DIY/Lo-Fi

New Music Video: "Jawbreaker" - Laser Background

Laser Background, a.k.a. Andy Molholt, released his latest single, "Jawbreaker," on hand-cut lathe 7" via Eric Slick's new imprint Least Records. The track will also appear on Molholt's upcoming album Correct, due out May 13 via La Société Expéditionnaire. Below is a suffocating new music video for "Jawbreaker," which was directed by Ross Brubeck.

Laser Background - Jawbreaker from Ross Brubeck 

   

New Track: "Build Your Own Bro Smasher Original Soundtrack." - +HIRS+

Wake the fuck up! It's Friday, and time to make your ears bleed this morning, in a good way, as we get ready for the weekend. Forgive us, we have grown accustom to +HIRS+ releasing about 100 tracks at a time (literally) so it feels a bit strange to just be sharing with you their latest single "Build Your Own Bro Smasher Original Soundtrack." And for those who know what we are talking about, just try and think of this track as an EP.

   

New Music Video: "Ennui" - Carol Cleveland Sings

Wishing Well, the new EP from Carol Cleveland Sings (which includes Thomas Hughes of The Spinto Band and Gretchen Lohse) was released yesterday. Directed by French artist Anne Horel, the video for “Ennui” captures the joyful electro-pop vibe, added with an assortment of feel-good home-video pet imagery running across the screen, adorned in glasses, costumes, imposed singing etc. It is silly and playful in a way that’ll make you smile. Carol Cleveland Sings debuts their expanded lineup on April 22, at Everybody Hits on a bill that also includes Lomez Place of Worship and Jo Passed.

   

Terry Malts Cruel Summer and Blades of Joy Play El Rio - 4/9

Come to El Rio on Saturday, April 9th at 9pm to enjoy a vibey night of psychy, shoegazey, post-punk sounds from some essential San Francisco bands. Members of Dissolve and Swanox are coming together to perform their first show ever as Blades of Joy. The internet has literally nada on the project, so get there on time to watch (and listen to) the mystery unravel.

Cruel Summer will be playing as the middle band to the nights ensemble, swooping you up into their time capsule and transporting you along a stream of fuzzy dreamy pop vibrations and happy chord progressions to what might seam like the 80s but is actually the side room to a dive bar in Bernal, with a backyard where smoking is still welcome.Cruel Summer only recently stepped out from a brief hiatus to show face at this years noise pop festival, but they're back at it again this weekend performing as a crucial leg to a killer lineup.

Bay Area OG's Terry Malts will be closing out the night down there by the river, with some beloved pop-punk hits. These dudes have been busy releasing LPs, establishing a label, and writing an album since their last full length release, but it’s been three years since they delivered “Nobody Realizes This is Nowhere” and their fans are greedy. We. Want. More. The upcoming, untitled album is due sometime this year, and is rumored to be the album where the Malts get out of their funk, exactly what we think we want to hear from the boys, but what is it?! Who knows, another mystery that cannot be solved until after the sun sets this Saturday, April 9th at El Rio. -Julia deAnda

 

   

New Track: "Inkwell" - Howlish

Howlish slithers into your earhole with its new single "Inkwell". A sinister guitar provides forshadowing before achy vocals reveal the mystery. What will be the reveal?