Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Take A Worm For A Walk Week
The Monroe Transfer (2008)
Turn this to 5.5 of 11
Genre: Mathcore, Hardcore, Punk
Sounds Like: Dillinger Escape Plan, Ink and Dagger, The Locust
Take A Worm For A Walk Week (T.A.W.F.A.W.W) was a short-lived band from Glasgow Scotland. This four-piece ensemble released a couple EP's and two full length albums; 2006’s Self-Titled and 2008’s The Monroe Transfer. Their earliest work is best described as experimental...
Monday, October 17, 2016
Taman Shud
Oracle War (2016)
Crank this to 9.6 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Psychedelic, Experimental
Sounds Like: Metz, Hookworms, UFOMAMMUT
Look down this track listing. How could this not be good with such intriguing song titles as "Nine Knots," "Slime Liturgy" and "Aquatic Malign" and the artwork on the album cover?... damn! These folks certainly know how to push our buttons. After having reviewed so many albums over the years we have...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Tanya Tagaq
Animism (2014)
Crank this to 7 of 11
Genre: Contemporary throat singing
Sounds Like: , Diamanda Galas
Contemporary throat singing is a genre based on a style of singing in which the singer manipulates various sounds of nature or resonate chanting techniques. There are various aspects to this method such as: screaming, grunting, growling, groaning, quivering or howling. Tanya Tagaq is a Canadian sing...
Friday, February 06, 2015
TarLung
ST (2014)
Crank this to 8.3 of 11
Genre: Sludge, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Soilent Green, Church of Misery
TarLung from Vienna, Austria took form in 2013 and has brought forth a heavy, rhythmic and sludgy album on their 2014 Self-Titled release. We must emphasize the word rhythmic, because there is a constant stoner-driven groove to the music. Consisting of three band members: Rotten (guitars), Marian Wa...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
TarLung
Void (2016)
Crank this to 8.5 of 11
Genre: Sludge rock
Sounds Like: Deadbird, Church of Misery, Bongzilla
Sludge blues trio Tarlung from Vienna, Austria are back with more bludgeoning, rhythmic doom on their new EP Void. What we have come to love about Tarlung is their ability to incorporate a foundation of blues into their sludge-filled music. If you’re a fan of the doom/sludge genre than prepare...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
TarLung
Beyond the Black Pyramid (2017)
Crank this to 8.8 of 11
Genre: Sludge rock
Sounds Like: Church of Misery, Bongzilla, Deadbird
There is a vast amount of underrated sludge bands hanging around that whole deserve your attention. TarLung from Vienna definitely fall in this category of sludge bands flying under the radar. Within the past three years, these guys have been very busy, releasing two albums and one EP, Self Titled (...
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Ten Waves Of You
Sail (2016)
Crank this to 8.2 of 11
Genre: Post rock, Ambient
Sounds Like: Tortoise, Mogwai
One man projects are usually a gamble. Is the music over or under produced? Does it sound auto tuned or too computerized? Well, none of these factors are found in 10 Waves Of You second release Sail. Artist Luca Crivellaro from Vigevano, Italy is the mastermind behind this one man band. He ...
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Tentacle Wizard
Bringer of False Light (2018)
Crank this to 9.3 of 11
Genre: Doom
Sounds Like: YOB, Bloodmoon
The debut album from the Serbian foursome features two bass guitars marching towards one hell of an undercurrent. The fretwork on lead-guitar provides inspirational contrast throughout. The lead vocals balance brooding pain and light-hearted inflection. Musta’s voice reminds us of a behemoth t...
Sunday, March 23, 2014
That Fucking Tank
TFT (2011)
Crank this to 8 of 11
Genre: Math Rock, Progressive
Sounds Like: June of 44, The Jesus Lizard, Animals As Leaders
We’re always keeping a pulse on the math rock scene here and once in a while a band strikes our nerve and impresses us. That band is That Fucking Tank (TFT), this instrumental duo from Leeds, England throw down some intense math rock along with a progressive feel. Consisting of two band member...
