RIYL: Ty Segall, Wavves, FIDLAR
Hamilton’s taken it’s own spin on the L.A. garage punk sound in the form of local group, Pet Sun. These rockers delivered a fresh update to the sound with the single off their self-titled debut LP, adding in some psychedelics plus all of the heaviness and grit you’d expect from a rusted out steel town.
RIYL: Weezer, Smashing Pumpkins, the Lemonheads
With this single off of Dead Stars’ sophomore effort, “Bright Colors“, the band delivers one of the heaviest and freshest doses of 90’s nostalgia that I’ve ever heard. The track delivers some great melodic bummer rock for anyone wanting to reminisce about the 90’s alt-rock boom.
James Edge and the Mindstep
“On a Red Horse”
RIYL: Radiohead, Vitamin String Quartet, Nick Drake
British singsong-writer James Edge formed his band, ‘James Edge and the Mindstep’ with one thing in mind: to push the boundaries of what folk music is. With this track he does just that, this track sounds like early Radiohead ditched the distortion and picked up acoustic guitars and violins.
RIYL: Korn, Ke$ha, Rob Zombie
If you liked when Korn went Dub Step, then you’ll dig this. Produced by Korn and Linkin Park producer, Jeff Blue, this track delivers something that sounds like modern top 40’s electro-pop if they ditched the bubblegum and glitter and went for industrial and grit.
RIYL: Wolf Parade, Divine Fits, New Bomb Turks, Viet Cong
“Blue Wave” is the latest track from side-project addict, Dan Boeckner. The title track and second single from Operators’ debut album is a tight and soulful jam that’s reminiscent of kraut-rock, the Smiths and all of the best 80’s post-punk bands.