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Single Premiere: Vincent Bruckert "Secret Warnings"

We are proud to be able to premiere the second single, "Secret Warnings", from Vincent Bruckert.

Bruckert is best known for being a member of the Psych Blues band Crown Vic Royal, but is now striking out on his own with a slightly more pop focused sound.

This single follows "Heavy Blankets" which we premiered back in November 2021.

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Gabacho @ Cobra Lounge (tonight, April 19th)

Gabacho recently released a new single called "Sentimiento". The single is accompanied by the Jonathan Lopez directed video below.

This is the blend of Latin Rock and Psych Rock from Siul Reynoso.

You can catch Gabacho tonight, April 19th, at Cobra Lounge with Tropa Magica.

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Dehd "Stars"

Dehd has released the second single, "Stars", from their forthcoming album Blue Skies which is due out on May 27th via Fat Possum.

This is the first new music from the trio Emily Kempf, Jason Balla, and Eric McGrady since their highly acclaimed 2020 album Flower Of Devotion.

The group will be touring all Spring and returning home to play the Metro on June 4th with Pixel Grip.

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Los Black Dogs "Los Black Dogs"

Mexican Psych Rock group Los Black Dogs have released self-titled debut album.

This is the culmination of years of work and features the band's first two single, 2019's "Fuego" and 2020's "Cúrame el Alma".

Last week the Los Black Dogs celebrated the release of this album at Liar's Club. Back in 2019 they performed "Cúrame el Alma" live at DZ Records and you can view the video below.

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The true meaning of Hello Mary "Sinks In" with latest single

photo by Nolan Zangas


The first time I heard the name Hello Mary I instantly assumed it must be the name of a Christian puppet show like the ones put on by the inimitable Tammy Faye back in the day (RIP) on her TV programs (PTL Club, The Tammy Faye Show) with the phrase “Hello, Mary!” being the first words out of the resurrected Jesus’s felt mouth after He has risen from the dead, waking with a start and one hell of a hangover, and then taking a stroll outside his tomb to see what’s up nevermind that pesky giant boulder in the way only to find Mary Magdalene and “Big Mama” Mother Mary right there outside waiting faithfully for Him to whom He speaks the aforementioned salutation.

Anyway, it’s a theory. Except in this case the reality is even better than the theory because in reality Hello Mary is a young and upcoming NYC-based-indie-alt-rock trio whose combined age is probably less than the age of Axl Rose’s oldest hair extensions and, I’ll just go ahead and say it, each one of Hello Mary’s songs to date rocks harder and more convincingly/compellingly than the entirety of Chinese Democracy.  

Take their latest single for instance released just days ago, “Stinge” backed by “Sink in,” or “Sink In” backed by “Stinge,” these things are difficult to parse in the streaming age. But anyway “Sting” comes first in the running order, a song addressed to a mercurial character who “may be the one for good” but who “leave[s] just as it gets fun” which is precisely why “they said I should run” and sometimes “they” know best and yes I realize there's an unreasonably large gap between the Bandcamp embed above and this text which I blame on the new Spotify-people owners.

Meanwhile the music of “Stinge” (definition: a person or other entity who is stingy) ably captures the emotional whiplash of the narrator’s romantic longings and loser-induced frustrations flipping back and forth between the grinding riff of the song’s intro, the jangly shoegazy float of the verses with some nice off-kilter chords, and the bridge section that sounds something like an underwater waltz. 

“Sink In” comes next which is quite possibly a song about the stark reality of the previous song fully sinking in where “it starts to drift and fall away / mostly from saying all I had to say” which I gotta say jumping straight to the fifth stage of grief in the second song is an encouraging sign of psychological health and if this is what acceptance sounds like then sign me up because this song rips starting off with a James Iha-esque alternation between a contemplative riff and head-drubbing power chords (the “sink in” part) before bursting open like an overpollenated flower full of “oohs” and “ahhs” ascending to the heavens (one of my fave musical moments of the year so far) and oh yeah there’s a guitar solo too with heavy reverb and note bending and more oohs and ahhs over some altered chords and it’s a pretty exciting ride and a pretty one too.

Across these two songs Hello Mary continue to hone their appetizing mix of heavy musical dramatics spiked with an enticing sense of play (cuz dammit these young ladies know how to write a catchy hook that’s for sure just see "Ginger" below) and a trippy psychedelia-adjacent vibe (see “Take Something” above for another example) and when you put together this mix of heavy and light and just plain weird it’s not entirely unlike (wait for it…) a bizarro Christian puppet show or a close encounter with Axl Rose’s dreads. (Jason Lee)

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