I love when bands like Dirt Dress wear their influences so proudly on their sleeves.
Entries Tagged as 'New2Me'
December 8th, 2014 · Comments Off on Dirt Dress
June 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off on Coco Gordon Is Punk Rocker
Hard to believe that Kim and Thurston from Sonic Youth have a daughter old enough to start her own punk band. When I first read the news clip over at Pitchfork, I was trying to do the math to figure out how old she must be by now, and it just made me feel old. […]
February 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off on TEEEL’s new EP Amulet available on iTunes
The new EP Amulet from TEEEL is available on iTunes. Good stuff. There’s a free track/download at Soundcloud, too.
May 4th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Art Museums
I heard a track from San Francisco’s The Art Museums on WUSC a few weeks ago and I’ve been smitten with their new(ish) record, Rough Frame, ever since. As Pitchfork says “the duo enthusiastically professes the lo-fi indie pop religion of heroes Television Personalities and legendary labels like Sarah, Slumberland, K, and Flying Nun.” Not […]
November 20th, 2009 · 3 Comments
I usually star the Guardian’s “Band of the Day” picks in my Google Reader and go back and listen when I have time. The best one I’ve run across lately is Paul Lester’s pick of I Blame Coco, who just happens to be the daughter of Sting. Now, regardless of what you may think of […]
July 9th, 2009 · 3 Comments
Hearing that a band is from Brooklyn may predetermine your attitude towards it, but good music rises above petty biases, good or bad. Soren Well is a quintet from the aforementioned trendy borough that plays a frighteningly accurate amalgamation of Loveless-era shoegaze with showers of guitars and dreamscape vocals. The tonal similarities to My Bloody […]
June 25th, 2009 · Comments Off on MAKTHAVERSKAN
Via Swedesplease comes word of the swedish garage/postpunk sounding band, Makthaverskan. Swedesplease has the mp3. Check it out.
June 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments
So, I was just browsing for records recently at Lunchbox Records in Charlotte, NC (an awesome record store, by the way) when I happened across a 7″ by a band called Cotton Candy. The clerk had written “Mark Robinson” on a sticker above the price tag, which is why I picked it up. Well, because […]
March 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Raves from the English press still manage to thrust artists into the limelight, despite having cried wolf too many times to remember. But I think The Guardian is onto something with Dave I.D. This guy evidently makes Buriel look like a fame-whore by comparison, even though he does have a MySpace page, inscrutable as it […]
February 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment
The garage rock schtick has been done to death, but there’s always room for when it’s done well. Harlem is your band. Mixing in a bit of frantic, Pixies-style unpredictability with its retro-kitsch harmonies, Austin’s Harlem knows how to make a glorious lo-fi racket. I recommend listening to “The South of France” on the band’s […]
January 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment
It’s always a pleasant evening when you can attend a free show by a band you’ve liked but never seen (Stricken City) and get introduced to an interesting new band (Screaming Lights) in the process. Stricken City’s single Tak o Tak was one of my faves of ’08, so I was quite chuffed to finally […]
November 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Katastrophy Wife
Found out about Kat Bjelland’s new band by way of one of Courtney Love’s illiterate and indecipherable blogs. Evidently, Bjelleand’s home is in danger of being "reposeesed", which one can only assume by context should read "repossessed." Sad news. But on the plus side, Bjelland’s new band is awesome. Her vocal stylings don’t stray far […]
November 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on Shugo, Shugo, Shugo
A few weeks back, I caught Stephin Merritt and his merry quartet for a lovely acoustic show at GW’s Lisner Auditorium, and while that show was amazing, it was like the bazillionth time I’d seen Magnetic Fields in the last 15 years. It was, however, the first time I’d ever seen Shugo Tokumaru and he […]
October 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on School of Seven Bells
I’ve been enjoying the new album from Brooklyn’s School of Seven Bells lately and figured I should mention it here on the Drawer, seeing as they’re on tour and playing with Drawer B faves, M83. Speaking of M83, that’s a good starting off point for comparison. Lush, gauzed ethereal vocals, electronic walls of noise, lap-pop […]
October 28th, 2008 · 3 Comments
Caught this on 3hive. Fun stuff from Germany.
October 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments
Via the always interesting Pop N Cherries comes word of Reading’s Happy Robots Records and their new compilation BotPop. Preview the album @ LastFM.
October 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on MySpace Find of the Day: Incredible Weapons
Listening to Incredible Weapons courtesy of Pop’n Cherries.
October 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on Roses Kings Castles
Roses Kings Castles, a side-project from the drummer of Babyshambles. I rather like this, but I’m not yet sure why. (swiped from Winnie Cooper)
October 5th, 2008 · 2 Comments
With its phonetically malapropistic name, Columbia, South Carolina’s Cassangles defies any qualifying genre distinction. There are scraps and strains of familiar sounds to be sure, but theyâ€™re fused together loosely in chaotic bursts of energy and underscored by the youthful disdain of form and structure. The brashness of this bandâ€™s ethos and execution is infectious. […]
October 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Microfilm
“Two men in love with German minimalist techno, disco trash, early â€˜80s synthpop and lush, moody soundtracks”Â That’s enough for me on a sunny, chilly afternoon Friday.Â MySpace, Official Site, free mp3.