WLCA's Top 30 Playlist
WLCA's Top 5 Songs of the Week
1 WEEZER "Back To The Shack"
2 OK GO "The Writing's On The Wall"
3 SMALLPOOLS "Killer Whales"
4 RISE AGAINST "I Don't Want to Be Here Anymore"
5 HANDGUNS "The Loved Ones Who Hate Us"
This weekend the second annual First City Festival in Monterey will kick off at the Monterey Fairgrounds, the location of what is largely considered the first major rock music festival in the U.S. – 1967′s Monterey Pop Festival. It’s also the fest where Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin first became international pop stars. This year’s [...]
Marsan is a solo project of 21-year-old Chicago musician, Jeremy Marsan, who is currently in the band Acker, and was previously a member of Shy Guy Says. In 2012, Marsan kicked-off a side solo project as a way mainly to channel his “interest in replicating the textures and grooves” with the use of “live instruments” [...]
In Dee Mail, Vol. XXIV – Scarlet Youth, Brokeback, Santah, Widowspeak, Stellar Young, Gibson, Recorder, Javier Dunn
For those who have followed IRC for years (and thank you for that), you may be familiar with a profile and playlist series called In Dee Mail, which is a play on words to symbolize music that we receive by email. The In Dee Mail series, first published in 2008, is one of the longest [...]
Best New Indie Songs & Albums, April 2014, Vol. II – The Afghan Whigs, Woods, Cloud Cult Plague Vendor, Eels, Modern Rivals
A few days ago, we posted the best singles from the top new albums released in the first part of April. Sure, it may be a bit overdue, but the fact that remains is the quality of the music. Here is the second half of the best singles from new releases for April 15th through [...]
Best New Indie Songs & Albums, April 2014, Vol. I – Cloud Nothings, Small Black, Band of Skulls, Sweet Apple, De Lux
April was a good month for music lovers, and record collectors. That also made it an incredibly laborious task to go through the stacks of releases. In fact, the entire process is symbolic of a larger truth – good things take time to come to fruition. Not only were there dozens upon dozens of fantastic [...]
7 Overseas Bands You’ve Gotta Hear, Vol. VI – Gonçalo, Fake Vulgarys, Brockley Forest, Cat Dog Snake, Welcome The Wildfire
Back by popular demand, and because we have had some time to find seven artists and bands from the submissions box, this latest installment of 7 Overseas Bands You’ve Gotta Hear takes us from Sweden and Australia to England and Portugal and Brazil. In our last installment of the 7 Bands series, which was a [...]
Two bi-coastal brothers, who normally worked together from opposite ends of the continent, came together at the mid-point city of Austin last March for the South by Southwest music festival after being invited by the organizers. Originally formed in 2010, Wildlife Control is Neil Shah, based in Brooklyn, and his brother, Sumul Shah, headquartered 3,000 [...]
Exclusive Top 30 Vinyl Albums from Cake, Built to Spill, The Ramones, Tame Impala, Dinosaur Jr., Velvet Underground, Devo
For rock and vinyl lovers, Record Store Day is like Christmas in April; this year, Christmas came on Saturday, April 19th, and there was plenty to be excited about. There were hundreds of official RSD limited edition vinyls released this year, and so it obviously took time to go through all of the vinyls, pick [...]
The prolific rock musician, producer, and record label owner, Jack White, has created yet another milestone in his 20+ year high-profile career. White, with help from collaborators, released what is said to be the fastest record every made – from the moment of the recording, through the pressing of the vinyl, to the distribution – [...]
The fist thing that we noticed about Canadian DIY multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, Joel Strauss is his voice – nasally, but somehow tolerable (like Dylan and others), even likable. The best comparison we can think of at the moment is that he sounds a bit like Colin Meloy of The Decemberists. In subsequent spins of [...]
Best New Songs and Albums of March 2014, Vol. II – Iska Dhaaf, Black Lips, The War on Drugs, Hold Steady, Aloe Blacc, TPC, Liars
Last week, we posted our favorite singles from the top new albums released during the first week of March. And what a fantastic week for new albums – the official playlist of lead singles from those releases is one of the best single week playlists of 2014, so far. This second part of Best New [...]