Stubble vol. VIII

written by: Rick Homuth on January 12, 2015

Happy New Year from the Pop ‘stache staff! All platitudes aside, what’s so great about January anyway? It’s cold, it’s long, and it starts with a crippling hangover (potentially ending with one as well, depending on how you choose to celebrate Auckland Anniversary Day). But if your New Year’s resolution is to listen to more […]

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Q&A: Andrew Low of The Jazz June

written by: Rick Homuth on December 15, 2014

There’s a long list of bands from the late ’90s to the early 2000s that flew under the radar while contributing to the foundation of what people now call, for better or for worse, the “emo revival.” The Jazz June was not only one of those bands, but one of the better ones. Pop ‘stache […]

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Teenage Wildlife – “Come On and Shoot”

written by: Rick Homuth on December 2, 2014

“Come On and Shoot” John Wright is a lot of things. He’s a photographer, filmmaker, bassist, drummer, keyboardist, and certainly one of our favorite one-man bands. Teenage Wildlife is his solo project— and when we say solo, we mean solo. Priding himself on his independence in an increasingly collaboration-based musical landscape, Wright does all his […]

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Cancers – “Punxlose”

written by: Rick Homuth on November 16, 2014

“Punxlose” Okay, we get it. The phrase “fuzz tornado” gets thrown around a lot these days– but Cancers is the real deal, take it from us. And if credibility is your concern, consider this: the band’s new album, “Fatten the Leeches,” was produced in Seattle (truly the Graceland of grunge) by none other than Jack […]

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Low Culture – “Reservations”

written by: Rick Homuth on November 7, 2014

“Reservations” Las Cruces, New Mexico– A place you might not have heard of unless you’re a pop-punk dork or really excited about commercial spaceflight. The city is/was home to the Marked Men and Shang-a-Lang, two bands that live on through Low Culture (there’s a guitarist from both bands in this newer band, or maybe it’s the […]

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The Ukiah Drag – “Her Royal Grip”

written by: Rick Homuth on November 4, 2014

“Her Royal Grip” Call it death rock post-whatever psycho-indie-blues if you want, we know at least one thing: The Ukiah Drag is smooth as goddamn silk. The band, split between Rhode Island and Florida, offers up over half an hour of Jungian melodrama on a new LP, “In the Reaper’s Quarters.” Macabre as it may […]

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Dreamers – “Waste My Night”

written by: Rick Homuth on October 16, 2014

“Waste My Night” It’s hard not to be a little jealous of the fine people living in Brooklyn. After all, the renowned NYC borough has been spawning awesome music since before the Dutch merchants showed up, give or take a few years. Dreamers is one of the latest acts to grab some attention, so if […]

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Stubble vol. VII

written by: Rick Homuth on October 9, 2014

Happy October! Our seventh installment in the Stubble mixtape series is here, so put down the pumpkin spice latte and press “play.” Foofy espresso beverages aside, there’s nothing basic about this playlist, which stretches the boundaries of genre in all its autumnal glory. And if this somehow doesn’t satisfy your jam urges, our MP3 section […]

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Warren Franklin & the Founding Fathers – “Please Return”

written by: Rick Homuth on September 23, 2014

“Please Return” If you’re even remotely familiar with the emo surge that’s germinated in the Midwest over the past decade and beyond, then Warren Franklin should already be on your radar. All his time spent both touring with and performing in a litany of prolific emo acts (household names like Empire! Empire! (I Was a […]

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Hank Wood and the Hammerheads – “The Ghost”

written by: Rick Homuth on August 29, 2014

“The Ghost” In 2012, NYC punk ‘n’ roll powerhouse Hank Wood and the Hammerheads released “Go Home!,” an LP almost certain to age into a millennial punk classic, and one that found instant underground acclaim. This month, the garage ensemble’s second full-length record, “Stay Home!,” began to pop up on blogs around the Internet, just […]

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Street Joy – “Disappoint You Girl”

written by: Rick Homuth on August 18, 2014

“Disappoint You Girl” Here at Pop ‘stache, some of us have disappointed a girl or two in our day. This new song from Street Joy, on the other hand, disappoints no one. The track– fuzzy and noisy in all the right places– switches between wholly ambient and straight-up frenetic in a compact three-and-a-half minutes. More […]

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