Dead Moon is truly one of the most revered Northwest underground bands of all time. With Fred Cole and wife Toody on bass, vocals and Guitars, and the indefatigable Andrew Loomis on drums, Dead Moon have been churning out their own brand of blues-driven rock and roll for nearly 20 years now.
“Dead Moon Night“ (play/download mp3)
Buy Dead Moon records here.
Joe Strummer did something most famous front-men from great bands can only dream of pulling off: he started another great band! Here’s a great song from his time with the Mescaleros. Brilliant track.
“Yalla Yalla“ (play/download mp3)
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“LA’s Moving Units create a kinetic post-punk sound that pays homage to GANG OF FOUR. “I Am” is a dance-friendly track guaranteed to get even the most timid wallflower on the dancefloor! Turn this up and keep on dancing!
“I Am“ (play/download mp3)
Taking a page from Devo and a chapter from Alice In Wonderland, Berkeley’s Fashion Slaves let the styrofoam cat out of the styrofoam bag with their first mp3 release. It’s short and sweet and crispy and fun I can’t get that riff outta my styrofoam head. NY art rock, gone hella east bay. I love it.
The Fashion Slaves
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The Fashion Slaves – “Styrofoam” (mp3)
(Fun Fun Fun Recordings)
Harnessing sheer rock power for the forces of good, the Gore Gore Girls strut their stuff with boldness and attitude, throwing down dirty grooves and instigating scenes of libertine abandon in nightclubs around the world – and it’s not just because they’re hot; although, their music is hot. “Casino” is off their latest album, Get To The Gore. Fans of Detroit’s never-dying garage rock scene will approve.
“Casino“ (play/download mp3)
Everybody’s got a friend like Josh. And here’s a song about him. You’ve got to appreciate the heartfelt emotion of this catchy-pop song.
Stiff Richards, “My Friend Josh” (play/download mp3)
Wow!! My favorite San Francisco Bay Area bands VUE is back with a new EP and a nouveau sound. They’re still acknowledging their strong bluesy-rock roots, but there is a new glossy and decadent flavor in their music that is…how do I say…a little more grown up and polished. With their major label debut due out shortly, these talented kids are destined for major stardom!
“Look Out For Traffic“ (play/download mp3)
Toronto based band Death From Above 1979′s music will incite riots. Officially broken up in 2006, the band reformed in 2011 and played SXSW last year. There was a riot at that show. I’m not surprised, their music engulfs you like a punk rock tornado and doesn’t let go until the final note. See what all the fuss is about with “Dead Womb,” the opening track to their 2002 EP, Heads Up.
“Dead Womb“ (play/download mp3)
Death From Above is recording at the moment. Stay on-top the latest news and go to their blog.