Album Premiere/Review: Unicorns at Heart’s ‘Aurora’

Album Premiere/Review: Unicorns at Heart’s ‘Aurora’

Unicorns at Heart Aurora (Z Tapes) Today, we’re thrilled to premiere Aurora, the new album on Z Tapes from lo-fi rockers Unicorns at Heart. Our own introduction to California's Unicorns at Heart was with the 2019 single "Yr Mind", which finds itself on Aurora among nine other tracks, approximately half previous singles and compilation tracks and [...]

Album Premiere/Review: Cardinality’s s/t

Album Premiere/Review: Cardinality’s s/t

Cardinality s/t (Grimalkin Records) Today, we're honored to share Cardinality, the debut LP from the newly formed duo of RVA artist Ty Sorrell and singer AG Himself. Spirituality, soul, and connection are at the forefront of Cardinality's first outing, which will likely stand as little surprise to those familiar with the past work of Ty [...]

Album Premiere/Review: LIT. MAJOR’s ‘Generosity’

Album Premiere/Review: LIT. MAJOR’s ‘Generosity’

LIT. MAJOR Generosity (Community Radio Tapes) Today, we're excited to premiere the newest album from Connecticut-based singer-songwriter LIT. MAJOR, Generosity. The third album released under the LIT. MAJOR moniker, Generosity is pitched simply as "an album of new songs written & recorded in isolation during the spring of 2020", which might seem innocuous enough if you were reading [...]

EP Review: Johnny Otis Dávila’s ‘P.I.F.F.’

EP Review: Johnny Otis Dávila’s ‘P.I.F.F.’

Johnny Otis Dávila P.I.F.F. (Discos Diaspora) For those who don’t already know, Johnny Otis Dávila is probably best known for his work on guitar in the now defunct Dávila 666, probably the biggest band in Puerto Rican garage rock the past decade. Since Dávila 666, Johnny’s been part of Terror Amor (still playing with AJ), [...]

Album Review: Howie Moonlight’s ‘On the Run (From Love)’

Album Review: Howie Moonlight’s ‘On the Run (From Love)’

Howie Moonlight On the Run (From Love) (Brain Tape) Sudbury is likely one of the most overlooked locations for music modern day, and Howie Moonlight’s debut mini-album is a prime example of why.  Their music has lingered in my mind and in my music library long before this release through audio rips of their performance [...]

Album Review: Backxwash’s ‘God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It’

Album Review: Backxwash’s ‘God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It’

Backxwash God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It (Grimalkin Records) The human experience, by its very nature, is personal and often painful, and yet institutionally, those with power and/or influence have seen it fit to allow additional, crushingly heavy layers of pain to be heaped upon individuals who don't fit [...]