Baical-YR LIPS

Baical-YR LIPS

Baical is a Post Punk Band from Halle (Saale), Germany. Baical has a romantic dreamy familiarity of  Ian Curtis- the beloved lead singer of the band Joy Division.   In Baical song YR LIPS from their first e.p. release title Euphoria is a perfect example of  the dreamy familiarity as I described in beginning of this post.

Check out Baical latest e.p. Euphoria  released by Black Verb and Manic Depression Records, and be on the look out for Baical's full length debut album coming in 2018.

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Rancid-Telegraph Avenue

Rancid-Telegraph Avenue


Rancid is a delightful punk band hailing from Bay Area, California. 

I remember when Rancid came out with their phenomenal album "And Out Come the Wolves", I was 15 yrs old laid up in the hospital about to have major surgery when a nurse with red hair and green eyes
let me listen "And Out Come The Wolves" on her portable cd player after she found out I listen to the punk bands  Bad Religion, NOFX, and Black Flag- what a kick ass nurse she was.

Okay, now it's time to do a mini-review.

Rancid new song "Telegraph Avenue" from their latest album, "Trouble Maker," is very catchy and moving, leaving "Telegraph Avenue" memorable and permeating the punk rock soul to stay true to oneself.  Go check out Rancid latest album Trouble Maker.
Hellcat Records
Epitaph Records

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Moaning - The Same

Moaning- The Same

Moaning is a fantastic post punk band from Los Angeles, California.  Moaning has the sound of  the classic and legendary post punk/new wave band Joy Division- a band that has inspired numerous bands throughout the decades.  You can especially hear the Joy Division sound in Moaning video for their song, "The Same."

According to Moaning' s official twitter page, they have signed to the famous Sub Pop Records that release early albums by Nirvana, TAD, Mudhoney, and Soundgarden to name a few. 
Congrats to Moaning on their signing to Sub Pop Records.

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The Toxenes - Electric Shock

The Toxenes

The Toxenes is a surf / psychobilly band from Minneapolis, MN. What can say about The Toxenes, other than these lovely ladies rock with a raw sound that resembles bands like: "The Cramps" and dare I say "Hellcat and the Prowl."

The Toxenes,with their surf/rockabilly riffs and their aggressive darling punk vocals.will make you want to mosh or, do that classic dance style  from 1950's called the Lindy Hop with your pals or your significant other.

Check out The Toxenes perform in their debut music video for the song "Electric Shock" from their debut album that is out now titled Electric Shock.

The Toxenes:

Ariel - Vocals/Bass
Monet - Guitar
Madalyn - Drums
Killjoy Records

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American Goner -Lula

American Goner 

American Goner is a Indie Raleigh North Carolina Alternative Rock n Roll band.  American Goner has great very creative lyrics and music that reminds me of  the alternative rock band Seven Mary Three, it's very evident in the song  "In The End We Were All We Ever Really Had." from their album Lula.  I America Goner has great potential and I hope they will keep moving forward and put out more music.  Check Out American Goner and spread the word about them.
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Iron Chic - My Best Friend (Is a Nihilist)

Iron Chic is a decent Punk Band from Long Island NY that play songs that are acceptable.  Your probably thinking ,"Mike your a jerk for saying Iron Chic plays acceptable songs."  Yes, I'm in total agreement if I didn't read it from the Iron Chic own site description.  In my honest opinion Iron Chic is fantastic punk band with superb melodic power, weaved with exquisite emotional lyrics with a hint rebellion.

Check out Iron Chic song "My Best Friend (is a Nihilist") in their latest video from their upcoming album, "You Can't Stay Here" released in October 13, 2017 by SideOneDummy Records.
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Berthold City- Moment of Truth Demo '17

Berthold City is a Hardcore Straight Edge  Band from Los Angeles,Ca   I found out about this band from following RevHQ and War Records on  twitter. Berthold City- Moment of Truth Demo '17 has so much power that it gets your blood pumping with full of excitement. Berthold City reminds of the band "Chain Of Strength" another Straight Edge Band from Southern California.  I hope Berthold City will turn their Moment Of Truth Demo into a full length album, and hopefully it 'll spark a resurgence  of the L.A. Straight Edge Punk subculture.

