Friday, June 20, 2014

Last day to pre-order King Salami and the Cumberland Three's new EP on Chaputa Records

Today is the last day to pre-order King Salami and the Cumberland Three's new EP on Chaputa Records, Howlin' For My Woman, which means it's the last day to order it for the special price of only 5 euros. The first 100 copies will be shipped with two free beer coasters because we know you will be drinking beer while listening to this howlin' slab! 

That sounded cheesy. 

I guess everyone needs coasters. Maybe you'll just be drinking iced tea. We don't judge.

Order it HERE.


Here's a great video from their live set on Joe Belock's Three Chord Monte show on WFMU back in January.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Video: Bruiser Queen's "Tiny Heart Attack"

St. Louis's great garage pop duo Bruiser Queen just released a new video for "Tiny Heart Attack." If Shannon and the Clams, La Luz and Sleater Kinney had an orgy that resulted in one baby, and that baby grew up and started a band, it would be Bruiser Queen.



You can get Bruiser Queen's previous releases at their Bandcamp page.

They'll be playing at The Demo in St. Louis on June 24th, and will hopefully tour and come to all your hometowns soon.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds September US Tour Dates

Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds are touring the US in September, along with Hamilton, Toronto and Montreal. Dates below.


9/10/2014 St Louis MO Off Broadway Night Club
9/11/2014 Chicago IL Red Line Tap
9/12/2014 Indianapolis IN The Hi-Fi
9/13/2014 Columbus OH Ace OF Cups
9/14/2014 Cleveland OH Now That's Class
9/15/2014 Hamilton ON Casbah
9/16/2014 Toronto ON Silver Dollar
9/17/2014 Montreal QC Divan Orange- Pop Montreal Festival
9/18/2014 Kingston NY BSP Kingston
9/19/2014 Brooklyn NY Glasslands Gallery
9/20/2014 Washington DC Comet Ping Pong
9/21/2014 Off 
9/22/2014 Richmond VA Strange Matter
9/23/2014 Wilmington NC Orton's Bar and Billiards
9/24/2014 Durham NC The Pinhook
9/25/2014 Asheville NC Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
9/26/2014 Knoxville TN Pilot Light
9/27/2014 Cincinnati OH MOTR Pub- MidPointe Music Fest

Dig their whole live KEXP set here from back in February.

Out now on Hidden Volume Records!

We have to give a shout out to one of the coolest new labels around, Hidden Volume, out of Baltimore. Since John Waters is from Baltimore, everything from Baltimore is inherently cool, but Hidden Volume would be cool anywhere because they are putting out tons of awesome records.


We wanted to walk y'all through their still small but killer catalogue. For a new label, they've been putting out records at breakneck speed, and from the looks of things they have a ton of great singles scheduled for later this year, from Ohio's The Torments, Brooklyn's Quitty and The Don'ts, and way more.

First up is Sick Thoughts "I Got Hands". Sick Thoughts is one Drew Owen, age 16, a teen terrorist weened on a steady diet of Killed By Death comps, Flamin' Groovies and hot dogs. This prolific band (1 LP, 2 cassettes, 3 singles and several side projects--in one year!) brings us the ultimate self-loathing/love anthem "I Got Hands". The flip is a down and dirty punk stomper in the 79 tradition.


Limited edition of 300. 150 pink/150 orange vinyl. Sleeve designed by Drew himself. Includes lyric sheet so you can sing along and a digital download card.  Buy it HERE for a measly $5!



Next up is The Belltowers "No Matter". Two tracks of psych-folk-rock. Ample amounts of killer harmonies, 12-string jangle and a heavy dose of Byrds and Love make this the soundtrack to summer. Ex-members of The Lears, The Green Today and Los Knievels.

This single is limited to 300 copies on clear vinyl. Full color pocket sleeve with artwork by Carl Nielson and X10. Comes with Digital Download Card and an exclusive Belltowers sticker. This one is also $5 tiny dollars. Buy it HERE.



Anything called "The Scrump" cannot be bad. It just can't. Here we have the blistering sleaze-a-phonic sax driven single by GA/FL instrumental quartet, The Delusionaires! Two sides of low-fi slop that should satisfy any fan of the Las Vegas Grind series of bump n' grind instros. Features members of The Tandoori Knights, Mondellos and Wild-Tones. 

