Category Rock

The Snuts – “Maybe California” [Single] [Elektra]

From promoter: “The song is a true statement piece, oozing flair and elevating the band’s fresh and authentic sound.” Label: Elektra Start w/ 1 FCC: Clean RIYL: Artic Monkeys, Kings of Leon, Circa Waves

Ivy Flindt – In Every Move [Marland]

Indie pop duo made up of Cate Martin & Micha Holland. Label: Marland Start w/ 1, 3, 4, 6 FCC: Clean RIYL: Lykke Li, Lana Del Rey, Cate Le Bon, Beach House

Tegan and Sara – Hey, I’m Just Like You [Sire]

From promoter: “Hey, I’m Just Like You is an emotive and catchy pop record, but for Tegan and Sara, it’s more than that: it’s a message to fans to let them know they are not alone in their struggles.” Label: Sire Start w/ 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 FCC: 9 RIYL: Jenny Lewis, St Vincent, MUNA

Somos – Prison On A Hill [Tiny Engines]

From promoter: “From the Boston-based band Somos, they combine gleaming synths and ‘80s-style percussion with driving guitar rock, much like an intersection of The 1975 and Alkaline Trio.” Label: Tiny Engines Start w/ 2, 4, 5, 10 FCC: Clean RIYL: Jimmy Eat World, The 1975, Alkaline Trio

Cones – Pictures of Pictures [Dangerbird]

From promoter: “LA duo Cones are proud to release ‘Pictures of Pictures’ on Dangerbird Records. Recorded at the band’s own Honeymoon Suite studio, the record offers up an intoxicating blend of shimmering psychedelic exploration and muscular pop craftsmanship, complete with infectious hooks and deep grooves that simultaneously hint at everything from Big Star and the […]

Angel Olsen – All Mirrors [Jagjaguwar]

From promoter: “On All Mirrors it’s paired with huge string arrangements and bellowing synth swells that feel near apocalyptic. So we can feel Angel fully let in the goth tones that always lurked at the edges of her songs.” Label: Jagjaguwar Start w/ 1, 2, 3, 5, 11 FCC: 6, 9, 10 RIYL: Lucy Dacus, Cate Le Bon, Amen Dunes

Boris – Love & Evol [Third Man Records]

From promoter: “The only thing predictable about them is that they’re always going to be unpredictable, and it already seems like that will be true of their upcoming double album Love & Evol.” Label: Third Man Records Start w/ 1, 5, 6 FCC: Clean RIYL: Mogwai, My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth

City and Colour – A Pill For Loneliness [Dine Alone]

From promoter: “Canadian singer/songwriter Dallas Michael John Albert Green otherwise known as City and Colour uses ambiance and mood to add depth to his normally folksy sound on his new record A Pill For Loneliness. Green’s signature soft and soulful voice is on full display, accompanied by shimmering guitar work and methodically weaving drum patterns.” Label: Dine Alone Start w/ […]

Cry Club – Sad But Make It Fashion [Best & Fairest]

From promoter: “Emerging as one of Australia’s most energetic, riled-up noise-pop acts, Cry Club are for anyone who’s ever been called too emotional, too sensitive, too much.” Label: Best & Fairest Start w/ 1, 2, 4 FCC: Clean RIYL: Pale Waves, Paramore, MUNA

Dan Luke and the Raid – Out of the Blue [New West]

From promoter: “The Brad Shultz (Cage The Elephant) produced album has blends of classic rock and doo-wop that can be heard, giving the record a beachy and sunny atmosphere while still maintaining a modern sound Label: New West Start w/ 3, 4, 9, 10 FCC: 5, 7 RIYL: The Nude Party, Twin Peaks, Ron Gallo

Breath After Coma – Woke Up in Babel

Release date: April 5, 2019 Label: Ikaros Records The Athens 4 piece band, Breath After Coma carry influences, which vary from the garage revival of the 00’s to modern rock and roll, with characteristic riffs and mind boggling energy.  Woke up in Babel is engraved musically and lyrically with their own distinctive sound and character. Opening track […]

Gatecreeper – Deserted

Release date: October 4, 2019 Label: Relapse Records Gatecreeper’s new album Deserted is a furious mix of snarling guitars and driving, rhythmic pummeling. The band takes death metal from its 80’s Floridian roots and 90’s Swedish expansion straight into the here and now. Deserted comes out swinging with with super gross death metal that’s best played with the volume turned […]

The Number 12 Looks Like You – Wild Gods

Release date: September 20, 2019 Label: Overlord Records The fact that I listened to this band when they were in their prime dates me. It’s been a decade since we’ve heard new music from mathcore legends The Number Twelve Looks Like You, but Jesse Korman and company are back to melt faces. Last Laugher is prog-rock for […]

