Thursday, April 16, 2015
ST (2015)
Crank this to 8.3 of 11
Genre: Acoustic rock, Indie
Sounds Like: Alt J, Manchester Orchestra, Elliot Smith
Australian singer-songwriter, Sean Heathcliff, branches out from his former band and shoegaze roots (Snakadaktal) and releases a picturesque EP under the name Kagu that takes you on a 15 minute spacious journey. Heathcliff's voice is soothing and the acoustic and synth blend very well together.
Monday, July 11, 2016
The Zenith Cracks (2016)
Crank this to 9.4 of 11
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Genre: Heavy psych rock, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Kadavar, Radio Moscow, Rush
Kaleidobolt is a three piece stoner-psyche rock band from Helsinki Finland. Their second albumThe Zenith Cracks, released through Pink Tank Records contains eight inspiring stoner rock fueled tunes. Each song radiates with electrifying stoner and psychedelic blues. Making this one of the finest ston...
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Kaleidobolt (2015)
Crank this to 9.3 of 11
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Genre: Stoner rock, Psychedelic
Sounds Like: Kyuss, Radio Moscow, Fu Manchu
Kaleidobolt, a three-piece band from Helsinki, Finland has released a very impressive debut album through Pink Tank Records. They may be a brand spanking new, but they possess the chops and maturity of a seasoned psychedelic/stoner rock band. Getting right to the point, their music contains the high...
Monday, June 17, 2019
Bitter (2019)
Crank this to 9.2 of 11
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Genre: Stoner rock, Psychedelic rock, Progressive rock
Sounds Like: Elder, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Radio Moscow
The minute we played track one off Kaleidobolt’s latest album, we felt there was a more amped up and energetic vibe. Coming off their two previous releases, Bitter shows the band expanding upon their heavy psychedelics and it pays off in a big way. With roots stemmed in stoner psych r...
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Anatamy of the World (2014)
Crank this to 8.5 of 11
Genre: Prog-rock, Free jazz
Sounds Like: Can, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Yes
Looking for some modern Prog rock to sink your teeth into? Well look no further than Kalisantrope from Milan, Italy. Their 2014 release entitled Anatomy of the World is an impressive debut that has flown way under the radar. The instrumental trio has brilliantly injected that 70s prog rock ...
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
That Which Defines Us (2011)
Turn this to 6.5 of 11
Genre: Alternative rock
Sounds Like: Breaking Benjamin, A Perfect Circle, Linkin Park
Not one of our favorite genres to be honest. Often characterized by lyrics and vocals that are over dramatic, hammy and often theatrical. The four-piece band hailing from Los Angeles, California certainly have put in the efforts of striving for the American dream. The band signed to their own record...
Friday, August 5, 2016
Space Muffin (2015)
Crank this to 8.3 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock, Space rock
Sounds Like: Orange Goblin, Monster Magnet, Gas Giant
Hailing from Verona, Italy Kayleth’s 2015 album is their fourth release since 2008. Enrico’s vocals remind us very much of Monster Magnet’s Dave Wyndorf minus his ability to hit the lower octaves and really get dark. Instead Kayleth presents more Orange Goblin-like movement as cont...
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Litoral (2014)
Crank this to 9 of 11
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Genre: Post rock, Progressive rock
Sounds Like: King Crimson, Mogwai, Tortoise
#4 ALBUM OF 2014
Post-rock is such a fascinating genre, it is a style of music that is unique and can be groundbreaking, so we strive to find artists that are extremely original and know how to take things to another level. KERMIT is definitely one of these bands, this four-p...
Monday, June 4, 2018
Vale (2018)
Crank this to 9.3 of 11
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Genre: Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: 3rd Ear Experience, JIRM
The prolific trio from Melbourne Australia have already put out their fourth release since their debut in February 2016. Their latest Vale is a full length heavy-psyche quest that navigates elaborately rich bass-lines through plenty of meandering yet complex psychedelic fuzz. 
