Queens Of The Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
The anticipation level of this album was off the charts in my household. My wife’s absolute favorite band. One of my favorite bands. The first common ground on music that we had in our relationship was QOTSA. Sure that was nearly 8 years ago but this is only the second album that has been released in that time period with the previous one coming in 2007! Enough about our love affair with this band…they are here to steal your hearts, too.
…Like Clockwork is a beautiful record. If you are looking for some bangers, they are there. If you are looking for some beautiful vocals, they are there. If you are looking for that classic Homme guitar work, it is there. It is definitely on the short list of best albums of the year so far. Here is to hoping they come to the PNW. You can order your own copy over here –> Queens Of The Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
Iceage – You’re Nothing
Iceage bring a heavy brand of rock with punk tendencies. I dropped the ball when they came through Seattle recently. The more I spin You’re Nothing the more I realize what a horrible mistake I made. Oh well, they are a young band and have a very bright future ahead of them. Check the video below and you will understand what you are in for when you put this bad boy under the needle. You can buy this direct from Matador here –> Iceage – You’re Nothing
FIDLAR – s/t
Mom + Pop Records
FIDLAR (Fuck It Dog Life’s A Risk) is a 4 piece out of L.A. When I first popped FIDLAR into my car CD player it was the first in a stack of CDs meant for a drive from Bellingham through the beautiful Skagit Valley to Anacortes on a spectacular Washington day. We stopped at two breweries along the way, swam in the frigid waters of the Puget Sound, went bowling and returned home. We were driving for approximately 2.5 hours and FIDLAR never left the player. It was on repeat bitches! Do you know what that means??? It is really good and you need to put it in your ear holes. It is the perfect summer party CD so the time is right.
I am currently still shopping for my vinyl copy since I missed the boat early on. Can’t seem to find it online but the search continues. Purchased the digital copy from Itunes Store….I don’t think you need a link to that.
Deafheaven – Sunbather
San Francisco’s Deafheaven is riding high right now. Why shouldn’t they be? They have been featured in many prominent publications (The New York Times, Rolling Stone, BNM on Pitchfork, etc…) and pretty much everybody has nice things to say about the new release Sunbather. To add the cherry on top, they are embarking on a headlining tour with label mates Marriages (who are incredible) and I have already heard reports that they are selling these shows out! I can’t say more than has been said about them but I can say you need to give this album a listen. It is an epic voyage. If you care, check out what we thought about their recently re-issued Demo. You can buy it on some sexy wax over here –> Deafheaven – Sunbather
Catch them on tour:
July 12 @ El Corazon (Seattle)
July 13 @ Bunker Bar (Portland)
Buy your tickets early, they will be sold out!