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53rd & 3rd: Mark Sultan "Let Me Out"

If you haven’t heard Mark Sultan’s new album, Let Me Out, don’t worry, I gotchu! Here’s a taste with the opening cut, “Coffin Nails”. I know whatcha thinkin’, picking the opening cut sounds like some lazy writer shit, but hear me out, this album is not a bunch a cool tracks thrown together willy-nilly. No, no, no! Let Me Out is a moody, cinematic, psychedelic garage soul album that demands to be experienced in its entirety.

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Mowno.com: Johnny Mafia "Princes de l'Amour"

A l’automne 2016, les bourguignons de Johnny Mafia déboulaient avec leurs airs de rockeurs tout juste dépucelés et Michel Michel Michel, un excellent premier album à la ceinture malgré des références clairement évidentes les obligeant à prouver qu’ils n’étaient pas seulement là pour sucer la roue de leurs ainés californiens.

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Spill Magazine: Johnny Mafia "Princes de l'Amour"

Johnny Mafia have long been high rollers in the burgeoning post-garage punk rackets gripping the country of France over the last few years; high-energy explosive acts like The Scaners, Escobar, Les Grys Grys, Les Lullies and The Arrogants have been burning up stages across Europe and USA with a vengeance, adding their craft to the long list of finer French exports suited to the more cultivated of music connoisseur.

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New Noise Magazine: Johnny Mafia "Princes de l'Amour"

French band Johnny Mafia’s sophomore LP, Princes de l’Amour, features punky vocals paired with catchy, fuzzed-out guitars and a grungy low-end, for a sound that’s reminiscent of classic acts like The Ramones and The Clash along with contemporaries like Ty Segall and Wavves. The band’s snotty, explosive, and ferociously fun songs embody a punk spirit of both the past and present.

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The Fire Note: The Jack Cades "Music For Children"

The Jack Cades deliver a throwback 60’s garage rock that is clean, simple, fun and unfiltered. These mostly two to three-minute tracks don’t contain anything that you have not heard before and that is the best quality of The Jack Cades. The scorching guitar during “You’ve Seen It All” will keep your volume turned up while Elsa Whittaker shows off some swagger on “Identity Crisis” when she asks the question “why don’t you be yourself?” and lets out a scream. This kind of fire and strum is what you will find on Music For Children and will make The Jack Cades your favorite new listen. 

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Sound Renaissance: Archie and the Bunkers "Songs From The Lodge"

Two brothers, Emmett and Cullen O’Connor, unleash a unique juxtaposition of jazz, blues and punk with nothing more than a four-piece drum set, an organ and a set of savage vocal chords. The Cleveland duo draws influence from jazz stalwarts such as Jimmy Smith and Richard “Groove” Holmes. Combine that with punk pioneers The Stooges, The Dead Boys and The Screamers — and you have Archie and the Bunkers.

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Spill Magazine: Archie and the Bunkers "Songs From The Lodge"

Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio comes the punk rock duo Archie And The Bunkers. Consisting of the O’Connor brothers: Cullen on vocals and organ, along with Emmett on drums and vocals. Songs From The Lodge is the band’s second full length release. This follows their 2015 self-titled record, along with a number of singles and two EP’s.


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Louder Than War: Archie and the Bunkers "Songs From The Lodge"

After their debut album shot around the garage underground world, followed by extensive US and European tours, culminating in a visceral Third Man Records session and release, the O’Connor siblings have finally landed back on their feet with just enough time to record their second full length album of Hi-Fi organ punk for Dirty Water Records before their rollercoaster ride starts again. Louder Than War’s Nathan Whittle gets dragged along for the ride.


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Metronome: Lucy and the Rats "Lucy and the Rats"

After some enchanting singles on Dirty

Water Records in the UK, Lucy and her rats

are back with a full length. While some of the

YouTube videos have a grittier Rock & Roll

sound, Lucy saw to it that the entire record

remains well polished in an early 1980s new

wave pop vein, like Holly and The Italians,

albeit with nice retro guitar interjections,

such as on “Pills.”

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Louder Than War: Lucy and the Rats "Lucy and the Rats"

Visually, Lucy And The Rats look like a typical last gang in town garage rock band, but when they plug in and let rip something magical happens as the grease peels away to leave a shimmering ray of bubblegum garage somewhat in the same vein as Nikki & The Corvettes riding with the top down while blasting out The Vapors. It’s glorious to hear and by right should be one of the rock ‘n’ roll albums of the summer.

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