AMMO: TOTAL RECALL // ROSE + CROWN SINGLES

Gothy and sparse is my first thoughts until the slow pounding floor tom comes in along with a dreamy female vocal. The voice immediately catches your ear because it’s so haunting and ethereal. For a moment it sounds like a…

DEAD BILLIONAIRES: SELF-TITLED EP

This band has a strong resemblance to Max Bemis and Say Anything on the first track “Engines” although a slightly less charismatic lead vocal. This is one of those bands, that I personally refer to as “bar rock”…

KEELEY: LAST WORDS SINGLE & UPCOMING EP

Although it has modern production this feels a little bit 90’s ish to me in the vein of Republica, Elastica, Lush and as I’m writing this and glance over the bands press release that is…

A DISTANT SHORE: BETTER DAYS EP

A snare drum like electronic smack sets the tone for this dreamy indie pop EP with lush harmonies and organs in an ethereal pattern on track 1 “Downbrown”. The bands synth tones are in…

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AURA ZORBA: GLITTER DAYS ARE GONE LP 
Aura Zorba is shoegaze industrial indie pop from Portland, Oregon that blends cinematic soundscape with interesting bits of straightforward gothy glam songwriting. Along with most of the Shore Dive label I always hear…

TOTAL BRUTAL: HAD A FEELING

Light and airy indie pop is what first comes to mind as the delicate vocals of Total Brutal create an enjoyable soundscape. The track remains dancey throughout but the vocal is what makes it. In a strange way it reminds…

FLU FLU: MI MUNDO INTERIOR EP

From Shore Dive Records comes another gothy industrial gem. Hailing from Seville, Spain Flu Flu has vocals like Ian Curtis over synth laden indie pop and I would say the vocals are what tonally…

Yard of Blondes release "Feed The Moon" LP

I first heard Yard of Blondes last year when we reviewed their first single “Do You Need More”, a solid hard rock track. Now, they have just released the full length “Feed The Moon” which includes that single and 11…

THE MODESTY BLAISE: SELF TITLED LP

This is very interesting, on track one I feel like I’m listening to Jay Reatard singing over a band formed by Neutral Milk Hotel and The Flaming Lips. It actually has a very 60’s/70’s lounge vibe to it as well…