Album of the Week

Ian McCuen – Songs of Fleeting Permanence, Vol. II

Beware the quiet man. When others speak, he watches. When others act, he plans. When others rest, he strikes. Ian McCuen is our modern day quiet man. He began his journey almost a decade ago when he entered an intense six year period of self-reflection and discovery. The light at the end of that tunnel…

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No Glitter – The Old City

Rochester based outfit No Glitter released their album The Old City this past February. No Glitter is the solo project of drummer Billy Martin, best known for his work with The Ginger Faye Bakers and Vacation Daze. In 2018, Martin entered the studio after a visit to his hometown of Syracuse, NY. Aside from several…

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Wild Once – Perennials

There’s something romantic about the concept of perennials. For those without a green thumb, a perennial is a flower that lives for more than two years – sticking around to poke their colorful heads out of the snow or blooming wildly throughout the summer before being murdered by the brutal Buffalo winter year after year….

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The Hamiltones – The Shape of Walter

Creeping out of the shadows for some fun in the sun are spooky surf rockers, The Hamiltones, with their tubular new instrumental EP, The Shape of Walter. Having risen out of the Buffalo party scene like a Chubbies-clad Dracula from his coffin, this cheerfully eerie trio has crafted a rad 4-track record that perfectly captures…

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Pink Guitars – Hand EP

“DIY or Die.” That phrase, created in the seventies by punks willing to put it all on the line, has grown into a mantra for the hardcore community. By the grace of god we are lucky enough to bare witness of that philosophy’s magnitude with the freshman release of Hand EP by Pink Guitars. Erected from…

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Coral Collapse – Don’t Wait to See Me Say Goodbye

Buffalo natives Coral Collapse have released their second album entitled Don’t Wait to See Me Say Goodbye. The effort showcases the bands ability to combine spaced-out guitars, clever and crafty drum-work as well as haunting-yet-mellow reverb-laden vocals to create an indie pop work of art that can sit comfortably next to Beach Fossils or Wild Nothing. There…

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Johnny & the Man Kids – You Made Me Hurt

Buffalo indie garage rockers Johnny & The Man Kids are back with You Made Me Hurt, a brand new EP of downtown rock jams that will pleasingly transport you back to the pre financial meltdown glory days of the early to mid aughts. Yes, to hell with Generation X (we had it coming) and any notion of an…

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Planet Three – Equinox

Cosmic vibrations and cotton candy aural explorations abound on Equinox, the debut EP from Planet Three, yet another satisfying project from the shockingly prolific Reggie Clark and produced by the also shockingly busy Cody Morse. Emanating from the psychedelic wellspring that nourishes the sonic sorcery of psych legends The Flaming Lips, early 70’s Genesis, Tame Impala, and in…

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Chevron Bloom – Henry

In the interim since Buffalo’s Chevron Bloom debuted their first recording, they’ve packed on some muscle with the addition of veteran axe-man Gerald Thomas, and the now-foursome has just released a second recording—another EP titled Henry. While this enhanced instrumentation affords them a bit more range and complexity, Henry remains largely rooted in their established…

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DRIPPERS! – APSEN ZURTS

Rochester bizarro world psych rock act DRIPPERS! has tapped into some profoundly esoteric emanations on their debut LP APSEN ZURTS to create some seriously out there psychedelic progressive rock that’s our Album of the Week. Ideal for your next scheduled freak out, everything about APSEN ZURTS seems to come at us from some place… else, a thrilling and …

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