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The Savage Young Taterbug – “The Paperstud”

If you’ve spent any time poking through the spools of the Night People roster (and you should, you really should) then its more than likely you’re already familiar with Charles Free’s Savage Young Taterbug. The label has released several tapes of his cracked folk implosions and now there’s finally a release coming to a turntable near you. “The Paperstud” creeps in like a lullaby, soft and sweet with Free’s vocals warbling over the top of music box melodies like a faded message recorded to private press and beat up by the mail en route to a relative overseas. Despite that rather dusty description, this is actually one of the more untarnished bits of the Taterbug universe and it proves that he’s always had a bit of a pop charmer floating under his tattered offerings. This one arrives as part of the Shadow of Marlboro Man picture disc, as usual, on Night People and wrapped up in some Sean Reed art goodness.

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Feels “Close My Eyes”

Feels have been knocking around the L.A. underground for a bit but with a debut on the way for Castle Face, produced by Ty Segall, they seem poised to pop onto a few more radars in the next couple of months. The first taste of their eponymous LP sounds like a kissing cousin, if not a straight up disciple, of Ty’s catalog and there are certainly some of his fingerprints on the thick wall of fuzz that blows out of the speakers in an unwavering squall. Steeped in the school of ’90s riffs the track makes time flirting feedback with the soft punch of Laena Geronimo’s rock candy purr, bolting from the start and rushing to a panting finish that’s all clatter and growl. Everything down to the ’60s storybook cover art has me itching to listen to more from the band. Won’t have to wait too much longer though, the LP is out at the end of the month and knowing the Castle Face crew, it’ll likely be pressed onto a collectible technicolored edition as well.

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The track appears on Feels’ upcoming album Feels out February 26th. Support the Artist. Pre-Order Here.

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Woods “Sun City Creeps”

With each successive record, Woods find themselves closer to the threshold of crystalline. “Sun City Creeps” despite the flagrant reference to legends Sun City Girls, doesn’t scotch tape together street market psych and noise as that trio might have, but it does tap into their worldly sense of rhythm and adds a slinking brass element to Woods’ sound that elevates them even above the sunshine sways of their previous LP. The song finds the band chugging through guitar wahs and dark corner choruses before treading into a couple of psych breakdowns, that were this Woods circa 2009-10, would have unfolded into a minute plus of fuzz and tape distortion. Here though, they’ve caught hold of those impulses, perhaps leaving the jamming for the stage. Instead they’ve found themselves perfecting a bit of psychedelic lounge that’s stepping into deeper puddles than ever before, maturing Woods into a new age.

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The track appears on Woods’ upcoming album City Sun Eater In The River Of Light out April 8th. Support the Artist. Pre-Order Here.

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Jacuzzi Boys – “Sun”

Jacuzzi Boys have struck out on their own with a new EP and its thick with garage fumes. The same sense of off-kilter fun that’s always pervaded a back catalog full of quirks and hooks remains, especially on the bounce of the title track “Happy Damage”. Elsewhere the band rolls the guitars in gravel and toughens their knuckles against a storm of amplifier heat. Its a quick six shot but the Boys have never been known to linger long and there’s more than enough here to sink into. Its playlist fodder for sure but well worth the full spin over and over. Brief or no, I’m just happy to have ’em back.

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Death By Unga Bunga “Tell Me Why”

Clean running garage from Norwegians Death by Unga Bunga. The band runs through the full gamut of 60’s flecked, power knocked, charged up garage pop and they do it quite well, lodging more than their fair share of hooks in your head in the process. Its been a while since they’ve had an album proper so this two tracker (six if you grab it digitally) will have to tide the world over until a new one is on the way. The bonus cuts on the longer version all simmer with similarly jangled and bouncy beats. There’s a distinct lack of grit here but not all garage needs to be gnarled and wrapped in shredded denim. Every once in a while the sun beams cracking through the Northern European clouds should be enough to make you smile. Plenty to love here.

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