Wednesday, January 15, 2014
La Chinga
ST (2013)
Crank this to 7 of 11
Genre: Heavy rock, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Bad Wizard, Nebula
Looking to put more groove into your rotation; then look no  further than La Chinga. Their self-titled debut album is full of hard driven stoner rock, the kind of stoner rock heard in 1995 when the genre was fresh and picking up steam. While La Chinga show many influences here, such as with the...
Sunday, October 20, 2013
La Dispute
Somewhere at the Bottom... (2008)
Crank this to 9 of 11
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Genre: Hardcore, Progressive
Sounds Like: Converge, At The Drive In, The Mars Volta
Quirky vocals with tons of emotion and vivid lyrics, La Dispute’s debut album is an absolute trip. Frontman Jordan Dryer, is a talent flying way under the radar. His vocal style melds a little bit of At The Drive In’s Cedric Bixler-Zavala combined with Converge’s Jacob Bannon. Whil...
Sunday, February 19, 2017
ST (2017)
Crank this to 8.9 of 11
Genre: Krautrock, Heavy psych rock
Sounds Like: SubArachnoid Space, The Heads, Naam
Lamagaia are somewhat a  psychedelic mystery. The band from Gothenburg, Sweden has a lot of material to explore, yet there is not a ton of info out there about them. This two track Self-Titled album has just been released as a joint effort through Sunrise Ocean Bender and Cardinal Fuzz...
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Mask of Discomfort (2017)
Crank this to 8.7 of 11
Genre: Doom, Death Metal, Psychedelic
Sounds Like: Cult of Luna, Herder, Oranssi Pazuzu
Let’s get right to the point, Lares totally blew us away on this debut EP. The band from Berlin throw a shit ton of various metal styles at us on Mask of Discomfort. You’ll hear doses of Cult of Luna-like tripiness, fucked up psychedelic doom in vein of Oranssi Pazuzu and even s...
Monday, February 09, 2015
Large Marge
ST (2012)
Crank this to 7.6 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock, Sludge
Sounds Like: Church of Misery, Alabama Thunderpussy, Stick
Deep in the swamps of Louisiana comes Large Marge led by the gritty guitar chops of Luke Duke and Aaron Myers. They call it "swampfuzz"... give them kudos for trying to muster up a new genre. The reality is this foursome delivered a self released debut stoner rock album laced with some very bluesy g...
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Larman Clamor
Frogs (2012)
Crank this to 7 of 11
Genre: Alternative, Blues
Sounds Like: RL Burnside, Clutch, ZZ Top
Larman Clamor is a unique artist, the name is an alias used by German illustrator Alexander Von Wieding for his musical identity. You may not know the name, but you may recognize his art. He has created many albums covers, from Karma To Burn and Monster Magnet to Mangoo and Trouble, just to name a f...
Friday, January 24, 2014
Larman Clamor
Alligator Heart (2013)
Crank this to 8 of 11
Genre: Alternative, Blues, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Clutch, RL Burnside
Looking for some lo-fi, dirty blues for your collection? Look no further than Larman Clamors’ 2013 release Alligator Heart. If you’re not familiar with his music or art, take a look at our review of his Frogs album. Alligator Heart continues down the swampy pat...
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Absence (2016)
Turn this to 5.6 of 11
Genre: Atmospheric black metal, Shoegaze
Sounds Like: Gnaw Their Tounges, Locrian
The combination of black metal and shoegaze should be something of monumental proportions. The two genres can work together beautifully when performed at a high level. Lascar from Santiago, Chile has released an assaulting album of black metal and shoegaze on their third released Absence. T...
Thursday, May 26, 2016
ST (2016)
Crank this to 9.3 of 11
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Genre: Stoner rock
Sounds Like: That's All Folks, Nebula
Our staff absolutely needs to take a road trip to Europe for a little R and R and explore the thriving stoner rock community. If we could put our careers on hold and convince the wives to come along, we’d be there in a heartbeat. On our wishful trip, we would seek out Finland’s’ la...