PINK vinyl, limited edition of 300 copies. VINYL ONLY. Comes in a handsome Stoughton jacket designed by X10 featuring a sizzling pin-up by Greg Reinel. Ships with an exclusive Dels coaster. At $6, we are gonna have to say this is still the bargain of the century. Buy it HERE.



We know The Ar-Kaics' "Sick and Tired" is a killer because it ain't hidin' behind no fancy artwork. This is the first release from Hi-Vo's "Factory Series". "Sick and Tired" is a classic garage thumper that would be at home on Back From The Grave Vol. 10 or maybe even 11. The B-Side slows it down to a 13th Floor Elevators style psych-punk crawl just for good measure.

This is a Hidden Volume Records "Factory Series" 45 RPM single. Black vinyl, limited edition of 300 copies. VINYL ONLY. Comes with a fancy Hi-Vo house sleeve designed by X10 and lovingly screened by Steady Print Co of Minneapolis. Each single ships with a souvenir Ar-Kaics matchbook! Buy this garage monstrosity HERE for just $5.



Now we come to The Stents, the crown jewels of Baltimore's garage rock scene! "Meet Mike Hate" is the first single from Baltimore's ultimate garage rock combo, and thankfully, it is not the last. Two hits of primitive riffs, maracas and hammond B-3 grind. Recorded at Invisible Sound Studios, 2012. Limited Ed. of 500 pressed on sexy red vinyl. Deluxe Hi-Vo pocket sleeve by X10!


Includes immediate download of 2-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app. Only $5! Buy it HERE.




"Limbs" is the second single from The Stents. Recorded during the "Meet Mike Hate" sessions, April 2012. Limited ed. 300, green vinyl 7" in custom Hi-Volume jacket. Art by X10.


Includes immediate download of 2-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app. Only 5 bux! Buy it HERE.



You can also listen to all these gems at Hidden Volume's Soundcloud page. Now go buy them already!! Why are you still even reading this! GO!

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Naked Heroes release new video for "Blue Medusa"

There are good videos, and then there are great videos that combine zombies, satanic rituals, murder, blood and sex. And a killer song. Those videos are few and far between, but luckily Brooklyn's husband and wife duo Naked Heroes did just that, so we have no choice but to post it here and tell you how awesome it is. Now watch it.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Daddy Long Legs East Coast June tour dates

Daddy Long Legs, our favorite howlin' backwoods-via-Brooklyn bluesmen, have a bunch of East Coast tour dates this month!



June 20- Colonial Beach, VA. Blues Fest
June 21- Hampton, VA. Taphouse w Lonely Teardrops
June 22- Richmond VA. Bandito's w Lonely Teardrops
June 24- Charleston SC. Folly Beach Shrimp Co.
June 25- Wilmington NC. Orton's w White Mystery
June 26- Raleigh, NC. Neptune's
June 27- Baltimore, MD. Lithuanian Hall
June 29- New York, NY. Bowery Electric w Black Oak Arkansas

Dig their whole Evil Eye On You album here! Available from Norton Records HERE!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Jim Jones Revue Last Hurrah European Tour

We told you to go see them and you didn't listen! Now they're breaking up and it's all your fault. Well, maybe not, but only you Europeans out there are lucky enough to catch them again on their last hurrah tour. Fare thee well Jim Jones Revue...as one of the last torchbearers of real, raw, hiiiigh energy rock and roll, we'll really miss ya!


Now stop crying like a little baby and watch some real rock and roll for fuck's sake!

