Posts Tagged ‘garage rock

THE RIPPERS – Why Should I Care About You?

April 27, 2009

Ripper I, Ripper II, Ripper III, and Ripper IV are from Sardinia, Italy. Their newest album (to date) packs twelve songs into thirty-three minutes of kick-ass garage punk/rock, a bit of harmonica for some added awesomeness, and Ripper IV spewing out lyrics that are difficult to decipher. They seem like the kind of guys who […]

COCKTAIL SLIPPERS – Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre

April 24, 2009

This is the third album (and second for Wicked Cool) for the all-female band from Oslo, Norway. They play a mix of powerpop and garage rock with lots of girl-group harmonizing. Some of the artists they remind me of are the girls in the B-52’s, Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, and the Pipettes – but […]

WAU Y LOS ARRRGHS – VIVEN

April 9, 2009

Wau Y Los Arrrghs!!! are from Valencia, Spain and sing mostly in Spanish, though they do have a few lyrics in English as well. They play garage rock, so far this is the best garage rock album I have heard this year! They rock. Awesome. http://www.myspace.com/wauylosarrrghs

VOX JAGUARS – Vox Jaguars EP

March 18, 2009

This is the debut EP from these four Californian boys, two of which are still in high school. They’re a very young band and have a lot of room to grow, but their first release shows them as a band that should definitely be watched. It’s fuzzy, rough around the edges, lo-fi garage/punk/rock. The singer […]

The (International) Noise ConspiracyThe Cross Of My Calling

November 21, 2008

Their fourth studio full-length album. They’re Swedish so my review isn’t even necessary; put it on, press play, you know it’s gonna be good! But if you need more info, they play rock/pop/punk/garage-punk. Their sound is more polished on this record than it was in the past. Their guitarist is named Lars, the drummer is […]

Eagles Of Death MetalHeart On

November 14, 2008

Shit, goddamn…these guys rule. The third album for Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme, they continue their same style of upbeat rock/garage/glam that is most definitely influenced by the records that the Rolling Stones recorded during the disco era. Nothing too serious, just dumb rock music, which means that you should like it. For a good […]

PowersoloEgg

June 15, 2008

They hail from Denmark and this is their third album; it was originally released in 2006.. They play quirky garage rock; if Ween recorded a garage rock album it might sound something like this. They touch on surf, rockabilly, garage, and even country.  They even throw in some organ on a bunch of the tracks. […]

Thee Oh SeesThe Master’s Bedroom is Worth Spending A Night In

May 2, 2008

Led by John Dwyer of Coachwhips fame, here is garage rock that Frankenstein’s Monster would probably play at his next social gathering. The vocals are buried in the mix and difficult to decipher; both male and female vox. Calling them a lo-fi B-52s might work, but it’s a bit of a stretch. This band is […]

Tres BienTree EP

April 25, 2008

They are a four piece that formed in Florida in 2002 but I think they are based out of Pennsylvania now. All the Florida sunshine has done these boys good. They play wonderful garage rock/pop that is influenced by the British Invasion bands of the sixties. I like these guys a lot. I am excited […]

Snake and Jet’s Amazing Bullit BandX-Ray Spirit

April 24, 2008

They’re a duo from Denmark. They play (ready for this?!) synth/organ driven garage rock/pop/dance/crazy-awesomeness. So much fun. If you like synths and organs and garage rock, which you damn well should, listen to this. Listen. Like. Dance. http://www.myspace.com/snakeandjet http://www.snakeandjet.dk

The OkmoniksParty Fever!!!

April 21, 2008

Out of Tucson, Arizona, the world’s largest hotbed of garage rock, comes this quartet. They bring us organ-laced garage rock with female vocals. Rather fuzzy-sounding, straight from the garage. It’s cool. Recommended for those who appreciate fuzz, garage rock, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ older stuff, and The Charms. Rock. http://www.myspace.com/okmoniks http://www.okmoniks.com Please note that both links […]

The WhitsundaysThe Whitsundays

January 28, 2008

60’s influenced “reverb-wrapped” pop music, I quite like it. Would play nice with bands like The Shins, Spoon, etc., plus older 60’s pop bands. The chorus on #6 is strangely reminiscent of The Who’s “Boris The Spider” despite not having anything in common at all. http://www.myspace.com/thewhitsundays http://www.friendlyfirerecordings.com/Bands/Whitsundays/whitsundays.html

The FleshtonesTake A Good Look!

January 26, 2008

Formed in Queens in 1976, these guys have been releasing records since the early 1980s. A testament to the fact that being old doesn’t mean you can’t rock, these guys know how to kick out the jams. Twelve tracks of solid toe-tappin’ garage-rock pop goodness, this rocks. Thank goodness for bands like this. http://www.myspace.com/fleshtones http://www.fleshtones.org