Back in October of 2019, John and the crew recorded a live album at The Chapel in San Francisco. If you’ve caught any of their live sessions you know they deliver. The set list for this one might be my favorite! You can preorder the album, set to release on June 12, 2021, on bandcamp and get one of the songs immediately!
One of my favorite duo’s currently, Raw Optics has continuously laid down the heat we need in our lives. This new single is exactly as it sounds, a mixture of war and surf, while still keeping their great sound!
The single comes from their upcoming album “Aqua Mundo” out April 30, 2021
Sens, France band, Johnny Mafia, comes back with a new single for their upcoming album out on Howlin’ Banana Records. Below is the video link for the single, “I’m Sentimental”, available on streaming services as well.
Three months ago we were blessed with K.G. and following that is the microtonal masterpiece, L.W. Featuring three previously released singles, “If Not Now, Then When?”, “O.N.E.”, and “Pleura”, the album is a total of nine songs.
My personal favorite is “K.G.L.W”, the last song on the album, and also the name of the title track on “K.G.”? Same name, H U G E difference in substance. The latter of the two is HEAVY
The album is available on bandcamp for $1 which will be donated to Greenfleet. Greenfleet plants native biodiverse forests in Australia and New Zealand to capture carbon emissions.
The Burning Peppermints out of Birmingham, Alabama are a garage punk/psych band that absolutely can’t stop ripping and we’re all here for it.
They’ve put together a cool video for a song that’s looking to be on the next album. Enjoy below! As well as a couple of my favorites
Austin based Rickshaw Billie’s Burger Patrol has given us yet another heavy bodied album that will guarantee complete destruction of your moms dining room. Below you can watch the official video releases as well as the album! ENJOY
The third single released by the guys in Black Bats is called ‘Swamp Fever’ and if you’ve ever been to the swamps of the south here in the US, this song might bring back some fond memories of those humid, fever dream nights. Below is the single as well as a clip half of the band managed to film during the tight Melbourne lockdown restrictions, where they set an ominous lounge scene to match the tone of the track.
Melt Citizen is Mike Peregrino and is from El Paso in my home state Texas. The EP ‘Dullard’ has a mixture of the Reatards, Sonic Youth and The Beach Boys and will without a doubt have you feeling FUZZY
My favorite thing Mike has done with this release a video for each song and then a live video series called PARTY POOPER! It’s kickass, enjoy!
At the end of May, BIN (Lys McInnes, Cal Shortal (Murlocs, Orb), Lachie Baulch, Tim Fluker, Mick Byers, Jasper Jolly (Tiny Giants, Bones & Jones) & Will Bowers), released their second album with 8 tracks that are guaranteed to have you missing live shows. Their post-punk roots and mixture of that Australian sound we all love has me wanting more and I’m sure it’ll have you feeling the same way!
One of my favorite psych/fuzz bands, Raw Optics, has released a new single that absolutely rips. ‘The Deceiver’ is filled with heavy psych grooves and a heavy handed pour of fuzzy noise. Check it out below.
The return of Fuzz is upon us! It’s been 5 years since the release of ‘II’ and we are all ears. Fuzz will drop their third album ‘III’ on October 23 through In The Red Records. You can preorder the album on their sight.
Here is the single ‘Returning’
Permanent Collection is Jason Hendardy and he’s been putting out some amazing noise/heavy fuzz for about 10 years now. The latest album, ‘Nothing Good Is Normal’, is 23 minutes of of fast paced fuzzy noise that’ll have you wanting more and more.
Also on the Bandcamp page you can order the Oxblood colored 12” vinyl.
Melbourne, home to some of my favorite psych-rock bands, has yet another trophy to add to the shelf with Black Bats. The single ‘Mild Heat’ will have you ruminating on those hot summer days when all you need is 100 beers.
Check out the video for Mild Heat
Cloud Factory is a new garage/pop-punk band out of Toulouse, France led by lead singer Alice Cyprine and other members from local French bands Cathedrale and Noir Boys.
Cloud Factory will release their first EP ‘Cloud Factory #1’ on July 3rd on Howlin’ Banana Records
It’s here and it’s everything you’ve been waiting for from the dudes in Raw Optics. Take some time to run through this album of pure fuzz/crunch and enjoy your journey into Space.
They also have a very limited run of ‘Space Is The Place’ on Transparent Green Vinyl (25 copies) that you can purchase on their Bandcamp
On June 19th, Leeds band Raw Optics will release their second album “Space Is The Race” on all platforms. Much like their first album, you can expect a lot of raw, heavy psych. Check out the ripper of a single they released below as well as their first album “DOOM”.
Some of you may have heard of Charles from being the Lead Guitarist in FUZZ alongside Ty Segall and Chad Ubovich. He’s also been the drummer for Ty’s Freedom Band and the guitarist for Ty Segall Band. Here in the live session, Charles plays some of my favorite songs from his solo project “CFM”. ENJOY
Below are CFM’s releases:
Back in February Dusty Mush released a killer garage/fuzz EP called “Rainbow Creatures” The 4 track EP is filled with gritty fuzz garage noise.