The Hot Toddies’ Undying Vampire Love

The ever so hot Hot Toddies perform a vampire serenade to die for. Musically far more advanced than your average vamps, this quartet of East Bay babes rocks a kind of indie surf sexy darkness that makes college radio deejays drool and crawl. Click their pic below to find them on FB and be their friend for all eternity.

The Hot Toddies
“Keep on Runnin’ (The Vampire Song)” (download mp3)
from “Get Your Heart On”
(Asian Man Records)
“Keep on Runnin’ (The Vampire Song)” (play)
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Roman Ruins Chronicles “The Comedown”

If Roman Ruins has a familiar vibe, you may not be surprised that the Roman is Graham Hill, who also plays drums for Beach House. Dreamy vocals over out-of-focus drum machines and synths — it’s like you’re a half-embodied ghost living in an 80’s movie… and it’s about to be the good part, right after you’ve kissed your crush but before their ex challenges you to a dangerous BMX race and/or dance-off.

Roman Ruins
“The Comedown” (download mp3)
from “PASTOR/AL”
(Gold Robot Records)
“The Comedown” (play)

The Strange Transgressions of a Drunk Horse

Drunk Horse – “Strange Transgressors” mp3

Drunk Horse, I have to say, does something that some rock bands neglect to do these days: they rock. Of this song, I could say it sounds like Led Zep might if they came from Lynyrd Skynyrd’s corner of the American south, or I could just say it careens along like a rampaging horse, drunk and breathing fire. In reality, this band of hair farmers hails from my hometown of Oakland, California, and they kick whole truckloads of ass. Four guys with guitars, drums and real old school rawk chops. Extra crunchy, and oh so much yummy riffing goodness.

Drunk Horse
“Strange Transgressors” (mp3)
from “In Tongues”
(Tee Pee Records)

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