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Debut Amby Moho Demos Available for Streaming

Andy Molholt (Laser Background, Coughy, Speedy Ortiz) recently shared a collection of five demos, under the moniker of Amby Moho. The set of recordings is a tranquil, melodic, lo-fi sampling of what the DIY Philly music vet has been up to of late. We are looking forward to seeing/hearing where and in what form these songs will take shape next. Laser Background is slated to perform at Ortlieb's on Friday, October 18, with Jimmy Whispers and Sitcom. (Photo by Marie Alyse)

   

New Crooked Spine EP Available for Streaming & Download

Crooked Spine recently dropped its new tape End of Days, which is "about a UFO cult." A mysterious urgency holds one in a suspenseful state. However, amid the torrent of instrumentation, a first-person narration offers a kind of levity against the sonic surge. With the recent departure of bassist Garrett Bolin, the next incarnation of the band plans to touch down this fall.

   

Vakash “The Burning Will Come To You”

Vakash is the dark drone pop of Richard Winn, and earlier this month he released his third EP of 2019, “The Burning Will Come To You”.

This EP is just two track and 11 eleven minutes, but every minute is filled with a haunting tension that is both disturbing and enjoyable.

   

Dark Trip - New Dark Punk Video "Sick", Rippin' at The Baby G 08.25

Brand new video here from Toronto’s dark punk band Dark Trip. They released a self-titled EP earlier this year featuring six quick n’ creepy songs. This single “Sick” was originally written a couple years ago following a string of mass shootings and although written a while ago is unfortunately still relevant today. The video has a very DIY feel to it but almost in a non-DIY way. It looks like it was shot with the same camera as Stone Temple Pilot’s Big Bang Baby. It’s got that straight ahead down stroke rhythm driving the song with some nice lead licks frolicking over top. Catch Dark Trip live at The Baby G on August 25th along with Cave Curse, Wave of Terror and Chilldozer. – Kris Gies

   

Happy Face

Happy Face have released the lead single/title track from their forthcoming self-titled debut EP. The EP will be released by Midwest Action on August 23rd.

This is the Psych Rock of Bailey Davis (guitars, vox), Ryan Borens (drums), and Chris Keramidas (bass).

You can help Happy Face celebrate the release of their EP on August 25th at Beat Kitchen with Plastic Crimewave Syndicate and Frankie and The Witch Fingers.