Posts Tagged ‘Burger Records’

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Very cool power pop track that will get stuck in your head for day. You’ve been warned.

Debut album by Los Angeles duo Diamond Hands. Both members are audio engineering grads, capable of imbuing their music with organic tones reminiscent of The Beatles, and the Stones; Bowie, Nilsson, The Kinks, and The Other Half. (2016)

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There’s something quietly reassuring about the slow rise of Los Angeles quartet Froth. The gentlest wave of hype has greeted their first two albums, they’ve toured hard, and now with confirmation this week that they’ve signed to Wichita Recordings.

We’ll have to wait until February to hear the bands third long player, Outside (Briefly) , but they have this week given us a taster, in the shape of new single, Contact. Starting with a clip of an interstellar space chat, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a new track from Public Service Broadcasting, but once the motorik groove and pulsing bass kick in you’re into an altogether psychier-place, the sort of record Hookworms would make if they were feeling particularly mellow. Froth have spoken about dialling back the noise on this record; if the songwriting is as good as this, that might just reveal something spectacular.

Outside (briefly) is out February 10th via Wichita Recordings. Froth tour Europe next month,

Great Pile of Nothing is the first single and title track of the new Mozes and the Firstborn album Great Pile of Nothing which will be out on Burger Records and TopNotch on September 2nd (Europe) and September 9th (rest of the world).

Members
Aartsen, Raven
Blommaert, Corto
Dielesen, Melle
Doorn van, Ernst-Jan

The Aquadolls were founded in Janurary 2012 by Melissa Brooks, the lead singer and writer of the band. Melissa began recording bedroom demos of her songs with guitarist Ryan Frailich and eventually formed a relationship with Southern-California based indie label Burger Records who released The Aquadolls We Are Free EP in early 2013, and their debut album Stoked On You in December 2014.

The Aquadolls are among my favorite bands right now. Their We Are Free EP is excellent. The EP was released on Burger Records last January containing 8 tracks. My favorite song on the album is “We Are Free”. This song is really catchy and relaxing. Also, not a lot of other bands will put Napoleon Dynamite quotes in the middle of their songs, so look out for that.

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I have a sexy Danelectro named Danny. She has amazing vintage tone. Both guitars are played out of vintage Fender Twin Reverbs from the 60s. We love to play loud live and blow out our amps. We know if our amps don’t blow out, it didn’t get crackin enough.

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Scuzzy pop-punk outfit Cherry Glazerr , soon to jet off on a tour with Sky Ferreira, are streaming their new single “Had Ten Dollaz “ online. You can buy it now through Suicide Squad Records – it’s backed with a B-side brilliantly titled “Nurse Ratched”. Fusing Lana Del Rey-y pop vox with the jagged grit of Post Punk Pixes axes and Hole-esque hurricanes, Cherry Glazerr neatly proffer a stunning slab of rock. There’s a lo-fi air to it, but the youthful troupe still sound like they have a fully-formed chemistry.

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“Cosmonauts have done something quite astounding: They’ve taken what is essentially an English sound and transformed it, not only into something SoCal, but also their own. Experience the new era of the paisley underground.”

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Doe’s inspiration came in a feverish burst in Tucson, Arizona, where he was recording with Howe Gelb (of Giant Sand) and spent time with his friend, author Michael Blake (Dances With Wolves), hours before his death. From the opening rumble of The Westerner’s leadoff track “Get On Board,” Blake’s spiritual presence and the inevitability of mortality are threaded through the album.

“This may not be a country record but it is definitely a Western record,” Doe “It has all the horizon, sand and beautifully scary things of the desert.”

Reverb-heavy, twangy guitars punctuate “My Darling, Blue Skies,” propelled by Doe’s wild-eyed repetition and distorted stabs of organ that recall the Doors. “Alone in Arizona” is as desolate as its title, with narcotic acoustic guitar strums and ominous, trebly bursts of electric guitar accenting Doe’s narrative of loss and longing. Blondie’s Debbie Harry lends her voice to “Go Baby Go,” one of a handful of revved-up garage-rock tunes that act as a counterbalance to the album’s quieter moments.

Additionally, Doe’s first book Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk, will be published on May 1st. As an integral part of the scene with X, Doe’s own account of the time will be accompanied by contributions from members of other influential Los Angeles punk and hardcore bands.

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Tinged with a lush, psychedelic sound and clever lyricism, Sarah Bethe Nelson‘s debut album, Fast-Moving Clouds, is not just one of the best kiss-off albums of the year but in the past five years. Nelson’s delicate, whispery voice provides a bedroom intimacy to her stories of heartbreak and infidelity. The brilliant “Paying” highlights the album with its forthright lyrics and the vulnerable state of the protagonist. Not all the tracks, however, are downtrodden. On the exhilarating and anthemic “We’re Not Dead”, there is a sense of redemption and hope. It is a fitting end to a terrific album.

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The debut single from Big White, These guys are the new up and coming garage guitar pop heroes and it seems like overseas caught onto them before Australia did. Earlier this year the Sydney crew signed to Burger Records (the US home of fellow Aussies (and garage rock kings) Step Panther and Wax Witches. Their happy go lucky sounds. of this band have have been on the up and up this year, their care free brand of new-wave inspired guitar pop is like a big, loveable golden retriever. They like to hang out, make new friends, bring an excited energy to everything they do Okay that last one might be pushing the metaphor (and the truth), but you get the point, and it’s a point the band make clear in their video for You Know I Love You. They then made their US debut at SXSW in Austin Texas, touring across the South West and finishing up with Burgerama Festival in LA alongside some pretty famliar names including Gang of Four, Ty Segal and Ariel Pink.

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With Demons the Los Angeles based sisters of Summer Twin might have one of the catchiest and most infectious jams of the summer. A nigh on perfect mix of surf licks, 60s garage and not-as-innocent-as-it-looks pop, it comes from forthcoming album Limbo which is out via Burger Records in October.