Steve J. Allen – Contrast LP (Studio III Recordings)

The release I will talk about today is one of those vinyl records I awaited in anticipation since I’ve heard the first single. Contrast is a second and most advanced full-length recording by Steve J. Allen, a devoted punk rocker whose music refuses further classifications into a particular genre. His unique ideas, sense of balance,… Read More Steve J. Allen – Contrast LP (Studio III Recordings)

The Matchup – Straight To The Core LP (Hell For Breakfast Records)

If you paid close attention to these pages this week, you probably realized that Hell For Breakfast carries loads of good groups/artists on their roster. Literally, everything I heard so far bursts with outstanding quality, and to be honest, I could listen to their bands over and over again without getting bored. But wait, what… Read More The Matchup – Straight To The Core LP (Hell For Breakfast Records)

Mark Schwaber – Everything Around Me LP (Jack London Records)

Mark Schwaber is back with another tremendous full-length material. For those who somehow missed this highly experienced musician, Schwaber is widely known for his studio works with some renowned names such as Lloyd Cole, Shadows Fall, Lou Barlow (Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr), Fred Maher (Lou Reed), Joan Wasser (Joan as Policewoman), Matthew Sweet, and Mary Lou… Read More Mark Schwaber – Everything Around Me LP (Jack London Records)

Evolfo – Site Out Of Mind CD (Royal Potato Family)

Evolfo are back with another outstanding album, which will suit every curious listening apparatus that seeks profoundly detailed psychedelic rock music. After the critically acclaimed Last Of The Acid Cowboys, Evolfo decided to expand their sound even further, so this brand new material sounds expansive as much as possible. If you admired the virtuosities presented… Read More Evolfo – Site Out Of Mind CD (Royal Potato Family)

Schreng Schreng & La La – Projekt 82 CD (Rookie Records)

I was completely unaware of the existence of Schreng Schreng & La La, but thanks to Rookie Records, that problem is immediately solved. Judging by their quality and exposure on social media, it’s so strange how I missed their music before. Schreng Schreng & La La is an acoustic punk rock duo consisting of Jörkk… Read More Schreng Schreng & La La – Projekt 82 CD (Rookie Records)

Alpha Cat – Pearl Harbor 2020

Elizabeth McColough’s story about this particular album is quite interesting. It makes me wonder about other artists and their stories about the recording process, various circumstances, fortunate and unfortunate events that somehow affected their songwriting and life. Elizabeth briefly explained everything about songwriting, composing, recording process but also thoroughly told the story about the people… Read More Alpha Cat – Pearl Harbor 2020

Mike Noegraf – Outrospection LP (Various Labels)

Mike Noegraf is a French singer/songwriter deeply rooted in folk music. He’s been lurking on the scene for quite a while with a couple of recordings under his belt. If you’re into European acoustic performers and the folk scene, you probably stumbled upon his previous records, such as split release with Roma Wreckman, Safe &… Read More Mike Noegraf – Outrospection LP (Various Labels)

Ten Foot Pole – Simmer Down LP (Bearded Punk Records / People Of Punk Rock / Disconnect Disconnect Records)

If you never heard about Ten Foot Pole, you probably missed quite a lot about skate punk music for years. This renowned group is standing firmly for nearly three decades by delivering nothing but pure quality recordings to the broader punk rock audience, but their history dates way back when they were known as Scared… Read More Ten Foot Pole – Simmer Down LP (Bearded Punk Records / People Of Punk Rock / Disconnect Disconnect Records)