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Mouth Reader, "Inside You"

Mouth Reader released their self-titled EP January 16th of this year. Fast, fuzzy, and raw, they’re everything a garage band should be. The gnarly guitar tone and rapid-fire cymbal hits edge their sound towards surf rock. Kudos to the band for managing to get a sandy, salty crust on their songs despite Tennessee being about as landlocked as they come. The track, “Inside You” hits with the same swift and mesmerizing arc as the first brick hurled in a riot. The band is preparing for a mini-tour that goes nowhere near the ocean at the beginning of March; stay updated on their whereabouts here. –Terra James-Jura

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The New Industry Standard “Responsibility”

The lyric “right now I would will drink pure blood to sober up” should grab anyone’s ear. Followed by a throaty chorus of “WHERE’D I GO WRONG?” the track “Responsibility” by The New Industry Standard could be an anthem for Monday morning. At the very least, it's a damn catchy tune about getting slobbering drunk. The song comes off their EP “Part 3” released February 5th, of which the band succinctly describes: “The first 3 songs are fast. The last two songs are slow.” You have to appreciate a band so keenly self-aware and apt in creating bouncy punk rock. -Terra James-Jura

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Weekend Itinerary

Its Valentine’s Day weekend! No matter where you are in love, luck, or finances, there’s something for everyone going on this weekend. Here’s a select sampling:

Friday:

Bad Cop, Gunther Doug, Colorfeels, and Couched at the End. $5 cover, show at 8.

Whiskey Disco and Electric Western present The Valentine’s Day Dance Party at the 5 Spot. $7 before 10 pm and $10 after. Get ready to get messy to a night of soul and funk classics.

Death Comesto Mattenson, Pale Houses and Beards at the High Watt, $7 gets you in, show starts at 9.

Saturday:

"Slurp for a Cause" at Marathon Music Works.  Eat a ton Ramen, listen to Guilty Pleasures, and raise money to fight pediatric cancer. If you need to know more, read HERE.

QDProm at Mercy Lounge involves DJs, dancers, and live bands including Ponychase, Tipper Whore and a super secret musical guest will keep this live dance party thumping. Dig out your old prom dress, grab your man or lady, dig out their prom dress, and party straight till Sunday. $10 gets you in, prom starts at 8.

The Goldroom, Ole Mossy Face, Spirits and The Melchizedek Children play at fooBar. Show is at 10, cover is $5.  

Nashville stalwarts Blackfoot Gypsies play at the 5 Spot with Justin and the Cosmics, Phil Hummer and the White Falcons, and Haunted Device. Show starts at 9.

Sunday:

The Allen Thompson Band joins Cory Branan and Lucero at Exit/In. Show starts at 8, and is $15 without RSVP.

 Did the champagne and rocks drain your pockets? Head to the Basement for the Sunday Post for a free show. City Water, Jordan Carpenter, Pilot Rouge and Elliot perform, starting at 8.

Cleanse your brain of any lingering red, pink or winged thoughts with the sweet hatred of crust metal at Yautja’s album release show at the Stone Fox. Ramming Speed, Cove, and Act of Impalement open; show is at 9, cover is 5. Here is “Denihilist” off of “Song’s of Descent.”

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Album Review: Feedback Revival "Feedback Revival"

Feedback Revival released their self-titled album on January 30th. Friends and fans packed into the High Watt that night for an album release show with el el, Kim Logan, Bones Owens, and Queens Boulevard. It was a tremendous and well-deserved show of support for the band’s sophomore effort. The album is a brick of visceral rock ‘n’ roll covering all the bases: gypsy women, whiskey, and outlaws. Check out a full review HERE. –Terra James-Jura

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Feedback Revival, "Feedback Revival"
- by Terra James-Jura

Feedback Revival released their newest self-titled album on January 30th, taking over the High Watt with a cast of friends to rattle some jaws in celebration. The album is 12 tracks thick with the guitar fuzz and heavy bass that the band has become known for. Some of the same faces from the stage lend their talent to the album: Matthew Page of Blackfoot Gypsies and Brian Bandas of The Low Down to name a few. Dan Fenton’s vocals lend satisfactory levels of badassery, and liberties with the English language such as “-she done walk with swagger-“ drive home the fact that things are more interesting a little raw (save for poultry). The same goes for the recording quality, where some tracks max out and sound better and more authentic for it. The band's sound is just to rough and tumble to be contained by conventional means.

