Posts Tagged ‘garage

SURFER BLOOD – Astro Coast

January 29, 2010

The debut from the West Palm Beach, Florida band. I got this album to review a few weeks ago but was delayed by other projects so I haven’t been able to listen until now. In those short few weeks, it seems to me that the band has been labeled as the next big thing and […]

THE FRESH AND ONLYS – The Fresh and Onlys

April 28, 2009

San Francisco band’s debut. Reverby 60’s influenced pop/garage rock/pscyh with male vocals and female backing vox. Overall really cool. Recommended if you like Thee Oh Sees, Raveonettes, and similar bands. http://www.myspace.com/thefreshonlys thefreshandonlys.com

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 […]

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

YEAH YEAH YEAHS – Zero (single)

February 27, 2009

New single from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, off of their third album, It’s Blitz!, which is slated for release on April 13. The single showcases a dancier side of the band, complete with synths. Karen O is still one of the best frontwomen, and best lead singers regardless of gender, and she helps to keep […]

THE KINETIKS – Aye Aye Aye Aye [EP]

February 18, 2009

They’re a quartet of young lads from Dublin, Ireland. This is their second EP. They have an indie/garage rock sound similar to bands like the View, the Libertines, the Kooks, and the Rakes. There are some really great songs on this (“Lightbulb” is especially good), but in order to capitalize on this promise, they’ll need […]

THE KILLS – Live At Electric Ladyland [EP]

February 17, 2009

This is an EP that can be downloaded from iTunes. It features new recordings of songs from two of the three albums the duo has released: “Sour Cherry” and “Getting Down” from 2008’s Midnight Boom, and “Pull A U” and “Kissy Kissy” from their 2003 debut, “Keep On Your Mean Side”. They have also included […]

The So So GlosTourism/Terrorism

October 28, 2008

They’re a quartet of young dudes from Brooklyn, and they play rock/punk/garage. The singer reminds me of The Hives’ Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist. They have a bit of a DIY/lo-fi feel to them. They are really cool but, unfortunately, the singer likes to say “fuck” so there’s not too many radio-friendly songs. Of course if you […]

Japanese MotorsJapanese Motors

October 7, 2008

Awesome! garage pop/surf/rock on the debut from the Costa Mesa, California quartet. I can’t really say too much more about them, except that they are coolest band I have listened to in a while. Picture the Strokes going surfing. This band is SO GOOD. http://www.myspace.com/thejapanesemotors http://www.thejapanesemotors.com

Eddy Current Suppression RingPrimary Colours

September 12, 2008

They are from Australia and the band members have awesome names like “Rob Solid” and “Danny Current.” It’s always great when members take on names related to their band name – and even better when their musical chops are just as cool as their chosen names. And cool this band is. They play a mixture […]

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 […]