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Bandcamp: Bam!Bam!’s New Album, Nails, Is An Essential Release

The music of the Oakland band Bam!Bam! is the best definition of the word “scrappy.” The band are avowed fans of K Records (and have even opened for K honcho Calvin Johnson), and all of that label’s fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants charm comes across loud and clear throughout Nails.

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The Southern Sounding: Debut Of My Golden Calf’s Video For “Flavor Packets”

Filled with eclectic and compelling arrangements, their songs tell persuasive stories of characters and emotions bound together in a whirring atmosphere of pop and rock creativities. Memorable hooks and arena-sized melodies vie for your attention as the music submerges your senses in a wash of gauzy rhythms and early ‘90s rock movements. The band has released two albums – “Rituals to Make New” and “Perfume Brute” – and have recently shared a one-off single called “Flavor Packets,” which finds the band exploring a more dreamlike rock sound which brings to mind artists like Deerhunter and Grizzly Bear.

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For The Rabbits: Debut Of Good In The Dark’s Video For “If You Feel It”

A band who are always happy to add a dance-beat to everything they do, If You Feel It is a particularly frenetic affair; as the band explain, “we wanted to explore noise and tempos and vocals that spike and plunge and work their way up to a fury again. And because it’s us, it had to be danceable”. It’s the sort of track that instantly transports back to us the dance-punk scene of the early 2000’s; scratchy Rapture-like guitar riffs, bouncing bass lines LCD System would be proud of and yelp along vocals the match of Le Tigre or early Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

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Flood Magazine: TRØN & DVD ‘Manhunt’ Album Announce & Debut Of The Video For “Me Time”

‘Manhunt’ sees them re-teaming with labelmates Amy Bezunartea and Jennifer O’Connor on a couple tracks, while enlisting Deathbomb Arc rap experimentalist SB the Moor and pioneer of the other Def J, Redman. Its lead single, “Me Time,” is being shared today with a video treatment, announcing the pair’s arrival in all their verse- (and clothes-) swapping goodness.

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AdHoc: Debut Of A Deer A Horse’s “Otherside”

“‘Otherside,’ at its root, was inspired by the book Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, but it is also a commentary on the current political climate. The book deals a lot with the concept of fate, most notably in its famous repeating line, ‘So it goes.’”

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Revolver: Debut Of A Deer A Horse’s “Smokejumper”

New York City–based trio A Deer A Horse sit musically somewhere between the Melvins, Helms Alee, Red Fang and Sleater-Kinney, combining guitar fireworks with striking melodic vocals in a way that’s spirited and muscular. Their latest single, “Smokejumper,” is a perfect example of the band’s approach — strong songwriting and hooky melodies never get in the way of the riff, which reigns supreme throughout.

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