Thursday, August 28, 2014
The 13th Pillar
All Sounds The Same (2014)
Crank this to 8 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic rock, Modern Krautrock
Sounds Like: Swervedriver, Wooden Shijps
The 13th Pillar is a psychedelic rock band that churn out some spacious and trippy songs on their 2014 EP, All Sounds The Same, released through Bellagroove Records. The band is made up of Selwyn Callister (Guitar and Vocals), Karl Collins (Guitar and Vocals) and Gypo Buggane (Bass, Keyboar...
Saturday, October 19, 2013
The Amazing
Gentle Stream (2012)
Crank this to 8 of 11
Genre: Folk Rock
Sounds Like: M. Ward, America, Fleet Foxes
The Amazing, hailing from Stockholm, Sweden have provided us with a 2012 album that has a very authentic 60's rock folk feel. The production highlights this feel as various tracks sound like they are off vinyl. Gentle Stream is delicate and soothing while featuring layers of infusing variou...
Sunday, October 16, 2016
The Archaic Revival
Rock and Roll Holocaust (2016)
Turn this to 6 of 11
Genre: Hard rock, Rockabilly, Metal
Sounds Like: Planet of Zeus, Volbeat, Demonspeed
The Archaic Revival are an energetic three piece hard rock band from Australia. Their third release Rock and Roll Holocaust is a high flying and freewheeling rollercoaster ride of hard rock and rockabilly. If you love the upbeat enthusiastic attitude of Volbeat or the heaviness of Planet of...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The Bones of J.R. Jones
Spirit's Furnace (2016)
Crank this to 9 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Blues, Folk
Sounds Like: Lord Huron, The Dead South, Dan Auerbach
Is he from the heart of Tennessee or Mississippi? His sound is so deep rooted and rustic that was our first conclusion. Hailing from central New York Jonathan Linaberry represents blues and folk at its highest levels. Our minds shift to the deep woods of the Appalachian trail where soul meets a cert...
Monday, August 21, 2017
The Cold Stares
Head Bent (2017)
Crank this to 8.5 of 11
Genre: Rock
Sounds Like: Lo-Pan, Rival Sons
It seems two-man bands are starting to become the norm for rock bands lately, and if the formula works why the hell not. The duo’s latest record Head Bent, released through Small Stone Records is straight-shooting heavy rock with touches of blues and classic rock. Consisting of Chris ...
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
The Crazy Left Experience
Death Destruction and Magic (2018)
Crank this to 8.8 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: Captain Nowhere, Heavy Relic, The Fur
Lisbon, Portugal is known for its custard tarts (second most consumed only to China). These treats are best described as soft, smooth and rich. Adjectives that also encapsulate the psychedelic vibe from the Lisbon native trio The Crazy Left Experience and this latest gem. The band’s seventh re...
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
The Curf
Death and Love (2017)
Crank this to 8.8 of 11
Genre: Heavy psych rock
Sounds Like: Roachpowder, Sons of Otis, Low Orbit
Dense, trippy and spacey sludge rock is what The Curf bring on their latest release Death and Love. The threesome from Greece has released a beast upon the sludge rock universe. This album is loaded with sedated smoked-filled riffs, grinding stoned grooves and atmospheric sludge to boot. Th...
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
The Cyclist Conspiracy
Mashallah Plan Virility (2016)
Crank this to 8.5 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic rock, Experimental
Sounds Like: Amon Duul II, Wellwater Conspiracy, Rasputina
Welcome to the world of The Cyclist Conspiracy where psychedelic rock meets World music. The band From Belgrade, Serbia is truly a unique talent, we actually cannot find any comparisons to help describe their music. Just imagine what instrumental psychedelic rock fronted by female chants would sound...
Sunday, January 10, 2016
The Darklight
The Pale Bride (2015)
Turn this to 1.6 of 11
Genre: Rock
Sounds Like: Live, Circa Survive
We took a gamble on adding Dublin Ireland’s The Darklight to our rotation. We thought maybe with the album cover this could be some interesting metal, even with the backward “K” in the band logo, which is usually a red flag. We were wrong, but we stuck with it, we give everything a...
Sunday, March 20, 2016
The Devil Bores Me
ST (2016)
Crank this to 7.9 of 11
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Sounds Like: Every Time I Die, Will Haven, Bloodlet
The Devil Bores Me… what a terrific name, along with an intriguing dark album cover is too much to pass up. The four-piece band from Seattle, Washington hits us with some old school hardcore laced with a tinge of modern day post-hardcore. The first three songs on this EP are great, they have ...
