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Surfin’ through the musical landscape of hard and soft, the BBs take you on a rip rollin’ journey full of hazy fun. The image and name remind you of something you once loved and something you are about to love all in one breath. It’s a little punk, a little girly and all tough cookies. Laser gun guitar tones, jingle jangle melodies and a pulsing, heart pounding, move your hips rhythm, is what this pack is about.
The image and sound is captured in the headline worthy name; it’s the balance of the hard and soft that defines a great band. Equally masculine and feminine; doting on both the sweet-heart love and sleazy one night stands.
BB Guns feed the imagery of hard and soft/ boy and girl through the members themselves. Lead singer Laura Hermiston looks like the girl next door, but writes and performs with a tongue full of venom and a heart drowned in whisky. She may seem sweet, but the words do sting. Charlotte Marie steps up to that keyboard with her hair full of hairspray, mirroring a brunette, modern Bridget Bardot. Her softer voice and pulsating keyboards complements Laura’s expressive yelps and jingle-jangle guitar tones beautifully. Lead guitarist, Alana, brings punk roots to the BBs brand of surf pop with ferocious tenacity, while the rhythm section is rounded out by Clint Rogerson on bass and Dan Arget on drums. Laser gun guitar tones, jingle jangle melodies, pulsing keys and a heart pounding, move-your hips rhythm section propel this band ahead of the pack- the leaders of the pack, in fact.
Since the BB Guns’ Toronto inception in 2010 they’ve share stages with the Dum Dum Girls, Crocodiles, Man or Astro Man, Dirty Beaches, US Girls, Hunters, Jacuzzi Boys, Nick Waterhouse, Gino Washington, X ray Eye Balls, Bleached, No Age and Biblical.
Their latest Bang EP was recorded and produced by Brian Borcherdt of Holy Fuck andDusted.
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The Holy Coast formed in Phoenix Arizona in 2012.
With all three members bringing something unique to the bands sound and after only a couple months of writing and recording at Walkers home studio The Holy Coast exploded on to the Phoenix live scene playing their first show in May 2013 opening for Mike Simonetti (Italians Do It Better) and Plastic Plates where the band enjoyed a very warm response from the large Phoenix audience.
While continuing throughout the year writing and playing more shows along side Slow Magic, Superhumanoids and French Horn Rebellion the band began to build a loyal following in Phoenix.
In January 2014 the band recorded 5 songs at Flying Blanket Recording in Mesa, Arizona gaining the attention of Common Wall Media who agreed to release The Holy Coast EP.
The Holy Coast EP features 5 very different songs, while Brett’s vocal is the common thread, the bands sound is layered with depth, combining electronic and acoustic elements pulling influences from many genres.
The band were honored when Andy Rourke of The Smiths announced he was a fan and agreed to have his project, Jetlag NYC, remix the track “The Highest Love”. The outcome is a haunting nod to the Manchester hay days of the Hacienda.
The Holy Coast EP
Release Date: July 29, 2014
1. The Highest Love
2. Hands Down
3. The Space You Haunt
4. I Wrote You
6. The Highest Love (Jetlag NYC Remix)
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Check out Joel Michael Howard‘s brand new single “Don’t Know Why” over at Stereogum!
“Joel Michael Howard plays musically light, emotionally heavy guitar pop. “Don’t Know Why,” from Howard’s upcoming 7-inch, could pass for the Shins if they were inhaling small doses of helium and gently floating skyward.” – Chris DeVille, Stereogum
The track is taken from his upcoming 7″ on Kingfisher Bluez, pre-order a copy here.
SIGHS is the project of London songwriter Mart Wilson. His title track to his upcoming EP is streaming right now on Wondering Sound. Take a listen to the single below and pre-order the EP, which drops July 1st, right here.
You can now hear the highly-anticipated debut album Basic Instincts from San Diego songwriter Richard Hunter-Rivera, aka Island Boy, over at Subbacultcha!. Basic Instincts, which is out today via Rita Records, is a fine example of how well he incorporates tropical and tribal styles into massive pop songs. Catch him on one of his upcoming West Coast dates below.
6/19 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
6/20 - Tijuana, Mexico @ Mous Tache
6/21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Mountair
6/23 - San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout
6/25 - Portland, OR @ Valentines
Toronto act Sing Leaf shared the first single from their upcoming album on Friday via Impose’s Week In Pop feature. Check out “Change Your Mind” below and catch the band next weekend at NXNE!
Hypetrak has premiered the first single from The Jungle’s upcoming EP, Wild Things Vol. 2. Check out the Seattle producer’s “Rise” on Hypetrak HERE or stream it below.
After Party’s new track, “Retro” is up on Electric Sounds of Joy! Stream it below.
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Diners is Tyler Broderick with the help of friends in Phoenix, Arizona. Embracing a recent graduation from high school and the parting with his band at the time, Tyler created Diners as a natural outlet for his creative side. From that, he has created a vulnerable and beautiful album for daydreamers. Always Room, the band’s debut full length album following their beloved Throw Me A Ten seven song mini-album from 2012. Diners songwriter, Tyler Broderick, has created a full length album that is perfectly Arizonan, even if direct lyrical references are not present. Always Room channels the similarly sunny vibes and disarming honesty of his former Phoenician contemporaries iji and French Quarter. Production-wise, the goal was to “make sure that every song had it’s own mix and atmosphere, regardless of structure or instrumentation”. This is achieved in a variety of ways throughout songs such as “Citrus”, “Out Of The Blue”, “My House / How Things Go”, and “Overcasters” – all of which have distinct and separate moods.
You can stream “Could Be Real” from Always Room on Wondering Sound HERE.
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Vial Of Sound does not fit into any specific genre. Their songwriting skills combined with a passion for only using vintage analog synthesizers delivers a truly unique artistic output. Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, the band, consisting of Josh Gooday and David Owens, traveled to Sun Valley, California to record the new EP entitled “God’s Oscillator” with renowned musicians David Scott Stone and Matt Thornley of LCD Soundsystem. Not only did Thornley and Stone produce, engineer and mix the record but they also laid down some guitar and bass guitar in the song “Myself With You.” Vial Of Sound is on top of their game in their forthcoming release, which is due to be released April 24th on the international label AMDISCS where Tom Cruise got his start. Phoenix label Gilgongo Records will be putting the album out on vinyl.
Release Date: April 24, 2014
1. God’s Oscillator
3. Everybody’s On Drugs
4. Myself With You