb frontman, Mick Collins, former proprietor of Detroit garage-punk band, the Gories, has finally released his longawaited “bubblegum album.” Paying homage to late 60’s and early 70’s sunshiny rock, Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-blooey is instantly reminiscent of groups like The Archies and Josie & and the Pussycats. Collins delivers a fair share of sing-a-long choruses, childlike […]

Pagiins – Bad Things Don’t

Bad Things Don’t is the second, short and sweet new EP from Pagiins, a garage rock, harmonizing, screechy punkish band from somewhere in Arizona. Basically they sound a little more hifi than some of the really lofi, garage rock bands like Wavves, a band from Southern Cali, but their first track off the album really sums up […]

My Gold Mask – Leave Me Midnight

Eerie and haunting, the spacey, echoey sounds produced by My Gold Mask in their new EP, Leave me Midnight, is mesmerizing.  The duo have previously released two successful EP’s off their own label, Goldy Tapes.The album incorporates strong, repetitive female vocals set against a backdrop of messy, lofi guitar riffs and tambourine shakes. While there […]