Film School – Influencer

Perhaps a perfect counter to our current viral-infected oft desolate lives is the band Film School, originally formed in San Francisco and more recently headquartered in Los Angeles, comprised of bandmates Greg Bertens (vocals, guitar), Nyles Lannon (guitar, backing vocals), Justin LaBo (bass), Jason Ruck (synths), and Adam Wade (drums). If you long for the salad days of My Bloody Valentine, Chapterhouse, or Slowdive, then … Continue reading Film School – Influencer

Fontaines D.C. ~ A Lucid Dream

Imagine being plucked from today into a yesteryear, 1916 in Dublin, Ireland to be exact. This during the Easter Rebellion where for six days an armed insurrection against British rule was fought, ending in the internment of 1,800 and the hanging execution of 16. This is the premise behind A Lucid Dream penned by the phenom Fontaines D.C. (Dublin City), a group consisting of lead … Continue reading Fontaines D.C. ~ A Lucid Dream

SKYND – Tyler Hadley

You might want to skip this post, as it may be difficult to shake. SKYND is a troll in a Danish fairy tale depicting a kidnapped wife and her husband’s attempts to take her back. He eventually succeeds, but only with the admonition he must never rush her to do anything again, otherwise she’ll be returned to the troll (SKYND). The band of the same … Continue reading SKYND – Tyler Hadley

Dark Side Of Light – Moist

Soon-to-be darlings of Los Angeles (if there is a God), Dark Side Of Light are the ‘Tripped Out Beatniks’ Nik Frost (singer/songwriter/DJ) and Grant Conway (drummer/producer/engineer) teamed up to create something original and evolutionary in their native land of the angels to “counteract the anxiety-filled hours of our new normal.” Thus, freshly released (January 2021), ‘Moist’ is their first original release, complete with Cornelius-like vocals … Continue reading Dark Side Of Light – Moist

Lonely Walk – PGL (Pretty Good Looking)

Another exceptional band from Bordeaux, France, Lonely Walk has been kicking around since releasing a number of EPs to critical acclaim between 2010 and 2014 (VIHS, NGHTMR, and BORE) culminating in their full-album release of TEEN in 2015 containing said track “PGL“. Hypnotic fringe-punk with late-seventies sensibilities might be an apt description for this track portraying the teen-angst of an askance view of someone or … Continue reading Lonely Walk – PGL (Pretty Good Looking)