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Listen: King Tuff – Screaming Skull

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Over the summer King Tuff, AKA Kyle Thomas, released his self-titled sophomore record, a breakthrough album that figuratively stuffs 70s glam rock guitar with pop sensibility into the “garage” (read our review here). Earlier this week Thomas previewed single “Screaming Skull,” with B-side “Love Potion,” on Pitchfork before its October 9th release date.  “Screaming Skull” furthers [...]

Watch: Xiren – Not A Love Song

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Xiren is a Denver, CO rock “project,” a word used often these days when there is only one person pulling all the strings, started by a guy named Xiren Kenny(pronounced “seer-rin”). His sound melds and bends classic rock, 80s pop and garage, so trying to pin him into a genre more specific than just alternative [...]

The Vaccines – Come Of Age

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Most criticism surrounding The Vaccines usually revolves around the notion that their sound is business-as-usual for garage-influenced Brit pop, another band trying to fill the void left when The Libertines exited the scene. Their first record, What Did You Expect From The Vaccines, was ironically exactly what I expected from The Vaccines: a well-executed but less edgy version of [...]

Japandroids are Go!

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Not satisfied with the momentum built during 2009, Canada’s favorite grunge/garage/shoe-gaze/pop duo Japandroids positioned themselves for a ceiling crashing 2010 this week. Making their television debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Brian King and David Prowse blew the roof off the NBC studio with an impassioned performance of “Wet Hair”, from their debut full-length [...]