Joe Normal & The Anytown’rs “Entering Anytown U.S.A.” EP

JOE NORMAL AND THE ANYTOWN'rs are located in Los Angeles, but Joe is originally from New Jersey and you can fee lt in the songwriting. Melody and energy meets in a way that brings The REPLACEMENTS to mind in "Anytown" while "Nuthin' (I Got Nothing)" has classic British rock'n'roll (STONES, FACES...) influences, and "Into The... Continue Reading →

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The Morlocks “Bring On The Mesmeric Condition”

Originally formed in California in 1984, The MORLOCKS have been through various line-up changes and break-ups, but the re-vamped version of the band is now based in Düsseldorf, Germany. The cover of this 7th album will fascinate you as much as it will hurt your eyes, and the vinyl version is released by Germany's finest... Continue Reading →

The Forty Nineteens “Good Fortune”

California has always been a good place for powerpop, and this is no exception. Opening song "And Such And Such" displays great songwriting skills from the start and reminds me a bit of DRAMARAMA. "Easy Come Easy Go" mixes 60s garage to 70s punk rock energy, a song like "Another Day" won't have any problems... Continue Reading →

Telephone Lovers “S/T”

The US powerpop scene has been very interesting these last years, and it seems like bands keep on appearing! TELEPHONE LOVERS, from Long Beach, California, are no exception, they have the looks, the hooks, and the glam touch that make modern American powerpop so cool. They remind me of PRIMA DONNA on "Without You": 70s... Continue Reading →

Radiohearts “Tell You” 7″

New 7" record out on No Front Teeth Records by Californian power pop band RADIOHEARTS. Opening song "My Heart Has An Obituary" is quite catchy, and '77 punk influenced song "So Low" is even better, kinda power pop meets The CLASH! The BUZZCOCKS influence can still be heard in "Tell You All About It" as... Continue Reading →

Radiohearts “Lot To Learn” 7″

Californian punky power pop, mixing the energy of the RAMONES, the snottiness of the BUZZCOCKS, and a good dose of UNDERTONES ("Decisions.") I never heard of the RADIOHEARTS before, but it seems like they already released a couple of EPs before. The raw production, powerful bass, and guitar melodies bring The JAM to mind on... Continue Reading →

JJ & The Real Jerks “S/T” EP

Six new songs as a digital release by Californian rock'n'roller JJ & The REAL JERKS. "Axe Me" offers us what we already love in the band, killer NEW YORK DOLLS guitars and straight in your face choruses, while "Put Me Out" and "Split Decision" are first class punk rock'n'roll bombs! Fans of The JONESES will... Continue Reading →

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