Wednesday, February 29, 2012

gentleman jesse - leaving atlanta

GENTLEMEN JESSE is back with a brand new lp, LEAVING ATLANTA: FEEL GOOD SONGS FOR BAD TIMES..... more of the same power popped punk that leans heavily on Elvis Costello, Dwight Twilley, the Paul Collins Beat, Nick Lowe, the Shoes and the Exploding Hearts.

Yeah pretty much timelessly catchy pop songs that will spin around on yer turntable for much of the year.....


if you know any of the his other projects (COPS, Gaye Blades or Carbonas), you'll know exactly why GENTLEMAN JESSE's new lp is so anticipated here at tiny grooves....

Douchemaster will let us get our hands on LEAVING ATLANTA on March 20th, but i don't know if i can wait that long....


stream EAT ME ALIVE off the new killer lp below..... or click here to preview the album via REVOLVER....


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

bad sports - total bs 7 inch

BAD SPORTS are back with a new 7 inch on a new label, TOTAL BS RECORDS....

.... any new jams from BAD SPORTS are more than welcomed.....their blend of catchy power popped  chainsaw punk makes me wanna bounce off the walls.........  i can never get enough of them........

 plz go support TOTAL BS and buy this new single from the BAD SPORTS.....
GONER RECORDS and REVOLVER BOTH HAVE IT IN STOCK........

stream the a-side of the single below.....



watch them rock n roll here......

spider fever - s/t lp

SPIDER FEVER is the project of mario rubalcaba, the drummer of such fabled bands as ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT, SULTANS, HOT SNAKES and more recently OFF!.....and since most of those bands are inactive if not broken up, he decided to start a killer new band.... SPIDER FEVER brings the punk as fuck sound to the kids... this is some in-yr-face west coast noisy skate thrash...with two singles out already, one on chicago's own HOZAC, the other on CAVE PUNK and a new lp set to be released in march via WINDIAN, it's time you checked out yr new fave punk band......

here's what people are saying about SPIDER FEVER - 
WINDIAN RECORDS "LOUD, BRASH, SOLID CHUNKS OF 70′S KBD INFLUENCED ROCKERS, SAN DIEGO CA’S SPIDER FEVER IN ITS BRIEF EXISTENCE HAS ALREADY RELEASED 2 AMAZING SINGLES VIA HOZAC AND CAVE PUNK. FROM THE FIRST NEEDLE DROP YOU ARE BLASTED INTO AUSSIE ROCK STANDARDS; HIGH ENERGY AND TO THE POINT. THUGGISH BEATS WITH SONNY VINCENT LIKE HEATED SHREDDING, THESE GUYS HAVE DONE AND/OR DOING TIME IN SUCH BANDS AS OFF!, EARTHLESS, RFTC, HOT SNAKES, WIDOWS, THE SULTANS, AND THE HEARTACHES. NOT EXACTLY LIGHT WEIGHTS."
HOZAC RECORDS - "The brain-blasting and overwhelmingly exhilarating energy that seethes through these first tracks by San Diego’s Spider Fever are what hooked us immediately, with two perfectly raw and impeccably loud songs barreling out of punk’s original seeping wounds. Featuring drummer extraordinaire Mario Rubalcaba (OFF!, Earthless, Rocket From The Crypt, Chicano-Christ, and many more…) here on lead vocals & godlike shredding guitar, it’s a rare and hefty slice of Testors-influenced 70s punk splatter that’s shaking the walls and shattering the windows anywhere its cranked. You just won’t be able to resist this type of nasty scuzz bleeding into air-tight choruses that beat you up and down all within less than two and a half minutes. It’s a classic return to the original violent form that steers clear of any “weird punk” wall-flowering and just beats you continuously until the breathing stops, all to a catchy beat that gets in and out before there’s even time to remember what hit you."


buy their s/t lp here....  out march 20th....
stream some brutal noise below......  
and go to STYROFOAM DRONE to listen to three more tracks off the lp...



hey get destroyed below......

Monday, February 27, 2012

gg king - joyless masturbation 7 inch

a new single from GG KING is like a late christmas present......ever since i grabbed his DRUG ZOO single on ROBS HOUSE, i've been a fan.....and his lp ESOTERIC LORE was one of my favorite records of 2011....... so needless to say i'm stoked to grab his new 7 inch JOYLESS MASTURBATION when it hits the shelves this month.......


