The third album by the Dayton, Ohio-based indie supergroup. The quartet, led by Robert Pollard and seconded mostly by multi-instrumentalist Nick Mitchell, with assists from Kevin March on drums and Todd Tobias on bass, have amped Pollard’s already wildly prolific output to Jason-Statham-in-Crank-2 levels. Swimmer serves up the same gleefully messy prog/punk/pop stew as on the previous two Ricked Wicky releases, but there’s a growing sense of assurance evident on the newest record that indicates Big Things for the future. If Guided By Voices, Pollard’s other other band, often bear comparison to the Beatles, Ricked Wicky on occasion calls to mind a kind of lo-fidelity Blue Öyster Cult, with a touch of early Queen (Mitchell’s slide work on “The Blind Side” recalls Brian May).
LA band The Icarus Line have been active since the late ’90s, with releases on Crank!, Hellcat and more. They’ve gone through various lineup changes, at times including current or former members of Toys That Kill, Ink & Dagger, Nine Inch Nails and F-Minus, with frontman Joe Cardamone as the only constant member. This week (10/2) they’ll release their newest album All Things Under Heaven on American Primitive, and we’ve got the premiere of new single “Solar Plexus” ahead of the release. It’s psychedelic rock with an emphasis on the “rock.” Flower power this is not; it’s dark, devilish stuff, with maybe a little Nick Cave influence.
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South Broadway Athletic Club is an album full of new experiences for the band. Although they again worked with longtime producer Eric Roscoe Ambel (of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, The Del-Lords, The Yayhoos) it was the first time the group recorded a full album in their hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Working at Sawhorse […]
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320 kbps | 169 MB | UL | OB Tug of War, originally released in 1982, is the third solo album by Paul McCartney. The album was produced by George Martin and includes numerous guest musicians, including Stevie Wonder, Carl Perkins, and Ringo Starr. Tug of War reached #1 on both the US and UK […]
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