DIIV – Deceiver // Captured Tracks

From promoter: “The past three years since their previous album have been a period of rebirth for Brooklyn-born indie band, DIIV. For the first time, the band has enlisted an outside producer in the form of Sonny DiPerri (My Bloody Valentine, Animal Collective, Protomartyr) whose presence dramatically expanded the sonic palette. The overall sonic tonality […]

ERTHLINGS – Indigo // Future Classic

From promoter: “Erthlings are four 16 year old Aussie women who have been crafting music together since just 8 years old. One year ago, they released their first two singles ever: “Bridges” and “Cuts & Bruises.” The tracks instantly caught and catapulted the young women to widespread global attention. In addition to garnering praise from […]

MEN I TRUST – Oncle Jazz // Self-Released

From promoter: “The story of Men I Trust’s rise to indie fame is a bit more abnormal than most. In 2014 producer Dragos Chiriac and bassist Jessy Caron, both Quebec music graduates and high school friends reunited after college and came together to form a duo named Men I Trust. The group initially started without […]

AUTOMATIC – Signal // Stones Throw

Automatic’s debut album ties together their taste for strict post punk, motorik rhythms, and gnarly synths with the eerie atmosphere of films by auteurs like David Lynch and Dario Argento. Label: Stones Throw Start w/: 1,2,6,10 FCC: Clean RIYL: Sneaks, Cate le Bon, girl in red, Froth  

Wild Nothing – Live From Brooklyn Steel [Captured Tracks]

From promoter: “Wild Nothing, the project of Richmond, VA-based Jack Tatum, will release Live From Brooklyn Steel on September 27th via Captured Tracks. Recorded in November 2018, Live from Brooklyn Steel is an in-depth survey of Wild Nothing’s celebrated catalog, showcasing Tatum’s versatility and strength in composition.” Label: Captured Tracks Start w/ 2, 6, 7, 11, 16 FCC: Clean RIYL: Beach Fossils, Lower Dnes, Washed […]

Twin Peaks – Lookout Low [Grand Jury]

From promoter: “Good boys from Chicago who are making some of the jammiest and headiest indie rock of their careers.” Label: Grand Jury Start w/ 5, 7, 9 FCC: Clean RIYL: Whitney, Kevin Morby, Grateful Dead

One True Pairing – One True Pairing [Domino]

From promoter: “Tom Fleming, former member of indie-band Wild Beasts, has been working solo on his self-titled debut album One True Pairing. The vocal range of Fleming allows him to shift from a deep, serious tone, to a more light, dream-like vibe, enabling him to fully express the emotions he explores on the 11-track album.” Label: […]

Magnapop -The Circle is Round [Happy Happy Birthday To Me]

From promoter: “Magnapop’s 6th album and their 1st HHBTM Records, Michael Stipe says “Magnapop is kind of like Young Marble Giants backed by AC/DC.” Label: Happy Happy Birthday To Me Start w/ 1, 4, 5, 9 FCC: Clean RIYL: Bully, Ex Hex, Tiger Trap

Champs – The Hard Interchange [BMG]

From promoter: “CHAMPS are brothers Michael and David Champion who hail from the Isle of Wight, a place off the south coast of the UK famous for its festival, multi-coloured sand and well, not much else.” Label: BMG Start w/ 1, 2, 4, 5, 11 FCC: Clean RIYL: Whitney, Grizzly Bear, Youth Lagoon, Dirty Projectors

Brittany Howard – Jaime [ATO]

From promoter: “As the frontwoman and guitarist for Alabama Shakes, Howard has become one of music’s most celebrated figures.” Label: ATO Start w/ 1, 2, 3, 4, 8 FCC: 5, 7 RIYL: Alabama Shakes, Dr. Dog, Jay Som

Boy and Bear – Suck on Light [Nettwerk]

From promoter: “You can hear the progression in the elastic bass and malleable, lower-East Side 70’s grooves of “Bird of Paradise,” the psych-pop overtones of the harmony-drenched “telescope” and the trippy, head-bending melodies and claustrophobic mood of “Dry Eyes.” Label: Nettwerk Start w/ 1, 2, 4, 9 FCC: 12 RIYL: Gang of Youths, The National, […]

Babe Rainbow – Today [30th Century]

From promoter: “Down under psychedelic folk ambassadors.” Label: 30th Century Start w/ 2, 3, 10 FCC: Clean RIYL: Mild High Club, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Foxygen