In this week’s Sonic Reducer, Geoff Plant and M. Brianna Stallings review releases from Alien Space Kitchen, Lightning Bolt and Tamaryn. Watch music videos from featured bands after the jump.
In the early '80s, Los Angeles was the site of a music scene known as the Paisley Underground, and the Rain Parade was its foremost, most psychedelic, shoegaze denizen. When I first heard them I actually had no idea if this music came from the '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s or aughts.
The Dears’ promo people encouraged me to share this free download—“Blood,” from the band’s forthcoming album Degeneration Street—with you readers. I like The Dears, a shoegaze-ish pop rock band from Montreal, and have to say this song’s OK—it sounds a little ‘90s. Still, free music! Thanks, The Dears.