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by Adrien Begrand

18 Nov 2015


Denver hardcore trio Muscle Beach will be releasing their self-titled debut album on 4 December, and as you can hear on the new track “Pressure Kills”, they achieve a wickedly good balance of Fugazi’s discipline and Refused’s intensity.

by Adrien Begrand

17 Nov 2015


We’re not exactly sure why a band would want to name itself after a bacterial infection of the urethra, but hey, good band names are scarce these days. And besides, Gothenburg, Sweden foursome Honeymoon Disease play heavy rock that’s not only ferocious in a Sir Lord Baltimore-meets-MC5 way, but is awfully, erm, infectious to boot.

by Adrien Begrand

17 Nov 2015


Los Angeles artist Mereki is set to release her new EP Lazy Eye this month, and as you can hear on the new track “Dth Buny”, it’s a searing melange of pop, noise, and garage rock.

by Adrien Begrand

17 Nov 2015


Earlier this summer we premiered a track from young San Francisco phenom Matt Jaffe in which I compared the youngster to Nick Lowe, and you hear that old Stiff Records sound even more vividly on the taut new rocker “Plastic Tears”. Full of tense energy and a contagious hook, Jaffe and his band tear through the track with superbly controlled intensity.

by Adrien Begrand

17 Nov 2015


Nineteen-year-old singer-songwriter Alec Chambers hails from smalltown Connecticut and has recently been honing his craft with Nashville songwriters. You can hear how far he’s come on the confident and lavish new single “Do You See Me”.

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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