Top 50 Albums of 2016

top50You’ve all been waiting, anxiously. Waiting for our arbitrary list of the opinion of four folks who run this site, and what we think were the best albums of 2016. It’s really really important. We’re going to make our site great again with this list. We’re going to win, bigly. But really, it’s just a list of the stuff we loved the most that we covered throughout this year on our site. The comment section is open, so feel free to tell us where we’ve gone wrong or what we’ve got right or anything else fitting. Read more

Chook Race: The Next Great Australian Act

chookraceWhile we’re constantly fawning over the Australian scene on our site, the country itself seems to continuously export great guitar pop…and we’re adding Chook Race to that list. The more I listen to this track, it’s the care taken to the guitar playing in the mix that really stands out in my ears, but I found myself hooked on something else entirely. Wait for the chorus, the most simplest moment…”bop, bop.” Monosyllabic phrases never sounded so enticing, so worthy of playing on repeat. Around the House is the title of the band’s new record, which will be released on September 2nd via Trouble in Mind Records.

Bright Pop From Chook Race

unnamedMan it seems like Trouble in Mind Records continues to find bands none of us have heard of and expose their music to the world. Melbourne based groupChookRace is yet another one of those groups discovered by the label. When describing this new find, I’m reminded of some killer brit pop bands like POBPAH or even fellow Australians Twerps. As many of you know our love for both of those bands, you can understand why I’m sharing this poppy and bright new song from the band entitled “Sometimes”.

Pick up new album Around the House via Trouble in Mind Records on September 2nd.