TOTAL PUNK records were kind enough to stream the forthcoming single they're putting out, so rock n roll below.....  


gg king is after all one of the best lo-fi punk outfits around....  




ps......check back with tiny grooves for more on the atlanta scene and a preview of gg king's other band, COPS..... as soon as i figure out the best way to rip a tape to mp3......

Sunday, February 26, 2012

pop. 1280 - the horror

POP. 1280 is raw junkyard gothic punk noise.......  as intense as a bunch of post hardcore kids screaming in yer face, as wild as the most bonkers noise show you've ever been to, and as dark and creative as BIG BLACK, THE SCIENTISTS or THE BIRTHDAY PARY.......

they remind me of the Chrome Cranks, Arab on Radar, Human Eye, Jesus Lizard, the Swans, Flipper and Big Business all rolled into one wall of feedback attack.......Pop 1280 isn't easily categorized, but if you like anything on AM REP, Touch and Go, Load or Skin Graft records, you need to check them out.....  music this intense and engrossing isn't released everyday.   you need to have their recently released debut album THE HORROR now...... 

click here to sample the new POP 1280 lp.  
and go buy it from SACRED BONES now....
as well as their previous ep THE GRID from 2010.....
very recommended......

stream Bodies in Dunes below....



watch POP 1280 here.....

Saturday, February 25, 2012

mount carmel - real women lp

MOUNT CARMEL are in-yr-face blues rock killers.....  channeling blue cheer, zz top, yardbirds, black sabbath, cactus and jimi hendrix and blowing out yr speakers, this columbus trio is ohio's most rock n roll of bands.....

don't be afraid of the hard rock homage, this is more brimstone howl, radio moscow or natural child than yr dad's blues rock cover band.....and if siltbreeze records decided to put two of their albums out, Mount Carmel already has a stamp of approval.....  who wants to chase after the trends and try to stay ahead of the curve..... these guys love those old 70s rock records as much as i do...and that's what i love about them......

so grow yr hair long, get yr smoke on and blare MOUNT CARMEL out the windows of yr car.....  recommended to all who know rock n roll will never die....or anyone who's ever loved a led zeppelin song...

listen to two songs off their new lp REAL WOMEN below...




and go buy Mount Carmel's new album when it hits the record shelves at yr local shop.....

watch MOUNT CARMEL below......



Friday, February 24, 2012

the mallard - yes on blood

you need to hear THE MALLARD right now.....they are the next big thing, and of course they hail from one of my favorite scenes around, San Francisco......  THE MALLARD are set to release their debut album, YES ON BLOOD, on CASTLEFACE RECORDS this spring...and it's a noisy psychedelic garage rocking tour-de-force.......maybe even fuzzed out genius......THE MALLARD is not afraid to strip down, stretch out or blow up the garage rock canon that everyone seems to be exploring these days and the result is one of the most interesting lps you'll probably hear all year long......

recommended if you like THE OH SEES, WOVEN BONES, ROYAL BATHS, PEOPLES TEMPLE, BLASTED CANYONS, NIGHT BEATS, BLIND SHAKE or WRONG WORDS....  some groovy psych fun you don't wanna miss out on......

i hesitate to share this link, cause you need to buy this lp, but you can grab YES ON BLOOD here....  and remember to buy any and every release on CASTLE FACE RECORDS.... they have good taste.....and so should you.

stream some tracks below.....





youtube yer new fave band below.....



Monday, February 20, 2012

divorced - separation anxiety lp

thanks to bill and dave from permanent records for turning me onto yet another awesome australian punk band.....

DIVORCED may have not caught many ears over here in the states, but their spazzy / noisy slab of vinyl, SEPARATION ANXIETY, should've made many year end best of lists, especially mine..... minimal power chord driven punk rock done the aussie way, with plenty off feedback, energy, and lo-fi production..... damaged bent-out-of-shape rock n roll jams that are as killer as the stooges, birthday party or the early saints output...... anyone who loves wild unhinged rock ought to pick up this lp now......

fans of dead farmers, straight arrows, uv race, axeman, kitchen's floor or radio birdman will dig this album for sure..... and well if you've ever read a copy of the NEGATIVE GUEST LIST ZINE or bought a record from GONER, this record is definitely for you......

buy it here.....released on UNTAPPED RESOURCES spring of 2011.....very limited pressing....(maybe 300 copies)

or stream / buy the mp3s of SEPARATION ANXIETY below.....




watch them youtube below.....


