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PHOTO: WHITE STRIPES
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UNDER THE RADAR: THE STROKES SHARE SPACEY VIDEO FOR “OBLIVIUS”.
The Strokes are back with a new video. Though, unlike their recent spectacle for “Threat of Joy”, this one’s simply a lyric video, one that grooves with some shiny effects and graphics. In some respects, it feels like an homage to Dave Bauman’s time warp in Stanley Kubrick’s timeless sci-fi masterpiece, 2001: a space odyssey.
UNDER THE RADAR: NEW ALBUM FROM ELEPHANT STONE.
Montreal psych-rock trio Elephant Stone have announced their fourth full-length Ship Of Fools, which will see a digital release on September 16 via Elephants on Parade and a physical release on November 25 via Burger Records.
The group has shared album opener Manipulator together with a lyric video for the track with the simple statement “Pokémon GO = Mind Control.”
The song retains their trademark psychedelia whilst emphasizing catchy grooves and vocal melodies that smack of infectious pop and dance.
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MIXTAPE: Gimme Indie Rock! by Little Records.
Our latest survey of early ’90s indie rock features Royal Trux (pictured), Whorl, Breadwinner, Treepeople, Chavez, Arcwelder, Pavement, Throwing Muses, The Jesus Lizard, Hoover, The Dambuilders, Sebadoh, Team Dresch, Poster Children, and a whole lot more. If you like it loud, feisty, and noisy, this is the place for you.
UNDER THE RADAR: ¡Ay Carmela! – “Crying in Public”.
¡Ay,Carmela! are a three piece band from Uxbridge. The band, who are fronted by Colour Me Wednesday’s Carmela Pietrangelo, might however be just as memorable.
The band will release their debut album, Working Week, a collection of eleven indie-punk gems; the album explores social anxiety, unsatisfying jobs and relationships. Recent single Crying In Public gave us a taste of what to expect, its clattering distorted-guitars, stop-start drums and downbeat vocals bring to mind the likes of Allo Darlin’ or Mammoth Penguin.
THIS IS OUR MUSIC: Opal – “Fell From The Sun”.
Opal were an American alternative/psychedelic band in the 1980s. They were part of the Paisley Underground musical style.
The group formed in the mid-’80s under the name Clay Allison, featuring guitarist David Roback (previously of Rain Parade), bassist Kendra Smith (from Dream Syndicate) and drummer Keith Mitchell. After one single, they released the remaining Clay Allison tracks under the band’s new name, Opal, on the 1984 Fell from the Sun EP.
THIS IS OUR MUSIC: The Nomads – “Where The Wolf Bane Blooms”, French TV, 1985.
French TV 1985 : Decibels FR3.
The Nomads are a Swedish garage punk band founded in 1981.
The band plays music influenced by the MC5, The Stooges, Roky Erikson, The Cramps, The Ramones, New York Dolls and other early garage rock and punk bands.
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