Author Archives: thedirtygindos

Total Slacker – Slip Away

Total Slacker – Slip Away (self) High energy, lofi psych surf rock with an indie twist and a pinch of punk RIYL – Fungi Girls, Christmas Island Play – 4, 9, 11

Battleme – Future Runs Magnetic

Battleme – Future Runs Magnetic (El Camino) Sophomore release of Lions vocalist Matt Drenik, the record tries its hand at both lofi hard rock, and poppy synth personalities, but eventually finds home in a kind of driving alt-folk.  Some interesting off tone verses a la Nirvana influence, curiously soft vox, grandiose quivering guitar work.  At its […]

Big Scary – Not Art (Barsuk Records)

Big Scary – Not Art (Barsuk Records) Male/Female Australian duo, Arena worthy indy rock, crasing energetic instrumentals, Vocals at times bold and expansive, charging deadpan, or soft and sweet. RIYL – the Killers, Arcade Fire Play – 1, 6

Low Frequency in Stereo – Pop Obskura (Long Branch Records)

Low Frequency in Stereo – Pop Obskura   Funky, catchy electro beats blend in with analog sampling to make intoxicating danceable lo-fi indie pop melodies.  The fourth full length release from Norwegian quartet, The Low Frequency in Stereo, tracks trade male and female vocals and dreamy synth that keeps us locked into interest a few […]

Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band – [Self Titled] EP (ZNA)

  Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band – [Self Titled] EP ZNA Side project of TV on the Radio’s lead singer Tunde Adebimpe, the 5 track EP features the signature moody croon of its frontman, echoing vox over post-punk/ indie rock meldodies. Tracks retains TVotR’s trademark weirdo alt stamp while trading eclectic rhythms with reggae influenced […]

Wax Eater – Baltimore Record (Latest Flame)

Wax Eater – Baltimore Record (Latest Flame) Mayhem rock, angry, heavy screeching guitars, rough uncompromising vocals.  Hardcore roots with raw punk driven rhythm parts. Play – 1, 6, 9 FCC – 3, 5 ,7 RIYL – Sheer Terror, Queens of the Stone Age, Fucked Up

Sleepy Sun – Sleepy Sun 7″ (Dine Alone Records)

Sleepy Sun – Sleepy Sun 7″ (Dine Alone Records) Two song EP from San Fran based psych rock group Sleepy Sun.  Towering shredded guitar work, minimalist echoing drone vocals, haunting tones.  Trades driving verses with quiet ones without losing energy. Play – All FCC – Clean RIYL – Pixies, White Hills, Autolux

Fuzz – Live in San Francisco (Castle Face)

Fuzz – Live in San Francisco (Castle Face) Live recording of Ty Segall’s San Francisco based Psych-rock group.  Stuffed with surf-rock inspired punk fervor, intoxicating drone vocals that sound like a love child of Black Francis and HR from Bad Brains.  Thick wailing guitars and manic punk drums push hardcore rooted rhythms. Play: 1, 2 […]

TV Ghost – Disconnect

TV Ghost – Disconnect In The Red “Disconnect” is the third full-length studio album from cerebral post-punk act “TV Ghost”.  It is stuffed with eerie guitar drawl, moody but interesting bass lines, lush psych keyboard parts and pushes a driving rhythm.  A dark and moody record of post-punk/ new-wave tracks; some are compelling and resonate, […]