Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Adam Widener - Vesuvio Nights

"Vesuvio Nights" is the debut album from Bay-area wonder-kid Adam Widener.

Catchy and addicting, these 14 songs are impossible to genre-classify.  You can call it mod-punk or fuzzed-out new wave, glam-pop, or whatever.  These songs show a range of influences as diverse as The Undertones, Elvis Costello, Jay Reatard, and Devo.  Isn't it refreshing to hear someone sounding confident, polished, and unlike anything else out there!  Rock n roll. Dig!

Listen below to "Laughter On Your Heels I'll Follow" and order here.  LP comes with free download of album.  Now shipping.  ($12.00 for LP + $3.00 shipping in the US....*for shipping outside of US please email:  blair.amberly (at) gmail.com) 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Ar-Kaics

Introducing "She Does Those Things To Me" the debut 7" from Richmond, VA's The Ar-Kaics! Out now on speakertree records.

Patty, Kevin, and Johnny make troglodyte, teenbeat garage-punk with enough primitive grit to rival your favorite pebbles, nuggets, and back-from-the-gravers.  Their debut single unleashes two essential scorchers into the wild.

"She Does Those Things to Me" delivers a catchy 4-chord foundation before pummeling you with buzzsawing guitars, pounding drums, and a full-on throaty wail.  B-sider "Don't Need Your Love" is just as catchy, coated in lo-fi snarl with enough sentimentality and twang to really mean it. 

Listen below to "She Does Those Things To Me" and order here.  Now shipping!


Monday, July 15, 2013

coming soon: Adam Widener - Vesuvio Nights LP (teaser)

Adam Widener's debut album, Vesuvio Nights, is at the pressing plant now! After a string of punchy, highly-addictive singles, Adam Widener (ex-Bare Wires, Zygoteens) is about to hit us with his 14-song album.  These songs are all earworms! If Richard Hell were backed by Devo instead of the Voidoids, this is the kind of catchy, mod punk/powerpop jams you'd be hearing.

The cover art is above.  The album will be available this fall on speakertree, but for now, here's a teaser trailer to get ya ready.  Dig!