Turnover – “Good Nature”
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Front man Austin Getz doesn’t blink when asked to sum up TURNOVER’S third full-length, “Good Nature”. “This whole record is about learning. Opening your eyes to new things, going outside of your comfort zone, and learning to grow into something new.” The album’s unique blend of musical and spiritual growth is immediately audible on the opening track, “Super Natural,” a late-summer idyll of intertwined guitar parts and laidback vocals. Listening to how the leisurely “Nightlight Girl” melts into a more propulsive selection like “Breeze,” and the way Good Nature flows together as a seamless whole, it’s also evident that the foursome has been paying closer attention to how artists from earlier eras made full-length albums: the range of textures, tempos, and dynamics on “Good Nature” are influenced in part by bossa nova, cool jazz, electronic music, and psychedelic grooves. This influx of new influences and inspiration, navigated by the critically acclaimed album “Peripheral Vision” producer Will Yip, results in the band’s best album to date, due out later this year on RUN FOR COVER RECORDS. “Good Nature” comes from a place of calm and contentment, nurtured by looking inward.
BAND NAME: Turnover
LABEL NAME: Run For Cover
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John Dwyer had started OCS almost 10 years ago as a hushed, mostly acoustic affair after the dissolution of Coachwhips. In the meantime it’s mutated into a psych-rock juggernaut with two drummers and an average of 2 albums a year with no signs of slowing, stirring audiences around the world into a stinky, sweaty froth with their kraut-rock driven, psychotic guitar mayhem. Check out THE OH SEES on tour now or trip on over to CASTLEFACE and grab you a copy or “ORC”!
BAND NAME: : Oh Sees
LABEL NAME: Castle Face Records (Website / Facebook)
“Mareridt” (translation: Nightmare) is the highly anticipated sophomore full-length from renowned Danish composer and multi-instrumentalist MYRKUR. Recorded between Copenhagen and Seattle, “Mareridt” is a rich juxtaposition of the dark and the light; the moon and the mother earth; the witch and the saint. MYRKUR explores deeper into the mysterious and the feminine with 11 tracks that further progress her visionary blend of metal with gorgeous, stirring melodies, dark folk passages, choral arrangements and superb, horrific beauty. Check out RELAPSE for more info on the normal and the deluxe editions!
BAND NAME: Myrkur (Website / Facebook / Bandcamp / Instagram)
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
D.R.U.G.S. (Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows) was a short lived experiment that only toured briefly in 2011. A mini supergroup of post-hardcore bands, ENJOY THE RIDE has made their self titled LP available on vinyl! A limited run, head on over to ENJOY THE RIDE RECORDS to get one of these before they are gone!
BAND NAME: D.R.U.G.S.
LABEL NAME: Enjoy The Ride Records
GOLDFINGER frontman and producer extraordinaire John Feldmann recruited a group of punk rock all-stars to accompany him on the band’s latest record, “The Knife.” Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker (Blink-182), Mike Herrera (MXPX), and Phillip Sneed (Story Of the Year) came together to assist Feldmann in the first Goldfinger record in 9 years. Grab an “ULTRA CLEAR” w/ “OXBLOOD” ‘SMOKE’ or any of the other gorgeous records from RISE RECORDS!
BAND NAME: Goldfinger
LABEL NAME: Rise Records
Zackey Force Funk was born into this wild world in Tucson, AZ in 1974. In and out of prison since the age of 17, ZFF began producing on pirated software his brother gave to him once he had given up a life crime to focus on writing tunes and raising his family. . First discovered by Kutmah back in the golden era of Myspace, ZACKEY’S signature “Force Funk Sound” swiftly grabbed the attention of a number of formidable producers. Collaborations followed shortly after with the likes of Salva, Lazer Sword, Lorn, Baron Zen, Daedelus and B. Bravo, as well as forming the group Demon Queen with Tobacco. The fruits of his discipline all add up to his debut LP entitled ‘Money Green Viper” on LA based collective HIT+RUN!
BAND NAME: ZACKEY FORCE FUNK
LABEL NAME: HIT+RUN
With 12 years of relentless touring behind them, Vermont-based rock band TWIDDLE has built an impressive resume spanning Red Rocks to Bonnaroo, and multiple sellouts of historic rock venues in between. Recorded during a two-year span with legendary producer Ron St. Germain, PLUMP serves as a reflection of four brothers’ triumphs and struggles, both individual and as a whole. Find out more over at SONO RECORDING GROUP!
BAND NAME: Twiddle (Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram)
LABEL NAME: SoNo Recording Group
Everyone Dies In The End (EDITE) was founded in 2013 in Richmond, VA. The band consists of Jason Steed, Jeremy Moody, Luke Deskins, and Ashley Small. “The Space Between Spaces” is a concept album based on a Buddhist teaching. It begins following a character who is disillusioned with the world, and is shown a path to liberation and the ability to create their own world of bliss and joy. Head on over to STILLWATER RECORDINGS to pick up your copy!
BAND NAME: Everyone Dies In The End (Bandcamp / Facebook / Instagram)
LABEL NAME: Stillwater Recordings
NOOTHGRUSH & CORRUPTED have both been painstakingly crushing hope with miserable doomed metal since the 1990s. A reissue of the cult split between the two originally issued in 1997 and now excavated from the rubble by 20 BUCK SPIN. Bile leaking out of a trash heap doom at it’s finest!
BAND NAME: NOOTHGRUSH & CORRUPTED
LABEL NAME: 20 Buck Spin
The Jazz Jesus Lizard Tribute band THE JAZZUS LIZARD formed in 2006 and based in Austin, TX. 10 years later they’re performing with David Yow, the vocalist from The Jesus Lizard. You can thank AUSTRALIAN CATTLE GOD for this one!
BAND NAME: The Jazzus Lizard
LABEL NAME: Australian Cattle God
Moe Pope and The Arcitype are STL GLD, one of the New England area’s most exciting acts. STL GLD is heading on a two-week UK/European Tour this October to support their latest release, ‘Torch Song’ and continuing shows state side following their tour. The album is the result of sessions spent healing from the world’s pains. Documenting the realities of a harsh , often cruel and unjust world while maintaining the sense of a better tomorrow. Find out more at AR CLASSIC RECORDS!
BAND NAME: STL GLD (Website / Facebook / Twitter)
LABEL NAME: AR Classic Records
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