Not only is Mark Lanegan way cooler than you, so are all of his friends—Isobel Campbell, Greg Dulli, Josh Homme ... and now British multi-
Sure, you love garage rock, but that Nuggets box set is gathering dust on your bookshelf. If you're looking for something new that still sounds old, download Garage Swim, a free 15-song compilation of unreleased tracks courtesy of Adult Swim. “Devil Again” by Thee Oh Sees perfectly captures the core energy, with dashes of glam for good measure. Roller rink-disco skates through King Tuff's “She's on Fire.” Surf exotica sways King Khan and the Gris Gris' “Discreate Disguise.” JEFF The Brotherhood goes psych-sludge on “Melting Place.” The southern twang on “Covered in Ice” by King Louie's Missing Monuments hearkens back to Big Star. It's a summer soundtrack with tambourines and bass drums galore. It's also the same boy-centric sausage party many still believe garage rock is/was, but oh well. (M. Brianna Stallings)
Just last week Resin Cum released a brand-new EP right before this El Paso duo set out on tour. Since the group began in 2008, each recording is a new act in the larger work. The title of this 22-minute opus refers to a Nazi classification of undesirables: “work-shy” in German; Resin Cum keeps it real like that—really heavy, occultish and primordial. Arbeitsscheu is ideal headphone music, with a lot of varied and ominous low-end subtlety going on in the interstellar reverb chamber of noise, doom, drone and post-rock that the record inhabits. RIYL: The Body, Earth and Godspeed! You Black Emperor. I think they’re playing ABQ on May 29, so keep your eels peeled. (Derek Caterwaul)
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