ASG – “Survive Sunrise”
We’re sliding on into another RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!!!
North Carolina riff-rockers ASG re-emerge with their six-full length – and first new album in five years, “Survive Sunrise”. This album further expands upon ASG’s trademark blend of heavy, southern-fried, alt-rock fury and infectious, hook-centric accessibility. With unabashedly hooky vocals, evocative lyrics and well-honed musical chops, ASG create soaring, melodic rock anthems with a sunny, colorful vibe that are reminiscent of the album’s electrifying cover art. Hit up metal powerhouse RELAPSE RECORDS now!
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The Optigan was a chord organ made by Mattel in the early 1970s. This intriguing instrument played back lo-fi sound loops on flexible LP-sized discs, each disc containing optically-encoded rhythm section grooves in a particular style of music (ie country, bossa nova, etc), along with drum loops and keyboard tones. Think of it as the 1970s version of GarageBand, where amateur musicians could put together their own songs using loops of recordings by professional musicians. OPTIGANALLY YOURS started in the mid 1990s when one of Rob Crow’s housemates, Pea Hix, became obsessed with the magnificent Optigan. In contrast to the grainy, lo-fi sound of the Optigan discs, these sounds were all hi-fi studio quality. “O.Y. in Hi-Fi” was born. Hit up JOYFUL NOISE for your copy today!
The debut full length album from HOMESAFE, titled “One”, is out now on PURE NOISE RECORDS! HOMESAFE (featuring a member of Knuckle Puck) is about to head out on a headlining summer tour with Hot Mulligan, but in the mean time you can grab a copy for yourself at PURE NOISE, or even better, get out there this summer!
In 2013, ex-Apollo 14 members, Ben Dubler and Eric Chamberlain got together to start playing surf. But this time, playing 80s new wave all instrumental surf style! The debut release from THE NEW WAVES, (ironically called) “Volume II” is coming out exclusively on SQUIDHAT RECORDS! All of your favorite 80s new wave hits re-imagined as surf rock anthems that are as cool as the other side of the pillow. Big guitars, pulsing rhythms and not a lyric to be found so you can sing along. Get some today!
Every once and a while there comes along an album that steps out of the bounds of normalcy for the band that releases it. Previous rules are broken and new voices and sounds are explored. FLATFOOT 56’s newest EP “The Vancouver Sessions” is just that kind of record. The album takes one new song (“How Long”) and four older songs from the bands extensive library, and revisits them in a totally different way. Songs that were once hard driving punk rock anthems, get turned into thoughtful, and at times tender, reminders of what life can be if we slow down and take lyrics in. Float on over to SAILORS GRAVE RECORDS to grab a copy!
Keep on Truckin’!