Sunday, January 21, 2018
The Fandey Witchcult
Hexordiem (2017)
Crank this to 7.5 of 11
Genre: Doom
Sounds Like: Windhand, Acid King
Acid doom from Singapore! Very cultish indeed, to the point where the band has essentially developed their own cult-laden language. The band's debut features some very original doom endeavors and melodies that hold their own. The album flows well with subtle whisper filled and distorted vocals set a...
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The Gentle Art Of Cooking People
0 (2016)
Crank this to 8.6 of 11
Genre: Power metal, Psychedelic, Post rock
Sounds Like: Glowsun, My Sleeping Karma
If you’re intrigued by the name of the band, join the club. The Gentle Art Of Cooking People, a Post-rock and metal instrumental quartet from Krakow, Poland have unleashed a terrific debut EP upon us titled 0 (Zero). According to the band, the title "0" is related to the philosophic m...
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
The Good Kind of Mushroom
Bapharet Vessel (2016)
Crank this to 7.8 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: That's All Folks, Tumbleweed
The Good Kind of Mushroom is a two piece band hailing from Fort Worth Texas. This is their third release and was apparently recorded in their garage. The southerners clearly have an affinity towards all things psychedelic and hallucinogenic. The vessel they speak of enables a horned lizard goat's jo...
Monday, March 26, 2018
The Good The Bad and The Zugly
Misanthtropical House (2018)
Crank this to 9.6 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Punk, Thrash, Hardcore
Sounds Like: Suicidal Tendencies, D.R.I., Every Time I Die
The punk and hardcore scene is thriving and just received the welcomed swift kick to the face with the third release by The Good The Bad and The Zugly. These four gents from Oslo, Norway have brought back the fun and no bullshit approach to the scene, its pure punk and hardcore bliss. There is defin...
Monday, November 03, 2014
The Hello Strangers
ST (2014)
Crank this to 7.5 of 11
Genre: Country, Contemporary folk
Sounds Like: Dixie Chicks, The Honeycutters, The Indigo Girls
Country music is a style of folk music, as is blues, bluegrass, and Celtic. Much of the contemporary country coming out over the last decade has been infused with more pop than folk. Country has taken on the flavor of more commercial pop corporate America. Modern country essentially came off the evo...
Monday, December 18, 2017
The Hiraeth
Intention (2017)
Turn this to 6.1 of 11
Genre: Post-Hardcore
Sounds Like: Dance Gavin Dance, Silverstein
Hailing from Kiev Ukraine, the four piece encore nu metal enthusiasts have released their first EP entitled Intention. The album is chockfull of vocal variety and solid fretwork. Vocals are a bit winey and do wear on us after a few rotations. Album flow is severely stalled by a less than im...
Saturday, March 10, 2018
The Hunters
Black Eyes (2017)
Turn this to 6.1 of 11
Genre: Hard rock
Sounds Like: Doomriders, 1000mods, Dead Quiet
The latest effort by Quebec natives The Hunters is a four track, hard rock album with splashes of hardcore, punk and alt rock. After quite a few rotations, we labeled this as a typical Jeckyl and Hyde EP. There are two sides to this one, the first two cuts are in vein of energetic punk and hardcore ...
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
The Lion's Daughter
Existence is Horror (2016)
Crank this to 8.6 of 11
Genre: Black Metal, Sludge, Hardcore
Sounds Like: Herder, Neurosis, Gojira
The Lion’s Daughter is a three piece band hailing from Missouri and are ringing in the New Year with their second full length album and fourth release entitled Existence is Horror. While their name may be totally random having been taken on a whim after seeing the romance novel cover ...