Rock as it may, it is not an uplifting album. It is run through with themes of bad women, alcohol, misbehavior, suicide, and backlash against one’s origins. It is a canon of growing up angry and poor in the new South. Rebellion and dissatisfaction run rampant. There are myriad combinations of the words “gypsy,” “woman,” “voodoo,” and “dead man.” Even in the most upbeat track, “At Last” about a young woman leaving Tennessee only to discover that it was her one true home, I was quite sure the heroine was going to meet her untimely death somewhere in Los Angeles with a needle in her arm. 

But who said music is supposed to make you feel good, Princess? Why not angry, wronged, or frustrated, like the folks in these songs, and just about everybody else most of the time? ”Ballad of Loretta” opens with the best line in the album, “I’ve got tannins in my blood-“ stews in the anticipation of a man finally setting things right via shotgun and shovel. The third track, “Jesse James” revels in the macabre glee of being an outlaw. “Beautiful Life” is a biopic of some of the sad stories that can be found any Small Town USA.

The piano piece at the very end of the last track “Home" sums up the feel of the whole album. It’s a haunted 2 minutes with a building sense of panic as the keys start fluttering higher and higher. It sounds trapped, just like most of the characters in the album; fettered by bad relationships, choices, or an upbringing that offered no alternative to the status quo and clawing for some way out. The final chord struck ties the detour back to the track and essentially sighs “Aw hell,” in surrender.

This album retains Feedback Revival’s reputation for hard, mean rock perfect for Saturday nights or robbing trains. But it also lays bare a lot of ugly truths about the human condition. If you’re a person that likes women, drinking, fighting, and pausing briefly to reflect upon past mistakes and the futility of the present, then soldiering on because, shit, what else can you do, then pick up this record. These guys get you.



 

 

 

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Omega Swan Releases "Earthbound"

Omega Swan released their single “Earthbound” on February 11th, with the underlying message: “We just want people to do whatever the f**k they want, no rules.” It’s stripped down and a little bit more New Wave than their party-heartier May 2013 “OS-1,” kind of what half of Devo would cook up in their garage. Personal objection to nihilism by and large aside (will no one think of the children?!), it’s a great track from a hard-rocking and endlessly entertaining band. A band that will be at the Other Basement this Valentine’s Day with Plastic Visions, Designer, Rachel, and Dogs of Oz, starting at 8pm and followed by a dance party DJ-ed by Treekeeper. If ever there was a night to get lucky, it would be this one. You’ll be leaving with a pocket full of panties. –Terra James-Jura

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Natalie Salzman Releases "Ebb and Flow"

Natalie Salzman released her album, “Ebb and Flow” Jan. 5th of 2014. Recorded at FAME studios in Muscle Shoals with some of the original Swampers among the session players, it spans blues, country and pop in 7 tracks about love and loss. The album is fortified by her voice like a prodigal Judd and background as a classically-trained harpist. Though it may be the most in-organic instrument to load in, the harp finds place without ceremony, and this casual approach keeps it from veering off into the realm of gimmicky fusion or Adult Christian Contemporary. Of the whole album, “You Don’t Know What Is” has the most teeth. The next time Salzman plays Nashville will be at Ugly Mugs on March 15th. –Terra James-Jura

http://www.nataliesalzman.com/

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The Modern Royals, "Telephone"

The Modern Royals recently added some new music to their website, including this gem, “Telephone.” It’s slightly bluesy (thanks in part to their Chicago origins), and then veers off into the swirls of psychedelia, especially in the dual guitars on the back end of the song. “Here Today” keeps the same trippy vibe, but has a nice garage-y sprawl to it as well. Listen to them both on their website, then sign up for their newsletter to keep abreast of their activities. –Terra James-Jura

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