Wax and Wane
A panegyric-meets-Record Store Day promo
By Geoffrey Plant
Music writer Geoffrey Plant shares an open letter to inventors and purveyors of CDs, jewel cases, MP3s and digital downloads while hyping Record Store Day.
Music to Your Ears
By Samantha Anne Carrillo
This week’s Music to Your Ears has something for everyone; fans of rap, hip-hop, heavy metal, hard rock, Americana, country and folk all have cause to rejoice.
Depeche Mode Delta Machine · We Drew Lightning Glitch · Arrington de Dionyso's Malaikat dan Singa Open the Crown
This week, we listened to new releases from Depeche Mode, We Drew Lightning and Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat dan Singa.
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Vampires Everywhere! • rock • Consider Me Dead • Set to Stun
By August March
Metalcore masters Vampires Everywhere! will be rising from their decrepit coffins…
Tacocat • post post punk pop • Red Light Cameras
By Robin Babb
Everything about Tacocat is candy-coated. Technicolor-dyed hair, surfy guitar vibes and unabashed riot grrl revivalism combine in this energetic quartet from Seattle to make some of the best pop-punk tunes you’ve heard since you became okay with listening to pop-punk again. It’s good music for gleefully burning pictures of your ex. With punchy but sweet vocals and catchy choruses that you’ll be humming for days, their latest album NVM is worthy of heavy rotation. Their second LP (and first on the Hardly Art label), NVM features beefed-up production but the same garage-y, DIY sound from their earlier EPs, Woman’s Day and Take Me to Your Dealer. Stand-out tracks are “Crimson Wave” (which is about exactly what you think it’s about) and “Psychedelic Quinceñera,” a ballad about a girl who would rather forego the regular quinceñera formalities on her 15th birthday and get hella blitzed with her amigas instead. After exhausting the basement venues of Washington, Tacocat is heading inland on their winter tour with Sallie Ford. Red Light Cameras open. Pay your 10 bucks and get ready for the most colorful 21+ mosh pit of your life!
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