Chris Welch and The Cicada Killers share latest single with Elmore Magazine


"Denton, Texas is the physical home of Chris Welch & The Cicada Killers, but their music hails from James BrownRoy OrbisonAlex Chilton and The Replacements, a unique place of soul, shimmy, and shake," says Elmore Magazine. New album Shook" is out Feb. 22nd from Goliad Media Group.


Former Dreamend-er Derek Virta to release "psych sludge" debut as BVRTH


While living in Italy in his late 20’s, Derek Virta of BVRTH wasn’t playing or listening to any music, he was just riding his bike all over Tuscany. By the time he moved back to Chicago six months later, he was an amateur bike racer, later winning three Minnesota (he is now based in St. Paul) state championships.

Virta refers to BVRTH music as “psych sludge,” which is not a total misnomer, but is likely overly influenced by Virta’s history playing in Graveface Records “house band” Dreamend and touring with Black Moth Super Rainbow. In actuality, Virta’s music takes that rich goo of a sound and bathes it in precise production values that make it not just rich, but wealthy.  

Virta also counts Aphex Twin, Grails, Air, Stereolab, Suicide, and Low as influences on BVRTH.

BVRTH is out via the artist’s Virtageaux Records label on April 19th .

The Pinx to release third album "Sisters & Brothers" on April 12th


Atlanta-based classic rock foursome The Pinx will release Sisters & Brothers, the band’s most accomplished album to date on April 12th. “Mercy!” is the first single from the album, coming soon. M Music & Musicians Magazine has previously described the band, saying, "The Pinx play as if they’re opening for a double bill of The Who and Led Zeppelin on a hot summer night in 1969—and they’re determined to upstage the headliners."

Seattle-based foursome Loose Wing features local vet of the scene, Claire Tucker


The upcoming debut album by Loose Wing (March 22nd) reminds of early Kill Rock Stars and K Records releases. The Seattle-based foursome is comprised of local vets of the scene, led by Claire Tucker of Black Nite Crash. The first single is "Beverly," which Atwood Magazine describes as "'a ghostly elegant expression of sorrow, self-doubt, and searching."


Hear new tune by Phil and the Osophers now via Relix


Brooklyn’s Phil and the Osophers, essentially the one-man project of Phil Radiotes, has dropped a new single “Bee Liner,” which is available via the current Relix Magazine sampler, and on all streaming services. The forthcoming music video for the tune promises to be epic.

"The video makes use of the Fairlight CVI, “an amazing, long lost video synthesizer from the 80s,” Radiotes says.

Furthermore, while explaining more about the Fairlight CVI, Radiotes casually mentions the following: “I was first introduced to it when I was super young.  I did a music service video to Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad.’

Naturally, this footage has now been dragged out of retirement.

“I have to brace for the reaction to it,” Radiotes says. “That video has been put on at family events, to my embarrassment. But I guess it’s the perfect companion piece to ‘Bee Liner,’ so perhaps it’s time to have it out there.”


The Rad Trads to launch run of west coast dates in support of "On Tap," out now


Fresh off a handful of dates in China, Brooklyn-based band The Rad Trads will take its buzzed about show to the west coast next month.

The upcoming shows bring the globe-trotting group’s singular take on rock n’ roll that mixes punk rock energy, horn drenched soul, and jazz precision, to San Francisco, Los Angeles, festival dates, and more.

On Tap, the latest album by The Rad Trads, is out now on Hornblow Recordings.