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“Out Tonight” is a standout track from Toronto-based DIY band Jagguar’s debut self-titled LP — released in February. Angela Morrison has a very thoughtful write-up on the record over at Exclaim! Hate reading? Follow the “Songs of SOMETHINGGOOD” playlist on Spotify and you never have to come back (but I’d really appreciate it if you did).
South Korean skate-punk trio Drinking Boys and Girls Choir have followed up their masterful 2019 debut LP Keep Drinking with a pair of singles released last week via Damnably. Here’s the A-side, “OK, Hate reading? Follow the “Songs of SOMETHINGGOOD” playlist on Spotify and you never have to come back (but I’d really appreciate it if you… Continue reading “OK, BYE” BY DRINKING BOYS AND GIRLS CHOIR
Not all bands with clever monikers are created equal. For Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, their name is just a name — an amusing side note to the Australian quartet’s thrilling rock sound. “Desk Chair” is one of the best songs I’ve heard this Hate reading? Follow the “Songs of SOMETHINGGOOD” playlist on Spotify… Continue reading “DESK CHAIR” BY TEEN JESUS AND THE JEAN TEASERS
Bernie Sanders’ favorite indie band just released the third and final single from their forthcoming LP Printer’s Devil, due out February 28. It’s a Topshelf Records Hate reading? Follow the “Songs of SOMETHINGGOOD” playlist on Spotify and you never have to come back (but I’d really appreciate it if you did).
The lead single from London punk trio The Worms’ forthcoming LP2 — Back to the Bog, brought to you by French tape label Hidden Bay Records — drops us into the scary and exciting world of erotic robotics. Counterzine premiered the track last week. The new album comes out February28. Hate reading? Follow the “Songs of SOMETHINGGOOD” playlist… Continue reading “SEX ROBOT” BY THE WORMS
The latest from Lonely Ghost Records is a brilliant introduction to Cincinnati band Shag Lab — who deftly blend elements of emo, power-punk and thumping indie rock across four killer tracks. The self-titled EP came out last Friday. “Coconut Head” is the opener. Hate reading? Follow the “Songs of SOMETHINGGOOD” playlist on Spotify and you never… Continue reading “COCONUT HEAD” BY SHAG LAB
London-based label Damnably has an unbelievable roster of indie rock-adjacent bands from East Asia (e.g. Say Sue Me, Otoboke Beaver, Drinking Boys and Girls Choir), so I’m inclined to believe their recent addition — Hazy Sour Cherry of Tokyo, Japan — is worth your attention. The band’s debut LP Tour De Tokyo comes out November 22. Hate… Continue reading “LITTLE RUN” BY HAZY SOUR CHERRY
Now that I’ve settled on my favorite albums of the year (so far), it’s time to look ahead. All this week SOMETHINGGOOD is featuring tracks from the most anticipated records coming in the back half of 2019. The founding members of Whitney — Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich — have been making amazing-sounding music together since their Smith… Continue reading “GIVING UP” BY WHITNEY
Emerging indie folk/rock artist J.B. Boone is a big talent from a small town in Texas. “The World Shrinker,” his extremely catchy debut single about people you’re better off without, comes from the forthcoming Severe Adventures EP. The sub-genre-blending artist — who cites Shakey Graves and Tallest Man on Earth as major influences — learned the ways… Continue reading “THE WORLD SHRINKER” BY J.B. BOONE