A Monster of a Track

sleeping dog

Brand new L.A. based Sleeping Dog just released their debut single, “Monster”, and it surely is a beast of a song. Constantly ebbing between subtle lows with intricate clean guitars with half-whispered vocals and full screams with blazing double bass, the song expertly navigates the territory between aggressive hard-rock/metal and more delicate emotional indy. 


Six Piece Streaming with Vultures


Decidedly rocking, but decidedly not a rock band, the UK’s Vultures features three-part vocals, cello, violin, viola, bass and drums as a neo-goth sextet. The band’s multi-national background assembled in London and recorded their wonderfully dark, composed, and impassioned debut album “Three Mothers Part 1″, which is now available to stream and purchase.


Watching the Nighttime Come – Suz Slezak

Watching the Nighttime Come_Cover Art Suz Slezak

Where did you come from? A few seconds of guitar strumming lead straight into what Suz Slezak does best; break your heart with her voice. The only thing I knew about this album before my first listen was that it was created for parents and children. I admittedly didn’t know exactly what to expect. I personally don’t have any children, I’m an only child, and really have had very little experience with kids in general. If we’re being completely honest, children actually set me a bit on edge. To this album’s credit it makes me want to learn these tunes, and share them with the world.


Frantically Falling Upside Down


West coast based 1955 brings us a great video for the lead single, “Upside Down”, from their forthcoming The French Had A Name For It.  The video features a frantic race to a dreary poolside party attended only by a few whiskey-drinking, business-casual men which reflects the songs frantic but polished aesthetic. The climax features an underwater shot of a jump into the pool – a really clever literal translation of the song’s title.


Shaking from Mylets’ “Trembling Hands”

Mylets - Trembling Hands, Arizona

One-man dark indy/electronica artist, Mylets, released a captivating single for the forthcoming album, Arizona. Combining driving drum machines, a churning synth backing, powerful vocals, and bright, overdriven guitars, the track hints at influences in the 90s industrial greats like Nine Inch Nails while maintaining an inarguably progressive and modern feel. The full album will be released on April 21st, and a European tour kicks off shortly after that.


Lousy Trouts – That New Song

Lousy Trouts - The Dig Sessions

Lousy Trouts is a Milwaukee based band fronted by Jack Tell in an effort to explore his solo material through a massive collaboration. The band is comprised of a rotating cast from various Milwaukee groups such as, Ugly Brothers, Caley Conway and The Lucy Cukes, Calamity Janes and the Fratney street band, Meet Greeter, The Rusty Nickel Band, Grasping at Straws and Animals in Human Attire.


90 Seconds of Brutal Genius


Insanely talented, one-man metal band (with occasional help from friends), Mr. Walker, is good. Great even. Embarrassingly so. Their only album, A day in a storm, is rife with rhythmic riffs, brilliant leads, and engaging glitch and techno ideas. The minute and a half long instrumental which the album pivots around, “Walking in a shitstorm”, shows off all of these ideas in an amazingly glorious way. It’d take me longer to keep describing the song than it would to just listen to it, so get listening!