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Memory Band
On The Chalk "Our Navigation Of The Line of The Downs" (2013)
Crank this to 7.5 of 11
Genre: Folk, Ambient, Jazz
Sounds Like: Tunng, Junip
The Memory Band is an English folk group that was developed in 2003 by musician and songwriter Stephen Cracknell. His project consists of various artists throughout the years and has put out four albums to date. The previous albums are more traditional in the sense of folk music; they are very compe...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The Mystic Krewe of Clearlight
ST (2000)
Crank this to 7.5 of 11
Genre: Classic rock, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Deep Purple, The Doors, Manfred Mann
Released in 2000, this self-titled instrumental album features members of Down, Crowbar and Eyehategod. If you are not a fan of these three bands, hold the phone, as this album sounds nothing like them. Instead, Mystick pulls together a surprisingly vibrant 70''s psychedelic rock album. If you like ...
Monday, February 15, 2016
The New Geometry
ST (2016)
Crank this to 8.6 of 11
Genre: Post rock
Sounds Like: God is an Astronaut, Red Sparrowes, Coldbones
Beauty, inspiration and stimulating are just a few words describing post-rock foursome The New Geometry. The band from Porto, Portugal has released a polished three song debut EP that floored us upon first listen. These three tunes contain the typical formula necessary to conjure up one hell of an i...
Friday, March 30, 2018
The Orbiss Journey
Volume One (2018)
Turn this to 6.8 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: Liquid Tension Experiment, Don Caballero, Moe
How could we not review a band from Kingston, Ontario? The landscape that fostered some of the most poignant heaven sent lyrics that were truly ahead by a century. Welcome the Orbiss Journey. Perhaps we are catching this one right at the onset as we can’t find shit about this band. A part of u...
Thursday, March 01, 2018
The Osiris Club
The Wine-Dark Sea (2018)
Crank this to 8.6 of 11
Genre: Progressive rock
Sounds Like: Roger Hodgson, A Perfect Circle, Porcupine Tree
We can’t put our finger on exactly why, but for whatever reason it has been quite difficult to find a solid progressive rock band these days. We either encounter over-dramatic vocalists, excessive fretwork, god awful lyrics, or just blatant Dream Theater clones. We were refreshed to have stumb...
Sunday, December 11, 2016
The Pinx
Freedom (2016)
Turn this to 6.5 of 11
Genre: Rock, Classic rock, Blues
Sounds Like: Thin Lizzy, Raging Slab, Crobot
The Pinx from Atlanta Georgia sure know how throw down some freewheellin, hard rockin’ thunderboggie. If you like your rock with boatloads of southern flare, straight-up 90s Raging Slab-era rock and roll, than perhaps The Pinx is right up your alley. Freedom, the bands sophomore album...
Sunday, January 12, 2014
The Pirate Ship Quintet
Rope For No-Hopers (2012)
Crank this to 9.5 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Post rock, Math Rock
Sounds Like: Grails, Explosions in the Sky
We don’t usually refer to an album as beautiful, but we’ll make an exception here for UK’s The Pirate Ship Quintet’s Rope For No-Hopers. The five tracks on this album are rich with layers of many different styles from post rock to math rock; as it’s dark, atmos...
Saturday, October 04, 2014
The Schomberg Fair
I Wont Be Afraid (2014)
Crank this to 9.5 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Folk, Psychedelic rock, Gospel
Sounds Like: Larry and His Flask, The Sadies, 16 Horsepower
The Schomberg Fair fold four music genres into their very own peculiar style. Take two cups of gospel, throw in another two cups of grass roots folk, half a cup of blues, and powder off the top with a fair amount of psychedelia and there you have it. I Won't Be Afraid is the fourth release ...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
The Shelter People
The Shelter People (2017)
Crank this to 8.7 of 11
Genre: Blues, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Graveyard, Radio Moscow, Blue Cheer
If you’re in the hunt for some genuine 70s inspired blues rock and roll, you’ll have to travel to Tulsa, Oklahoma and check out The Shelter People. The trio lay down some gritty and raw psychedelic infused blues rock on this debut release. We’ve heard tons of blues rock albums over...
Sunday, November 15, 2015
The Shoguns Decapitator
Head Hunting (2015)
Crank this to 8.6 of 11
Genre: Math Rock, Progressive
Sounds Like: Brontide, Masarati, Giraffes? Giraffes!
Math rock, Post-progressive rock or whatever you want to call it has hit its stride with The Shoguns Decapitator’s debut release Head Hunting. The UK based outfit has hit us with an all-out infectious style of instrumental Post-progressive rock through the up and coming label Ingue Re...
