PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : THE LIMIŃANAS – “SHADOW PEOPLE (FEAT. EMMANUELLE SEIGNER)” [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

The Limiñanas find the sweet spot between Velvet Underground drone and psych-rock in their upcoming new album, Shadow People, on January 19th.

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BANDCAMP DISCOVERY | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : TOMBSTONES IN THEIR EYES – FEAR EP

Here’s one for the music lover that digs that middle ground between psychedelia and hard rock – Fear, the new EP from Los Angeles’ Tombstones in their Eyes.

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PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : SLEEPY SUN – SEAQUEST

Sunshine psychedelic rock is certainly welcome in 2017, and San Francisco band Sleepy Sun have that in huge dollops!

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BANDCAMP DISCOVERY | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : CAPTAIN KILL – BORN IN THE HEAVY EP

Blues-rock still resonates, as Norway’s Captain Kill demonstrates on this visceral EP.

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LIVE NEWS: LA FEMME – LIVE IN SINGAPORE

The hype screams out “The Future of French Rock” and describes La Femme as possessing such edgy music influences as Gene Vincent, The Velvet Underground and Kraftwerk. But what about the music itself?

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SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : BAKERS IN SPACE

Guitar rock bands with melodic songs are hard to come by in Singapore nowadays. Never mind good ones! Well, happy to declare that Bakers in Space fit the specs perfectly.

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LIVE NEWS | LANEWAY FESTIVAL SINGAPORE 2017 : KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD ADDED TO THE LINEUP!

Now, here’s a band that in our humble estimation, epitomises #THENEWROCKNROLL!!! And, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard will be coming over to Singapore to play at Laneway Festival Singapore 2017!!!!

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | POP POWER!!!: DOOMBIRD – PAST LIVES

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We have always maintained that inside electronica lies the potential for pop music that embraces dramatic and emotional power within the context of dance and infection. Here’s an album that provides strong evidence for that assertion.

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THE LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL FT. SURF ROCK IS DEAD, ALLO DARLIN’, THE ADVENTURES OF THE SILVER SPACEMAN & THROUGH LUCID EYES!!!

Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep fighting the good fight.

Here are streams of new music that express the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Discover! Enjoy!

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BLURB-O-RAMA FT. TALK SHOW HOST, BETTER THINGS, SILENT PICTURES, POLITBURO & CITIZEN ZERO

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The journey of music discovery continues as we unearth five new rock n roll gems!

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LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL FT. DINOWALRUS, CYMBALS EAT GUITARS, THE PEEP TEMPEL, HENRY JAMISON & LVL UP!!!

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Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are streams of new music you should be listening to that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

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PoPTV – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL FT. KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD, PHOENIX DAY, BASIC CABLE PREACHERS, APOLOGIES I HAVE NONE & FIRE FROM THE GODS!!!

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Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are videos of new music you should be watching that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

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BLURB-O-RAMA FT. PEOPLE AND STARS, COOL GHOULS, COSMONAUTS, INTROFLIRT & CARA AND MIKE GANGLOFF WITH THE GREAT AMERICAN DRONE ORCHESTRA

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New albums you might want to check out, PoP fan! 

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ALBUM REVIEW: COTTON MATHER – DEATH OF THE COOL

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Background
Highly acclaimed 90s Pop Underground faves Cotton Mather returns with a new album after an absence of 15 years! Death of the Cool contains singer-songwriter Robert Harrison’s pure pop meditations on Chinese philosophy – in particular, one song each for each hexagram (or reading) of the I Ching! How 60s can one get?!?

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LIVE NEWS: CONCERTS ON THE HILL – CAMBODIAN SPACE PROJECT + BITTYMACBETH X EVAN LOW

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We were (and still are) quite mystified by this lineup. Cambodian Space Project is a psychedelic rock band, whose style is steeped in Retro-Pop and most of their songs are in the Khmer language! (Not quite the formula to draw in the local hipstas, eh?)

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ALBUM REVIEW: HOLY WAVE – FREAKS OF NURTURE

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Background
Based in El Paso, Texas, Holy Wave (Kyle Hager, Dustin Zozaya, Julian Ruiz, Joey Cook, Ryan Fuson) is riding the wave (!) of the contemporary psych-rock revival.

Strengths
Adept at combining sympathetic elements of psych-rock, shoe-gaze and dream pop, the music on Freaks of Nurture will appeal to a wide range of rock lovers. Sounding timeless yet fresh, Freaks of Nurture is a work of passionate art that transcends mere genre.

Highlights
“She Put a Seed in my Ear”, “Wendy Go Round”, “Western Playland”, “California Took My Bobby Away” and so on!

Sounds Like
Temples, Tame Impala, Thee Oh Sees, Spacemen 3.

Bottom Line
Probably the most likely style of modern rock that will break into the mainstream consciousness. Hopefully sooner than later.

Information
Official Site: https://holywave.bandcamp.com/

Buy now!

ALBUM REVIEW: NIGHT BEATS – WHO SOLD MY GENERATION

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Is rock ’n’ roll in 2016 a dinosaur? Yes a fucking T-Rex! And it’s coming to rip your guts out!

But seriously, boys and girls, Seattle trio Night Beats viz. Danny Lee Blackwell (guitar / vocals), Jakob Bowden (bass) & James Traeger (drums), do not quite care whether their music is relevant or not.

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UNICYCLE LOVES YOU – THE DEAD AGE

Fourth album from these Brooklyn-based melodic rockers finds the band in psych-garage territory. What does that mean you might ask? Well, basically it’s mid-60s flavoured three-chord pedal-flooring bubblegum tunes with heavily reverb-drenched harmony vocals. Can’t decide whether the album is played straight or tongue-in-cheek – doesn’t really matter I suppose.

Tunes are kept simple as are arrangements but be warned that the lo-fi, echo chamber sound is artifice in the extreme. Oddly enough, the dreamy albeit atonal soundscape that is “Silent Minus” is one of my favourite moments on The Dead Age. It demonstrates that Unicycle Loves You has more to offer than the meat and potatoes spinning in a wash cycle ambience that characterizes too much of this album.

That said, one cannot help but be entranced by the much of the repetitive atmospheric motives of tracks like “Endless Bummer” and “Any Daydreaming Morning” where psychedelic flourishes rule the day, in a pleasant way. A mixed bag but worth checking out by modern rock fans.