Sometime in the mid 1980s I was in 45 annex store of Yesterday and Today Records in Rockville, MD, when an employee played me a single from the U.K.. Within the opening moments of "It's You"—with it cheap guitars, crude barre chords, raw, hoarse vocals, stomping rhythm—I knew I was going to love this song.Read More
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Forming a garage band in Denmark is not easy. It takes time. “There’s not a lot of people playing this kind of music,” The Youth’s bassist David Peter Jorgensen attests. The Youth are your typical begat-from-school act, where singer-guitarist Lasse Tarp hooked up with lead guitarist Jesper Agerbrek, then recruited drummer Sune Christian Thomsen and finally Jorgensen.Read More
Schwindy's Indie Music Spotlight: The Masonics "in Your Night Of Dreams And Other Foreboding Pleasures"
I will say one thing for the artists on Dirty Water Records. They know how to grab my attention. The latest from one of my favorite labels begins with some fuzzy guitar that sounds like it was recorded in the mid-60s. Then the vocals come in and they have the same kind of dirty sound as the guitar. The end of the song is a psychedelic feast for the ears. I'll say it for the record. I was immediately hooked on The Masonics.Read More
Garage veterans The Masonics are now on their eighth studio album (not including work with their various past bands which include The Milkshakes, The Pop Rivets, The Wildebeests, Thee Headcoats and more) and show little sign of tiring of the rock 'n' roll/beat group sound.Read More