Los Angeles band Some Gifts have released a performance video for their song “Defective Detective,” recorded live by Michael Jung and shot by David Aguilera. What comes through here, even more than on their studio work, is what an impressive power trio the band is. The smoothness of the transitions from verse/chorus through extended instrumental sections, with the rhythm sections really holding it down, recalls the seminal NYC post-punk band Television － and they had two guitarists. Perhaps Built To Spill, another guitar-driven trio, is a closer analogy, as the ’90s-’00s indie rock influence is also clear here. “Defective Detective” is a new track but does not appear on Some Gifts’ new LP Facts?!.
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown continue to crank out thrilling rock and roll singles, the latest of which is “On To The Next.” Tight, dry, and with a heavy dose of fuzz, TB & SD pick up what was dropped off at the end of the ’70s-era of heavy rock bands and infuse it with even more edge, some soulful backing vocals, and of course the band’s trademark dual guitar fireworks.
The band is on tour through this summer. Find dates here.
Following the single and video “Brooklyn” earlier this year, our old pals The Jellybricks have got another new one out, an instant classic of power pop, jangling and driving, “DOA.” And even more good news, it’s on Little Steven Van Zandt’s wicked cool Wicked Cool Records. Listen:
London rockers Indigo Lo have dropped a new lyric video for their latest single “Reload.” It’s a dark and thumping track, with dry fuzz guitars and a groove reminiscent of early Queens Of The Stone Age, with a hypnotic riff which crescendos in a layered instrumental bridge.
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The spectacular Kat Robichaud has released a video for her song “King,” which, she assures us, has nothing to do with the current American president. Ahem. As with all things Kat Robichaud, it is a cleverly conceived and brilliantly executed piece of art that elevates the already excellent music.
Before their evolution into one of the best electro pop duos going today, Late Cambrian was a standout guitar-based power pop band. With the release of their new single “February,” John Wlaysewski and Olive Hui went back to those roots and proved they can still knock out a killer, fuzz-saturated rocker. This is everything you’ve been missing since Rivers Cuomo lost the plot a decade or so ago. Check out “February.”