Night School

Night School are a 3-piece garage pop band out of Oakland, Ca. Their sugary sweet, debut full-length, Blush, is packed with reverbed vocal harmonies over shimmery, fuzzed-out guitars. Give the sun-soaked “Last Disaster” (below) a spin – it’s a 60’s era pop gem that’s sure to get you bopping around the house.

Blush is out on June 17 through Graveface Records. You should definitely check this out.

Night School – Last Disaster from Blush (2016)

Night School FB

June Mixtape

June 2016 from 3hive on 8tracks Radio.

16 RAD summertime hits!

1. Conveyor – What A Low Heart
2. Sculpture Club – Thieves
3. Time Travelling Toaster – Cosmosoboso
4. The Herbaliser – The Missing Suitcase
5. Leggy – Kick The Habit
6. Night School – Last Disaster
7. LiquidLight – Get Up/Get Around
8. Stefan Weich – Holy Nights
9. Cedar Spring Motel – Waiting (For The Rain)
10. B-17 – Down On The Beach
11. Sweetie – Eyeliner Kid
12. Pure Moods – Blurb
13. Newstalgia – Blake’s Theme
14. Spinach Prince – Frantic Session
15. Maple Stave – Danzig Has All The Fun
16. Odonis Odonis – Needs

Black Moth Super Rainbow

Somewhere in Pennsylvania, some guy makes trippy records with some of his friends. I do have a few more details about this guy. They won’t do you much good though. His name is Tobacco and he lives in or around Pittsburgh. Maybe. He sings through a vocoder, a lot. Guys like this would get my vote for American Idol: write sunshiney melodies, set them to gentle grooves, and then perform from a sitting position, practically out of sight, hoodie or knit cap pulled tight, tinkering with their gadgets like some musical alchemist—the music transforming my mood, my state of mind, putting it at ease.

The new album is produced by Dave Fridmann who’s worked with The Flaming Lips and Sparklehorse—a couple bands that BMSR would segue beautifully with. If you’re a fan of Air, you’ll really dig their new single, “Twin of Me.” The Go! Team takes the track and runs with it, adding their signature upbeat beat to the otherwise summerly languid song. Speaking of summer, catch the band on the second leg of their summer tour this week on the East Coast.

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The Loose Salute

Any friends of Mojave 3 are friends of mine. The Loose Salute is both: Ian McCutcheon, Mojave 3 drummer, and friends. Built around McCutcheon and newcomer Lisa Billson, The Loose Salute continue the tradition of modern-day Brits singing about California, its coast, sunshine and surf like it was 1973. A little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll. A lot of summertime gems just in time for the impending solstice and bbq’s.

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Monster Movie

Don’t let the name fool you. Monster Movie plays music antonymic to its moniker. Now I won’t spend too much time comparing Monster Movie to their guitarist’s old band, Slowdive, but wow it’s as if someone awoke Slowdive from an extended slumber. But see, they’re still drowsy from their nap. In a sort of been-there-done-that move Monster Movie dropped the wall of guitars from an eleven to a five or six. Fear not shoegazers, you still get a liberal dose of dreamy, lush, blissed-out pop, along with the occasional dance-floor number like “Driving Through the Red Lights.”

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