Scraper – “Alien Eyes”
Drag City imprint God?, which has thus far released an album by Trin Tran and a White Fence reissue, will next release an EP by San Francisco lo-fi punk band Scraper. Recorded by Ty Segall and Eric Bauer, it's full of fuzz and great non-sequiturs like "when you're naked, there's nothing to do." Check out Scraper's 7" EP July 16.
Whirr - "Swoon"
Bay Area band Whirr released a great shoegaze album last year called Pipe Dreams. Now they've got a new one coming out called Around, and we have the first song, titled "Swoon." It's an aptly named bit of smashing shoegaze noise, with pulverizing guitars opening things up for a pretty and cavernous tune full of melodic riffs and rumbling drums. Fans of Ride, Slowdive, Chapterhouse and My Bloody Valentine, line up here. Around is due July 9 on Graveface.
Youth Code – “Tiger’s Remorse”
Oh shit, loving this. What starts out as sort of a confessional, Suicide-sounding track suddenly peels into an industrial warehouse party, with an unrelenting, bleak beat and digitally enhanced snarl. I wanna be somewhere dancing to this song. If you feel the same way, seek out their debut 7” on Psychic TV’s Angry Love Productions, out now.
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