Track Premiere: Port Lucian’s “20z”

Track Premiere: Port Lucian’s “20z”

Today, we're excited to premiere the newest track from Philadelphia bedroom pop artist Port Lucian, "20z".   Queer musician (and self-described "hermit) Portia Maidment, Port Lucian follows up earlier 2020 singles "Give It Up" and "Full Control?" with "20z", a track most obviously inspired by turning recently turning 20 and the combination of uncertainty at [...]

Leaaves Shares “Spun, Pt. II”, Announces New Cassette ’12 Worlds’ on Strategic Tape Reserve

Leaaves Shares “Spun, Pt. II”, Announces New Cassette ’12 Worlds’ on Strategic Tape Reserve

Today, we're thrilled to share "Spun, Pt. II", the new track from NYC ambient/drone artist Leaaves, as well as announce his upcoming album on Strategic Tape Reserve, 12 Worlds.   It feels like just yesterday that we first covered the music of Nate Wagner in our premiere of "This Is a Frozen House...", and then [...]

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), [...]

The Return of Bandcamp Day AKA Music Industry BLACK-out Day

The Return of Bandcamp Day AKA Music Industry BLACK-out Day

Here we go again, in more sense than one. Today is yet another Bandcamp Day, where the online marketplace waives their revenue share for 24 hours so that 100% of proceeds go to the artists and labels who sell on Bandcamp. Right now is yet another instance where we are raw from another reprehensible act [...]

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 [...]

DJ TBear Talks Oaxacan Hip-Hop, Label Bear House Co., Love of ’90s Rap, and Importance of Elevating Female Voices

DJ TBear Talks Oaxacan Hip-Hop, Label Bear House Co., Love of ’90s Rap, and Importance of Elevating Female Voices

Mexican recording artists have long been subjugated to stereotypes projected on them by outsiders. They’re not all sombrero-wearing mustached men walking around with guitars. You’ll look to Mexico City to find Americanized acts making accessible pop music and walk away satisfied. Still, if you pay attention, at this very moment, there is a vibrant community [...]

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 [...]