This is a first for me – a label being my Pick of the Week. But Riding Easy Records’ Soundcloud page works as a great sampler of some of the best indie stoner and fuzz rock out there right now. Bands like Brown Acid, Electric Citizen, and central California’s Slow Season, a band that recorded their very throwback sounding rock album Mountains in the drummer’s parents’ garage on reel to reel tape.
The whole smattering of songs is a throwback to a slower, simpler, fuzzier time. Check it out by clicking below and be transported back to the incense-burning basement of your childhood!
Feminist fuzz punk duo Deap Valley have just premiered a new song and video from their followup to 201’s Sistrionix, a slow but groovy rocker called “Royal Jelly”. Directed by Jess Holzworth and starring Georgia May Jagger, the song features the duo playing to a small but curious crowd in a divey lounge bar. “Royal Jelly” was produced by Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Here’s the full article on Noisey. Peep the song below, and download the track free at deapvally.com
I hadn’t heard of relative newcomer Alexa Melo until this excellent cover of one of my favorite songs popped up in my Twitter timeline, and now I’m an instant fan. This young LA-based artist released her acclaimed debut album earlier in 2015 after years of looking for the right producer to complement her sound and vision. If this single is any indication, this hard working multi-talented multi-instrumentalist is only on her way up from here.
Alexa Melo “The Beautiful People”, available on iTunes 10/30/15