Spencer Robinson And The Wolf Spiders “Poisonous Berry” 7″

New single for the very prolific SPENCER ROBINSON AND THE WOLF SPIDERS on British record label Komakino Records. "Poisonous Berry" starts with tribal drums and then evolves into some dark acoustic rock reminding of NICK CAVE with HENRY ROLLINS-ish vocals. The other song, "Seeing You In The Dark" is a slower track with psych guitars... Continue Reading →

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The Stick Arounds “Ways To Hang On”

"Ways To Hang On" is the second album of Michigan's THE STICK AROUNDS although the members of the band have been playing together for 8 years and played in many bands before. This is American melodic rock influenced by powerpop. You can hear some REPLACEMENTS influences, or even early REM ("Better Off Like This") and... Continue Reading →

The Dirty Truckers “Best Of”

I'm probably not the only person in the world who only found out about The DIRTY TRUCKERS thanks to their "Tiger Stripes" EP, but their first record "Bush League Romance" was actually released in 2001! This "Best Of" goes through the band career and offers us 22 songs influenced by The REPLACEMENTS ("Like Him", "All... Continue Reading →

Role Models “Dance Moves”

Three albums in three years, so here is the third one! "Evangeline" opens on a darker note than what we used to hear on the two previous albums, but you'll still find this "American indie rock melancholy" touch in the chorus (think of SOUL ASYLUM or The REPLACEMENTS.) "I Want More", "Empire State", and "Feel... Continue Reading →

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