Tag Archives: Modern Outsider

Black Pistol Fire – Don’t Wake the Riot

Don’t Wake the Riot is the latest release from Canadian-Texan blues-rock guitar & drums duo Black Pistol Fire. They have many similarities to the Black Keys, but bring more energy to their music and not as much of a beer commercial vibe. Don’t Wake the Riot is a great album you’ll enjoy if you’re a […]

The Crookes – Lucky Ones

Lucky Ones is the latest album from British band The Crookes. It’s a solid album of melodic, guitar-driven retro pop-rock that sounds quite a bit like The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Catchy hooks and clever lyrics. The Smiths and The Cure are clear influences in their sound. Standout tracks include “The World is […]


Austin psych-shoegaze, formerly Follow That Bird. Fuzzy. & dark w/ Echo-drenched guitar shredding, punchy bass lines, dreamy pop female vocals. PLAY: 2, 3, 4, 6 FCC: 5, 10 RIYL: BLACK ANGELS, BLACK TAMBOURINE, TRUE WIDOW