Garage Rock

Artist: 
The Black Line
Label: 
CRock Records

Formed as a one man band from Ontario Canada, the Black Line has a thrashing guitar genre that is reminiscent of the garage band genres of the 90's and 2000's. With a mix of semi-thoughtful/punk lyrics and pretty solid mixing of the song components, the Black Line has some solid punk rock tracks. No One Cares, Gemini, and more are all guitar heavy tracks that strike a consistent balance between insturmentals and vocals, which is impressive given the one-man nature of this band.

Sounds Like: 
Front Bottoms but more rock
Sounds Like: 
Green Day
Sounds Like: 
NOFX
Name: 
Brendan Bogar
Date Reviewed: 
03/20/2017
Artist: 
Meatbodies
Label: 
In the Red Records

Meatbodies' second release is a concept album that is easy to listen to and even easier to tune out. The opening track begins with the sounds of birds chirping and fades into a pleasant, but repetative guitar riff that goes on for far too long. The lyrics, although whimsical and enjoyable, show no evidence of a coherent storyline. None of the tracks truly stand out in a significant way, but all of them have an easy-on-the-ears fuzzy psychadelic rock sound.

Sounds Like: 
Allah-Las
Sounds Like: 
Syd Barrett
Name: 
Sally Lynx
Date Reviewed: 
03/08/2017
Artist: 
Hiroshima DeFX/ Spank
Label: 
Self Released

This split by Hiroshima DeFX and Spank is decent for a self released split. Personally, between the two bands, I preferred the first three songs who were by Spank. The songs had a more alternative rock sound, though rough. The first song "Youth in Ice" was the best of the three, with somewhat catchy guitar riffs. The second half of the CD, by Hiroshima DeFX was more rough and loud, which was slightly abrasive. It is not my style of music, and is a bit more hard than music that I listen to generally, but as what it is, it's not horrible.

Sounds Like: 
Garage punk rock
Name: 
Sidney Whitmire
Date Reviewed: 
12/06/2016
Artist: 
Ty Segall
Label: 
Drag City Records

Orange Color Queen is the newest single from prolific Garage Rock artist Ty Segall.

Sounds Like: 
Thee Oh Sees
Sounds Like: 
Fuzz
Name: 
Jack Maloney
Date Reviewed: 
11/30/2016
Artist: 
Turqouiz Noiz
Label: 
Related Records

Sweat Lodge is the new album by Washington based

Sounds Like: 
Jay Reatard
Name: 
Calvin Wolfe
Date Reviewed: 
11/30/2016
Artist: 
Drug Apts
Label: 
Interference Pattern Records

It's not everyday you hear about a new Sacramento band, so I was very excited to hear about this first EP from Drug Apts. The only band from Sacramento to achieve fame in the last decade is Death Grips, and while I'm sure the band would prefer that Death Grips wasn't mentioned in every press release/ review, the fact that two members of Death Grips produced the EP is kind of the hook for listeners. The good news is that this new EP removes all doubt that Drug Apts need a co-sign, their music is reason enough to check them out.

Sounds Like: 
Be Your Own Pet
Sounds Like: 
Death Grips
Sounds Like: 
other equally invalid comparisons
Name: 
Andrew Boring
Date Reviewed: 
11/28/2016
Artist: 
The Blind Shake
Label: 
Goner Records

Celebrate Your Worth is the 13th album in ten ye

Sounds Like: 
Ty Segall
Sounds Like: 
Jay Reatard
Sounds Like: 
Slint
Name: 
Calvin Wolfe
Date Reviewed: 
11/16/2016
Artist: 
Futuro Terror
Label: 
BCore DIsc

An upbeat and explosive album that takes on the typical punk sound, but achieves a good sound. Although there is nothing too special about the album it is a nice listen with the typical sound you would expect going into this album. Still, there is a charm to it that comes from the repetitive motions and vocals that slightly meld into the distortion.

Sounds Like: 
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard
Sounds Like: 
Ty Segall (kind of)
Name: 
Nathan Gosnell
Date Reviewed: 
10/26/2016
Artist: 
Jane N' The Jungle
Label: 
Jane N' The Jungle - Self Produced

This album primarily features female vocalist, mostly with angry vibed lyrics, and backed by guitar and drums. The Lyrics are not my favorite, a lot of heavily overused steryotypical imagery. One could easily picture a car spinning and burining in the music video for this album ( or track 4 to be more specific ). The songs are pretty long and resemble country most of the time and mixed with post punk rock garagey under female vocals.

Sounds Like: 
Avril Lavene
Sounds Like: 
sex pistols with female vocals?
Name: 
Ellery Page
Date Reviewed: 
10/02/2016
Artist: 
PARTYBABY
Label: 
Warner Bros

  This Album is a highschool memory of a group of buddies in a van driving up the mountains for a hike, and the ascending drive down winding turns and beautiful scenery. It is a trip to the beach in movie sceens of highschool bonfires.  If youve got Daddy Issues check out track 2, if you wanna motivation to clean your room or something to scream to wh