Bouncy and bassy, tipsy and twisted, "Duper" by Crooks on Tape -- a new project featuring John Schmersal (ENON, Brainiac), Rick Lee (ENON) and Joey Galvan -- trips the experimental fuzz fantastic.
Fresh and revelatory holiday music can be hard to come by, but when Brothers Lazaroff join forces with electronic musician the Vaad, lyricist James Stone Goodman and members of the Klezmer Conspiracy, Hanukkah truly sounds like a festival of light and dedication for the 21st century.
Diane Coffee is the eerie, shape-shifting, melodic bedroom project of one Shaun Fleming, drummer for Foxygen, and, judging by the new track "Hymn," a one-man-lo-fi-studio wizard.
Los Angeles experimental rockers No Age return with a thundering, challenging, thrilling new track, "C'mon, Stimmung"; even if you played this song quiet -- and why the heck would you? -- it would still be loud.
Analog loops, field recordings and psych-rock swash and swirl together in "Everyone Who Knows You" by Austin, Texas band Royal Forest. Think Dr. Dog meets Animal Collective -- and then think, and listen, again.
With a sultry delivery and a slamming beat, Xenia Rubinos' new track "Hair Receding" melds hard, experimental rock and Afro-Caribbean sounds into something deeply felt and wholly original.
A sparse audience of sleepy-looking loners and softly chatting couples sat at the high tables on the edges of the main room at the Old Rock House. The local guys of Tone Rodent climbed onstage, each of them either tuning strings or tweaking knobs or putting on a good don't-give-a-shit face.