Sunday, February 19, 2012

the men - open your heart + tour dates

The important bands never follow the structures or restrictions of narrowly defined subgenres, in fact they may even make their own future subgenres -- once other bands start to copy their sound...... 


bands that stick out because they're difficult to describe and equally enthralling are few and far between.  i like to think that most of the bands on TINY GROOVES fit into that awesome category of unique sonic adventurers.....so you need to hear THE MEN if you haven't already....


THE MEN are one of those unique noisy rock n roll bands you just gotta hear to believe.....last year's LEAVE HOME lp was released to rave reviews from pretty much everyone, but their new album, OPEN YOUR HEART, surely will surpass even that....


THE MEN have strayed even so slightly away from their sludgey post punk noise metal thrashing mayhem and have headed more squarely into fugazi / sonic youth post-everything rock territory....  angular, loud songs that rock like any fiercely independent band has from any decade you wanna conjure up in a review.....  television, dinosaur jr, jesus lizard, the oh sees, maybe...you could honestly compare them to quite a few bands, but THE MEN sound unlike any easy description...


i can't rave about THE MEN enough......  and i need to get my hands on OPEN YOUR HEART, which our friends at SACRED BONES, are going to unleash upon the world this spring.......  read what they have to say about THE MEN below.....


  Ironically referred to by Timeout NY as “Thurston Moore & the E Street Band,” The Men have never been a band to play by categorical punk subgenre rules. Instead, over the last three years, this band has dabbled in everything from hardcore punk to psych to shoegaze to black metal; and they have done all of it effortlessly, and for the most part, flawlessly. Totally removed from the current climate of ADD-youtube-blog-hyped generation of musicians under 21, The Men stand out from the pack as both scene elders and actual record collectors. What makes this band so unique is their ability to synthesize their influences rather than just regurgitate them.
  On Open Your Heart, the band’s 3rd full length, the NY quartet explore twangy country music, guitar solos, surf-ish riffs, psych, and just about everything in between. Erring on the side of literal as opposed to ironic, the song titles here (“Oscillation,” “Country Song,” “Ex-Dreams,” etc.) blatantly celebrate the band’s “you get what you pay for” DIY aesthetic. Beyond their genre-defying writing experiments, some of the band’s finest singles to date are on this record; “Open Your Heart,” “Please Don’t Go Away,” and “Candy” all demonstrate a new pop sensibility that previous albums only hinted at. Additionally, having four songwriters in the band lends itself to a truly unpredictable and thrilling live experience. With Open Your Heart, The Men embrace what is truly their calling, and flower into the fully diversified punk band their fans have always championed them for being.


BUY OPEN YR HEART  when it comes out
and see THE MEN live......
you will regret missing them if you don't...


The Men Tour Information
  • 3/7/2012: Brooklyn, NY, 285 Kent
  • 3/8/2012: Richmond, VA, Strange Matter
  • 3/9/2012: Savannah, GA, Savannah Stopover
  • 3/10/2012: Nashville, TN, The End
  • 3/11/2012: New Orleans, LA, Siberia
  • 3/12/2012: Houston, TX, Warehouse Live
  • 3/14/2012: Austin, TX, SXSW
  • 3/15/2012: Austin, TX, SXSW
  • 3/16/2012: Austin, TX, SXSW
  • 3/17/2012: Austin, TX, SXSW
  • 3/18/2012: Dallas, TX, Club Dada Bro Fest
  • 3/19/2012: Kansas City, KS, Asshole Castle
  • 3/20/2012: Iowa City, IA, Gabe’s Oasis
  • 3/21/2012: Chicago, IL, Treasure Town
  • 3/22/2012: Detroit, MI, Lager House
  • 3/23/2012: Rochester, NY, The Bug Jar
  • 3/24/2012: Montreal, QC, TBA
Stream two tracks off the new lp here.....



and watch a live set below....

