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Tiny Mix Tapes Gives A Thorough Review of Conveyor’s Prime.

This moment shocks with the revelation that pre-existing expectations may color but can’t guide the experience of listening to Prime; the guiding principle (that is, the film) is somewhere out of sight, directing rather than attracting focus in an inversion of the typical soundtrack/image relationship.”

Read the complete review of Prime over on Tiny Mix Tapes.

Listen to The Growlers’ New Single “Good Advice” now on Noisey!

This song can help you get over your end-of-summer blues and teleport you back to that time you took a vacation a few months ago and felt #free and had a lot of belly laughs and didn’t think about work or check your email for like two days.”

Listen now on Noisey! 

Relix Magazine weighs in on Monomyth’s debut album, Saturnalia Regalia!, that’s out now on Mint Records!

But digging deeper reveals an impressive eclecticism—from the melted guitar spasms of “Downer” to the spiraling, dual-guitar break on the lovely “Pac Ambition,” from the doo-wop churn of “Patsy” to the classic-rock chorus of “Something Else.” There’s a playful sense of exploration on Saturnalia Regalia!, as the band saunters haphazardly through styles and tempos—all of them glued together by a stoned smirk.”

Read on at Relix Magazine! 

Hear another unearthed Further song over on Louder Than War!

The track we’re premiering for you today is typically Further, featuring drawled vocals, a guitar sound that hearkens back to 1960s and ’70s classic rock and that is characterised by extensive use of feedback, fuzz and distortion.”

Listen now over on Louder Than War. 

Buzzbands LA Says The Wild Reeds’ ‘Blind and Brave’ is “a Winning Oeuvre”

"The vintage folk stylings of the Wild Reeds recall a distant, ostensibly more naive California where one had to be neither blind nor especially brave to see and do all that is right and good. On its debut “Blind and Brave” (due Aug. 9), the L.A. quintet submits that they are oblivious to today’s trenchant cynicism and bold enough to chart their own course."

Read the rest over at BUZZBANDS LA!

The Seattle Times Caught Benjamin Verdoes @ the Timber! Festival

"Four young girls sat in the mud at the front of the Campfire Stage, completely enraptured by Verdoes’ sensitive solo set, after which they rushed to greet him."

Read the rest over at THE SEATTLE TIMES

Gulp’s debut album is out now on Everloving Records and BUST Magazine has a wonderful review of Season Sun.

Their style hearkens back to the time when psychedelic pop had just discovered analog synths. Season Sun's opening track, “Game Love,” is a good example of Gulp's penchant for vintage electronica, as a warbling Moog backs a cascade of shimmering guitars and Lindsey Leven's gorgeous pipes.”

Check out the full boob rating over on Bust! 

All Music chimes in with a wonderful review of Monomyth’s debut LP!

Josh Salter and Seamus Dalton’s guitar interplay often dips into the prog rock realm, songs are punctuated by little sonic surprises like the doo wop break on “Candleholder” or the Sonic Youth-heavy guitar freakouts on “Downer,” and the odd effects they run their guitars through (maybe a janky old chorus pedal?) give the album a slightly otherworldly feel.”

Read on at All Music! 

Listen To Mimicking Birds’ New Daytrotter Session!

Head on over to Daytrotter to get the first listen of Mimicking Birds’ latest session in Rock Island, IL. 

Self-Titled Magazine Has The Scoop On Castanet’s New Single ‘My Girl Comes To The City.”

Due out August 19th through his longtime label Asthmatic Kitty, Decimation Blues isn’t as bleak as its title suggests but it does sound like it’s on the brink of a sonic breakdown. “My Girl Comes to the City,” for one, flash fries its folk-leaning foreground with smart-bombed keyboards, head-on harmonies, and split-screened samples.”

Head on over to Self-Titled to listen!