Styrofoam Drone
The story of Memphis’ BIG STAR is a tragic and ultimately triumphant one – a group that managed to conjure transcendent rock music in the face of bad distribution deals and commercial indifference. Omnivore Recordings releases Live in Memphis in gorgeous 2xLP format and the first 1,000 copies come on colored vinyl. Read on for an in-depth look at the record, courtesy of the13thtrack » http://styrofoamdrone.com/2014/09/30/big-star-live-in-memphis/

The story of Memphis’ BIG STAR is a tragic and ultimately triumphant one – a group that managed to conjure transcendent rock music in the face of bad distribution deals and commercial indifference. Omnivore Recordings releases Live in Memphis in gorgeous 2xLP format and the first 1,000 copies come on colored vinyl. Read on for an in-depth look at the record, courtesy of the13thtrack » http://styrofoamdrone.com/2014/09/30/big-star-live-in-memphis/

SS: A name that has not graced our pages in some time, JENSEN SERF COMPANY is coming back in a wave, just like their mutilated take on noisy, fouled-up surf punk. Read on, snag their new 12” and listen, of course! » http://styrofoamdrone.com/2014/09/29/jensen-serf-company-triple-freaks-a-beach-12/

SS: A name that has not graced our pages in some time, JENSEN SERF COMPANY is coming back in a wave, just like their mutilated take on noisy, fouled-up surf punk. Read on, snag their new 12” and listen, of course! » http://styrofoamdrone.com/2014/09/29/jensen-serf-company-triple-freaks-a-beach-12/

Kill Shaman Records in Oakland drops a record every now and then when they see fit. Their most recent, a collaborative 7″ single between two largely prolific artists, Dan Melchior (Dan Melchior und Das Menace, Lloyd Pack) and Russel Walker (Pheromoans, Bomber Jackets, Lloyd Pack). Read on and snag the 7” here » http://styrofoamdrone.com/2014/09/25/dan-melchior-russel-walker-kill-shaman-7/

Kill Shaman Records in Oakland drops a record every now and then when they see fit. Their most recent, a collaborative 7″ single between two largely prolific artists, Dan Melchior (Dan Melchior und Das Menace, Lloyd Pack) and Russel Walker (Pheromoans, Bomber Jackets, Lloyd Pack). Read on and snag the 7” here » http://styrofoamdrone.com/2014/09/25/dan-melchior-russel-walker-kill-shaman-7/

Their third album and second for Matador Records, THE YOUNG return in 2014 with “Chrome Cactus” – a backbreaking album containing 10 metal-tinged, guitar-heavy blowouts. Listen here » http://styrofoamdrone.com/2014/09/24/the-young-chrome-cactus/

Their third album and second for Matador Records, THE YOUNG return in 2014 with “Chrome Cactus” – a backbreaking album containing 10 metal-tinged, guitar-heavy blowouts. Listen here » http://styrofoamdrone.com/2014/09/24/the-young-chrome-cactus/

SS: WAND are yet another group in the latest of bumper crop neo-psychedelic wunderkinds. Their debut album Ganglion Reef is like some kind of genetically engineered and overgrown mutant pumpkin. From just the right sprinkling of Barrett-era Floyd to the chugging Blue Cheer-isms, it’s an album that sticks the landing on more occasions than not. Read on and listen, as heard by the13thtrack » http://styrofoamdrone.com/2014/09/23/wand-ganglion-reef/

SS: WAND are yet another group in the latest of bumper crop neo-psychedelic wunderkinds. Their debut album Ganglion Reef is like some kind of genetically engineered and overgrown mutant pumpkin. From just the right sprinkling of Barrett-era Floyd to the chugging Blue Cheer-isms, it’s an album that sticks the landing on more occasions than not. Read on and listen, as heard by the13thtrack » http://styrofoamdrone.com/2014/09/23/wand-ganglion-reef/

Hot Off the Press this week: We’ve got a new 12″ LP from WHITE ASS in France (Kizmiaz Records), THE MAD DOCTORS of Brooklyn, NY are readying their debut LP (King Pizza Records), and AARON & the BURRS have a new 7″ that is a split release from Feral Kid and UT Records. Snag some new vinyl now » http://styrofoamdrone.com/2014/09/19/hot-off-the-press-white-ass-the-mad-doctors-aaron-the-burrs/

Hot Off the Press this week: We’ve got a new 12″ LP from WHITE ASS in France (Kizmiaz Records), THE MAD DOCTORS of Brooklyn, NY are readying their debut LP (King Pizza Records), and AARON & the BURRS have a new 7″ that is a split release from Feral Kid and UT Records. Snag some new vinyl now » http://styrofoamdrone.com/2014/09/19/hot-off-the-press-white-ass-the-mad-doctors-aaron-the-burrs/

SS: Azbin Records in France just set free a new batch of vinyl. Their latest includes the debut self-titled EP from MR. GARISSON, cramming four garage-punk bangers onto a 7″ slice of hot, crusty wax. Listen here now! »  http://styrofoamdrone.com/2014/09/18/mr-garisson-st-7-ep/

SS: Azbin Records in France just set free a new batch of vinyl. Their latest includes the debut self-titled EP from MR. GARISSON, cramming four garage-punk bangers onto a 7″ slice of hot, crusty wax. Listen here now! » http://styrofoamdrone.com/2014/09/18/mr-garisson-st-7-ep/

SS: Television Man, the latest from Olympia, WA’s NAOMI PUNK settles into a dark groove as soon as the needle drops – the kind that doesn’t really let up until it’s over. Read on, listen and learn where to snag the deluxe version of the LP - precisely captured by the ears of the13thtrack » http://styrofoamdrone.com/2014/09/17/naomi-punk-television-man/

SS: Television Man, the latest from Olympia, WA’s NAOMI PUNK settles into a dark groove as soon as the needle drops – the kind that doesn’t really let up until it’s over. Read on, listen and learn where to snag the deluxe version of the LP - precisely captured by the ears of the13thtrack » http://styrofoamdrone.com/2014/09/17/naomi-punk-television-man/

Irish band SO COW, now on Goner Records, have crafted a cloudy power pop gem with The Long Con, an album that will hum in your head and captivate you with its infectious riffs. Read on and listen here - today is the official release date and they’re currently touring the US! » http://styrofoamdrone.com/2014/09/16/so-cow-the-long-con/

Irish band SO COW, now on Goner Records, have crafted a cloudy power pop gem with The Long Con, an album that will hum in your head and captivate you with its infectious riffs. Read on and listen here - today is the official release date and they’re currently touring the US! » http://styrofoamdrone.com/2014/09/16/so-cow-the-long-con/

Phiadelphia’s own NEEDLE POINTS have been kicking around the City of Brotherly Love for a couple of years now. Dressed up like they just stepped out of wormhole from San Francisco circa 1969, the self-described “Psychedelic Street Level Boogie” band have just unleashed their latest single released on the venerable Brooklyn-based PaperCup Music imprint. » http://styrofoamdrone.com/2014/09/15/needle-points-cripple-street-7/

Phiadelphia’s own NEEDLE POINTS have been kicking around the City of Brotherly Love for a couple of years now. Dressed up like they just stepped out of wormhole from San Francisco circa 1969, the self-described “Psychedelic Street Level Boogie” band have just unleashed their latest single released on the venerable Brooklyn-based PaperCup Music imprint. » http://styrofoamdrone.com/2014/09/15/needle-points-cripple-street-7/