Friday, February 17, 2012

clone defects - shape of venus

hey wonder what would've happened if TIMMY VULGAR and Jack White switched places.....? the world might be a much more awesome rock n roll place.....and definitely weirder.....

Timmy Vulgar fronted the CLONE DEFECTS through three great albums of detroit rock n roll mayhem, before forming his current project HUMAN EYE.......  both bands are highly recommended.....but i fucking love the CLONE DEFECTS.....and wish i could just give anyone who says they love garage rock copies of their lps.......

this is some drunken noisy garage punk informed by both slutty glam rock and dysfunctional motown soul......  careening in different directions, yet sucking you deep into some twisted dark world of feedback and nightmares......you don't hear albums this interesting, grimy, off the wall and fun everyday...... all i can say is the STOOGES would be proud....

so click here to grab SHAPE OF VENUS...
(their last lp, from 2003, on IN THE RED....)

watch the CLONE DEFECTS live below....




Thursday, February 16, 2012

thee cormans - biker bitch 7 inch

THEE CORMANS are back with another slab of fuzzed out surf/garage......keeping the MUMMIES tradition alive by damaging some good ol' garage rock tunes for the kids..... these two new songs are very recommended....even if you don't have a bike or a beach handy... 


listen to a track off the single... or grab BIKER BITCH here....  and make sure you grab yr own copy.  very limited pressing from IN THE RED records.....


watch the commercial for the single below...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

terry malts - killing time

TERRY MALTS was once described to me as chainsaw pop, and i can't think of a better description.

maybe if fugazi did a cover set of ramones songs, you'd get close to their sound.....melodic fuzzed out punk rock....or maybe it's more noise pop......anyway TERRY MALTS is some seriously fun rock n roll..... 

fans of TY SEGALL, WAX IDOLS, NO AGE, HEAVY TIMES, TYVEK, XRAY EYEBALLS and anything else on SLUMBERLAND RECORDS will appreciate TERRY MALTS for sure....

SLUMBERLAND is releasing their debut lp, KILLING TIME february 21st......but if you can't wait to get yr hands on that vinyl, click here to sample it ...

terry malts is a fave at TINY GROOVES, ever since they played in chicago awhile back....
so make sure you buy this album......it's killer......

watch TERRY MALTS rock n roll below....

Monday, February 13, 2012

mind spiders - meltdown

MIND SPIDERS are back with another frantic garage pop / punk rock LP of super infectious catchy tunes for us all to sink our teeth into.  entitled MELTDOWN, this album is sure to make best of the year.....i already can't stop listening to it......


fans of the MARKED MEN, HIGH TENSION WIRES, RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS, CARBONAS, WHITE WIRES and JAY REATARD will love their new lp......and if you've ever bought a record from DIRTNAP, DOUCHEMASTER, GONER or IN THE RED, you too should just blindly go out and buy the new MIND SPIDERS lp.........  best release of february 2012, hands down......

grab track one, YOU ARE DEAD, from the new lp MELTDOWN here.   

or stream the whole album here.....
And go buy it from dirtnap records here.  out February 28th


watch the MIND SPIDERS rock n roll below.....



the resonars - lunar kit

before every review of every decent band used the word GARAGE ROCK as a description, there was a band called THE RESONARS.....  they existed outside the media hype machine, breaking up and reforming constantly, releasing most of their output in the early 2000s via GET HIP records, which to me has always been an under-appreciated purveyor of garage and indie rock......

i thought THE RESONARS were just one of those lost footnotes in the anals of rock n roll history until i saw that they're playing TROUBLE IN MIND RECORDS' SXSW party at the TRAILER SPACE in AUSTIN next month......  if you weren't enticed enough to attend by the line-up of MIKAL CRONIN, APACHE DROPOUT, WHEELS ON FIRE, NIGHT BEATS, MEAN JEANS, WRONG WORDS and the HEX DISPENSERS....a very exciting appearance by the RESONARS is just enough to send the bill over the top into that "i can't believe i'll ever see a show this awesome again" category.......

i highly suggest you check out THE RESONARS.......  their mix of psych pop, garage and indie rock ought to appeal to everyone, but especially anyone who's ever bought a CYNICS record or anything on TROUBLE IN MIND RECORDS or by an ELEPHANT SIX related band.......

click here to grab their excellent LUNAR KIT lp  from 2002

and stream a couple of tracks from their various albums below..... 





