Jack Hardy – ‘We Should Have Never Come Back Here’ [Premiere]


‘We Should Have Never Come Back Here’ is the lead single from Jack Hardy’s forthcoming debut album, a lo-fi garage rocker with the raw edges left intact. It comes courtesy of Custom Made Music, the label that’s been home to Ceremony, Ringo Deathstarr, and most recently Rev Rev Rev. Jack hails from New Orleans and conjures a no-nonsense sound that should sit well with fans of noisy rock n’ roll (a la Guided by Voices, Jay Reatard or The Pixies). Keep an ear out for his full length ‘For The Sake Of Finding Your Clothes’ (available through CMM from April 15).

Jack Hardy – ‘We Should Have Never Come Back Here’ [Premiere]

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Rev Rev Rev – ‘Des fleurs magiques bourdonnaient’


Rev Rev Rev’s second album ‘Des fleurs magiques bourdonnaient‘ (“Magic flowers droned” literal translation) is out now and ready to stream in all its noisy glory! It’s the second album from the Italian shoegaze act and it’s a great listen. There’s a mix of swooning numbers, psych, and over-the-top ear bleeders! Rev Rev Rev’s latest has already impressed Clash, Drowned In Sound and DKFM. The quartet are gearing up for the Cosmosis Festival (Manchester) this March with The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Ulrich Schnauss, and The Jesus And Mary Chain.

Rev Rev Rev – ‘Des fleurs magiques bourdonnaient’ [Album Stream]

Visit Rev Rev Rev @ Kinotone Records @ Custom Made Music @ Facebook.

Dead Leaf Echo – 'Kingmaker'

Ahhh, the warm waves of Dead Leaf Echo! Since starting out as an art project in 2006, the Brooklyn-based outfit have released a bunch of EPs but now their debut album is finally on the horizon. Dead Leaf Echo’s new single ‘Kingmaker’ is taken from the upcoming concept record ‘Thought and Language’ (as premiered on Rock Edition). 4AD producer John Fryer was behind the mixing desk (of This Mortal Coil and Cocteau Twins fame) and the result is drenched in reverb, with new wave leanings, sugary dream pop melodies and a few squealing shoegaze dives to mix things up! ‘Kingmaker’ bares all the qualities of the genre’s golden era but with a modern approach that pushes you headlong into a dream pop daydream. Dead Leaf Echo’s ‘Kingmaker’ 7inch is available for order from Custom Made Music, note the first 100 are hand-screened – so get your skates on!


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Dead Leaf Echo Tour Dates…
Feb. 04th Brooklyn Spike Hiil (7″ Release Party)
Feb. 09th Chicago Darkroom
Feb. 10th Detroit Magic Stick
Feb. 11th Columbus Ace of Cups
Mar. 07th Baltimore Metro Gallery
Mar. 08th DC Velvet Lounge
Mar. 09th Chapel Hill Nightlight
Mar. 10th Atlanta TBA
Mar. 11th New Orleans TBA
Mar. 12th Houston Deans
Mar. 14th San Antonio The Big Spill Festival
Mar. 15th Austin SXSW
Mar. 16th Austin SXSW
Mar. 17th Austin SXSW

Visit Dead Leaf Echo Online / Order @ Custom Made Music / Download @ Bandcamp / Connect @ Facebook.