Our video of the day comes courtesy of Izzy True (they/them) The band formed in upstate New York in 2015, currently based in Chicago, IL. The project has gone through many lineups over the years, always led by Izzy Reidy (guitar, vocals). These days, Reidy is joined by their friends Sam Goldstein (drums) and Curtis Oren (bass, sax, flute). The slow buildup of this song captures a feeling and sensibility around trying to understand the reasons that someone is upset. The music sways and swirls around that idea of wanting to know the reason that someone is angry.
Our fine city of Dayton, Ohio, US not only has a storied history of music with Brainiac, The Breeders, Guided By Voices, Shrug not to mention all of the funk music legends, but it is also home to some of the most exciting music being made today! Adding to that musical legacy is Oh Condor. The post-punk quartet has an exciting new record for you! Equal parts indie, noise rock, math rock, alternative — this is a band that quite rightly defies labels.
You can read about the song courtesy of the fine folks at Punk Rock Theory!
The video for ‘Seven’ has been around since the release of The Connells‘ first album Darker Days. The album has recently been released digitally for the first time by the group on their bandcamp page! Tim Harper, the band’s long time soundman re-mastered the album this year. The name of the song ‘seven’ harkens back to a time when Mike Connell, the main songwriter at the time, numbered songs as he wrote them.
The Don Dixon, Dave Adams, Steve Gronback and Rod Dash-produced album was first released in 1985 on the band’s independent label Black Park Records in the United States, and on Elvis Costello’s Demon Records in the UK and Europe. The Black Park and Demon versions of the record are quite unique with different cover art and running order. Most significant is the substitution of “In My Head” for the instrumental “Dial It”, and several tracks were remixed. The Black Park version of the album was re-released in 1987 on TVT Records after the band signed with that label which they would be with until the end of the 1990s. The last record for TVT was 1998’s Still Life. The Connells released Old School Dropouts on their Black Park Records in 2001.
The Connells are preparing to release their latest record ‘Steadman’s Wake’ later this year.
“Hot & Heavy” is from Lucy Dacus’ upcoming album ‘Home Video’ out on Matador Records on June 25. Pre-order at: https://lucydacus.ffm.to/homevideo. Dacus is making some of the catchiest and melodic songs around. This follow-up to ‘Thumbs‘ uses swirling guitars and nostalgia to great effect. The build on this song alone is worth the price of admission. Do yourself a favor and give a listen to her covers of ‘In The Air Tonight‘ and ‘Dancing in the Dark‘. It is so refreshing to hear covers that while inspired from the original versions bring a unique voice and interpretation to well known songs.
On December 24, 2020 Jeremy Street released his latest record ‘The Jeremy Street’ EP. One of the standout tracks on the record is his song about his hometown, Dayton. The song is appropriately called ‘Dayton’ and features production by “Txger Vppercvt” and mixing by “KO” of “The Lost Order.” The chorus on this is an ear worm of the highest order. You will be singing that chorus.
You can learn more about Jeremy and his music on bandcamp!
He also has an Instagram account at jeremy_the_street
Interesting lyric video for The Grapes of Wrath – ‘Good To See You’ from their 2013 record High Road. The song had been on a previous collection, Singles a year earlier. I have loved this band since their 1987 record Treehouse. The band has not released a record since High Road. They were extremely active in the 1980s and released a few albums in the 1990s and 2000s. In 2017, the band released a live album, Brand New Waves, from CBC Montreal Studio in 1988. Hope that some new music is on the horizon. Check out their excellent catalog!
TV Queens is the new project from Darryl Robbins (Motel Beds, Overthought Musik), Nathan Peters (Lioness, Captain of Industry) and Maria Dixon (Lioness). This stellar track is off of their upcoming first album, Bad Fiction which is coming out on February 19, 2021 on Magnaphone Records. Full of cool electronic goodness and overflowing with personality and charisma, this song should only build anticipation for the full length!
The first two singles ‘Bad Blood’ (as heard last week on YTAA!) and ‘All is Well or Hungry’ are available now from the band’s bandcamp page! Check Overthought Musik’s Facebook page for more information on all of the different music projects!
The John Croslin song, If I Had a Little Time Without You is from the 1991 album ‘Pop Beloved‘! The Austin, Texas based The Reivers were originally called Zeitgeist and were forced to change their name prior to the release of their second record ‘Translate Slowly‘ (1985) due to another band already using that name. The band released several terrific records ‘Saturday‘ (produced by Don Dixon) and ‘End of The Day‘ before ‘Pop Beloved.’ They released one more full length compilation in 2013, ‘Second Story‘. You can learn more on their webpage!
Our video of the day comes courtesy of Dayton’s own Oh Condor! ‘Make Three’ from their terrific 2012 record Reflector! Word is the band is hard at work on a new album and we could not be happier about that! Bring on the new music 2021!
The title track from The Beths sophomore record is a classic jangly poppy indie gem. This New Zealand band has been making some impressive music since 2015. The Beths have used social media (Facebook, Soundcloud, Twitter, Instagram and an incredibly socially aware website) to share their music with us! Enjoy!
Today’s video is the latest from TINO! You can read our review of the record! TINO also has more for you on his YouTube Channel! Subscribe to his channel for video and information updates! TINO blends wisdom with incredibly high energy rock and rap using a mix of “rhyme schemes and unique flows over music ranging from golden era boom bap to trap mixed with soul samples and electronica.”
Melenas are a garage-pop quartet hailing from Pamplona in the North East of Spain since 2016. They are making some of the most compelling indie we have heard in quite some time!