VIDEO PREMIERE: “HARD TIMES” by WINSTONS

It’s been almost two years since we heard from Brooklyn-based Winstons, one of our most favorite garage-rock duos and all-around purveyors of electrified badassery. Way too long, y’all! Today, Lou Nutting and Ben Brock Wilkes are back with a crunchy new video, “Hard Times,” a track from their self-titled debut full-length LP, out March 1st (“Hard Times”…

ALBUM REVIEW: “DEADBEAT GRAFFITI” by BLACK PISTOL FIRE

If you haven’t yet heard of Black Pistol Fire, you should—but even if you haven’t, that probably won’t be true for very much longer. From their energetic festival appearances to the unexpected artistry that you hear on each new release, this Canada-bred Austin, Texas-based duo, composed of guitarist/vocalist Kevin McKeown and drummer Eric Owen, will…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with FIONA SILVER

Big Apple-born and bred rocker Fiona Silver will release her debut album, Little Thunder, on June 23rd.  Little Thunder is the hard-working free spirit’s first cohesive body of work, and features seven songs of smokey-voiced swagger and sass with a vintage sheen. “For this record, I was really drawn to the sounds of the 60s…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with LEATHER GIRLS

When she was in high school, Deborah White was inspired by iconic bass players like Kim Deal, Kim Gordon, all the Kims, not only because they rocked, but also because they were girls who rocked. “Getting to see females playing music was so important,” she recalls. “A lot of girls, like me, didn’t grow up…

“ENOUGH” – NEW VIDEO from WINSTONS

Our favorite blues rock duo, Winstons, has unleashed a new video for their searing new single “Enough.” This band makes a lot of noise for two people; if you’re a regular around here (and if you aren’t, you definitely should be), you’re already familiar with their gut-punching prowess. We can’t get enough (see what we did there),…

“WITHOUT YOU” – NEW VIDEO from WINSTONS

If you’re a regular around here (and if you aren’t, you totally should be), you’ve noticed we’ve been drooling over Winstons, our new favorite New York-based blues rock duo. We literally, and I mean literally, can’t get enough of their soulful sound, and we want you to be as excited about them as we are.…

“ENOUGH” – NEW MUSIC from WINSTONS

“Love should be enough,” wails Winstons frontman Lou Nutting, in “Enough,” the Brooklyn-based band’s second single; the song follows single “Without You,” which premiered last week. Both will be available on limited edition 7″ vinyl or by download on  February 17th via Grand Jury, which can be pre-ordered here. Winstons make the kind of rock n’ roll that drills its…

“WITHOUT YOU” – NEW MUSIC from WINSTONS

Brooklyn-based garage rock badasses Winstons has released “Without You,” a howling blues tune with a touch of gritty nostalgia, via Grand Jury. The song is one of two from a 7″ available on February 17th. We hear they put on quote a show, and from the sound of this solitary song, we might just be willing to…

ALBUM REVIEW: “DARLING DESTROYER” BY LEOPOLD AND HIS FICTION

I love Austin, Texas; the best chili and Tex-Mex I’ve ever had live there, and much like Nashville, people aren’t afraid to be who they are, a mentality that provides fertile ground for creativity to freely bloom. There’s also a particular sound I’ve come to expect from Austin—while while it’s a hub for country twang…

“WALKING AROUND PURPOSELY” – NEW MUSIC from THE CAPTAIN’S SON

The Captain’s Son have put a unique spin on indie surf pop, combining the classic form with harmony-rich layers harmonies and good old garage rock, brilliantly showcased in the band’s new single, “Walking Around Purposely.” Comprised of Paige Byrd, Jarred Hayden, and William Hopkins, The Captain’s Son are making waves in the Southern California scene. With its catchy warm guitar melodies, laid-back vocals, and upbeat…