Coming Soon… New 4-Track DEAP VALLY EP

New stuff in the pipeline…

27 January 2021

Band: DEAP VALLY (California)
Who: Two impressive queens – Lindsey Troy (guitar, vocals) and
Julie Edwards (drums and vocals) – who pump up your adrenalin
with Led Zep inspired blues-rock and (lately) with starry-eyed
humdingers. One of my 21st Century top bands.

EP: DIGITAL DREAM
Out: 26th February

Info: After their surprising, but striking collaboration with
The Flaming Lips last year, the duo now recorded 4 songs
with favorite artists: Jenny Lee from Warpaint, Jaimie Hince
from The Kills, Katie Tunstall & Peaches, Soko & Zach Dawes

Recent shared single LOOK AWAY was
Turn Up The Volume‘s Pick Of The Day.

Stream/buy here…


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DEAP VALLY: FacebookPre-order facilities EP


(photo by Turn Up The Volume!)

TODD RUNDGREN Released 9th Album ‘HEALING’ 40 Years Ago Today

Back in time…

27 January 2021

Artist: TODD RUNDGEN (Philadelphia)
Age: 72 and active since 1966.

Album: HEALING – 9th (solo) LP
Released: 28 January 1981 – 40 years ago today

AllMusic: “Each song could have been a single unto itself. In this
context, they may deflate the lasting spiritual impression of the LP,
but they add musical weight, helping make the disc a fine effort.”

Stream album…

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TODD RUNDGREN: FacebookAll Albums

Smashing Guided Rock By Rolling Voices – CUB SCOUT BOWLING PINS Steam On Debut EP

27 January 2021

CUB SCOUT BOWLING PINS (I wonder who came up with this crazy name) is not
really a new group. It’s actually a disguise for the hardest working band in the world
(they released 3 albums in 2020!) Guided By Voices.

The imperishable rockers premiered new 6-track EP HEAVEN BEATS IOWA (I wonder
who came up with such a crazy record title) a couple of days ago.

It’s a steamy jamboree of manic guitar rippers with instantly head-spinning firework
with the 60s organ fueled sickly sticky, scream-along closer as my on-repeat favorite.

Mind you, the other 5 cuts will boost your lockdown mood too. When their ear-vibrating riffs, flamboyant licks, garage-rock like hooks, and some Black Sabbath drones here and there trigger your senses you’ll don’t care about the authors’ name. Oh yeah, heated stuff!

Stream/buy the lot here…


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CUB SCOUT BOWLING PINS: FacebookBandcamp

While The World Rears Its Ugly Head Psychedelic Rockers THE LUCID DREAM Drop Paranoid Lead-Single From New LP


(Photo credt: Sam Wood – via Silver PR)

British psych-rock crusaders THE LUCID DREAM revealed
that a new, their fifth, longplayer titled THE DEEP END is
coming on 2nd April.

Ahead of it the band dropped lead-single CHI-03.

Frontman Mark Emmerson says: “As a band, we nailed it within a day of rehearsals
in spring 2019, from a writer’s perspective hearing the force of the track as a 4-piece was overwhelming. Sheer Power. We said between us recently that it is surreal that the track
and samples particularly, as well as the prominent 80s hip hop influence, are based
around issues that have reared their ugly head again since.”

CHI-O3 is a jaw-dropping piece of psych-o-delic paranoia. An ongoing droning jam invading your greedy ears from the get-go, driven by a relentless drum/bass blitz with
a haunting synth going bonkers and Emmerson‘s megaphone vocals augmenting the schizophrenia of this mad race. It’s the end of the world as we know it.

Here’s the dazzling video clip…

THE LUCID DREAM: Facebook

New album THE DEEP END out 2nd April via Holy Are You Recordings

PICTURE THIS!

THE FLAMING LIPS chief WAYNE COYNE already in quarantine since
their spectacular spectacle in Antwerp, Belgium on 3 February 2017

Photos by Turn Up The Volume!

Coming… This Year – STEREOGUM’S Most Anticipated 2021 LPs

26 January 2021

STEREOGUM published its 101(!) list of artists who’ll
release new, highly anticipated albums this year.

Turn Up The Volume picked 5 he wants definitely to hear too…

1. AS DAYS GET DARK by ARAB STRAP – 7th album

Release date: 5 March
Single: Compersion PT. 1

2. FOR THE FIRST TIME by BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD – debut LP

Release date: 5 February
Single: Track X

3. OPEN DOOR POLICY by THE HOLD STEADY – 8th full length

Release date: 19 February
Single: Heavy Covenant

4. IGNORANCE by THE WEATHER STATION

Release date: 5 February
Single: Robber

5. MEDICINE AT MIDNIGHT by FOO FIGHTERS – 10th LP

Release date: 5 February
Single: Waiting On A war

STEREOGUM‘s full 101 anticipated 2021 albums list HERE