Monday, March 06, 2017
Last Builders of Empires
Hades (2017)
Crank this to 8.9 of 11
Genre: Post rock
Sounds Like: Caspian, We Stood Like Kings, Mono
Instrumental Post-rock specialists Last Builders of Empires have just released this dramatic and rich sounding EP in Hades. The trio from Peabody, Massachusetts have a knack for bringing to light the cinematic side of the Post-rock genre. This 5-track EP was tracked live to analog tape...
Monday, October 14, 2013
Last Crack
Burning Time (1991)
Crank this to 9.8 of 11
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Genre: Alternative rock, Metal
Sounds Like: Alice in Chains, Janes Addiction
If you like a lot of echo in your vocals mixed with bizarre lyrics, piercing, aggressive guitar work and the feel of old school Janes Addiction meets Floater, you have found an obscure gem here. Now some 20-years plus old, Burning Time still stands the test of time.

Thursday, June 04, 2015
Lazlo Lee and the Motherless Children
Dirty Horns (2014)
Crank this to 8.9 of 11
Genre: Garage rock, Blues
Sounds Like: The White Stripes, Wolfmother, Badlands
We have been searching high and low for a solid obscure blues band for quite some time. Lazlo Lee and the Motherless Children (LLMC) have quenched our thirst. The band packs quite a punch in just 25 minutes and eight tracks. While we like a little meat on the bones of an LP this one still gets high ...
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Leather Girls
ST (2017)
Crank this to 9 of 11
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Genre: Garage rock
Sounds Like: Ty Segall, Black Lips, The Oh Sees
Let’s cut right to the chase, Leather Girls from Austin, Texas have emerged with possibly one of the best garage rock albums we have heard so far this year. No, this is not an all-female rock band as the name may suggest, its four very talented musicians who live and breathe garage rock. The f...
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Les Big Byrd
Liquid Sky (2015)
Crank this to 8.4 of 11
Genre: Space rock, Progressive rock
Sounds Like: Hookworms, Farflung
Les Big Byrd from Stockholm, Sweden has become a favorite around here since the release of 2014’s They Worshipped Cats. On that album we defined the band as being tight and avoiding the common characteristic within space rock of wandering drifting tunes. On their latest EP released on...
Friday, June 06, 2014
Les Big Byrd
They Worshipped Cats (2014)
Crank this to 8.5 of 11
Genre: Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: Swervedriver, Hookworms, Farflung
#9 ALBUM OF 2014
This album is tight. Not a word often associated with psychedelic music. But Les Big Byrd hailing from Stockholm, Sweden define the word tight. Not to be trivial, but first take a look at the song lengths below. Tight as c...
Monday, December 15, 2014
Les Lekin
All Black Rainbow Moon (2014)
Crank this to 9.3 of 11
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Genre: Stoner rock, Psychedelic rock, Sludge
Sounds Like: Russian Circles, Pelican, Glowsun
#8 ALBUM OF 2014
Our journey to find the next obscure psychedelic rock gem is always an enthralling adventure. We come across some duds here and there and some decent bands that will grab our attention on occasion, but every once in a while we find one that just flat out capt...
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Les Lekin
Died With Fear (2017)
Crank this to 9.3 of 11
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Genre: Heavy psych rock
Sounds Like: Glowsun, Elder, Russian Circles
Heavy psych instrumentalists Les Lekin have returned with a monumental follow-up to 2014’s All Black Rainbow Moon. The Austria-based three-piece show growth and the willing to explore new territories on Died With Fear. The musicianship is very open-ended and takes us on a jou...
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Lesser Key
Self Titled EP (2014)
Turn this to 6.5 of 11
Genre: Rock
Sounds Like: Deftones, A Perfect Circle
This could be the simplest review we have ever done. Lesser Key is Paul D'Amour's (former bassist for Tool) side project. The album features six songs; five of which are crisp and very soothing to the ear particularly when Paul's bass-work shines through. And one that is filler ambiance. Here is the...
