We’re vibing to Iggy Azalea’s new video “Fancy” in the office today. Its perfectly themed to our favorite movie of the 90′s, Clueless. Featured on the track is Steve Madden Music Artist Charli XCX, who sings an addicting hook that we just can’t get out of our heads.
There’s something about a bunch of young boys playing guitars all fuzzed-out and pummelling and mantic that makes me excited. It’s a certain kind of energy from the yang that breaks guitars in half and makes drums break (don’t get me wrong here, “Women invented punk rock, not England”, straight up), but sometimes I like to get down with the boys. The latest single from Austin-based band Ghetto Ghouls is young, masculine punk at it’s most chaotic. Driving, hard and catchy as hell, thank you, Beerland for breeding this band. Listen here.
Sometimes when I am feeling really down and ultra feminine, I like to brush my hair and stare out the window and pretend I’m 7 years old again. Then, I’ll drink a glass of wine and do my make-up really dark, then go for a long drive with the windows open. The new single from Beverly “Honey Do” is basically the soundtrack for that moment. Listen here.
The Orwells are a five-piece band made up of young men. The band formed in ’99 (when the dudes were all still in high school in Illinois) and blew up this year. They recently played Letterman (leaving a so-called infamous performance) but their latest music video, directed by the Eddie O’Keefe, debuted the other day “The Righteous One”.
Remember The Coathangers? That band from Atlanta that infamously became a band because they wanted to play a house party but couldn’t play an instruments? Well, now they can all play (and have been for years). Their upcoming LP Suck My Shirt (Suicide Squeeze Records) drops May 18, but for now we get to hear the new single, “Follow Me”.
San Francisco dark horse men Creative Adult have a new single “Deep End”. The video was directed by Ale Henery and does the typical thing: the band playing in a dark room with shadows and blasting guitars. Very catchy, very Big Muff, very likable. Think about walking angrily through the snow on your way to dump someone. Creative Adult’s LP Psychic Mass drops February 25 on Run For Cover and was produced by Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s Efrim Menuck. We can’t wait for the full album, but until then, “Deep End” will be on repeat.