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Breaking Rad: Black Flowers Cafe Is On The Rise…Drops New “be/polar” Single

Italian Indie-Rockers Black Flowers Cafe have been generating buzz since 2009 with an eclectic catalogue that ranges from electronic experimentations to Post-Punk noodling, but recently caught SIMGE’s collective ear with a new two-track single titled “be/polar”. Black Flowers Cafe takes its [...]

October 24, 2014 Breaking Rad, Features

On The Radar: Rising NJ Fuzz-Rock Outfit YJY, Stream A Song From Shea Stadium

We’re always scouring the Garden State, ever vigilant looking for our next favorite NJ band. Enter rising fuzz-rockers YJY who earlier this year released 5 promising demos which you can stream below. The band, despite not having a formal release, [...]

October 20, 2014 Breaking Rad, Features
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SIMGE Stream: From Below Induce A Blues Rock Psychosis With No Gods, No Monsters

Shooting straight from the hip with a death ray of psychosis inducing brand of self described Garage-Prog, NYC based band From Below rip, rock, and roll with an impressive live and recorded acumen. Their no holds barred heavy blues rock [...]

August 4, 2014 Breaking Rad, Features, News

Breaking Rad: The Hotelier Prep Home, Like Noplace is There In Defense Of A Genre, Stream The Lead Singles

Massachusetts is a state of unbridled wilderness sprinkled with tall tales of American heroes.  It is no wonder she is a breeding ground for the disenfranchised; birthing indie legends such as Mission of Burma and Dinosaur Jr.  These bands, along [...]

January 27, 2014 Breaking Rad, Features

SIMGE Singles: Little Earthquake Rumbles From Down Under With New Single “Planets”

The Electronic-Pop duo of brothers Matthew and Justin Hyland grew out of an actual earth-shaking experience in their home on the Central Coast of Australia, when a “little earthquake” spurred a Facebook thread of mammoth proportions, with individuals from across [...]

January 27, 2014 Breaking Rad, Features

Breaking Rad: Totoake…Mysterious Guitar Wizardry From A Bedroom In Santa Cruz

  A few weeks back there was a mysterious e-mail that appeared in my inbox from an artist named Totoake.  It was different from the flood that normally fills my storage system, not fit to a cookie-cutter template purchased by a [...]

December 16, 2013 Breaking Rad, Features

Breaking Rad: Ambient Fantasy for Nude Human’s “Is Is Is Not is Not” (Zanarkand)

Somewhere in the distant past, back rested against a second hand couch in a dimly lit basement, I hear the steady clicking of a Playstation 2’s disk tray working its magic.  I find myself surrounded in pre-teen, nerd glory, playing [...]

December 11, 2013 Breaking Rad, Features

Breaking Rad: Linnea Olsson Invites Us Into Her World With “All 4 U”

Pop and Rock can come from any source, as Joanna Newsom has proven time and again with her innovative, lush harp playing. Enter Linnea Olsson, a Swedish chanteuse who composes unique, inherently hook-littered tracks wielding a cello. Linnea Olsson’s debut [...]

November 22, 2013 Breaking Rad, Features

Breaking Rad: Feral Conservatives Explore The Softer Side Of Noise-Rock

Virginia Beach is where Feral Conservatives call home and hone their intriguing brand of the Noise-Rock.  The duo’s musical tendencies lean less toward the brutality of Steve Albini’s Shellac or Husker Du, but rather infuse the fuzz of Sonic Youth [...]

October 21, 2013 Breaking Rad, Features

Breaking Rad: Contron Buries Himself Beneath A Grainy Hiss

Connor Parker, who creates under the artistic guise of Contron, is a well-traveled songsmith, having traversed the Unites States (Florids, Mississippi, California, Georgia) and beyond our borders (England) as part of a constantly restationed military family.  But through the movement, [...]

October 14, 2013 Breaking Rad, Features