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  1. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yelstin – Nightwater Girlfriend

    July 1, 2013 by Cam


    Someone Still Loves You Boris Yelstin, but it’s probably more of a forlorn love now. One forgotten after a two year absence. After some time abroad in Russia creating a documentary about their experience hobnobbing with Russian diplomats (Perks of naming yourself after a Russian president. Also, the exact reason I am naming my new band The Prince Harrys), maybe you and SSLYBY grew apart. But with their latest single “Nightwater Girlfriend,” it’s a love quickly reignited when the music is just as catchy as when they left.

    To keep riffing on band-name-related-puns, if “Nightwater Girlfriend” were a romantic comedy, it wouldn’t be the one where, after a long absence the lovers reunite, reconnect and reminisce about all the things they once loved about each other. It’s the kind of movie where the couple finds themselves and just starts making out all messy like they had never been apart. A song that immediately gets you going with hand claps and sophisticated garage rock sensibilities that SSLYBY most likely picked up from their once upon a time tour mates, Tokyo Police Club.

    Someone still loves you (again), SSLYBY, because this time you have promised me that there’s more music on the way: Fly By Wire is out on 9/17/13 . Just promise you’ll never leave me again.

  2. Teardrop Factory Releases Debut EP “Topshop”

    June 17, 2013 by Dave


    I just heard these guys for the first time about 30 minutes ago and they’re pretty fucking rad.

    Described as “placenta drippingly new, a three piece sweetie and able to disable a pop melody with grit, fuzz, scuzz n feedback.” by Shane O’Leary over at

    Enjoy their new EP “Topshop” below the fold.

    Side note, “Placenta drippingly” might be my new favorite way to describe a recently formed band. (more…)

  3. Summer Cannibals – Wear Me Out

    June 13, 2013 by Cam

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    In their lead single “Wear Me Out”  Summer Cannibals ask that you not wear them down. Probably because this Portland-based band knows a thing or two about that already. It’s what can happen when you are a band producing, creating all the original artwork for, and releasing your debut album (No Makeup, due out on August 6th) on none other than your own record label. (more…)

  4. Oax album The Distance

    July 26, 2011 by J-Man

    If you’ve ever read any of my reviews, you know that I have a special place in my heart for albums that are real. I like albums that are more human and less computer. I like real drums, as opposed to drum machines. When my editor-in-chief sent me a track off of This Distance, the new EP from Oax, it hit me right in that “this is real” heart place.

    I would even venture as far as to call this EP raw, and I would mean it in the most positive way possible. The guitars feedback. The cymbal hits aren’t uniform. You can hear that someone is playing the music you are listening to, and that someone is Angelini Giorgio. Aside from the closer on the EP, ‘Sutures’, everything on the album was written and played by Giorgio.

    On my first listen through, this album made me want to drive. I wanted to feel wind, and watch mountains and hills pass by. I wanted to cruise down Highway 1 and listen to this and remember good times and bad times. Then I read the story behind the album and understood why.

    Angelini had been on a hiatus from music, after leaving The Rosebuds and going back to school. Then he went through a hard breakup. Then he sat down and wrote music, by himself. This EP is the result of an emotional dam breaking. I listened to the album a second time and I could feel the lyrics. I empathized with the man singing about the sins he had committed, and the sins committed against him, and the culmination of all these sins and how they make up the lives that we lead.

    What I’m trying to tell you is that this music is good. It is really good.

    Mp3 “Liar, Cheater, Jerk”

  5. Interview with Sleeper Agent

    May 31, 2011 by Steph

    Sleeper AgentSleeper Agent’s debut album Celabrasion has not stopped spinning since I received it in the mail less than a week ago. It will be out on Mom & Pop on August 16th and they just set out on a tour with Cage the Elephant and Manchester Orchestra. If the above points aren’t enough to tell you that “these guys fucking rock,” then I’ll spell it out for you: their take-no-prisoners high-energy garage rock is only properly experienced at high volume and with repeat listens.

    I was recently given the opportunity to interview Sleeper Agent. No bullshit.

    S: First off, Sleeper Agent is a sextet, which is a pretty large group. How did you all meet? What’s the dynamic like?

    Sleeper Agent: A lot of us have been playing together or watching each other’s bands for years (as far back as 2004). Bands would crumble and I guess we’re the hodgepodge of a scene from yesteryear. Alex, joined in 2010. She’s from Ohio, we met her whilst she was opening for Sleeper Agent’s original lineup in 2008.

    S: Also, you all have nicknames–Tutone, Kidd, Keyser, Grizzlee, Saga, and Junior. How did those come about and do you go by those on a daily basis?

    SA: We don’t take ourselves too seriously and the nicknames have become a way of rib-poking each other (i.e, Alex is by far the youngest [Kidd], Tony plays with no pedals using only a clean or distorted channel [Tutone)]) Depending on our mood, we’ll interchange the real names and nicknames.

    S: You and Cage the Elephant are the only two bands I can think of from Bowling Green, KY. You’ve also toured with them quite a bit. Are you all close?

    SA: Justin, Tony and Scott have been stomping around with those guys since they were in Perfect Confusion. We consider them family.

    S: Are there any other bands in Bowling Green that we should know about?

    SA: Schools ( ). They’re on their way up. By far our favorite show to catch on break. We saw them four times on our last break.

    S: Some of my favorite bands have guy/girl duo vocals. When you started the band, was there anyone you were emulating or did you just think “we both have great voices, let’s both sing”? … (more…)