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All posts by Mike Mehalick

The Octopus Project

Listen: The Octopus Project Shares “Pedro Yang” // New LP Out 4/7

Photo Credit: Michael Thad Carter With a well-established reputation for crafting visually immersive experiences at shows to match their music, Austin-based psych-rockers The Octopus Project are now readying their latest marriage of sound and vision. With multi-instrumentalist Lauren Gurgiolo in [...]

February 22, 2017 News
Whimsical

Listen: Whimsical Shares “Surreal” // New LP Out 2/24 via Saint Marie Records

The past few years have seen no shortage of beloved shoegaze/dream-pop bands reuniting and ultimately releasing their first pieces of new music in decades. Although not as lauded as others, perhaps born a bit late, Indiana-based band Whimsical have yet [...]

February 22, 2017 News
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SIMGE On The Scene: Def.GRLS, Journalism, Dumb Wolves & Fraidycat Played Sunnyvale

Last Friday, rising rockers Def.GRLS, Journalism, Dumb Wolves and Fraidycat played the consistently great Sunnyvale. Our intrepid Staff Photographer, Mike Petzinger, was on the ground to snap some exciting shots of all of the action. Check out Mike’s choice selections [...]

February 22, 2017 Live, Reviews
Wild Pink

Listen: Wild Pink Shares “Broke On” // Debut LP Out 2/24 via Tiny Engines

Photo Credit: Andrew DominguezAs teased by their most recently released singles, Brooklyn-based indie-rockers Wild Pink are not only wizards of loneliness, but of space. On “Great Apes,” the trio showed they’re more than capable of crafting an incendiary, guitar-led piece [...]

February 21, 2017 News
Goodman

Listen: Goodman Shares “Love Alone” // New LP Out Now

Last week, I published my first piece for Bushwick Daily profiling Oliver Ignatius and Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen. Absent from that piece was a mention of The Vissicitudes, the great new LP from Goodman recorded right at that very studio. [...]

February 21, 2017 News
Pile

Listen: Pile Shares “Dogs” // New LP Out 3/31 via Exploding In Sound

Since their inception, Boston-based rockers Pile have always skirted the razor’s edge in building tension and then releasing it all like a sonic flood. Their forthcoming LP, A Hairshirt of Purpose, placed Pile in a new headspace as vocalist/guitarist Rick [...]

February 20, 2017 News
Gang of Youths

Listen: Gang of Youths Share “What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?”

Photo Credit: Maclay Heriot On the come up from down under, Sydney-based rockers Gang of Youths are starting to make some noise stateside. Their latest single, “What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?,” is tailor-made for tri-state arenas [...]

February 20, 2017 News
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Listen: Jackson Boone Shares “Mystic Winds (from the East)” // New LP Out 3/10

Wasting little time in following up on the Natural Changes LP, Portland-based songwriter Jackson Boone is back with a new batch of psych-folk tunes. The eight-track Organic Light Factory is on its way and is led by the slinky, smooth, [...]

February 17, 2017 News
Hoops

Listen: Hoops Share “Rules” // Debut LP Out 5/5 via Fat Possum

Photo Credit: James Lacroix It really is amazing how much can happen in just a year. Almost to the day today in 2016, I wrote one of my first pieces for The Line of Best Fit on the Bloomington-based band [...]

February 16, 2017 News
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Listen: Alyeska Shares “Tilt-A-Whirl” // Debut EP Out March 3rd

Most everybody remembers that Summer fair atmosphere; the dubious, at best, construction of the traveling rides, sand art, burnt meats and popcorn, and the unique tension that is courting a crush for maybe the first time. LA-based Alyeska, the fuzz-pop [...]

February 15, 2017 News