Saturday, February 11, 2012

the anomalys - retox ep

THE ANOMALYS are surf/garage/rockabilly-infused punk rock outta HOLLAND....and these dutch guys are not fuckin around, this is some snappy infectious punk rock.......  their s/t lp on slovenly records from 2010 was a hit.....and so why not get excited about a brand new single from THE ANOMALYS.....?

  kinda like HASIL ADKINS fronting MINOR THREAT..... or LINK WRAY coming back from the dead to join the COLA FREAKS.....  nothing quite this riotous is attempted often enough..... this is some serious rock n roll destruction to file near THE CRAMPSTHE OBLIVIANS and MARK SULTAN'S various bands in yr record collection, yeah in that pile of lps that blow yr mind and yr speakers........   
  maybe i'm heaping too much praise on THE ANOMALYS, but i've listened to a lot of new bands on indie labels today, and they stand way out from all the boring records some people are taking the time to release......  

listen to their new 7 inch here..... 
 and buy it now from SLOVENLY......!




watch them below.....






Friday, February 10, 2012

you weren't there - the history of chicago punk

YOU WEREN'T THERE - 
the history of chicago punk 77-84 ....is one of the best rock n roll documentaries from the last couple of years.  it was released in 2009 and was accompanied by a record of all the bands featured in the film....... naked raygun, big blackmentally ill, strike under, tutu & the pirates and many more awesome bands you ought to know about......


it's certainly an important part of the history of chicago rock n roll if not punk rock in general.....it's amazing that any of this old live footage exists at all.....  

it's taken me awhile to track down a copy of the film to share with you, but wait no longer.......  enjoy......

click the link to download a torrent for the FILM, YOU WEREN'T THERE. 

and here for the soundtrack..... really a must have....

and watch the trailer below.......

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

drunk pixels - FOOTBALL

FOOTBALL is an all star group of CHICAGO garage rockers and noisy punks that have played in so many bands its difficult to list them all....but here's a partial list at least:  FRANCE HAS THE BOMB, THE PONYS, HOT MACHINES, BARE MUTANTS, GUILTY PLEASURES, BASEBALL FURIES and TIGHT PHANTOMZ.....  

they fall into roughly the same post TOUCH & GO noise mongering corner of the local scene as DISAPPEARS, HEAVY TIMES, RUNNING and E+.....  some sort of release ought to be on the way.....FOOTBALL has been destroying Chicago for nearly a year now, so its time to take home something from one of their shows besides a hangover......  lookout for a single from FOOTBALL soon...... maybe this summer???

if you don't live in chicago, and didn't see them at GONER FEST or SXSW last year, make sure you check out FOOTBALL now.....these guys are killer....

watch two shows below......
and pretend you were there...
   this one from last sunday @ the empty bottle during half time of the super bowl...





    and this one opening up for the oh sees last summer.......





holy cobras - forever lp

HOLY COBRAS are ready to take you into sonic territories only the most adventurous psychedelic fiends are willing to traverse.....scuzzy electronics, blazed samples, hypnotic drum bashing explosions and minimal thrashing punk chords blast you directly out of this world.  fans of krautrock, unhinged noise rock, bad acid trips or bands like CHROME, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE or PURLING HISS need to listen to HOLY COBRAS right now.......

highly recommended by anyone who has come across these weird CANADIAN rockers,  including PERMANENT RECORDS as well as the label, TELEPHONE EXPLOSION, who released their newest album, FOREVER, last year....just the kind of epic space rock that will blur the edges of yr boring work week and make everything alright again.......yeah well if a HAWKWIND album is the kind of record you listen to when you wanna unwind like me........

click here to grab the FOREVER lp..... 

  and you can click here for their FEED YR HEAD 7 inch from 2010.

watch 'em live below.....




