Posts Tagged ‘scuzz pop’

December 12, 2017

We were much enthralled with Blushh when the Los Angeles based indie outfit appeared earlier this year with a debut EP named It’s Fine, whose five lo-fi indie rock and punky pop tracks truly are fine, if not thoroughly charming and infectiously winsome. Blushh’s youthful & scuzzy tunes recall the likes of Diet Cig, Charly Bliss, and many other bands we love. We’ve since realized that we completely missed out on a split EP Blushh put out with Maddie Ross last month. Fortunately for us, a new video’s out for ‘Pink Shirt!’, one of two tracks Shabnam Ferdowsi and her band contributed to the EP, and it’s helped to key us into the split four track release, which you can stream in full on Soundcloud, here. We join Shab as she rocks out in an intimate space in the video for ‘Pink Shirt!’, and we can’t help but tap our feet and nod our heads compulsively to the crunchy bopping tune, too. The Split EP can also be streamed or purchased from Bandcamp, here.

November 13, 2017
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Fremont’s own Sjowgren made quite a resounding splash in the indie scene when they released unforgettable guitar pop anthem Seventeen a couple years back. They’ve since taken their time to release their next songs, despite our hunger for more from the buzz making band and their endearing brand of dulcet wistful music. You could say we’re in Sjowgren heaven all of a sudden, as the band drops two new songs in less than seven days for us to joyously take in. Last week brought us Waiting Room, a scuzzy rocking, rhythmic chugging gem you can stream below, while today also brings us the surprise of High Beam, which you can find above. It’s a mellifluous whirling, woolly wheeling treat that reminds us of Sjowgren’s earlier singles. 

May 6, 2017
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There’s been a revival of sorts these days when it comes to crunchy, scuzzy guitar pop of the humble and unpretentious kind, and Los Angeles’ Blushh may be your favorite new band in that arena. The four piece band just finished making their first EP, and they expertly dishes out plenty of endearing noise pop and lo-fi guitar pop on first single I Don’t Wanna Leave. Blushh, fronted by Shab Ferdowsi, takes us on an angsty spirited, youthful carousing trip down nostalgia lane with their single. Blushh’s debut EP It’s Fine will be arriving in June. 

February 15, 2017

I happened to be scouring my Facebook feed as I usually do when I encountered this scuzzy gem of a tune from a project named Shit Girlfriend. The UK/LA outfit is a side project created by Blood Red Shoes’ Laura-Mary Carter and her BFF, Natalie Bang Bang, and their sure is a lot of “bang” in their noise punk and grunge pop tune, Mummy’s Boy. This sharp cracking song comes with a bold cheeky video, too. Shit Girlfriend tagged their riotous tune “#periodpunk”. I’ll certainly be finding out more about this pair. 

February 11, 2017

We’re bathed by a torrent of helter-skelter exhilaration and delirium as Rubblebucket member Alex Toth continues to regale us with splendid tunes from his self titled debut album as Alexander F. The guest talent studded release features this vibrant dashing tune Call Me Pretty, a scratchy thrusting, heady pulsating mixture of garage rock and scuzzy pop that features New Zealand’s Kimbra on guest vocals. The cameos don’t stop there. Call Me Pretty boasts Delicate Steve on guitar, Dandy McDowell on bass, and Noah Rubin on drums. You can watch Alex rocking out to the song in the fresh new video for the tune. Alexander F’s debut album is available now on Spotify and Bandcamp

November 5, 2016

I was grinning ear to ear earlier today during my first listen of INHEAVEN’s new song, Treats. I couldn’t help but nod in appreciation. It’s obvious we can always count on this UK band to present us with gloriously infectious, virile chugging rock. Bassist Chloe Little takes the lead on vocals which burst with fiery mettle, reminding me of a combination of Courtney Barnett, Wolf Alice’s Ellie Roswell, and Savages’ Jehnny Beth in the process. Treats exudes much scuzzy pop punk flare in between its crashing drums and vehement riffs. INHEAVEN knows how to “treat” our ears right. You can purchase Treats from iTunes.

May 10, 2016

Thought Night School have been around charming fans with their pop punky surf rock sound for a few years now, they’ve yet to drop a full length. That all changes on June 18th, when Blush comes out on Graveface Records. The trio hail from here in the Bay, one of so many amazingly talented bands flourishing in Oakland right now. Alongside their album news, Night School reveals a brand new video for their new single Last Disaster. Their doo woppy garage rock showcases some of their main influences, including The Shirelles, The Ronettes, The Shangri-las, and Cocteau Twins. There’s also a scuzzy endearment to Last Disaster and a beach languid vibe much evocative of both Weezer and Best Coast. Night School’s debut album Blush is available for pre-orders at Bandcamp, where you can purchase it digitally, on limited vinyl, or limited cassette.

April 8, 2016
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Canadian newcomers Basement Revolver crafts and delivers indie rock music they describe as introspective and emotional, reminiscent of the Pixies and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Considering I’m incredibly fond of both those legendary acts, it comes as no wonder that I find myself gravitating towards Basement Revolver’s debut song, Johnny.  A copious dosage of the Pixies’ surf pop grit certainly rears its rugged head on the fuzzy, scuzzy indie pop song, whose ripe emotions are driven into deep realms of angsty nostalgia by lead singer Chrisy Hurn’s aching sweet voice. I’m fully convinced I need to stay away from this fellow Johnny, because the whole ordeal Chrisy went through sounds absolutely miserable, though the song it has inspired is a captivating delight. The debut song will be on Basement Revovler’s debut EP, due out this July.