Monday, May 16, 2011

Local Miami psych garage rockers just churned out their much anticipated LP this year, and after a little drama here and there, Lil Daggers have risen with a release date on their own newly established record label. Slated for a June release, the LP builds upon the organ heavy psychedelic garage rock of past releases and slows things down a bit to put more of an emphasis on the psychedelic aspect.

The self titled record starts off with a classic sounding Lil Daggers tune: Wasting - A dissonant punk tale about wasting time. So far, so good. The next few songs, Slave Exchange (which came out as a limited edition 7" on RSD), Pignose, and Ghost Herd, all explore greater sonic elements of slow blues and mind-melting psychedelic which, in my opinion, fits Lil Daggers perfectly as far as musically evolving is concerned.

I remember hearing a comparison between Lil Daggers and Jacuzzi Boys that fits both band's styles pretty well, especially now that Lil Daggers have embraced this new direction; "Lil Daggers play shows while smoking joints and Jacuzzi Boys play while brandishing knives". It was something to that effect....

The album is definitely a Miami great. Be sure to catch Lil Daggers playing with The Spits on June 10th at Churchills. The LP will drop June 29th and the music video for Dada Brown will be released that same week.

Head on over to their bandcamp to listen to the whole album and purchase it, or wait for the well worth it physical release!

Carol - So Low

Duplodeck - CS

Amazing 90's indie rock inspired band from Brazil. Echoes of Pavement, The Pixies, Deerhoof and some early Gerbils could be heard in all this fuzzy goodness. Pug Records is offering the digital version for free or you could buy the very well worth it cassette version which has amazing art work.

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Thousands - S/T

Thanks goes to Omar K. for this one. It's not often I see a band email me such a sincere message....

Thousands is an intensely epic post-rock band out of Boston. They give me Godspeed You! Black Emperor vibes and at times even Orchid vibes (before the build up to all the screaming of course, see "...And the Cat Turned To Smoke" for an example of what I mean). Nothing but amazing music is what I sense from these guys. I would love a little more experimentation in the form of Godspeed's field recordings but that might be too derivative.... either way well worth downloading.

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Rabble Rabble

Rabble Rabble recorded with producer Stephen George at Gimme That Sound Studios during the band's east coast summer tour of 2010. The recordings will be available on vinyl and digitally Monday, May 23rd. In celebration, the band headlines @ Empty Bottle, Chicago that night with We Are Hex and Distractions supporting; FREE show!

The first single, "Why Not", is a raunchy garage stomper that's perfect for any dingy punk pub. Mix in a little psychedelic rock guitar solo and you've got a pretty good mix.

ong Hook" sets it off with manically spuddering guitars that evolve into another mind melting psychedelic guitar solo. Looking forward to what else these guys have to offer with their new record out this month.