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Lethal Night
Visions in the Night (2017)
Crank this to 8.4 of 11
Genre: Power metal
Sounds Like: King Diamond, Helloween, Merciful Fate
What a great find. True vocal sorcery bringing us back to the days when Kim Bendix Petersen and Michael Kiske could shatter glass and send chills (and laughter) throughout your soul. Welcome Lethal Night from Los Angeles, California and their debut album entitled Visions in the Night. Lead ...
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Acedia (2019)
Crank this to 9.1 of 11
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Genre: Doom, Post metal
Sounds Like: Cavity, Gojira
The third release and second full length album from Belgium natives, Lethvm has been in our heavy rotation the last few weeks. Acedia is an exhausting journey that requires discipline and focus to get through. We mean this in a very good way as the 39 minutes of darkness exude so much emoti...
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Lewis and the Strange Magics
The Ginger Sessions (2018)
Crank this to 8.5 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: Electric Light Orchestra, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Friendship
Take the experimental psychedelic nature of King Gizzard, throw in some 70s funk jamming and a dash of Electric Light Orchestra. Sounds a bit erratic, yet it works on all levels. Lewis and the Strange Magics from Barcelona, Spain have released a really entertaining EP here of vibrant and exploratory...
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Libido Fuzz
Kaleido Lumo Age (2015)
Crank this to 8.5 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic stoner rock
Sounds Like: Graveyard, Radio Moscow, Grand Funk Railroad
From Bordeaux, France welcome Libido Fuzz and their debut full length Kaleido Lumo Age released from the impressive catalogue of Pink Tank Records. This trio hits us with an album filled with raw psychedelic stoner riffs, heavy blues and downright infectious hooks. The album has traveled...
Sunday, January 05, 2014
Phantasia (2008)
Crank this to 7 of 11
Genre: Math Rock, Progressive, Post rock
Sounds Like: Yes, Pelican, Don Caballero
LITE is a four piece math-post rock instrumental band from Japan and Phantasia was their second release. The album is full of vibrant  tempos and interwoven sound that does not tire. We tend to gravitate towards math rock albums that avoid repetitious off tempo beats, its the repetitio...
Tuesday, January 01, 2019
Lithium Dawn
Gravity Waves (2018)
Crank this to 7.9 of 11
Genre: Progressive rock
Sounds Like: Dream Theatre, A Perfect Circle
Its A Perfect Circle in space!! Fans of Maynard subdued, alternate vocal style will enjoy the latest release from Washington DC natives Lithium Dawn. The foursome continue to build a diverse discography, as Gravity Waves features a bit more ambient and spoken word with the backbone of atmos...
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Lizard Professor
Eccentricity (2016)
Turn this to 6.9 of 11
Genre: Progressive metal
Sounds Like: Mr. Bungle, Symphony X, Something Involving a Monkey
We received a flavor of this mayhem back in 2010 with the Fort Worth Texanites debut EP entitled Offthewallogy. Lizard Professor have taken things to a whole new level on their latest progressive metal stream of consciousness onslaught entitled Eccentricity. Over one hour and fifte...
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Lizard Queen
Third Eye (2015)
Crank this to 9.4 of 11
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Genre: Doom, Heavy psych rock
Sounds Like: Mindfunk, Om, Sleep
At first blush we listen to the opener "Khan," a sludge filled Sleep inspired track and our mood frankly turns to doubt and skepticism. We look down at the tracks to follow which entails over 70 minutes of music and say to ourselves how the fuck are they going to keep our attention this long? Is thi...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Black Smokers (2019)
Crank this to 8.9 of 11
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Genre: Sludge, Doom
Sounds Like: Rezn, Electric Wizard, Steinsopp
Hailing from Montreal, Canada the sludge trio known as Lochness have crept up from the depths of the oceans to unveil their debut album Black Smokers. With a love for the deep sea and its endless depths, Lochness will pull you into their undertow of hallucenegetic sludge. This is one hell o...