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Absolution (2015)
Crank this to 7.6 of 11
Genre: Sludge rock, Doom, Metal
Sounds Like: Mastodon, Freedom Hawk, Red Fang
The Colorado based band, Khemmis, delivers some very fine moments during their debut album Absolution. The album features a very balanced attack of doom and stoner rock with a tilt towards anthemic stoner themes. The lead vocals are angelic and inspiring really striking a strong chord with ...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble
From The Stairwell (2011)
Crank this to 7.5 of 11
Genre: Dark Jazz, Trip Hop
Sounds Like: Morphine, Bonobo
Dark Jazz is a genre that accentuates an ominous, dissonant atmosphere through the use of combining the styles of jazz and dark ambiance. Forging the use of synthesizers and samples with traditional instruments (cello, trombone, violin, guitar, bass and vocals), making for a genre that is on its own...
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Kill Sadie
Experiments In Expectation (2003)
Crank this to 7.5 of 11
Genre: Math Rock, Punk
Sounds Like: Fugazi, Refused
Kill Sadie was a short-lived band that formed in the late nineties,  releasing various singles, EP’s and a full-length, Experiments in Expectation. The demise of Kill Sadie spawned into various bands; as lead singer Steve Snere eventually fronted These Arms Are Snakes and bassist...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
ST (2013)
Crank this to 7.5 of 11
Genre: Alternative metal
Sounds Like: Godsmack, Disturbed, Seether
Straight out of New York City we welcome Killcode, an alternative metal band that seem to be picking up some recognition. In their newest self-titled release, they bring down some heavy, groovy metal. This well produced album is filled with crunchy, tasty guitar licks as well as some well-timed acou...
Thursday, January 30, 2014
King Buffalo
Self Titled Demo (2013)
Crank this to 7.5 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Hookworms, Dead Meadow
Emerging from the depths of the cold, snowy Rochester, NY, we welcome the up and coming King Buffalo. Their blend of stoner rock is vibrant, trippy and captivating, as this 3-song demo shows some maturity and depth, which is impressive given the style of music this is. The production is solid as the...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
King Buffalo
Orion (2016)
Crank this to 9.6 of 11
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Genre: Psychedelic rock, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Dead Meadow, All Them Witches
We are fired up to catch these guys at The All-Dayer at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn on August 20th. King Buffalo have clearly stepped up their game with their latest release entitled Orion. They have now entered Rotation11 Editor’s Pick territory through their ability to tighten up the so...
Sunday, October 21, 2018
King Buffalo
Longing to be the Mountain (2018)
Crank this to 10.3 of 11
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Genre: Stoner rock, Psychedelic
Sounds Like: Kings of Frog Island, All Them Witches
King Buffalo are an animal all to themselves. They breathe a different kind of heavy as they separate from the pack with their patient and pensive dark atmosphere. Their heavy holds significant weight in our eyes as we frequent majestic New England hikes and absorb all of what King Buffalo have to o...
Monday, November 14, 2016
Kings Of Frog Island
IV (2016)
Crank this to 9.5 of 11
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Genre: Psychedelic, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Sienna Root, Sgt. Sunshine, Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound
The amphibians of fuzz are back with a re-release of their highly underrated album IV. Officially released digitally in 2013 through Electrohasch Records, IV is now seeing the light of day through Kozmik Artifactz Records. The album is now available on cd and vinyl, so thank you Ko...
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Kings Of Frog Island
III (2005)
Crank this to 9.5 of 11
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Genre: Stoner rock, Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: Monster Magnet, Queens of the Stoneage, Temple of the Dog
We have been on a Kings of Frog Island binge lately. Having the first three albums on heavy rotation for a good month or so, be it on the running trail, in the shower, on the way to work, or just subtly playing in the background while eating dinner with the families. Ultimately our tendency is to gr...
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Resonance (2016)
Crank this to 8.9 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Scissorfight, Clutch
It was 2003 in Poughkeepsie, NY when we caught the band Sugar Daddie open up for Clutch at the quaint venue The Chance. We were immediately hooked, the band from Philadelphia took by surprise with their blend of stoner, punk, blues. We saw them a couple more times as they became steady players in ou...
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Change of Heart (2013)
Turn this to 2.5 of 11
Genre: Rock
Sounds Like: Bullet Boys, Kings of Leon, Kings of the Sun
We’ve uncovered yet another sub-par rock album, so we’ll keep this one quick and to the point. Kingswood is a four-piece rock outfit from Melbourne, Australia. Their style of rock is bland and, well, just does not wet our appetite. Change Of Heart really doesn’t offer much...
