NEW MUSIC: TY SEGALL 'MANIPULATOR' (DRAG CITY)

Ty Segall | 27/08/14

Ty Segall returns with another belter after the release of 'Sleeper' (Drag City 2014) which saw Ty have a dramatic change of pace to great effect. 'Manipulator' see's the guitars turned right back up for another fantastically raucous record.

NEW MUSIC: WHITE FENCE 'FOR THE RECENTLY FOUND INNOCENT' (DRAG CITY)

White Fence | 11/08/14

Recent Domino Publishing signee - Tim Presley AKA White Fence has released his fifth album 'For the Recently Found Innocent'. The first for Drag City Records and the first to be recorded in a studio rather than a bedroom. Produced by friend and fellow Domino Publishing writer Ty Segall, it follows 2013's 'Cyclops Reap' (Castle Face Records) and not forgetting the Ty Segall/White Fence collaborative LP 'Hair' (Drag City 2012).

SOLIDS

Hackneyed as it may be to mention, the Montreal duo Solids did an excellent job choosing a name. While listening to 'Blame Confusion' (Fat Possum / Dine Alone Records), it's hard to imagine that an album this densely packed with sound is the handiwork of just two people, but guitarist Xavier Germain-Poitras and drummer Louis Guillemette fill every possible nook and cranny on their 2014 debut album with heavy yet melodic music. Like plenty of other indie rock bands in the 2010s, Solids take inspiration from alt-rock's early-'90s heyday, and it's easy to hear bits of Sonic Youth, Superchunk, and... Read »