So NuRaveBrainWave is the one site where the authors have one hell of a taste in music. Seriously. Reading that website will give you exposure to music you’d normally never get (exposed) to. And most of the time, it is kick-ass stuff.
Introduced today was The Castillians from Birmingham, UK. A lo-fi Strokes, of sorts…or as “He Said, She Said” Fanzine wrote: “They are the sound of pop losing its virginity all over again. They are the musical magpies of the modern age, taking inspiration and adding perspiration to create a cocktail of potent strength and desire. The dirt under their finger tips is the compost of the rock n roll’s dream, learning from the past and creating the future, the Castilians will show you the light while dancing drunk in the shadows.”
CHECK OUT THEIR MYSPACE MUSIC: http://www.myspace.com/thecastillians
Description: The Bugs are a band from Portland, Oregon. Not much is known about them. That should change. Their MySpace helps us a little: they are influenced by the late D. Boon and put out an 18 song LP on Hovercraft Records (who?!) in 2009.
Sounds Like: Lo-fi powerpop!
What’s Awesome About Them: Of course, the music itself is really awesome. Imagine the Velvet Underground fronted by a 20 year old from the West Coast who knew about Beat Happening before Beat Happening even became in existence. Besides having a surfy song called “Fuckin A Right” is just perfect. FUCKIN A RIGHT, I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN. I REALLY REALLY KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN.
It’s geared to those interested in independent releases of mainly the garage, lo-fi, punk, and noise variety. There are reviews and a forum, in addition to the blog.