garage rock

Girl and Girl’s Debut ‘Call a Doctor’ Is a Lively Outing

Girl and Girl’s Debut ‘Call a Doctor’ Is a Lively Outing

Girl and Girl’s Call a Doctor nearly delivers as a concept yet still captivates with its jangle pop charm. They should be a band we follow for years to come.

The Lovely Eggs Explore Everyday Struggles and Triumphs

The Lovely Eggs Explore Everyday Struggles and Triumphs

The Lovely Eggs’ latest LP retains their singular blend of psychedelic punk and introspective eccentricity while detailing everyday life’s beauty and pain.

The Black Keys Hit the Bowling Alley with ‘Ohio Players’

The Black Keys Hit the Bowling Alley with ‘Ohio Players’

You can sum up the overall aesthetic concept of the Black Keys’ Ohio Players with two main points: It rocks and sounds great in a bowling alley.

The Libertines’ ‘All Quiet on the Eastern Esplanade’ Is a Welcome Return

The Libertines’ ‘All Quiet on the Eastern Esplanade’ Is a Welcome Return

The Libertines’ All Quiet on the Eastern Esplanade is something of mixed bag, but it’s worth persisting with for its moments of beauty and always fun energy.

Sprints’ ‘Letter to Self’ Is a Powerful Reflection

Sprints’ ‘Letter to Self’ Is a Powerful Reflection

Sprints’ lyrics are sharp and direct and their musicianship provides tension and release across all 11 songs, which have a hooky rawness that is addictive.

Ty Segall’s ‘Three Bells’ Deepens His Groove

Ty Segall’s ‘Three Bells’ Deepens His Groove

If you like Ty Segall, you’ll get plenty more of what you like about him on Three Bells along with drums used as a compositional tool and a rhythmic one.

‘When the Alarm Clock Rings’ Isn’t Worth Waking Up For

‘When the Alarm Clock Rings’ Isn’t Worth Waking Up For

The always reliable Cherry Red Records delivers an unusual psychedelic garage-rock comp that feels made of lesser entries despite the label’s great research.

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Light Up Summer Solstice at the Hollywood Bowl

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Light Up Summer Solstice at the Hollywood Bowl

The world needs more bands who will tell their fans the truth and speak truth to power, like King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard.

Model Citizen Take Us Back to the Garage

Model Citizen Take Us Back to the Garage

Alabama’s Model Citizen boast a pair of Drive-By Truckers and punk rock bonafides on the loud and proud new album, Live at Dial Back Sound.

Purling Hiss Take the Piss Out of Mainstream Rock on ‘Drag on Girard’

Purling Hiss Take the Piss Out of Mainstream Rock on ‘Drag on Girard’

Purling Hiss’ Drag on Girard carries on a long-standing tradition of revisiting and updating the garage rock canon to extend its legacies to the next level.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Epic Double LP ‘V’ Just Wants to Vibe

Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Epic Double LP ‘V’ Just Wants to Vibe

Unknown Mortal Orchestra return from a five-year hiatus to deliver a double album, V, containing both the best and blandest songs they’ve ever made.

Reconsidering Pearl Jam’s ‘Yield’ 25 Years On

Reconsidering Pearl Jam’s ‘Yield’ 25 Years On

Pearl Jam’s Yield is a rare album resonating as an instant classic from its first spin, with memorable and diverse songs demanding full listening.