I suppose you could classify Hollie Cook's second album (appropriately titled Twice) as Reggae, but it's also much, much more. It's a cocktail on sandy beach, a cool breeze on a hot sticky day and a dusky cool down. Cook who is the daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook, describes her music as tropical pop which is right on. 

This four song EP from UK trio Feature should be on your radar if you dig stuff like Wire, Grass Widow and Electrelane. Dig the Supergrass cover too!

The Pheromoans sing on Vagabond Hits 40, “they’re selling my 20’s back to me.” This is exactly what it seems that many bands these days are doing to me these days. The 90’s were the decade of my 20’s and this new Mazes song sounds like it came from that era. All of this is not a bad thing in my estimation. I’ll gladly by my 20’s back for the price of a record or two. 

I’ll have to wait until September 8th to buy this slice of my life when “Wooden Aquarium” comes out on Fat Cat Records.

Heard this today on the internet. Wow, the internet is cool.


The Luxembourg Signal include former members of Aberdeen, Fonda and Trembling Blue Stars. This is the Los Angeles band’s first single and it’s sweeping, airy pop that sounds familiar and brilliant. Distant Drive is available on my favorite format, the 7” single via Shelflife

Jack Kirby’s version of the NFL in 1973. 

Zebra Hunt last night at the Sunset in Ballard were a very good time. They played a bunch of new songs and an unhinged cover of the Woollen Kits’ Cheryl. Who cares if the Clean are skipping Seattle when we’ve got Zebra Hunt.

Zebra Hunt last night at the Sunset in Ballard were a very good time. They played a bunch of new songs and an unhinged cover of the Woollen Kits’ Cheryl. Who cares if the Clean are skipping Seattle when we’ve got Zebra Hunt.

I like the new Crystal Stilts single, but hate the fact that’s a download only single. I know, complain, complain. 

The review below references Protomartyr. I concur and would definitely add Pavement and Traams. I’m assuming that it’s pronounced like Robert Gotobed and not go to bed. No matter how you say it, this is killer stuff!

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