Wednesday, August 28 2013
Ages is a by-rote example of a group struggling to find its own identity by channeling its influences and winding up sounding more like a band playing covers rather than referencing their forbearers or offering homage
Monday, June 10 2013
Pythons is a fine slice of punchy garage pop, the kind to be blared from car stereos on sun-fueled, summer road trips that would coincide with the album’s June release.
Wednesday, May 29 2013
Dead Gaze's promisingly hazy indie pop too often gets mired in effects and questionable songwriting choices, obscuring the fact that its songwriter Cole Furlow can write a perfectly decent pop song when he sets his mind to it.
Sunday, May 19 2013
On MCII, Mikal Cronin isn't so much spearheading the current garage-rock revival, but rather redefining what the genre means altogether.
Sunday, May 5 2013
Full of sunny garage-pop gems from an original personality, King Tuff Was Dead is a reissue of King Tuff’s impressive debut album.
Monday, April 29 2013
A theme of death permeates the record, of having seen and done it all and being bored with this mortal coil. Rather than merely shuffling off it, though, Iggy and the Stooges are raging on their way down.
Sunday, April 14 2013
Predating Ty Segall’s solo career, this reissue plays surf-rock filtered through lo-fi garage arrangements at their most abrasive. It's a worthy listen for any fan of Ty Segall’s work.
Monday, June 11 2012
Some music labels aim to score the next flavor of the week; others, like Saustex in Texas, buckle down and see seminal and compelling backyard styles.
Tuesday, June 5 2012
Lex Hives is a real disappointment, as if they’ve forked out a fortune fitting electric doors to their tiny, untidy garage and then thrown out all the amps in favour of a mid-life-crisis-mobile.
Thursday, November 17 2011
Fantastic foreign psych-rock that pays homage to pre-war Cambodian innovators.