Endless Boogie: Vol I, II

Primal Boogie! This necessary collection from No Quarter brings together the first two Endless Boogie albums: four sides, six glorious jams, recorded on two mics straight into a cassette deck. To call them “out of print” isn’t quite correct – they were barely ever in print at all. Self-released in minuscule pressings in 2005, the LPs both been longtime collectors’ items (and for those of us without deep pockets, passed around in low bit-rate mp3 versions). Now they’re back, and with a totally sweet gatefold, to boot.

Garcia Peoples :: Dodging Dues

A muscular guitar record that never succumbs to cliches, sometimes wiry and sharp-edged like Adventure-era Television, sometimes loose and groovy like early 70s Dead. The multi-generational aspect of Garcia Peoples is another boon; not only do they count the mighty PG Six (Tower Recordings, Wet Tuna) in their ranks, for Dodging Dues they’ve brought in the ultimate ringer Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Endless Boogie, Superwolves) to produce and add his expert six-string skills.

Bandcamping :: Late Summer 2021

Another Bandcamp Friday hits on September 3, 2021 — which means that the platform is waiving its usual fees for 24 hours and you can put some much-needed cash directly into the pockets of deserving labels and artists. As usual, we’ve got a bunch of highly recommended records in case you need ‘em.

Sunburned Hand of the Man :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

Sunburned’s latest record, the exhilarating Pick a Day to Die, comes out in early March on the Three Lobed Label. It’s the quintessential pandemic project, pieced together out of what’s at hand in a long, solitary lockdown. We talked to one of the founders, John Moloney, about his long-running band, their influences, their process, this current album and how and when music can get back to normal.

Bandcamping :: Winter 2021

A new year is here and there’s a world of sound to sink into over on Bandcamp. See below for some recent recommendations — and don’t forget that Bandcamp Fridays, during which the platform waives its standard fees, are still a thing in 2021.

Aquarium Drunkard :: Decade / 2010-19

Well, that was fast. Decade is just about over, and as it draws to a close, its highs look awfully high in the rearview. Presented here, an unranked sprawl of 100 records that stuck with us, managing to break through the noise of an increasingly distracting age, and stick around in our heads.