In 1979, Kansas City based punk rock artist Ric Gordon released his debut EP, Just Can't Get Enough. The six tracks are a hard, fast and loud. In the vein of the Ramones, this is a seminal punk release from an artist and producer that continues to make music today. Russian Winter Records found a box of 50 copies of the original 1979 vinyl release on their shelves and have decided to offer those remaining 50 records for sale, as well as digitally remastering the record for a CD and download re-release. This is an absolute must have. Get a piece of punk rock history, stream and buy Just Can't Get Enough at the link below.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Alien Angel Super Death is the sophomore album from Zurich based artist/producer Verena von Horsten. The ten heavy tracks were wrenched forth after the suicide of von Horsten's brother. Dark, intimate and haunting, the album is a stark view from an extremely gifted artist. With superlative vocals, perfectly poised arrangements and deft songwriting, this album would be a standout even surrounded by multitudes. Watch the video for album track Fire, then stream and and buy Alien Angel Super Death at the link below.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
NYC band American Anymen have teamed with Parisian singer Lise to deliver the fun four track Oui EP. The songs are reminiscent of Moldy Peaches, with pop based arrangements that highlight folksy vocals, with a light indie rock vibe. The EP has a slight lo-fi sheen and is unpretentious with its sound like a group of friends sitting around a living room and jamming for the microphone. Simple songs, done simply to please the ears. Watch the video for EP track Nobody Made Me Smile Like You Did, then stream and download the Oui EP for free at the link below.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
MAPAGKAWANGGAWA is the debut full length from NYC singer/songwriter Ira Lawrence. Featuring a haunted mandolin inherited from his grandmother, the eleven tracks are lo-fi laden psych-folk. Atmospheric and twangy, the tracks have a unique sonic vibe, that is decidedly original for this indie genre. Strong lyrical content is a highlight for an album that almost makes the mandolin into a post-punk instrument. A definite must have. Stream and buy MAPAGKAWANGGAWA at the link below.
Monday, January 16, 2017
FZB favorite Dominic Coppola is back with a stunning new two track album, Swoon Season. The Ann Arbor based ambient artist/producer continues to make beautiful melodic music, with lush synthpads and loops, spacious sonic landscapes and ethereal vibes. Coppola's music is always marked by simple complexity, that conveys emotion with atmospheric imagery. Always pleasant and always showing depth of musicality, Coppola's creations are treats whenever they appear. Stream and buy Swoon Season at the link below.
Friday, January 13, 2017
London based artist/producer Tsinder Ash has released his new album, The Ecstasy Of Making Things Worse. The eleven tracks are dark and foreboding, like a claustrophobic camera shot in a thriller. Highly experimental and original, the music perfectly conveys the poignant emotions hinted at in the album title. This is music that is meant to be unsettling. Music meant to challenge the listener's perceptions and tolerance of stress and edge. Stream and buy The Ecstasy Of Making Things Worse at the link below.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Lite is an experimental quartet from Japan who have been delivering music from the edge for fourteen years. On their fifth full length, Cubic, they explore varied sounds, textures and rhythms to serve up an album that takes the technical approach from jazz, the hardness from rock and the funk from R&B. Bold, innovative and just so very cool, this is an album that demands attention. Stream and buy Cubic at the link below.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Gdansk, Poland based artist collective, Nasiono Records has released their label compilation, Sampler Vol. 4. With tracks from 20 artists, the album delivers wonderful nuggets of punk, post-punk, shoegaze and psychedelic music. We love label compilations as a way to discover great emerging music from around the world, and this album is chock full of good music. Stream and buy Sampler Vol. 4 at the link below.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Canadian singer/songwriter Mimi Oz has a new band, Rooster, who have their debut EP on the way in March. In the meantime we have their debut song, Baby on the J. The track is a catchy alt-country ditty, with elements of freak folk, some rocking guitar and Oz's unique vocals, which channel elements of Maria Muldaur and Cyndi Lauper. Fresh, energetic and original, the track leaves us in anticipation for the coming EP. Watch the video for the track, then stream and buy Baby on the J at the link below.
Monday, January 9, 2017
To find a great punk rock record, one needs look no farther than Leeds, UK and the S/T debut album from The Despondents, on Dirty Water Records. The fourteen tracks are fast, raw edgy and perfect. Leeds is a working class town, with a rich musical heritage, where authenticity rules and The Despondents are as pure bred as it comes. This is punk from the guts, unabashed and unafraid. A definite must have. Stream and buy The Despondents at the link below.