Indie Rock

Tripp Lullaby's "Bundles of Joys" is an alternative-sounding spatial distortion, 30th-anniversary show 07.12

The men of Tripp Lullaby are in the middle of a time warp, an alternative-sounding spatial distortion: the band's 1990 recordings have been unearthed, remixed and remastered by Duane Trower for 2019 audiences looking to peek at New England's alt-rock beginnings. Tripp Lullaby was and still is based in Cape Cod, MA. The band's scene, nearly thirty years ago, included groups with names readers here may recognize such as The Freeze and Green Day. Bundles of Joys is the band's trip down memory lane, and it is loaded with classic punk beats, post-rock guitar flourishes, raw vocals, and now a luscious glaze of nostalgia. The band's compilation of tapes is indeed a time relic that gifts listeners an intimate experience with an alternative group that was then being defined by the seismic changes of the music world around them, by the winds of the sonic storm of grunge fast approaching. The band is celebrating their 30th anniversary with a record release show at Devil's Purse Brewing Company in South Dennis, MA on July 12th. We are streaming "Reality Sucks" for you below. - Rene Cobar

   

Algebra Suicide "Horizon"

San Francisco reissue label Dark Entries is releasing a new collection of music from ’80’s Avant Garage duo Algebra Suicide called “Still Life” on July 12th.

This was the work of eventual husband and wife duo of poet Lydia Tomkiw and multi-instrumentalist Don Hedeker. They formed the duo in 1982 and steadily released music until their break-up in 1995.

“Still Life” is collection for tracks taken from the duo’s debut LP, Big Skin along with several tracks taken from their 1988 compilation, The Secret Like Crazy.

The first single from “Still Life” is called “Horizon” and originally appeared on the 1986’s LP, Big Skin.

   

Music Blesses America at High Sierra Music Festival

Looking for something fun to do this 4th of July weekend? Do you love you some great mountains majesty, music of all shapes and genres, and food? Beverages? Trees? Camping? We recommend the High Sierra Music Festival for some good ol’ fashioned American purity. From Dispatch to Jim James, Del & Dawg to The New Mastersounds, the festival has something for most musical tastes. It’s like Burning Man but peaceful. Local favorites include Midnight North, Royal Jelly Live, Rainbow Girls, More Fatter and Eric Long. The festival runs from July 4th thru 7th in the lovely Quincy, Ca. We hope to see you there and tell us post-fest: which acts were your highlights? Land of the free, home of some killer music. May music bless America! - Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

 

 

   

Temescal Block Party July 20

On July 20th the Temescal Block Party is back with some killer Oakland and Bay Area-based bands. The punk rock Paper Dolls will be bustin a move, alongside rock n roll group Destroy Boys and dream pop duo Billie Gale. Come out to this (free!) festival. - Lucille Faulker

 

 

   

Delko debuts with a syrupy post-rock self-titled EP

Adding a healthy dose of post-rock syrup onto each one of the six tracks that compose its 2019 self-titled debut EP, Delko offers up an easy-listening experience for the earnest experimental rock music auditor. The many textures the Providence-based band applies to songs like "Seasons" and "Seattle" beg for appreciation: the harmonious relationship between soft guitar riffs, sensitive vocal inflections, and light drum taps give way to brief math-rock breakdowns where the bass shines. For better or worse the band's music has a tinge of emo to it, creating melancholy ambiances that accompany confessional lyrics, in the spirit of groups like England's Basement. The EP, recorded, mixed and mastered by the group's dear friend Alex Salter, is the culmination of two years of hard work, a promising blend of styles that signal good things to come from the band. Delko offers a toothsome mixture of sounds to dig into, and we got them here for you in "Seasons" streaming below. - Rene Cobar