Check Berthold City latest song from their Moment Of Truth Demo titled  ENOUGH!
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Fashion Week - Even When The Sun Goes Down

Fashion Week is an Alternative band from Columbus OH.  I was given the opportunity to listen to their latest song titled "Scars" yet to be release. Fashion Week did an amazing job with  "Scars" it's a very catchy tune with kick ass lyrics -it reminds me of  Caged The Elephant meets Imperial Teen. I hope Fashion Week will release "Scars" to the public soon, but until then here is another fantastic song from Fashion Week called "Even When The Sun Goes Down" From their 2016 E.P. titled "Murfreesboro", take a listen and spread the word.
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Brian McGrath - Robinson Woods

Brian McGrath is a singer songwriter from Chicago,IL that performs Americana/Folk music. In his latest video- performing his song, "Robinson Woods," from his latest album The Woods Are Burning, Brian McGrath has an iconic sound that's reminds me of "The Man in Black,'' Johnny Cash and Steve Earle.  I hope to see Brian McGrath on a bigger platform with a record label backing him. Oops did I say record label?
 Go check Brian McGrath music at the links below and check out his latest video "Robinson Woods" here in this post.
Youtube Channel 
Apple itunes
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Haunted Like Human - River (Come Back Up)

 A few months ago, more like back in late July, I wrote about Haunted Like Human and how the indie duo from Nashville, TN sounded  like certain musicians, and I must humbly disagree with myself.  Haunted Like Human is much much more, after listen to the song" River (Come Back Up)" the first single off from  their debut album, Ghost Stories- Haunted Like Human is poetically soulful has the potential to being a major indie-folk act with the likes of Ani Difranco and Elliot Smith.
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Fatally Yours - Damn Your Eyes

Fatally Yours is a alternative rock band from  Baltimore, MD.  In their latest video release of their song titled "Damn Your Eyes," the bands high energized music along with sophisticated lyrics that give Fatally Yours their own unique sound that can wake all those millennials out of their vegetated state induced by manufactured music to real rock n roll.

Fatally Yours:
Billy Fisher - Vocals
Keith Thompson - Bass/Vocals
Christian Rivera - Guitar
Chuck Moore - Guitar/ Backing Vocals
Justin Posner - Drums

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Last Light - Dashed Lines

Last Light is a melodic hardcore/punk band from in Orange County, California.  What can say about Last Light? Well, their an awesome band with refreshing sound the way hardcore should be. If you your fan of bands like Quicksand, Dag Nasty, and Fugazi like I am, then you will dig Last Light.

Check out Last Light new song "Dashed Lines," from their forthcoming debut E.P. "Exploding Antennae." from Unity Worldwide Records, and check out an interview with Last Lights front man Lance Webber did for the kick ass music website- No Echo

Last Light:
Lance Webber - Vocals
Joe D Foster - Guitar
John Coyle - Guitar
John Lorey - Bass
Danny Baeza - Drums

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The Ocean Party - Beauty Point

The Ocean Party is a magnificent indie pop/rock  band from Melbourne, Australia that resurrects  those beautiful days of the 1980's.  In their latest album release",Beauty Point," The Ocean Party sound will take you back to a time when you first discovered John Hughes movies, you know the 1980's  romantic comedy and the coming of age comedy films "Pretty In Pink" and "The Breakfast Club."  If you you don't believe me sit down have an orange soda and listen for yourself, The Ocean Party song titled, "If I blink."
The Ocean Party- Beauty Point vinyl record

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Red Dogs - Hero

Red Dogs is a female punk rock band from Osaka, Japan.   Red Dogs music reminds me of the legendary punk band Vice Squad and the band Babes in Toyland.  I think Red Dogs have the staying power to be part of the all female punk band elites, but only time will tell. 

Red Dogs:
Haruka - vocals/bass
Maimai - guitar
Kazumi - drums

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Hillview - Pictures Of You

Hillview is a new melodic punk/alternative band  from Los Angeles, California.  Hillview is founded by members of Ten Foot Pole and Union 13, and is described as: hard hitting-in your face melodic punk. Hillview has released a few songs on the world wide spider web known as the internet.  You can listen to one their songs titled, "Pictures Of You." right here in this indie blog post. Go on take a listen and then go spread the word about Hillview.

Hillview members:

Eddie Carrasco- Lead Vocals/Guitar
Chris Del Rio- Guitar/Vocals
David Marin- Drums
Hillview Youtube Channel

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Rozwell Kid - Precious Art

Rozwell Kid is a new power pop rock band hailing from West Virginia. Rozwell Kid reminds me of those  90's indie power pop bands- KnapSack and Small, along with the commercially successful bands Foutains of Wayne and Weezer.  Rozwell Kid latest album titled "Precious Art" is out now on the Los Angeles independent record label, Side One Dummy.  If I had to choose a favorite song on their latest album, "Precious Art" it would be,"Boomerang,"it has a kick ass intro, catchy music ,and lyrics that make's you want to turn up the volume on your stereo to piss off the neighbors.
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Campfire Social- Wellbeing

Campfire Social is an indie pop/alt-folk band from Llangollen/North Wales.  Campfire Social music has a hint of  Elliot Smith (R.I.P.), Death Cab For Cutie and Allen Clapp- it's especially noticeable on the song called The Playwright from their first studio e.p, titled Wellbeing.

