Last Week’s Jams (3.4 – 3.8)

Last week was crazy on our end, running around trying to get all the cool songs out, not to mention trying to cover some of the SXSW stuff we’d promise to get out from artists like Bodega and Smut. Ran a few solid premieres too, so be sure to focus on Magana and House of Heaven. You’ll also find new Lunchbox, Mirrorball, Good Looks and many more. Plus, Fantastic Purple Spots dropped a video HERE, so it gave us another chance to remind you of their gifts! Stream al the hits from last week below!

Washer Drop Fresh Single

After dropping Improved Means to Deteriorated Ends, I’ll admit, I wasn’t quite expecting Washer to jump right back and deliver new music, but here they are with fresh single for your ears! There’s something about the songwriting on this tune that feels like a mid90s rocker, hinting at grungy riffs but pushing more towards a kind of college rock feel. There’s a certain indifference in their approach, just selling these crunchy riffs that blast through the speakers while the vocals carry this biting cool; when they let loose at the end it just feels like the band are fully embracing the fun and joy of playing together. This single brought to you courtesy of Exploding in Sound.

Last Week’s Jams (3.27 – 3.31)

For some reason I felt like we were nursing a SXSW hangover, just a week later than normal. But, in all that, still found tons of great tunes to write about and share. Good to see personal faves like Lachlan Denton and Greg Mendez popping up (with that Greg tune getting tons of love), plus some videos from the likes of Low Praise and 7ebra gave us a chance to revisit some singles we’d been keeping an eye on. Also, some local love for Troller and Houston’s Alien Eyelid, so trying to keep it Texas ya’ll. Stream on!

Washer Dropped Not Like You

Looking a little foggy outside my classroom window, so needed a little pick me up this morning, perfectly offered up by Washer and their latest single. It’s a furious puncher, hitting you with immediacy that pummels your speakers as it rips through with pounding drum snaps. The vocals begin with this indie curl, but eventually erupt with this ferocious growl that sets up perfectly for that cathartic release for both listener and singer alike. Their new LP is shaping up quite nicely, so that means you’ll want to grab Improved Means to Deteriorated Ends on April 28th when it drops via Exploding in Sound.

Straight Rock From Washer

If you hit play below and begin reading these words, you will likely finish the song before you finish reading the post. Yes this new singled called “Super Pop” from Brooklyn based duo Washer is a short and sweet rock n roll song urging you to turn up the volume. It’s a little old school garage rocker with some nice elements of an updated rock sound to give it a solid edge. I’ve already played it three time while writing this post.

Washer is releasing a new split 7″ EP with Bethlehem Steel due out on November 30th via Exploding in Sound Records.

Enjoy Some Guitar Rock From Washer

If you’re looking for some straight up guitar driven rock, you need look no further than this track called “Dog Go Bark” from Brooklyn based Washer. This one is a perfect example of less is more with a simple, heavy distorted guitar and some drums. Think Wavves, but even a bit more broken down. I’m thinking this one will be perfect to take you into the last weekend of summer.

Washer will release All Aboard via Exploding in Sound on September 15th.

Can’t Resist This Washer Track

Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 presetLooks like Exploding In Sound Records continue to build on their already solid roster, this time with the addition of Washer. Yesterday this tune came out on the airwaves, and I’ve been blasting it ever since. It has a nostalgic sort of Pavement feel, combined with the modern arty-indifference being popularized in NYC these days. Look for the band’s debut, Here Comes Washer, on January 22nd, just a few days after my birthday…in case you’re buying me a gift.

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Washer Blasts Out a Hit

washedoutI was immediately hooked on this new Washer single; it’s got discordant guitars ringing in your ear, but the vocal is what really got me into the tune.  There’s a familiarity in it, almost like early Braid, but then it takes on a scratchy yell to add some emphasis towards the end.  In less than two-minutes the band packs a huge punch to your eardrums, but they don’t stick around long enough to wear you out.  This tune’s definitely winning me over, which encourages me to pick up the band’s Split EP with Flagland when it hits on May 5th.

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