New Music Blast: The Cowboys; Meadow Burials; Hearts and Rockets; Tapeworms; Strangelight


Subjectively The Cowboys are one of the most inventive bands working today. The prolific, genre-bending quintet already released one of 2020’s best albums (if not the best) in April with ‘Room of Clons‘ and they’ve just dropped a surprise 5-track EP – ‘Lovers in Marble‘ on the world. Always a bit off-kilter The Cowboys continue to mine the psychedelic terrain of Syd Barrett, and The Kinks as well as the eccentric pop of XTC, and Television Personalities.



Bath noise punks Meadow Burial is a project of Ghost of the Avalanche bassist/vocalist Nick Wiltone and they are set to release their 3rd EP in December – ‘Poems‘. Meeting somewhere in the middle between the hardcore of Black Flag and the post-hardcore of Drive Like Jehu, these are tracks to invigorate your pandemic isolation.


Kalindy Williams and Kurt Eckardt are Hearts and Rockets, a feminist bratwave duo from Melbourne that reworks electronic post-punk sounds into catchy, primitive disco-punk ditties in the same wheelhouse as Le Tigre. They’ve released two LPs and a batch of slick new singles. Mixed and mastered by Mikey Young of course!



There’s a lot going on over the 10 tracks on Tapeworms latest ‘Funtastic‘. The trio from Lille, France comprised of Margot Magnières with brothers, Théo and Elliot Poyer weave together muscular guitar-driven shoegaze, gossamer twee pop, and dreamy bedroom vibes. It all comes together like a sportier version of Jesus and Mary Chain. Out now from Howling Banana Records.



Oakland’s Strangelight just released their debut ‘Adult Themes‘ and it is fire! The quartet delivers 23 minutes of short, sharp shocks, taut and jaw-clenching like a serum of Black Flag and Hot Snakes injected into your neck.

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