The Arcana – “Ghostwriter”

By Will Oliver, December 10th 2017 — with 1 comment

The Arcana¬†are a British rock group that formed while at school. Their music has been described as post-psychedelic, baroque pop and contemporary bohemian. They released their debut album Tomorrow Is Yesterday last year and today I will share with you a highlight from the record: “Ghostwriter.”

It captures that old school Brit psych rock sound with relative ease, arriving with plenty of grooves that work well for their sound and style.

You can find the song available to stream below and if you dig it, the album is available to purchase now at CDBaby.

Them Animals – “Moving Pictures”

By Will Oliver, December 7th 2017

Them Animals are a rock group from Baltimore, Maryland who have me thinking back to some of the early days of The Black Keys with their very bluesy garage rock track “Moving Pictures.”

Those gritty guitar riffs work well into the heavy influence of blues rockers of the past and even the vocals give a bit of a reminder to the work of Dan Auerbach. The track is taken from their self-titled debut EP which was released this summer.

You can find the whole EP available to stream at their bandcamp page and enjoy a stream of “Moving Pictures” below
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God Tiny – “Cosmos”

By Will Oliver, December 4th 2017

This year saw Brooklyn-based act God Tiny release their debut album The Space Inside Your Head.

They’re no strangers to the local scene and it shows on powerful garage stomps such as album close “Cosmos” which hits so hard with a bit of bluesy garage rock that would make Jack White smile. Just some mean guitar riffs with a sound that feels indebted to classic oldies but featuring an undeniable fresh energy that just hit you square in the jaw and it feels oh so good.

Enjoy a stream of “Cosmos” below and you can stream/buy the full album over at their bandcamp.
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Introducing: Warbly Jets

By Will Oliver, November 1st 2017 — with 1 comment

Truth be told for a while I mistakingly thought that Warbly Jets were from London. Their throwback rock sound emulated a loud of the sounds of past Brit rockers, but I was sorely mistaken, the group is based out of Las Angeles.

The quartet consists of Samuel Shea, Julien O’Neill, Dan Gerbang and Justin Goings, and they have a readymade sound that they have been fine tuning. Brit power-pop with elements of garage and even psychadelia, they are all over the rock and roll map in both style and place.

This year they released their self-titled debut album via Rebel Union Recordings and I have a bunch of stand out tracks from the record to share. Take the psych-wanderings of “Ride” that sound like they’d make a good companion with current actual British exports Temples, the sunny power-pop of “Raw Evolution,” the early Tame Impala like garage stomp of “Shapeshifter” and the 90s brit rock of “4th Coming Bomb.”

All four offerings are available to taste below and if you dig what you hear, the album is available to stream on their soundcloud and available to purchase over at iTunes.
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Demob Happy – “Dead Dreamers”

By Will Oliver, October 21st 2017

Newcastle trio Demob Happy have tastemakers in the U.K. paying attention, having just supporting acts like The Cribs and Gang Of Youths this spring. They’re signed to Atlantic Records’ U.S. imprint Taste and Tone, who released their rather rocking single “Dead Dreamers” earlier in the year.

The track came after seeing that “the world tried to set itself on fire the last year,” and the band wrote based on that and ended up with a dirty rocker with riffs that remind a bit of acts like Royal Blood, with a bit of the bombastic nature of early Muse. It’s got a big time sound that has some serious mainstream appeal.

Take a listen to “Dead Dreamers” below, and don’t be afraid to turn the volume up a little bit while you do.
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Jet Rewind – “Someone Else”

By Will Oliver, October 15th 2017

Jet Rewind are a group hailing from Stockholm, who aren’t quite re-creating the rock genre by any means. But they capture a lot about what has worked in the genre across many different eras and combines them to create something equally effective in their song “Someone Else.”

Naturally you can find some comparison to The Strokes on the too cool laid back rock that is awfully reminiscent of The Strokes. But the vocal work has a European charm to it that separates it and allows the song to find a life of its own. It’s easy going nature is refreshing, it doesn’t try to overstuff the track with too much, but allows it to unfold naturally and becomes something much greater for it.

The track was released earlier this year via Admirable Traits Records and hopefully we won’t have to wait too long for its follow-up. For now, enjoy the stream of “Someone Else” below.
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[new]: Sam Seeger – “It’s Alright”

By Will Oliver, September 2nd 2016

Sam Seeger

Sam Seeger has returned once again with “It’s Alright,” the latest vicious ripper of a track from Rockland County’s finest.

It’s one of Seeger’s more experimental jams to date, with some futuristic synth and electronic sounds making their way with his already signature riffs, and some chilled out 90s-minded vocals on top of it all. It’s another winner, and it has us wondering when he’s going to drop a full album of material soon.

Not only did Sam play everything on “It’s Alright” (guitar, drums, bass, drum machine, and synth) but he also recorded, mixed, and mastered it on his own. Well now I feel even more lazy about what I did today.

You can stream the track below, but if you like what you hear, head over to the track’s bandcamp page to purchase it for $1.
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[new]: Sam Seeger – “What’s Happening”

By Will Oliver, August 4th 2016

Sam Seeger - What's Happening

Fellow Rockland County resident Sam Seeger has returned and blessed us with another great new song titled “What’s Happening” that is too good to ignore.

The track runs by briskly at two-minutes in length, delivering classic rock vibes and vicious guitar riffs that are complimented with the work of New Myths‘ Rosie Slater behind the drum kit. The chilled out, almost stoned vocals work well alongside the guitar solos that are just waiting to break free.

You can buy “What’s Happening” for just $1 over at Sam’s bandcamp right now, and get a taste via the stream directly below.
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Writer – “Neighborly”

By Will Oliver, April 4th 2016


Brooklyn’s very own Writer is comprised of brothers James and Andy Ralph. They’re currently gearing up the release of their sophomore album Principle Web on April 8th via Small Plates Records.

For this record the brotherly duo is expanded to a trio with the help of multi-instrumentalist Joshua Greco. This creates results such as the rich single “Neighborly” a gloriously fuzzy rocker taken from the album. It captures that garage-rock feel of 90s acts such as Dinosaur Jr. while also looking ahead towards the future.

Find a stream of “Neighborly” below, and pre-order the album on black or white vinyl here. They’ll also stop in to NYC for a performance at Berlin on Saturday, April 9. Grab tickets for the performance right here.
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[new]: Seratones – “Sun”

By Will Oliver, April 1st 2016


Louisiana soul-rockers Seratones will release their anticipated debut album Get Gone on May 6th via Fat Possum Records. Today they’ve shared the energetic and sun-soaked new single,”Sun.”

Imagine Alabama Shakes pissed off and playing the diviest bar imaginable. There’s an unshakable urgency to the main guitar riff of “Sun” that hits hard as all hell and doesn’t look back for even a second. Those who claim that rock and roll are dead clearly just need to look a little bit harder.

Stream “Sun” below and check up Seratones upcoming tour dates, which include supporting dates for The Dandy Warhols in New York later this month.
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