Posts Tagged ‘Lo-Fi’


The legendary New Orleans‘ psych-folk artist Damien Youth, who has a recording history that dates back to the eighties, and is frequently (and deservedly) compared to Donovan, Robyn Hitchcock and Paul Roland. Youth’s output has slowed to a trickle these days, making releases like the “The Woodlock Demos” all the more precious. No idea whether these two tracks are a teaser for something else that he’s working on, but they’re lovely acoustic gems, which sound complete in their fragile, unadorned states. “Quest to Succumb” in particular, burns with a quiet intensity, which will get right under your skin.

A mysterious cassette-only artist who began putting out material on tape in the late ’80s, although some of it started to appear on CD in the late ’90s. His music is haunting acoustic rock with a sense of whimsy akin to Robyn Hitchcock or Donovan. It’s solid, melodic stuff that would most likely appeal to Hitchcock fans, despite the sparse production. His Bride of the Asylum CD of 1998 put some of his work into slightly larger circulation, in better fidelity.

This Springtime Carnivore record that Greta Morgan released in the last parts of 2014 didn’t come out of nowhere, but it kinda did catch us by surprise. It didn’t surprise us that it was good, but it surprised us that it was so good it hurt. Over the last few years, one of the most vogue things to do has been to record an album of lo-fi beach jams that’s supposed to get beloved just for the beachy parts and because it feels so lusciously aloof. There’s a strange malaise to most of these records. Springtime Carnivore’s self-titled debut is a whole other thing completely. It’s breezy and yet dense as a bolt. Greta Morgan’s songs about the many frivolous and often fascinating sides to that lunatic activity of love, that we all so frequently engage in, are staggeringly complex, but still fall-off-the-bone tender and chewy. She’s made one of those beachy doo-wop records that you never knew you needed in your life until it came along.



Lo Fi Pop Band BEACH DAY from Florida, Hollywood, Florida is not your typical beach town. The buildings, diners, and of course the beach appear frozen in the 1950’s. Probably a result of the town’s population boom happening in that era, a current drive down the streets feels like your moving through an R. Crumb drawing. Things seem exaggerated and a bit odd. The now mature population seems a caricature of their former ..

Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad are teenage friends from Los Angeles who make fuzzy punk lo-Fi Songs styled songs, they write catchy critiques about society and its cultural ills, Friends throughout the truly tough part of life—high school—Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker are like the baddest girls in school, screaming their girly rage through the hallways. But the duo isn’t cutting class just to frolic in the fun and play guitar. No, they have a message and they’ll sing it loud and banging. On their self-titled debut EP, Girlpool tackles themes from slut shaming and self expression to Saturday night and drunk boys. It’s girl power at its unwavering height—difficult and fun. Tividad and Tucker throw a party, lace their boots and stomp their melodies into our brains. And they do it all without a drummer





New York City band “Shark?” play indie-rock in its purest form: smart with lackadaisical guitar-bass-drums music,catchy and undercut with sentimental vibes. “Big Summer (Summer Ale),” from the band’s new “Summer Ale EP, builds upon last year’s full-length debut Savior. It’s the strongest song this band has done, and it approaches epic length by this band’s standards, but it still scrapes and sputters with lo-fi charm.

A band originating from the scene in Pittsburgh, Murder For Girls debut EP, are a new four piece playing Lo-Fi guitars are fuzzy and distorted levels are muddy and low, drums are tinny and awash with crashing cymbals, hopefully they will heading to these shores very soon.

Ty Segall is just such a prolific songwriter based now in Los Angeles a vocalist guitarist and drummer with six solo albums and a member of the bands Fuzz, Sic Alps and the Perverts plus Epsilons and the Traditional Fools, check out this wildly psychedelic video for his new album and the title track “Manipulator”


a dreamy hazy more relaxed song the band taking more time on production and arrangement, the drums and bass hold a steady foundation a step in the right direction,




now based in Portland Oregon via Brooklyn and New Jersey, the Lo-Fi duo of Sara Verspille on vocals and Daniel Hindman guitars and vocals from the band Vetiver,formed Pure Bathing Culture and recorded a four track EP with producer Richard Swift they now have a new album full of harmonies and Glorious tunes and Indie pop sounds “MOON TIDES”, check out their debut EP as well.