Sunday, February 16, 2014
The Soundcarriers
Celeste (2010)
Crank this to 8 of 11
Genre: Acid Folk, Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: The Mamas and the Papas, Cloud Control, Sleepy Sun
The Soundcarriers, who originate from the UK, bring us their brand of psychedelic, folk music that is sure to entrance you. As acid folk may not be a genre, it does help define the style of music put forth by The Soundcarriers. On Celeste, their second album, they bring a vibe of classic 60...
Sunday, October 22, 2017
The Striped Bananas
Stone of Madness (2017)
Turn this to 2.8 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: Strawberry Alarm Clock, 13th Floor Elevators
Ann Arbor Michigan’s The Striped Bananas have released their fourth album entitled Stone of Madness. The album features classic psychedelic rock vibes with overtly simple song structure and somewhat painful vocals. Our interest weakened with each rotation. Our Rotation Racap will prov...
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
The Surrealist
Naked Awareness (2016)
Crank this to 7.5 of 11
Genre: Progressive metal, Experimental
Sounds Like: Scale the Summit, Lite
Nestled in the Northeast U.S., welcome The Surrealist, a two-man instrumental progressive band based out of Boston, MA. This project composed of guitarist Roopam Garg and drummer John-Marc Degaard have released a stimulating blend of progressive metal combined with some sort of modern odd experiment...
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
The Worship of Silence
In The Early Hours (2016)
Crank this to 9.5 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Post metal, Stoner Doom
Sounds Like: Hammers of Misfortune, Life of Agony, Neurosis
We have been digging deep to find something like this. Something a little off the beaten path with dominant energetic vocals but maintaining that overcast vibe. Welcome The Worship of Silence hailing from Oakland California. This is the type of band where the vocals are so prominent that it will mak...
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Them Bulls
ST (2016)
Crank this to 8.3 of 11
Genre: Rock
Sounds Like: , Queens of the Stoneage
Let’s get the comparisons out of the way, Them Bulls from Italy have that distinct clean rock sound akin to Queens of the Stoneage. At first listen, you will no doubt hear the Josh Homme influence. We must admit, at first we couldn’t really get lost in the album without this comparison h...
Monday, October 21, 2013
These Arms Are Snakes
Tail Swallower and Dove (2008)
Crank this to 9.5 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Hardcore, Math Rock
Sounds Like: Narrows, The Jesus Lizard, Transition
Ever get so entrenched in a movie, where the complexity, intensity and atmosphere meld together so well that it temporarily allows you to disconnect from your current situation. You reflect back on the movie about how quickly it flew by, how well the plot intertwined and wonder who were the minds be...
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Third Ear Experience
Boi and Dog Ear combination (2014)
Crank this to 9 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Atmospheric rock
Sounds Like: Yuri Gagarin, Monomyth, Colour Haze
While 3rd Ear Experience is currently labeled "space rock" we prefer to characterize their latest two works "atmospheric rock". A subtle difference, but we wanted to highlight as the band has morphed more towards this genre since its last album Peacock Black. Peacock Black is undou...
Monday, September 15, 2014
Third Ear Experience
Incredible Good Fortune (2014)
Crank this to 9.5 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Atmospheric rock
Sounds Like: King Crimson, Tool, Farflung
#2 ALBUM OF 2014
The third release from 3rd Ear Experience does not include the prowess of the Dug Pinnick on lead vocals like their 2013 release Boi.  Don't let that curb your enthusiasm though. Incredible Good Fortune takes things to even more impress...
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Third Ear Experience
Stones of a Feather (2016)
Crank this to 9.4 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Space rock, Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: Causa Sui, Yuri Gagarin, First Band From Outer Space
3rd Ear Experience have consistently been one of our most played artists over the past few years since the Boi/Dog Ear split album. What they bring to the table is a tremendous vision through exploring various forms of rock music and expanding the limits of traditional space rock. The band ...
