Detroit’s The Beauticians sound like a throwback to another era, fusing late 60s proto-punk like the Velvet Underground with the 70s synth-pop of Suicide. ‘Donna‘ is a pop gem destined for Lo-Fi Love playlists everywhere while ‘Mental Hygiene‘ chugs along with the spirit of ‘White Light/White Heat‘. Including their contribution to the ‘Killed By Meth #3‘ comp, that’s three very strong tracks from this band. Let’s hope there’s more coming.
From St. Petersburg, Florida Jeremy and the Clones have a Replacements under-the-influence swagger to their rock and roll. ‘Telepathetic‘ was recorded at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, you can hear Jerry Lee Lewis’ piano in the background.
All you need to know about Jars, from Moscow, is that they sing in Russian but play kick-ass guitar-driven post-hardcore/noise rock. They’ve been around since 2011 and it looks like ‘ПОДЛОГ’ is their 6th album so happily down the rabbit hole we go.
Way back in 2015 we featured Welsh rockers Dead Shed Jokers (read it here). DSJ successfully combines the sludge rock of Queens of the Stone Age with the prog of the Mars Volta. Their new record ‘All the Seasons‘ was released last May.
Ransom Pier based in Brooklyn, via Long Island, boasts the compelling talent of vocalist/guitarist Hayley Harrington who sings in a fierce, bluesy style that would enhance any song let alone the super-strong tracks across the two EPs they released last year. They also released a live set and lay down a nice mix of blues, rock, roots, and R&B.