New York City No Wave legends Bush Tetras have both just announced that Sonic Youth’s equally legendary Steve Shelley will be their new drummer and shared a textured new video for their taut, ultracool “Snakes Crawl”. It was directed mesmerically by Austin Julian-Sley. You can buy the band’s recently-released, extensive Rhythm and Paranoia best-of collection either from Wharf Cat Records or from Bandcamp right now.
“Push Your Luck” is a reassuring rush of fluid Punk Rock melody and the blistering, irresistible brand-new single from Tucson, Arizona’s Chateau Chateau. The band’s Grow Up LP is released by Kill Rock Stars on May 6th, and you can order red-vinyl, CD and digital editions of it either from them or from Bandcamp now.
Balanced with a muscular grace atop a sweetly-rising squall of tension and purpose, “Back To The Radio” is the potent brand-new single from Brighton’s Porridge Radio. The track is taken from their forthcoming LP Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky, which is out care of Secretly Canadian on May 20th. You can pre-order CD, black-vinyl or highlighter-yellow vinyl versions of it from their webstore today. Via Les inRocks.
Nothing’s Ever Fine is the resonant title of the new album from Elise Okusami’s Oceanator, and here is its razor-edged, raucous and relatable “Bad Brain Daze”. Out from April 8th courtesy of Polyvinyl, you can pre-order black-hole-vinyl, pink-vinyl, CD and cassette editions of the LP along with other creative merch from Bandcamp, and you can get it from the label’s webstore as well.
Assured and enduring as serrated distortion buzzes, cuts and consoles, “Stupid” is classic-sounding, incandescent, independent Rock and Roll and the glorious new single from Olympia, Washington’s The Real Distractions. Their forthcoming, self-titled 7″ is released on April 15th by a partnership between K Records and Perennial Death, and it will be cataloged as International Pop Underground Vol. CXLVIII. You can order vinyl editions of it either from Perennial or from Bandcamp right now.
Sweetly tuneful as it sizzles and surges, “Churchyard” is the supercharged brand-new single from London, England’s Ex-Vöid — a band founded by former Joanna Gruesome members Lan McArdle and Owen Williams. This is the opening track on their forthcoming debut LP Bigger Than Before, which is released on March 25th. You can pre-order digital, vinyl and CD versions of it from Don Giovanni, and it’s on Bandcamp as well.