Jump on the Cassette Train With Colleen Green

unnamed-41Colleen Green is releasing a new EP tomorrow! This self-titled, 6 track release is going to be run on limited edition gold cassette tapes from the ongoing series fromInfinity Cat Recordings, and you can pick yours up here. If cassette’s aren’t your thing for some reason, you can stream the EP below, and enjoy the way these Ramones-core tunes will compliment the ever-growing-warmer summer temperatures. Personally, I’m digging “Cold Shoulder,” which has got these killer electric guitar riffs that slice through the track, but really, all the tracks are worth a listen. Enjoy the slacker-rock from Colleen Green.

 

Digging This Thrash Pop From Swim Team

unnamed-24The folks over at Infinity Cat Recordingsare doing a cassette series, releasing albums on limited runs of cassette tapes and the newest edition to this series is Swim Team. This band hails out of Cincinnati, but they’ve got enough edge and grit to really make you think otherwise. This new single, “Dirty Work,” is thrash pop at its finest, but the band doesn’t just stop at that. Sure they’ve got the punk vocals, grit-covered guitar riffs and intense lyrics, but they also switch up the lead in the vocals in the middle for a section, making their sound somehow more dramatic. Make sure you acquaint yourself with these guys and pick up one of those very limited lime green cassetteson March 4th.

Diarrhea Planet Jump Back In with New EP

NEW DP BLOG HEADEREveryone’s favorite guitar band, Diarrhea Planet, is back at it (and by guitar band I mean that they have four guitars).  But, despite all those instruments, this new single seems pretty simplistic, aside from some crazy soloing work at the end of the tune.  It’s interesting though, as their earlier work bore the mark of a rock n’ roll band, but this song has a large “emo” presence to it (maybe even a hint of Dragonforce).  The tune is just a brief sample, so we’ll see what else they have up their sleeves when Infinity Cat release their Aliens in the Outfield EP on November 18th.

 

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat Ready New Single

infinityWhen I caught Ed Schrader’s Music Beat back in the Spring, I was extremely impressed by the band’s ability to create such a huge sound, despite only two members (and one who was just filling in for  a few shows). This brand new single from the group might not indicate that huge wall of spirited rock they created, but I like it’s off-kilter propulsive beat.  There’s something lurking in its simplicity that hooks its nails into my soul; I just can’t get this jam out of my head. Look for the Laughing/Bedouin Tramps single in a few weeks from Infinity Cat Recordings.

Spastic Rocker from Ed Schrader’s Music Beat

edThe name’s a mouthful, but the track’s a gem for sure.  Baltimore’s Ed Schrader’s Music Beat is a two piece group who are offering up a listen to the lead single off of their forthcoming record, Party Jail. It’s a quick paced song with little more than a stomping drum beat and a shaky guitar line.  No matter how many times I press play, I can’t stop tapping my toes and bobbing my head; it’s great how much melodic noise can come via two dudes.  You’ll be able to get your hands on their new LP courtesy of Infinity Cat Recordings on May 20th.

Rocking Out with Diarrhea Planet

diarrheaSometime last year I brought you all a jam from Diarrhea Planet, and while I questioned the name, I couldn’t help but enjoy the anthemic brashness of the group’s sound.  You’ll hear just that on the group’s latest single, “Separations,” which will be on their new album, I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams.  If it sounds like this tune, then you can be sure the whole album will be filled with exuberant energy and hooks you can sing along to all day long. Perfect for summer time; the album hits late summer via Infinity Cat Recordings.