Monday, February 6, 2012

cheap freaks - bury them all

CHEAP FREAKS are quite the punked out, psych-tinged garage rock band from Dublin, Ireland.

mix up Gun Club, the Oblivians, the Move, Jim Jones Revue, the Cynics, Brimstone Howl, the Lyres and the Sights in a small practice space and what you might get is THE CHEAP FREAKS.....

fuzzy driving garage rock....and this ain't no lame imitation of some 60s rock band or boring Nuggets-era posturing.  The Cheap Freaks are here to keep rock n roll alive for the kids who still love it, well cause obviously they love the music too....and they have the talent to get as noticed/hyped as Brian Jonestown Massacre or the Black Keys have....

their new lp BURY THEM ALL, just came out via BIG NECK RECORDS here in the states....and i very strongly suggest you check 'em out......

I bet the Guinness flows like fucking water when CHEAP FREAKS deliver their superb fuzzed-out garage jams to unsuspecting bar patrons around Dublin....trashy rock ‘n’ roll stompers sure to make denim-clad punks bounce off the walls and spill stout everywhere. Top-notch production, a bit dirty without sacrificing intensity or stepping on the singer’s vocals. Sounds like they dig the MONKS just as much as the REATARDS. - Maximum RocknRoll

Genuinely good garage rock is hard to describe in words other than to say, this record gets it totally right. Freakin' awesome! - Rocktober Magazine

LISTEN TO THE WHOLE ALBUM BELOW.....




WATCH THE CHEAP FREAKS live.....



Sunday, February 5, 2012

predator - s/t lp

featuring members of BEAT BEAT BEAT and FRANTIC, PREDATOR is another great band from the fertile ATLANTA scene.  riotous rock n roll much like their fellow southerners, THE CARBONAS, GG KING, BLACK LIPS and EX HUMANS.... you could also compare them with USELESS EATERS, VIDEO, OBN IIIs, MARKED MEN and the like....PREDATOR play a 70s punk / killed by death inspired version of stripped down explosive punk rock.....  and it's fun as hell......


Punk rock is best when it strives to be more than blood, sweat and three noisy chords. Such is the case with Predator, the hard-hitting trio of Brannon Greene (guitar/vocals), Mike Beavers (bass/vocals) and John Necro (drums). In their short existence, the group’s perfected a balance of pummeling drums, distorted bass chops, motorik guitar hooks, and dual vocals that strike with visceral grit and minimalism. - Creative Loafing Atlanta

Douchemaster Records released their s/t lp this last spring and it's an lp that should've been noticed more.... sadly nobody seems to have talked about Predator at all last year, other than a few blogs with good taste.

PREDATOR is dark angsty spastic punk rock to thrash around yr apartment to...... the perfect band to drink that first beer to as yr getting ready to party all night.....this lp will definitely spend quite a bit of time on my record player......

the lp was limited to 1000 copies so be sure to find it at the record soon......
 but you can also click here for the s/t lp


listen here....




watch below....

Saturday, February 4, 2012

CATHOLIC BOYS - Psychic Voodoo Mind Control

CATHOLIC BOYS were Milwaukee, Wisconsin's secret addition to the classics of garage punk.....

think THE MISTREATERS (also from the same scene), GUILTY PLEASURES, SUPERCHARGER,  FUNCTIONAL BLACKOUTS, MIDNIGHT EVILS, FIREBALLS OF FREEDOM, and much of the renowned back catalogue of ESTRUS or RIP OFF RECORDS.....

The Cathloic Boys only recorded one lp, Psychic Voodoo Mind Control during their existence and the original release of the album was super limited, so no one outside the midwest seems to remember them, which is quite a shame...but thanks to DUSTY MEDICAL and HS!BF Records, the Catholic Boys are getting some much deserved attention.....

THE CATHOLIC BOYS are some of the loudest, spazziest punk rock that you'll ever come across.  just the kind of trashy fast in-yr-face rock n roll i love.  i could seriously listen to this lp over and over again......it might not be new recordings, but it still might be my favorite release of 2012....CATHOLIC BOYS destroyed Hozac's Blackout fest back in the day, and they still sound as fresh as they did then......

stream / download two tracks off the recently reissued
PSYCHIC VOODOO MIND CONTROL lp below......
   then go buy it.  highly fucking recommended!!! 




and jump with this link over to 
TERMINAL BOREDOM to read an old interview with the band....

watch some live chaos below.....