Pop Montreal announces 2014 lineup




Pop Montreal will take place September 17-21 at various venues in Montreal and the first round of bands they announced is a doozy to say the least:

Alden Penner * Blues Control * Bomba Estéreo * Buddy McNeil & the Magic Mirrors * Calypso Rose & Kobo Town *  les CB’s * Cymbals Eat Guitars * Dessa * les Deuxluxes * Diane Cluck * DJ Food * DJ Cheeba & Moneyshot * Donnie & Joe Emerson * Dot Wiggins Band * Grey Lands * Hailu Mergia & Low Mentality * Hiss Golden Messenger * J.J. Fad * Jamboree *  Gazoline featuring Simon des Lutins *  Kaaris * Katie Moore * Kid Congo Powers & the Pink Monkey Birds *  la Luz * Lizzo * Lydia Ainsworth * Mozart’s Sister * Mutual Benefit * Ought * Panda Bear * Pharis & Jason Romero * Philémon Cimon * PS I Love You * Ronnie Spector * Sheryl Crow * Shonen Knife * Solids * Sun Kil Moon * Suzanne Vega * the Rural Alberta Advantage * the Wooden Sky * Timber Timbre * TOPS * Trust * Twin Shadow * Ty Segall * Why? * Wand * Zébulon 

In addition, legendary producer Steve Albini (Nirvana, the Pixies, the Breeders, PJ Harvey, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, the Stooges etc) will participate in a Pop Symposium during the festival. The full line-up (300+ more bands) will be unveiled on Aug. 27, the same day that Pop will mount a free show at Place Emilie Gamelin featuring A Tribe Called Red. 


Here are the details for the confirmed shows:

Sun Kil Moon + guests  
Wednesday, Sept. 17 
Ukrainian Federation, 5213 Hutchison 
doors 7pm, show 8pm 
Tickets on sale June 6th, $28 av / $30 door  

The Wooden Sky + guests 
Wednesday, Sept. 17 
Sala Rossa, 4848 St-Laurent 
doors 7:30pm, show 8:30pm 
Tickets on sale June 6th, $15 av / $20 door

Bomba Estéreo + guests 
Wednesday, Sept. 17 
Le Late Night Little Burgundy, TBC 
doors 9:30pm, show 10:30pm 
Tickets on sale June 6th, $15 av / $20 door 

Donnie & Joe Emerson + guests  
Thursday, Sept. 18 
Cabaret du Mile End, 5240 av. du Parc 
doors 7pm, show 8pm 
Tickets on sale June 6th, $18 av / $22 door 

Sheryl Crow + guests 
Friday, Sept. 19 
L’Olympia, 1004 Ste-Catherine E. 
doors 7pm, show 8pm 
Tickets $144,87 / $121,87 / $75,88  

Timber Timbre + guests 
Friday, Sept. 19 
Metropolis, 59 Ste-Catherine E. 
doors 7pm, show 8pm Tickets $30 av / $32,50 door 

Ronnie Spector + guests 
Friday, Sept. 19 Théâtre Rialto, 5723 Parc 
doors 7pm, show 8pm 
Tickets on sale June 6th, $30 av / $35 door

DJ Food, DJ Cheeba & DJ Moneyshot – 3 Way Mix (Paul’s Boutique Reconstructed) 
Friday, Sept. 19 Club Soda, 1225 St-Laurent 
doors 9pm, show 10pm 
Tickets on sale June 6th, $25 av / $30 door 

Trust + guests 
Friday, Sept. 19 Le Late Night Little Burgundy, TBC 
doors 11pm, show midnight 
Tickets on sale June 6th, $15 av / $20 door 

PANDA BEAR + Blues Control + guests  
Saturday, Sept. 20 
Théâtre Rialto, 5723 Parc 
doors 7pm, show 8pm
Tickets on sale June 6th, $25 av / $30 door 

Dot Wiggins Band + guests 
Saturday, Sept. 20 
Sala Rossa, 4848 St-Laurent 
doors 7:30pm , show 8:30pm 
Tickets on sale June 6th, $13 av / $17 door 

Ty Segall + La Luz + guests 
Saturday, Sept. 20 
Club Soda, 1225 St-Laurent 
doors 8pm, show 9pm 
Tickets on sale June 6th, $18 av / $22 door 

J.J. Fad + Lizzo +  guests 
Saturday, September 20th, 2014 
Le Late Night Little Burgundy, TBC 
doors 11pm, show midnight 
Tickets on sale June 6th, $15 av / $20 door 

Suzanne Vega + guests 
Sunday, September 21st, 2014 
Ukrainian Federation, 5213 Hutchison 
doors 7pm, show 8pm 
Tickets on sale June 6th, $30 av / $35 door 

Tickets for each show can be purchased HERE

Festival passes are $199 until June 30 and are available HERE