Best Videos of 2020: 7. IDLES

Best Videos of 20207. IDLES – “WAR” I loved ULTRA MONO so very much. “WAR” didn’t initially stand out until I explored IDLES videos. I love when my understanding of a video completely changes with a visual accompaniment—and this particular video haunted me. IDLES | order ULTRA MONO | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Soundcloud | Bandcamp Continue reading Best Videos of 2020: 7. IDLES

Holding Out for a Hero

Holding out for a Hero? Tunde Olaniran Comes to Save the Day Photo Credit: Bre’Ann White Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Hailing from Flint, Michigan, Tunde Olaniran is an adept singer whose range seems boundless. They have been known to quickly change from heavenly falsetto to gruff hip hop bars on a dime. Their thematically-rich 2018 record Stranger supplied plenty of varying rhythms to exercise … Continue reading Holding Out for a Hero

Alice Bag – “Spark”

Alice Bag Embraces Her ‘Spark’ on New Single Lifted From Forthcoming LP, Sister Dynamite Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Mexican-American queer punk icon Alice Bag continues to make headlines after nearly forty years active in the East LA community. She was an elementary school teacher before she dabbled in music with several bands, though none more important than the Bags; the group played a pivotal … Continue reading Alice Bag – “Spark”

Diet Cig – “Thriving”

Diet Cig Is “Thriving,” Thanks For Asking Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  In case you were wondering, Diet Cig is doing great. On their new single, lead singer Alex Luciano is almost too eager to convince us of that fact. “Thriving” is the second cut from the band’s forthcoming record, Do You Wonder About Me?, due out May 1 on Frenchkiss Records. They will be … Continue reading Diet Cig – “Thriving”

Japanese Punks CHAI Prep Release of New Album, PUNK Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Who are your favorite Japanese rock stars? Can you think of any at all? This quartet is here to change that. Founded by twins Mana and Kana, CHAI is a punk band from Nagoya, Japan, and they will drop their sophomore LP this Friday. They call it PUNK, an obvious title considering … Continue reading

Feminist Fatales Egg Drop Soup Share Video for New Mix of “PMS” Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Local band Egg Drop Soup put out their demo version of a song called “PMS” (an apt song from a band whose moniker references menstruation) last December, which thumped and crunched with contempt for a character referred to as Miss Los Angeles. “I don’t know, what do I … Continue reading

Feels Drop New Single Ahead of New Album and Release Party at the Echo Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Shoegaze meets psychedelic on Feels’ new single; it is a catchy hybrid of a song, reminiscent of both Blondie and The Kinks. With a title like “Awful Need,” it is surprisingly aloof, following the band’s previous grunge release, “Car.” Both new singles will appear on the … Continue reading