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Cyclical (2015)
Crank this to 8.4 of 11
Genre: Indie, Rock, Electronica
Sounds Like: Foals, Alt J, Glass Animals
Kins is a quartet that was originally formed in Australia and now based out of London and Stockholm. Cyclica is their second release following their self-titled and impressive full-length album from 2013. The band features the falsetto and quirky appeal of lead singer Thomas Savage. His voc...
Friday, July 3, 2015
7 or 8 (2015)
Crank this to 8.9 of 11
Genre: Hard rock
Sounds Like: Lungfish, Cell, Pontiak
There are many different styles of heavy. Kinski delivers a very thick and weighted heavy that is characterized by a relentless common goal to keep things plodding forward. Much like the great Fu Manchu, Kinski takes a page out of simplicity and movement with a thick richness of heaviness that has d...
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Stoned.Immaculate (2018)
Crank this to 10 of 11
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Genre: Stoner rock, Grunge, Noise rock
Sounds Like: Melvins, Unsane, Bloodiest
On our exploration of the heavy, we sometimes discover a band that makes us halt our search because of the sheer brilliance and originality of the artist. Welcome Kint from Italy and their debut Stoned.Immaculate. What drew us in? The album art of course. A skull drawing may not be the most...
Friday, April 14, 2017
Raubkatze auf 12 Uhr (2017)
Crank this to 9.4 of 11
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Genre: Psychedelic rock, Krautrock
Sounds Like: Causa Sui, Liquid Sound Company
Kick back and let the psychedelic aura of Knall succumb over you. The seven-piece band from Cologne, Germany will take you on a 70-plus minute journey through avenues of wondrous psychedelics and 70s inspired krautrock. Released through Tonzone...
Monday, February 8, 2016
ST (2015)
Crank this to 9.1 of 11
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Genre: Experimental, Rock
Sounds Like: Tool, Tuatara, King Crimson
KoMaRa’s debut album pushes the boundaries of creativity by painting a very bizarre and exploratory landscape. The album is a difficult one to put in words. We find ourselves moving into new territories with each listen. The best way to describe the topography that KoMaRa paints is an instrume...
Monday, May 18, 2015
Brazilian Blowout (2015)
Crank this to 8 of 11
Genre: Math Rock, Experimental, Noise rock
Sounds Like: , Battles
If you've been in the hunt for something different and away from the norm, we have the perfect band for you. Kouma from France are an instrumental trio that cranks out some serious Math and experimental noise rock. These three musicians play with an unusual combination of baritone saxophone, bariton...
Sunday, October 2, 2016
Toking Up the Takings (2016)
Crank this to 8.7 of 11
Genre: Space rock
Sounds Like: Earthless, Spacemen 3, Kayleth
You can never have too much galactic endeavors in your collection. KOZMOTRON hailing from Belgium deliver some orbital splendor on their 30 minute, three song journey entitled Toking Up the Takings. The trio show tremendous patience and chemistry as each are given ample oxygen to interweave...
Monday, January 19, 2015
Lucky Leaves (2013)
Crank this to 8.6 of 11
Genre: Indie, Rock
Sounds Like: Pavement, Fugazi, Pixies
We have fond memories of riding our bikes as kids to the fish store to buy Krill food for our fish aquariums and African cichlids to devour. Perhaps the perfect day for us involved a stop at the fish store and Mr. Cheapos used record shop or Music Den where hours and hours of our lives were spent pe...
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Death Is Coming (2017)
Turn this to 5.4 of 11
Genre: Post-Hardcore
Sounds Like: Soilent Green, Malevolence
We find it very difficult to discover fresh post metal bands who can take this genre outside the box and hit us with something unique. Kuma, from Germany are a four-piece post-metal/hardcore band who caught our attention via the album cover. Let’s cut right to the bone… Kuma bring forth...
Saturday, April 8, 2017
All Types of Medicine (2017)
Crank this to 7.5 of 11
Genre: Ambient, Trip Hop , Rock
Sounds Like: Biosphere, Aphex Twin
Agreed, this is not a genre we typically gravitate towards. Partially due to the over saturation within the market as every Tom, Dick, Harry and Jane being able to create a digital album from their home or even on their iPhone. And partially due to the fact that the minimalist nature of ambient musi...