Posts tagged with "Sophomore Lounge"

Premiere: Soft Gang – “Beautiful Human”

July 22, 2016

Premiere: Soft Gang – “Beautiful Human” There is a lot to be said about Soft Gang’s ambitious self-titled debut, but the quartet enters a statement of their own with the album’s opening cut. “Beautiful Human” is also the album’s longest track, and placing it first amplifies the opening sentiment: this is not... 

TINA – “Shiela and Kim”

February 25, 2015

TINA – “Shiela and Kim” I may be wrong, but ever since we all started talking about krautrock and shoegaze a few years ago, there is a delightful haze that permeates so much contemporary music. When that haze is lightly guided toward new directions, or rhythmic variations, the under-the-covers gloom can produce breathtaking... 

Premiere: Fat Creeps – “In Name Only”

July 24, 2014

Premiere: Fat Creeps – “In Name Only” Do you ever wonder why east coast and west coast surf artists don’t have violent battles? Frankly, it’s a complete ideological split, with each tradition embracing different elements of reverb-drenched, pseudo-psychedelic culture. Where those west coast surfers can afford to be bright and... 

Video Premiere: Ma Turner – “Christ in a Garden”

April 17, 2014

Video Premiere: Ma Turner – “Christ in a Garden” Lexington’s Ma Turner (guitarist/co-founder of CROSS and Salad Influence, as well as founder of Warmer Milks) has his first solo LP, ZOZ, coming out next month on Sophomore Lounge, and their sister label Loin Seepage will also be releasing a cassette of his material (called Nessy Peen). The... 

The Phantom Family Halo – “Hard Apple Moon Stomp”

March 17, 2014

The Phantom Family Halo – “Hard Apple Moon Stomp” Judging solely by the first moments of “Hard Apple Moon Stomp,” the opening cut of The Phantom Family Halo‘s fifth full length, Raven Town Witch, the listener can shelve their expectations. A hard-stomp-and-drum sequence underlies a gentle, persistent chant. And it goes, and it goes,... 

Guerilla Toss / The Sediment Club, ‘Kicked Back Into the Crypt’

November 19, 2013

Guerilla Toss / The Sediment Club, ‘Kicked Back Into the Crypt’ Sophomore Lounge/Feeding Tube Records, 6/27/2013 Who doesn’t love a split release? Split tapes, split 7″s, split LPs… it’s always something I’ve dug as a listener. As such, it appears I was in the right place, right time, etc., when word came out of Decoder HQ that this... 

Video: Giving Up – “Overdressed In Underwear”

November 13, 2013

Video: Giving Up – “Overdressed In Underwear” In celebration of their recent split cassette with the sizzling Saralee, Giving Up has put out a video for “Overdressed In Underwear.” The track serves as a delicious opener to their new Sophomore Lounge release. Hammering drums and an anxious, surfy riff blunder into this crunchy teenage anthem.... 

PC Worship – “Mellow Moon”

November 5, 2013

PC Worship – “Mellow Moon” I’ve never had the good fortune of attending Obey Convention, Canada’s premier weirdo music festival, but that hasn’t stopped me from using them as a guide to new music. It is through their curation that I found out about Brooklyn’s PC Worship and I can’t thank them enough...