Wassup Rocker Radio’s Sickest Song of the Week: NATIVE SUN – ‘Off the Dial’

New York rockers Native Sun blast through the appropriately titled ‘Off the Dial‘ a fuzzed-out and overdriven serving of garage rock. The band runs the red light fueled by massive guitars, a heavy-ass stoner rock breakdown, and sneering vocals. Looking forward to a full-length release for these guys! Native Sun – Website Off The Dial / Jesus by Native Sun Wassup Rocker Radio

Album of the Week: CAT CLYDE & JEREMIE ALBINO – ‘Blue Blue Blue’

When it comes to Cat Clyde, I am officially all out of superlatives, but I’m going to have to find some to discuss her new project with fellow old-soul Jeremie Albino. Clyde and Albino met in 2018 and quickly realized they needed to collaborate. Clyde has released two outstanding solo albums and one with her other band The Shitbats, while Albino released his debut ‘Hard Time‘ in 2019. On ‘Blue Blue Blue‘ the duo flip through their record collections and cover...

Sylmar – “Bipolar Ball/College Try” – Soul Step Records REVIEW

2021 has been a strange year. I mean, there’s no comparison to the dumpster fire of 2020, but what is? It’s almost as if the arching theme for 2021 is apprehension. States are getting a grip on the pandemic, vaccines are going out, masks are coming off, and even festivals are greenlit. On paper, these things are leading up to a return to normalcy but in reality, we’re all just a little cautious. In some ways, the music reflects that. Despite artists planning shows later in the...

Album of the Week: TIN FOIL – ‘Two’ with Video Premiere

Detroit’s Tin Foil doesn’t seem to care much for formalities so all you need to know is that this is their second album, they think it’s better than their first and it was recorded in 2019, but then, well you know what happened, so here we are. As far as music goes, Tin Foil actually sounds like Detroit. Their sound is workman-like, a strange but effective mix of Crazy Horse and James Gang and Dinosaur Jr. and Meat Puppets. They play with what seems like purposeful sloppiness...

Album of the Week: JACKSON REID BRIGGS & THE HEATERS – ‘Waiting In A Corner’

This year is really shaping up to be an all-Australian fest on my turntable. Stiff Richards, Civic, and now Jackson Reid Briggs & The Heaters. Man the scene is hot down under. On their fifth album ‘Waiting In A Corner‘ the band crashes through a 9-song, 32 minute set of fuzzed-out punk rock; a hybrid that draws in the sneer of The Saints with nods to the rock and roll bluster of The Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys and the sonic drive of Red Dons. I’m not sure how many...

Nick Drake – Classic Music Review – Way to Blue (Part Two)

Part Two of Two Another possible factor behind Nick Drake’s stunning journey from obscurity to fame has to do with differences in generational attitudes concerning mental health. I found it curious that Nick had been completely ignored by his fellow Baby Boomers and enthusiastically resurrected by Gen Xers and Millenials. A passage I found on Nick’s Wikipedia page summarizing the critical opinion of one of the Boomers’ favorite music journalists told me I was onto something:...