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Lonely Wild
The Sun As It Comes (2013)
Crank this to 8 of 11
Genre: Folk, Indie
Sounds Like: Gomez, Fleet Foxes, The Civil Wars
Oh no... another contemporary folk harmony duet coming out of the woodwork while the genre is hot? Not so much, as this Los Angeles five-piece band featuring male and female harmonies, set to a folky southwestern backdrop, takes some pretty impressive turns to provide a unique listening experience.<...
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Long Dark Moon
Mythologies (2015)
Crank this to 8.3 of 11
Genre: Rock
Sounds Like: The Killers, Dawes
Welcome to your library an impressive debut album//EP from Long Dark Moon hailing from Seattle Washington. The six member group apparently recorded the album live at Columbia City Theater in the spirit of a prior Neil Young session . The production is excellent, providing a very raw and authentic fe...
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Radio Rebelde (2018)
Turn this to 4.9 of 11
Genre: Heavy rock
Sounds Like: Kadavar, Asteroid, Overwhelming Colorfast
Longhare are a 3-piece heavy rock band hailing from Rijeka, Croatia. Their blend of music incorporates Kadavar-like blues fused with a blend of 70s and 90s influenced rock. There is a whopping 16 songs on this album that shift all over the place and some with no cohesive structure. Many of the track...
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Lonker See
Lonker Seessions-Live at Pijana Czapla Olsztyn (2017)
Crank this to 8.7 of 11
Genre: Heavy psych rock
Sounds Like: Tuatara, 3rd Ear Experience
Exploring the world of heavy psychedelic rock can lead towards the unknown while discovering many hidden gems. Our latest discovery leads us towards the jazz-improved and trippy side of psychedelic rock. Welcome the brilliant album, Lonker Seessions / Live at Pijana Czaplaa, Olsztyn by Lonk...
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Loose Buttons
Sundays With (2017)
Crank this to 8.3 of 11
Genre: Indie, Rock
Sounds Like: Eyes On The Shore, Side Saddle, The Shins
Lead singer Eric Nizgretsky has an infectious warmth to his vocals. Not quite the levity that Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys) brings but a very similar vibe. Eric shows quite the range with pretty dramatic highs and lows on the band's latest EP entitled Sundays With. The New York City ten year...
Friday, November 07, 2014
Colossus (2014)
Crank this to 8 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock, Rock
Sounds Like: Dozer, Karma To Burn, Disengage
Columbus, Ohio is a place that has a small, yet important piece of stoner rock history for U.S. bands from the late 90’s through today. Bands like Rebreather, Disengage, Red Giant and many others were laying the foundation for independent, small acts in and around this region. Another band fro...
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Lord Fowl
Moon Queen (2012)
Turn this to 3 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Kiss, Nebula
The cover of this album drew us in, so we gave it a spin and had a little difficulty getting through a full listen. We revisited the album several weeks later and it became a bit clearer that Lord Fowl lacked originality and Moon Queen was somewhat of a snoozer. Their style is straight forw...
Saturday, January 05, 2019
Lord Vapour
Semuta (2018)
Crank this to 9.4 of 11
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Genre: Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Droids Attack, Wo Fat
Hailing from the isle of Guernsey off the coast of France, Lord Vapour have released a stellar album of energetic stoner blues and massive riffs on Semuta. Following in the footsteps of 2016’s Mill Street Blues, Lord Vapour have elevated their game and seem to have found a ho...
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Lord Vicar
The Black Powder (2019)
Crank this to 10.5 of 11
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Genre: Doom
Sounds Like: Katatonia, Opeth, Catherdral
Lord Vicar’s fourth release entitled The Black Powder is massive in many ways. Over 70 minutes of pensive mood setting doom that engages you into its dark landscape from its first line... ”When I was a boy all alone... I couldn’t go to sleep I was afraid”. T...