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Third Ear Experience
Stoned Gold (2017)
Crank this to 9.8 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Heavy psych rock, Space rock, Psychedelic
Sounds Like: First Band From Outer Space, Yuri Gagarin, Naxatras
Six glorious jams weighing in at 1 hour and 9 minutes, what more can you ask for. The gurus of psychedelic, stoner instrumental rock are back with yet another fantastic, mind-altering album with Stoned Gold. Robbi Robb and company always seem to outdo themselves on new releases. This album ...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Third Whale
ST (2016)
Crank this to 9 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Neo-Psychadelic rock
Sounds Like: Tame Impala, The Verve
We love music that can naturally distort your senses. Third Whale does just that on their debut self-titled EP as all four tracks create a haze induced state of mind thanks to the swirling guitar work and euphoric distant vocals. All four songs feature stellar lead guitar-work that hits our neurons ...
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Three
Wake Pig (2008)
Crank this to 7.5 of 11
Genre: Progressive
Sounds Like: Porcupine Tree, Coheed and Cambria
We typically try to stay away from making too many sounds like references in our reviews since we have already provided you with a few comparable bands. Hard to do that on this one as 3, in our opinion, is the alter-ego of Coheed & Cambria (C&C). After additional research, we come to find ou...
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Three Mile Pilot
The Inevitable Past Is The Future Forgotten (2010)
Crank this to 8 of 11
Genre: Alternative, Indie
Sounds Like: , No One
This San Diego based trio’s library of work consists of some of the most original and unique bass work you will ever hear. Dark and eerie lyrics create images and moods like none other. 3MP’s fifth album released in 2010 is a gem. After a 13 year hiatus to do projects such as the Black H...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Titans Of Industry
ST (2015)
Turn this to 6.9 of 11
Genre: Metal
Sounds Like: Michael Schenker Group, The Sword, Dokken
Titans of Industry are a brand spanking new metal band straight out of Boston, MA. While their blend of heavy metal is not very original, they seemed to have captured our interest. With that being said, the foursome are a talented bunch, their love for metal is very evident here as their influences ...
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Tontura
Corrosive Meatbags (2018)
Crank this to 8.8 of 11
Genre: Hard rock, Grunge
Sounds Like: Silverchair, Chevelle
We hear a myriad of influences on Tontura’s debut EP inclusive of some progressive early Chevelle and Tool affection pivoting to the straight-shooting grunge of Silverchair. Steadfast anthemic song structure makes for a very enjoyable 14 minutes. Pinto’s frail and wavering vocals dominat...
Friday, April 04, 2014
Totem Skin
Still Waters Run Deep (2013)
Turn this to 6.5 of 11
Genre: Grindcore, Metal
Sounds Like: Neurosis, Dillinger Escape Plan
Totem Skin thrive off dramatic contrast between their highs and lows. The dual vocals are excruciatingly abrasive at their high register making for much drama when they slow things down. The six piece band hailing from Sweden evoke some terrific moments with their dynamic contrasts. Particularly at ...
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Transition
Spine (1994)
Crank this to 9 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Grunge, Punk
Sounds Like: The Damned, At The Drive In
Obscure and somewhat difficult to find, we revel in the energy and intelligent work put forth in Spine. This album was originally discovered by three of our editors at Rotation11 way way back in the day. Transition was a four-piece power alternative punk band hailing from San Francisco. Whi...
Sunday, March 06, 2016
Transition
Jacked (2016)
Crank this to 9 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Punk
Sounds Like: Window Pane, At The Drive In, The Damned
One of our favorite obscure punk bands that formed in the late 80s is back! We have been searching high and low for the whereabouts of the San Franciscan based Transition over the last two decades and alas this EP pops up on BandCamp! Their only full length album entitled Spine was a former...
Monday, April 11, 2016
Trillion
Dreaming Black (2016)
Turn this to 6.1 of 11
Genre: Hard rock, Grunge
Sounds Like: Screaming Trees, For Love Not Lisa, Jerry Cantrell
Grunge styed rock from Budapest, Hungary? Trillion’s debut album Dreaming Black will transport you back to that late 90s thru early 2000s rock era. At a time when bands were transitioning from that Seattle grunge stereotype to a more open-ended modern day heavy rock style. The ban...
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Tripwires
Spacehopper (2013)
Crank this to 7 of 11
Genre: Shoegaze, Alternative
Sounds Like: Radiohead, Placebo, Swervedriver
Spacehopper is the debut album from the four piece band out of England, Tripwires. The shoegaze genre which hit its peak during the early 90's is still showing some signs of life every now and then. Tripwires clearly has an affinity to the space rock... gaze into the stars with the Verve-li...
