Generation Y is the debut album from Vagina Lips, aka Greek artist Jimmy Polioudis, on Inner Ear Records. The eight tracks are inspired and engaging post-punk anthems. With a darkish sheen, punctuated with upbeat tracks, Polioudis delivers an album that will appeal to those that like Car Seat Headrest, though to be honest, we prefer this album to anything Car Seat Headrest has released. This is an album that showcases a serious artist with musical depth that is cultivating a totally compelling sound. A definite must have. Stream and buy Generation Y at the link below.
Friday, December 14, 2018
More Honey is the new album from Toronto band Goodbye Honolulu. The seven tracks are adventurous rock and roll that blends styles across garage, post-punk and altrock. The bands delivers a dynamic album, that's heavy, twangy, melodic and driving; all at the same time. This is a band for those that like there rock familiar sounding, yet edgy, produced yet raw, with catchy songs and a quirky nature. Stream and buy More Honey at the link below.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Beg Your Pardon is the new album from Brooklyn band Savak. Featuring members of The Orbits, Holy Fuck and The Cops, the twelve tracks are unabashed gifts to the post-punk universe. This is an album of compelling, edgy music, that showcases musicians at the height of the collective powers. Stunning songs and arrangements, crisp production that preserves the raw authentic nature of the music are hallmarks of an album that engages on every level. A definite must have. Watch the video for album track Nature Erased, then steram and buy Beg Your Pardon at the link below.
Prins Obi & The Dream Warriors are back with a new S/T album on Greek label Inner Ear Records. The elven tracks are a nice blend of post-punk and garage rock to yield an album that is interesting and catchy. With a retro 60's guitar sound, in a thoroughly modern song context, the album is fuzzy and twangy. This is a solid album full of well executed songs, with some nice throwback touches. Watch the video for album track Fingers, then stream and buy Prins Obi & The Dream Warriors at the link below.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Summon is the new track from Toronto experimental artist Vancorvid. This track is dark, avant garde and as a single track fails on every level. While we appreciate left field experimental music, singles are not the proper vehicle. This artist has released only two tracks, with over a year between them. For experimental music to find its small audience there needs to be more substance, longer format and more depth. As a single track there is nothing here that engages. If you yearn for art for art's sake, then check out this track, otherwise this is one to pass by. Stream and buy Summon at the link below.
FZB favorites Honey & the 45s are back with a great new single track One On One. The Chicago band make sexy, sultry and totally engaging soulful rock. This new track is no exception, with lead vocalist Kristina Cottone belting it out with her smooth bluesy goodness. This is a band that is tight, accomplished and always pleasing. We hope this new track is a tease for a new album or EP. Only time will tell. Stream and buy One On one at the link below.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Skeleton House is the sophomore full length release from North Carolina band Crooked Ghost. The eight tracks blend a post-punk aesthetic, with a dream pop vibe to deliver an album that is atmospheric, dark and edgy. A raw sonic texture, gives over to melodic instrumental and vocal passages that display ample depth and artistry, while maintaining an angsty post-punk persona. This is an album that will drawn one in and continue to engage across repeated plays. A definite must have. Watch the video for album track Sleepwalker, then stream and buy Skeleton House at the link below.
Finding Beauty In Chaos is an album like no other. Curated by L.A.guitarist Michael Ciravolo, President of Schecter Guitar Research and produced by Grammy nominated Ministry producer Michael Rozon. The album as a band includes contributions from members of The Cure, Cheap Trick, Ministry, The Mission, The Offspring, Van Halen and many more, with Tish Ciravolo, Daisy Guitars founder, providing vocals on the track Look Up. As one might expect, what you'll hear across the fourteen tracks is a rock masterpiece of epic proportions. This is an absolute must have. Stream and buy Finding Beauty In Chaos at the link below.
Monday, December 10, 2018
The Celestial Ritual is the sophomore album from electronic duo Tunnelvisions, on Netherlands label Atomnation. The eleven tracks take the listener on an electronica journey through the instrumental stories of eleven mythical chieftains. The tracks are original takes on synthpads, arrangements and textures. With a nice beat throughout to keep things moving, the tracks are club ready, while still being musically inventive and interesting. This album will appeal to those into EDM, house and a wide array of electronic forms. Stream and buy The Celestial Ritual at the link below.
After more than a decade in limbo, Sparks Fly From A Kiss release their 2005 recordings, The Swell. The ten tracks are dense, heavy shoegaze, with nice melodic touches and an edgy noisey vibe. This album is one of those lost gems that surface occasionally from bands that were mostly overlooked when they were active, but should not have been. This is a great collection of songs that have it all, a dark sheen, strong hooks, deep fuzzy aesthetic and are powerful yet intimate. To say this record is an absolute must have is an understatement. This is absolutely a band you should know and turn others onto. Watch the videos for album tracks I Can't Sleep and Hot Garbage, then stream and buy The Swell at the link below.