Unkle Funkle is back! well, he never really went away, his music is just so obscure it takes some serious digging to find. But now he’s back and in print and he may have just made all other music obsolete with his new single Magic Woman to be released on the forthcoming Supernatural set to hit sometime soon…ish or whenever Burger Recordsfeels like it i guess, I pre-ordered mine. The sophomore record follows Picture of My Dick (and yes, it is exactly what you asked for, a genius genre destroying album with a picture of his dick as the album art). If you’re familiar with Gnar Tapeshe’s one of the head honcho’s behind that label and you’ve probably heard his bass lines delivered on The Memories and White Fangrecords, and if you’re a true head then you know that he released a stripped down version of Magic Woman via his bandcamp like 3 years ago, but whatever, this shit will explode all over the dance floor, leave a sticky mess and your body will absolutely love him for it.
Preorder Supernaturalhere..And while you wait here’s some older Funkle treats to enjoy
Joel on the record…”With all the BJM members now living so spread out across the world, I found myself increasingly missing the album making process. This feeling of disconnect is what kick started me into exploring my own song writing process and turned out to be a hugely important piece of self discovery. No more time for my beloved laziness. So I made my own music with a bunch of friends in the studio coming and going and having a great time creating. I think a lot of people are going to be surprised by this album.”
The L.A. based lo-fi rockers Cherry Glazzer, fronted by 17 year old songwriter/guitarist Clementine Creevy, has just released their debut full length, HaxelPrincess, january 14th via Burger Records.
Before the band formed Creevy produced songs under the moniker Clembutt. She soon found herself under the mentorship of Lucy Miyaki, of L.A. band Tashaki Miyaki, and transformed her early bedroom recordings into honest gems. After adding bassist Sean Redman and drummer Hannah Uribe, the band was formed, and Burger Records signed them on. Their music is certainly full of adolescent angst with lyrics about boys, sneaking cigarettes, and grilled cheese,“Milkshakes and cat eyes, lipstick and french fries, Internalize so much, but so little.” while also feeling grounded and powerful. It’ll be exciting to see them grow into themselves and evolve as a band.
The oddly romantic/goofy, Portland based pop rockers The Memories released American Summer via Randy Records/Gnar Tapes Jan. 1st. Their lo-fi take on garage rock is glazed in heartfelt honesty and humor. As a side project for White Fang(Portland Punk band) members Erik Gage and Kyle Handley use the moniker to create songs to recover from the the night before. Easy, laid back, somewhat silly, fairly humorous tracks to lounge to in pajamas.
The band on the new EP…”American Summer is The Memories‘ first 7″ and the 4th in a series of loosely conceptual mini-album EPs (see: Rainy Day, Breezy Evening, Ripple) in their continuing story of love, sex, drugs, and fun; told from the viewpoint of the modern American dumbass / hopeless romantic. Six (6) new songs cataloging a handful of stories illustrating life illuminated by the possibilities of an eternal American Summer. Fun and freedom under a sun with sunglasses on”
The new video for Tomorrows Tulips, Mr. Sun off their most recent record, Experimental Jelly, depicts some kind of psychotropic, lost tribe after party. Directed by Taylor Bonin and Alex Knost (singer/guitarist).
Knost on the video…“[We wanted] to create a performance that reflects the song’s narrative, and document it in a way that accentuates any ‘surreal’ attributes,”
Hailing from Costa Mesa, California the experimental surf/pop rockers Alex Knost (guitar,vocals) and Ford Archbold (bass) are Tomorrows Tulips. They’ve just released their sophomore record Experimental Jelly last week through Burger Records. The album explores a somewhat melancholy side of psychedelia via lo-fi reverb.