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Tuba Skinny
Pyramid Strut (2014)
Crank this to 8 of 11
Genre: Traditional Jazz, Blues
Sounds Like: Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Squirrel Nut Zippers
Wait, what year is it? Is it the early 1900’s? Throw this album on and you’ll be instantly transported back to that early New Orleans jazz, blues and ragtime era. That’s the feeling you’ll get when you listen to Pyramid Street by Tuba Skinny. Their fifth album is as...
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Tuber
ST (2012)
Crank this to 8 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Karma To Burn, Russian Circles
There is some interesting music coming out of Greece these days, (check out our review for One Leg Mary), and we stumbled upon a band from this region named Tuber. They are an instrumental three-piece stoner rock band that plays a terrific blend of stoner/fuzz rock with a touch of inspirati...
Friday, March 07, 2014
Tummler
Early Man (2002)
Crank this to 7.5 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Nebula, Elder, Acrimony
We recently dusted off Tummler's second album, Early Man put out by the great Small Stone Record label and threw it in heavy rotation. Sure glad we did as it takes us back to a time when the stoner rock genre was trying to find its place in today's music. Tummlers' style ay not be original,...
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Tuna de Tierra
Episode I Pilot (2015)
Crank this to 8.8 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Colour Haze, Sungrazer, Mindfunk
The highly saturated stoner rock genre hasn’t changed much over time as many band’s today can sound very much like one another. Yes we hear a ton of stoner rock around here and every once in a while we come across a band that just lures us in and captivates us. Welcome Tuna de Tierra fro...
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Tundra
Coro (2014)
Crank this to 8 of 11
Genre: Progressive rock, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Karma To Burn, 5ive - metal band
Tundra is a brand spanking new band from Venice, Italy and they have put forth an impressive debut album with Coro. This trio is comprised of two bassists and a drummer, so naturally we were intrigued. Their blend of instrumental music melds the styles of Stoner and Progressive rock togethe...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Turtle Skull
ST (2018)
Crank this to 8.4 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: The Warlocks, The Black Angels, Rancho Relaxo
Australia has been a huge breeding ground for up and coming independent rock artists within the past couple years. Heavy psych rockers Turtle Skull are the latest to hit our radar. The five-piece from Sydney, Australia bring that hazy, repetitive fuzz sound on this debut release. The production is s...
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Tweak Bird
Undercover Crops (2012)
Turn this to 6 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock, Alternative
Sounds Like: Ween, Queens of the Stoneage
If you’ve never heard Tweak Bird, they’re an interesting duo compromised of the Bird brothers. Their blend of pop, metal, stoner rock can be addicting or annoying and the high pitch vocal styles can be challenging to get into. It’s been a couple years since the last Tweak Bird albu...
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Twisted Mist
Le Brame (2018)
Crank this to 7.5 of 11
Genre: Folk metal
Sounds Like: Enisferum, Tartalo
There is something beautiful and expansive when metal and wind instruments collide. Twisted Mist hailing from Reims, France welcome in their second full-length album Le Brame, which is primarily instrumental (with occasional chants via "Ballade de Villon a S’amye," etc.). Wh...
Monday, August 04, 2014
Two Foot Yard
Borrowed Arms (2008)
Crank this to 8 of 11
Genre: Folk, Jazz
Sounds Like: Rasputina, Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Experiment, Peggy Sue
2 Foot Yard may be an unusual band name, but it’s also intriguing, as is their blend of off-beat jazzy music.  This San Francisco trio has released two albums and their latest 2008’s Borrowed Arms is unique and authentic. This album will take you on a trip through inventive...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Two Lane Phonebooth
Milligrams of Tar (2009)
Turn this to 5 of 11
Genre: Indie
Sounds Like: Candy Machine, Black Lips
Two Lane Phonebooth (T.L.P.) are an Indie rock band from Huntsville, Alabama. Their music is quirky, out-of-tune at times and somewhat of low production quality. All these factors seem to be the signature style for T.L.P. as all their albums seem to follow this unique formula. We hear this same form...