The Earth is a Man


The Earth is a Man (one of Mukqs’ various side projects) picks up where a lot of post-rock and alt-rock-into-indie acts plateaued. Not only is Pargon infinite in sound and group form, “Timesnake” and “Imagine Tripling” are what makes the definition of matrimony. Not only are the two tracks wed in the ideals of progressively expanding between all four members, but they match in sound of pure human sync. Fuck, I feel close to these dudes JUST LISTENING to the tracks on Bandcamp. As if they’ve walked out of some Midwest room locked since 2004, The Earth is a Man prophetically fronts on all sorts of genres and notes in the same sense we all wanted to as kids. Now that some of us are past that stage of thinking in our lives (sadly), Pargon by The Earth is a Man will always be around thanks to Hausu Mountain releasing their cassingle last Tuesday.

Listen below and reelly snag it here:

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“Back Seat”

Milwaukee rapper Juiceboxxx has been at it for quite some time now, and in the past two years, we’ve seen some of his strongest work to date, including a full-length LP, a mixtape, and an EP. The new video for “Back Seat,” a track off of JB’s recent Front Seat of the Tacoma (via Thunderzone), is a rough and raw track that highlights the unique strain of American music that he’s been perfecting throughout the year. The video was made with Jonathan Coward (who some may know better as SHAMS), and it shows JB wandering around NYC (where he has currently been based between legs of his never-ending Thunderzone tour). JB said that the video “took three hours and I ate a $5 footlong,” so there you go!

Get deep in this vid and click here to both stream and get a free download of Front Seat of the Tacoma.

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White Fence

“Chairs in the Dark”

Ever consider just HOW White Fence establishes a uniquely retro-rock sound? It’s magic, btw. I’m not fucking on you. My boiii Seth and I saw him perform before Mac DeMarco, and JUST before his set, we peaked backstage and saw him hovering above a cauldron and chanting spells. Don’t believe me? That’s chill. White Fence made a video for “Chairs in the Dark” and it’s exactly what we saw happening that one night.

“Chairs in the Dark” is off White Fence’s 2013 LP Cyclops Reap (TMT Review), which is still available on Castle Face Records and STILL remains one of my FAV rock records to spin in my abode. The newest White Fence record on Drag City called For the Recently Found Innocent is TRASH-TRASH, unfortunately. But to rep it, the new album pops on Drag City July 22 in LP, CS, and CD formats. Though, I still suggest Cyclops Reap! MUH HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

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“Side A”

Dope but short-lived tape label, LMGROVLLUM closed its virtual doors last year in a sad dance floor tape hiss swan-song finish, but misunderstood by many as the opening of an ice cold Coors Light can. That sad hiss took root in four equally rad subsidiaries: LACK, Sagan Youth Boys Sound System, VVAQRT, and GROVL. The latter being the tape label extension of LMGROVLLUM, which is an incredibly easier name to tell friends about.

So go tell them about GROVL’s latest tape, Housefire’s Ecstasy Of…. It’s Asheville resident Luciann Waldrup’s best dig to date! It works a club-friendly techno track to a low-frequency transcendental headspace, dancing longingly around you the whole time.

So go grab the tape off GROVL right now, and know everything is alright.

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Fucking Invincible

It’ll Get Worse Before It Gets Better

So, I THINK THINK the lead singer of Fucking Invincible is the same lead singer from Daughters. This guy is insane. He poured beer on and licked my pal Rachel all over her body while onstage performing. He’d spit down his pants and would aim to take shots, as none of those glasses touched his lips. Thankfully, he continued on in music after Daughters split in 2010 for fucking FANG ISLAND… -_- (not even worth linking for reference).

Fucking Invincible has been in tune since 2012, but It’ll Get Worse Before It Gets Better is their first REAL release, opposed to a demo tape and a slew of 7-inches… maybe around 56-inches. And their sound is very nostalgic and angsty, for sure. But mostly like taking a HUGE hit of duster, Fucking Invincible will make you feel like that high is obtainable while driving or floating in the ocean or in the back closet at work. They’re relentless in a simple way. There’s crashing and breakdowns and fists. You’ll pretty much lose teeth listening to It’ll Get Worse Before It Gets Better, which is streaming below:

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