Los Pepes – “I Want You Back”

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If you need a jolt of sonic energy to wake you up or liven up your day, the new single from Los Pepes ought to do the trick! “I Want You Back” is available now in digital form and will be releasing on vinyl May 14th via Black Wax Noise Division. And for this release, Los Pepes […]

Various – The Ninth Wave – album review

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Various – The Ninth Wave Big Stir CD/DL Out now Brand new entry in the run of compilations drawn from Big Stir’s Digital Singles Series, with contributions from mainstays Dolph Chaney, Irene Peña and The Brothers Steve among others. Ian Canty sees if he ends up on cloud nine… The Ninth Wave collects the Big […]

Brad Marino – Looking For Trouble

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All year long, I’ve been counting the days until the release of Brad Marino’s second full-length album! The album’s first teaser single, “What Do You Know?”, was released in January. A second teaser, “Even The Score”, came out in March. This all led up to Looking For Trouble being perhaps my most highly anticipated album release of […]

The Forty Nineteens: New Roaring Twenties – album review

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The Forty Nineteens: New Roaring Twenties (Big Stir) CD | DL Out now New album from “the undisputed kings of Californian garage rock”, their fifth long-player since debuting back in 2012 with No Expiration Date. This collection is made up of eleven tracks, featuring the recent singles Go Little GTO and Late Night Radio. Ian […]

Kid Gulliver – “Boy In A Bubble”

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There aren’t many sweeter phrases in the English language than “new Kid Gulliver single”! The Boston foursome has been on fire with its singles over the last couple of years. Its latest, “Boy In A Bubble” , is available now from the always wonderful Red On Records. Again Kid Gulliver delivers a should-be radio hit that […]

The Erratix – “You Don’t Care”

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If you’re a longtime follower of this blog, you’re gonna flip over the debut single from The Erratix! Pals of mine like Mick Fletcher and Jay Castro have been touting this Minneapolis-based foursome for a while. Once I heard the record, I quickly understood why! This single sounds like it could have come out on […]

The Chelsea Curve – “Girl Cavedog”

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Wow, has Justine Covault ever hit the ground running with her label Red on Records! Since its launch five months ago, Red On Red has already released or reissued music from 13 different bands/artists — all of them Boston based. I haven’t even come close to keeping up (shamefully I even missed a new Justine […]

Bishop’s Daredevil Stunt Club/Golden Richards – split single

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I’ve got something super cool for the power pop crowd today! A few months back, I featured a singles collection from the Chicago based label Big Blast Records. Big Blast is your home for hooky, guitar-heavy rock and roll. Two of the standouts from the label roster have come together to release a new split single. […]

Rich Ragany And The Digressions – “Heartbreakers Don’t Try”

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Rich Ragany is no stranger to this blog. I have reviewed four of his albums — three that he made with his band Role Models as well as his brilliant solo debut …Like We’ll Never Make It. I even interviewed him back in 2018. In my book, Rich Ragany is one of the finest songwriters in all […]

The Armoires – Incognito – album review

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The Armoires – Incognito Big Stir Records CD/DL Released 1 April 2021 A new album with 18 tracks, 15 which were previously issued from October 2020 onwards as singles by the Big Stir label. These tunes were purported to be made by bands new to the imprint’s roster, but are actually the work of The […]