Posts tagged “new release

New video: Wampire’s ‘Giants’

I’m a fan of Curiosity, the album released earlier this year from Wampire. Check out this new video for Giants, a song off that album.


Promoting sprawling new album, Cass McCombs plays Empty Bottle Friday

Cass McCombs’ sprawling recent release Big Wheel and Others is the latest in a line of excellent and intriguing albums from the enigmatic singer-songwriter. Boasting 19 songs, Big Wheel also has the distinction of being by far the longest album McCombs released. On Friday, you can catch him at the Empty Bottle. Judging from his recent set lists, McCombs is going back years, drawing from all his albums and usually playing no more than three or four new songs in a night. This intimate setting should be a perfect venue.

Swearin’ plays Chicago’s Township

If you’re a fan of Waxahatchee (like me), chances are you’ll like Swearin’, the band led by Allison Crutchfield. Allison is the twin sister of Katie Crutchfield, who performs as Waxahatchee. The musical styles of the two projects are not exactly the same (though they’re not radically different, either).

Where Waxahatchee may remind you of Liz Phair’s Exile in Guyville, Swearin’ summons another ’90s icon, the Breeders. Neither of these Crutchfields are knockoffs, but the mid-90s reference points are obvious. Born in 1989, the Crutchfield girls began playing in bands together in their teens in Alabama.

Certainly, Allison Crutchfield and Swearin’ deserve to be more than a footnote to Waxahatchee’s great release this year, Cerulean Salt. Swearin’ made a fine album itself with the recently released Surfing Strange.

Swearin’ plays Township Thursday.

New music: Magik Markers release ‘Surrender to the Fantasy’

Magik Markers’ new album, Surrender to the Fantasy, skews from the hushed Mirrorless to the raucus Bonfire. And there’s plenty of other good stuff between. The new album was just released this week.

Watch a new video from Chicago’s Radar Eyes

Chicago’s Radar Eyes is about to rerelease its 2012 self-titled album next month on cassette! Check out this video for Side of the Road.

Ty Segall releases new video for ‘The Man Man’

Take a look at this new video from Ty Segall. The Man Man is a song off Sleeper, Segall’s latest.

New video: Islands’ ‘Wave Forms’

Here’s a new video from Islands for Wave Forms off the new album Ski Mask.