Monthly Archives: February 2016

Greys premiere ‘No Star’ + announce ‘Outer Heaven’ LP

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Greys

Greys have premiered No Star, which is the first single from their forthcoming full length album, ‘Outer Heaven’. You can take a listen to No Star via Soundcloud below.   Written in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, the song addresses the politicized reaction to the attacks while reflecting on vocalist/guitarist Shehzaad Jiwani’s complex relationship with his own voice as… Read more »

Discogs releases app for iOS

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Discogs official app logo

One of the most anticipated segment of the Discogs 15 year anniversary is the release of their iOS app, which is available on the Apple Store now. It’s basically a reskinned version of Milkcrate, which isn’t a bad thing. I’ve been using Milkcrate for a while now, but plan to switch over to Discogs since I assume it will add functionality over time…. Read more »

Chillwave band Crown Plaza debuts new track ‘Staring At The Wall’

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Crown Plaza

The Echo Park-based quartet Crown Plaza originally started out 2012 after the ending of frontman Nima Kazerouni’s (So Many Wizards) relationship with his sweetheart of 6 years where he left his cozy apartment in the middle of LA and took an unusual residence at his father’s back office in the heart of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).  He didn’t realize… Read more »

Texas’ Ask For Joy Presents First Single ‘Pinprick Eyes’ from their upcoming LP

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Ask For Joy Pinprick Eyes

Ask For Joy has released the first single Pinprick Eyes from the forthcoming LP ‘New Private Window’. This 7-track album maintains the walls of shimmering reverb-drenched guitars, endearing vocals and expansive harmonic melodies that Ask For Joy are known for.     Founded in 2005, Ask For Joy is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist and producer Aaron Rossetto. Based in Austin, Texas, artists like himself… Read more »

Howardian streams new album, ‘A Smurf at Land’s End’

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Howardian

Ian Vanek from Japanther once again to release his second full-length, ‘A Smurf at Land’s End’, as Howardian. Vanek’s fusion of lo-fi garage fuzz, technical poly-rhythms, and hip-hop influence satisfies curious Japanther fans and new listeners alike. The album is currently streaming in full via Bandcamp below.     ‘A Smurf at Land’s End’ finds the New York City group, in a mystic, street informed, art rock mode… Read more »