Minneapolis based artist/producer Monkey Warhol has been on a mission. Every 4 or so months for the past year, he has released a five track EP, each of which is a different genre. He has gone through techno, metal, indie and now comes EP for, his look at pop. Don't be fooled though, this is not the lamestream drivel that the majors feed ya. No, this is a supremely heavy interpretation of teen angst, simple beats and melodies, served up as epic rock collections, with tongue firmly in cheek. This EP is adventurous, catchy and accomplished. This is an artist that is making an important and comelling statement that you need to get behind. Stream and download EP 4 at the link below.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Leap of Love is the latest album from New Jersey rockers Super Snake. This is an album that is hard and heavy, nothing more nothing less. Sometimes rock just needs to be brutal and Super Snake are just that, brutal. Heavy guitars, heavy bass, heavy drums and heavy vocals. Just the thing for walking up to a wall and banging your head against it as hard as you can. If you can't appreciate the totally devastating rock that is embodied on this album than we're sorry, you're just to wimpy to deserve consideration. Stream and buy Leap of Love at the link below.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Little Tortuga is the latest album from Kansas City based band Scotch Hollow. The eleven tracks are a stunning displays of vocal prowess and instrumental virtuosity. Taking roots and blues, keeping it simple, while delivering depth of performance that would rival Challenger Deep, this is a band for which the term formidable is a gross understatement. Put this music on, sit back in a nice comfortable chair, get a beer and some food, then proceed to get your ass kicked. Oh yes, hold on brother, you're goin down. To call this a must have is to say breathing is underrated. Stream and buy Little Tortuga at the link below.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Over the six years we have been publishing FZB, UK indie label Dirty Water Records have grown to be a world class purveyor of tight, edgy records. Their latest release, In This Perfect Hell, the new album by Japan based punk rockers The Routes, continues there fine curatorial tradition. The ten tracks are twangy, hard edged and perfect. We love this record and it has been on continual play in the blog office since we first heard it. This is everything rock needs to be, nuff said. Buy it or be damned. Stream and buy In this Perfect Hell at the link below.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
It's no secret that we love punk here at the blog and label. We love the simplicity, we love the authenticity, we love that punk keeps rock alive in its truest and most vibrant form, and we love that the debut s/t EP from Red Gaze embodies all of those qualities. Stark, raw and edgy, with grinding yet melodic guitars, no prisoners rhythm section and anthemic vocals, this is as perfect a debut as one could imagine.This is a must have. Stream and buy Red Gaze at the link below.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Back in December, we reviewed the new album from FZB favorites Four Star Riot. Today, we have a new video for the stunning album track Beautiful Soul. Watch it below and go to the blog archives for the album review and link to get their music.
Friday, February 17, 2017
This Doesn't Exist is the debut album from Italian Indie rock band Someday. The ten tracks are dark post-punk, with a bit of an atmospheric edge. Channeling influences from Sparklehorse, Joy Division and Plecebo, the band delivers a thoroughly contemporary album with a sonic presence that grabs the listener and never lets go. Sublime dynamic changes, artful performances, tasteful production and nimble imagination abound on this winner of an album. Watch the video for album track Last Lesson, then stream and buy This Doesn't Exist at the link below.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
How Goes The Night is the debut EP from The William Shakes. A concept project of artist/producer Mark McGettrick, the 5 tracks see lines from Shakespeare characters isolated and taken out of context, then paired with catchy indie rock, in a new and original treatment of the bard's work that we feel he would dig. McGettrick has done a masterful job of bringing classic prose to a new depth of performance and deserves immense credit for the sheer quality of this undertaking. This EP is an absolute must have. Stream and buy How Goes The Night at the link below.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Boston based artist/producer Anda Volley has been a great favorite here at the blog and label for the last four years, with her original, quirky and stunning sense of style and melody. We are thrilled to now receive news that she has joined the ranks of impresario, by launching her own imprint Bos Volta Records. The label's first release is Ill Loam, the inspired debut from Karman Voh, the duo of Paul Koskins and Charles Perrone. With a sound that is a blend of all the best influences from Radiohead, The Knife and Tim Hecker, the eleven tracks carve out an experimental post-punk niche that is both original and compelling. This album is a definite must have. Watch the video for album track Air Raid Out, then stream and buy Ill Loam at the link below.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Brooklyn collective, Mama Coco's Funky Kitchen, brings us The Vicissitudes, the latest album from prolific garage pop band Goodman, aka the recording project of NYC based Michael Goodman. Goodman records have graced FZB many times, and with this new release we find the band as rocking, twangy and irreverent as ever. The twelve tracks spew genre bending goodness, ranging from influences such as the Zombies, to post-punk musings, to Britpop elegance. Another strong release from this talented singer/songwriter. Stream and buy The Vicissitudes at the link below.