Monday, November 28, 2016
Los Acidos
ST (2016)
Crank this to 9 of 11
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Genre: Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: Temples, The Black Angels
Talk about the perfect color scheme within the album art to lure us in. This album cover alone deserves a purchase on vinyl with a conversion to framed art. Kudos to artist Lex Percepied. Well not only is the color scheme appealing to the eye, but the 10 track full length debut by Los Acidos is quit...
Friday, October 11, 2013
Los Natas
Cuidad de Brahman (1999)
Crank this to 9 of 11
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Genre: Stoner rock
Sounds Like: , Kyuss
Let’s start off by saying some albums are life changing, Ciudad de Brahman falls into this category. Back when bands like Kyuss, Melvins, Fu Manchu and Monster Magnet were getting all the praise for being kings of stoner rock and Mans Ruin was the label of choice, a band from Argentin...
Monday, October 21, 2019
Lost in the Riots
Bonds (2019)
Crank this to 8.8 of 11
Genre: Progressive rock, Math Rock, Post rock
Sounds Like: That Fucking Tank, Scale the Summit, Plini
U.K. progressive instrumental foursome Lost in the Riots have released an all consuming third album with Bonds. Consisting of eleven tracks of tight progressive and Post-rock, Bonds could be one of this years most entertaining instrumental albums.  Packed with a ton of swift change-ups...
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Lost Moon
Through the Gates of Light (2017)
Crank this to 8.5 of 11
Genre: Progressive rock, Metal
Sounds Like: Cog, The Mars Volta, Sautrus
Progressive metal fused with stoner tribal rhythms and classic metal riffs is what you get with Lost Moon. To our surprise, the band from Rome, Italy has been around since the early 90s. In 1998 the band recorded their first demo called First Breath, this album received positive reviews in ...
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Lotus Thief
Gramarye (2016)
Crank this to 8.6 of 11
Genre: Post metal, Black Metal
Sounds Like: Witchblood, Black Math Horseman
Just in time for the upcoming hollow’s eve, we welcome you to the world of the San Francisco trio... Lotus Thief. Their third release entitled Gramarye which means ‘book of sorcery’ under Middle English and French tongue is a dark mystical journey within the supernatural. ...
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
ST (2015)
Crank this to 8.6 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic pop
Sounds Like: Tame Impala, The Verve, Wellwater Conspiracy
Straight off the coattails of their debut EP, 60s psychedelic pop duo has released their debut Self-Titled full length album. Released through Hairy Records, Lovebyrd has fashioned a spacious, open ended psychedelic pop sound that is easy on the ears. The duo from Sarrebrücken, Germany...
Friday, December 05, 2014
Low Fat Getting High
ST (2014)
Crank this to 8.4 of 11
Genre: Punk, Garage rock
Sounds Like: Pissed Jeans, Nirvana, Young Widows
Money Fire Records has been spitting out some exciting hardcore/punk bands in 2014, creating a buzz along the East coast. They continue to do so with Brooklyn’s very own Low Fat Getting High. This three-piece band churns out an enthusiastic blend of garage styled punk rock. If you’re a f...
Friday, March 25, 2016
Low Orbit
ST (2016)
Crank this to 9.5 of 11
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Genre: Stoner rock, Heavy psych rock
Sounds Like: Sons of Otis, Dead Meadow
Is this the early 90s when heavy hitters like Fu Manchu, Monster Magnet, Kyuss and Sleep were fresh and slowly gaining momentum on this scene? Fast forward a few years to the mid-nineties when a little something called the internet was becoming a popular source for us stoner rock lovers to discover ...
Thursday, January 21, 2016
ST (2015)
Crank this to 8.4 of 11
Genre: Post rock, Progressive, Math Rock
Sounds Like: You Slut!, Lite, Pelican
Post-rock with a progressive angle and elements of math rock are just too intriguing to pass up. The endless quest to discover out-of-the-norm post rock has taken us to Paris, France where we discovered instrumental post rockers Lyrae. Their Self-Titled debut EP is a very impressive piece o...