Hey Mercedes – “Everynight Fire Works”
Check out some over the top vinyl on this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!
15 years after it’s initial release, HEY MERCEDES’ stunning debut “Everynight Fire Works” will be reissued on RUN FOR COVER RECORDS!! HEY MERCEDES’ brand of emo-influenced alternative rock has stood the test of time as a more melodic but equally-as-important companion to the members’ first band. In fact, in the many subsequent revivals of the emo-leaning alt-rock sound of the late-90’s & early 2000s you can hear them. Head over the RUN FOR COVER to get one of these stunning sets of LPs today!
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PRAIRIE WWWW is an experimental folk band formed in Taipei, Taiwan in 2010. Its music combines poetry, folk, ambient and tribal elements. This record just came out on GURUGURU BRAIN, a Tokyo based record label which is focusing on the new Asian music scene. If you dare, go see PRAIRIE WWWW Liverpool Psych Fest 2016 on the GURUGURU BRAIN showcase!
CHRIS FARREN is a true DIY Renaissance man. For the past decade he has fronted the Naples, Florida, act Fake Problems, but over the past few years he’s cultivated second life through his solo work, ceaseless touring and accidental viral success with a T-shirt design as well as his musical and podcast collaborations with Bomb The Music Industry! After a few Eps, he’s finally here with a long awaited album, “Can’t Die”, courtesy of your friends over at SIDEONEDUMMY RECORDS of course!
TAPE WAVES is a 2 piece husband/wife Dream Pop duo from South Carolina featuring Kim on vocals and Jarod on guitar. “Here To Fade”, is the second full length LP from the band and on BLEEDING GOLD RECORDS. Hang tight as there are rumors of a West Coast tour early next year, in the mean time see if you can still get your hands on one of those AsideBside versions…
ESKIMEAUX is the recording project of songwriter and producer Gabrielle Smith. The project began in 2007 as an outlet for Smith’s experimental and noisy home-recordings and last year had her having the #1 Record of the Year according to NPR! Back again with DOUBLE DOUBLE WHAMMY, she’s got a tour lined up starting in September in support of “Year of the Rabbit”. Find out more at DOUBLE DOUBLE WHAMMY’s website!
“Avvolgere”, the forthcoming LP from Texas trio TRUE WIDOW, perfects the formula that their last album established. The album rocks and rolls with serene, rounded climaxes and steep, jangling choruses that engulf the listener with waves of downbeat, saccharine melodies and mesmerizing distortion. TRUE WIDOW’s signature alternation between male and female vocals helps further blur the boundaries between the heft of stoner rock, the droning atmosphere of shoegaze, and the twangy catchiness of blues and indie rock. Head over to the masters for all that is metal, RELAPSE RECORDS and if you are lucky, you still might be able to grab one of those AsideBside versions!
VEHICULAR GENOCIDE RECORDS and GIVE PRAISE RECORDS bring you this split from THE LURKING CORPSES and TRAFFIC DEATH!! Violent Doom Ridden Punk Rock meets Horror Thrash Fueled Punk Ghouls – from Indiana and Iowa respectively, if you live anywhere in the area and aren’t at the release show Sept 10th in Ft. Wayne, you probably won’t get one of the limited ‘Code Blue’ versions, and people might start to question your life choices…
See you next week for more vinyl goodies!