Erika Elizabeth | obligatory backwards gazing for 2013
I’m really glad that I took my goddamn time putting together this list, because the mad dash to the finish line that has so many music journalism/criticism outlets cranking out their year-end roundups earlier & earlier in a vain attempt to one-up their peers would more than likely leave this one in the dust.
Single of the Week: Nots – self-titled (Goner)
They’ve sewn garage rock’s sloppy, swampy howlings to wiry, economical punk
Sex Tide – Flash Fuck (A Wicked Company)
By Erika Elizabeth If this vinyl offering is any indication, Sex Tide have clearly been drinking from the same polluted waters of Ohio that have spawned countless warped noisemakers performing their own sort of deconstructed CPR on the corpse of rock’n’roll – from Devo to The Cramps to the Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments to Times […]
Thirteen in ’13 (so far) from Erika Elizabeth
Think Young Marble Giants meets the first wave of kill rock stars, or something like that.
Demo of the Week: Funsuck
It’s total sloppy, reckless fun spit out from the basements of small-town New England in the best ’79-meets-’91-meets-’13 kind of way.
Demos of the week | Moon & Negation
Here’s to there being a feminist punk band in every town, someday.
Single of the week: La Luz – Damp Face EP (Burger) & Call Me In The Day 7” (Water Wing)
Seattle’s La Luz have a definite beach blanket bingo vibe, especially if the beach in question is located somewhere in Twin Peaks with the ghosts of crackly 50s doo-wop & 60s girl-group singles echoing from someone’s AM radio.
Demos of the Week: Love Cuts & Tweens
Off-kilter girl gang vocals that recall The Shaggs transplanted to the early 90s Pacific Northwest
Beachniks – In Color (self-released)
Of course, music isn’t always about fun, but when it comes down to my pop music, I’m just saying I’d much rather hang out with Jad Fair than Lou Reed.
Demos of the Week | Juniper Rising & Salt Flat
Is this a worthwhile venture? I’d hope so. At least I won’t break the internet with it.