3 September 2021
Who: Alt-rock group formed in 2013 in Monrovia,
California by Chad Ubovich / 3 studio albums
New album: 333
Released: 3 September 2021 via In The Red
Chad Ubovich (frontman): “Here in America, we’re watching the fall
of U.S. capitalism, and 333 is a cartoonish representation of that decline.”
Turn Up The Volume: A wall-of-fuzzing-and-buzzing guitar rock.
No wonder Ubovich plays with the equally fuzzing and fuzzing Ty
Segall in one of the latter’s bands called, eh, Fuzz.
Who: Psych Krautrockers from Montreal, Canada
Active: Since 2007 / 5 studio albums
New album: THE WITNESS
Released: 3 September 2021 – order info here
Loud and Quiet Magazine says: “Listening on headphones, especially, heightens
the many intricacies and textures permeating the record. In particular, the twinkling
chimes and glimmering guitars punctuating ‘The Fix’ are all the more rewarding when consumed with no external distractions.” Full review here.
Turn Up The Volume: For (only) 37 minutes, Suuns infiltrates your ears for
a relaxing electro pop trip with soothing effect. Not their best, but grows on
you after a couple of spins.
Band: IMAGINE DRAGONS
Who: Famous pop/rock quartet from Las Vegas, Nevada
Active since 2008 / 5 studio LPs so far
New album: MERCURY – ACT 1
Released: 3 September 2021
Order info: here
USA Today says: “It’s a cohesive expression of celebration and mourning,
of affirmations and struggles, all packaged with newfound candor.”
Full review here.
Turn Up The Volume: Vegas’ synth pop darlings move as a roller coaster
on this new one. From sensitive to aggressive, from brisk to feverish.
IMAGINE DRAGONS: Facebook
Who: Indie rockers from Oakland, California
New album: WHITE BUFFALO ROAM
The group’s 3rd LP – order info: here
Turn Up The Volume: Classify this amplified-guitar-extravaganza
longplayer somewhere between your Dinosaur Jr. and your Pavement
LPs and your cracking Nirvana bootlegs.