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LECHEROUS -To Stupid For Regrets

Lecherous is a dark punk/street punk  band from Salt Lake City.  I found out about this band from that delightful social media platform,"Twitter."  Lecherous newest single release "To Stupid For Regrets," has that old school punk sound that is reminiscent of  Alice Bag  and Black Flag.

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The Grumblers - I’m a Sweet Girl

The Grumblers is a pop punk/indie rock band from Los Angeles, CA.  The Grumblers was started by two talent ladies that wanted to write crabby songs.   Oh, did mention these ladies are from two well known bands- KimShattuck  lead vocals/guitar for  The Muffs and Hillary Burton  lead vocals/guitar for  the band Honeychain.  
The Grumblers first single release titled:” I’m a Sweet Girl” debut on Los Angeles legendary radio host Rodney Bingenheimer  latest DJ gig for Little Steven's Underground Garage on SIRIUSXM.
I’m a Sweet Girl” is a catchy song that makes you think and dance.  If you don’t believe me check it out for yourselves.
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The Ataris - "Beauty Eh?"

The Ataris are an Anderson, Indiana punk band that was formed in 1996.  The Ataris have released a digital album entitled "Silver Turns to Rust"on Bandcamp.   In this latest album The Ataris  have created a brilliant and honest record.  For example, the song "Beauty Eh?" second verse supports The Ataris lyrical honesty, and it goes like this:

"Beauty is face
 Beauty is mind
Beauty is you even when you're unkind
No other torture I will find
How could I be so blind?"

Check The Ataris song "Beauty Eh?" down below

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Flatfoot 56 - Stutter

Flatfoot 56 is a Celtic Punk Band From Chicago, Illinois.  Flatfoot 56 is a high intense Celtic Punk band that reminds me of: Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys, but with a greater understanding of the essentials of human existence.
Check out Flatfoot 56 latest video called"Stutter"

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Haunted Like Human- Indie Folk Duo

Haunted Like Human is a indie folk duo from Nashville, TN.  If I could give a comparison to what Haunted Like Human sound like with out sounding like another cliche douche bag music reviewer, it would be their sound is reminiscent of the likes of  Sara Bettens -lead singer of K's choice, Joan Baez, and a acoustic version of Fiona Apple, but with more soul.

Haunted Like Human  debut album "Ghost Stories" will be out sometime in September, 2017,  right now take a look at them performing the their song "Orion".

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Battery Point - Star

Battery Point is a four piece Indie Pop/Shoegaze band from Chula Vista, California.  Battery Point has a lovely sound that echoes those beloved Indie pop/ Shoegaze bands such as: Aislers Set, Manorlady, and the legendary band  My Bloody Valentine. Check out Battery Point latest release, "Wish", it will make you say to yourself or some one who might see you on the street, "I hope this band puts out more music."

Battery Point
Jessica Severns - Vocals
Sergio Esparza  - Vocals/Bass
Ray Hamilton - Guitar
Alex Meza - Drums
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Nate Maingard- Indie Folk Singer

Nate Maingard is an Indie Folk singer-songwriter from Cape Town, South Africa that resembles the vocal styling of John Lennon and Elliot Smith.   Mr. Nate Maingard's music takes the listener on a meaningful journey of self reflection of the world around them.
Take a look at Nate Maingards video,"Slow It Down"
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She Makes War- I Want My Country Back

She Makes War is the gloom pop solo project by Bristol, UK's own multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Laura Kidd.  She Makes War latest single "I Want My Country Back"  is poignant and powerful song anthem of telling about the current state of the mainstream press.  In the opening lyrics of " I Want My Country Back" it takes the listener on a united gloomy pop journey of defiance-

"I want my country back
From unelected liars, hypocrites and sleazy hacks
I want my country back
Their irresponsible delusional agenda makes me mad"

She Makes War " I Want My Country Back" video = = =>

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AofM - "Storm"

AofM is a Indie Rock/ Brit Pop from Toulouse, France. 

In their latest single "Storm" from their upcoming e.p. Memories, AofM has a familiar sound that resembles the 90's indie rock band, "The Crabs" and the garage revivalists "The Strokes.''
AofM is a tasty treat for lovers of the  K Record and Sarah Records sound.

AofM members:
Peter Pheline - Vocals/Lyrics
Nicolas Rives - Guitar/BackVocals
Joris Fernandez -  Bass/Keyboards
Benjamin Bauduin - Drums/Mixing

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honeychain - Messy Love (Official Music Video)

The Los Angeles-based Alternative band Honeychain have released their official video for Messy Love the first single from the upcoming album Crushed. The video feature's a cameo by Kim Shattuck lead singer of  The Muffs playing lead guitar.
Messy Love has a 90's nostalgia vibe with a modern twist, well done.

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