Tomorrow's Tulips is one of the most consistent, if not the most consistent, bands to come from the Burger Records' roster. Their signature, self-proclaimed style of g-rated grunge has been realized more fully with each satisfying album release since 2013's Experimental Jelly.
Their latest (dare we say classic) album, iNdy rock royalty comb, is an EP stuffed with the most mellow feedback you've ever heard. "Quiet Riot Grrl" is a gloriously bummed out cover of a song originally penned by West Coast indie rock legends, Further, that should ease all of your woes. It won't be surprising one bit if Tomorrow's Tulips are eventually referred to as West Coast bummer pop legends – we're rooting for them. iNdy rock royalty comb is available for purchase here.
Coming from Glue Moon Records (cassette label of Dayve Samek a.k.a. Trance Farmers) is the Pun Collin's LP, Circa 2061. This album is one of the most delightful sound collage beat tapes we've ever heard. Although it's odd, there is nothing dark or challenging about it, which isn't to say it feels poppy or cheap.
Circa 2061 provides the kind of music that doesn't allow for pre-conceptions or labeling. It's a prime example that we're still blessed to hear new sounds and arrangements in a day where music is endless and often feels like a recycled version of something that came before it.
Collins has crafted a sound-space that channels the best of film scores and everyday sounds that we often ignore. Simply put, this is a headphone record for anyone feeling uninspired and bored with their current set of sounds. Circa 2061 is available for purchase here.
Geneva Jacuzzi is who you want to hear on Halloween and anytime you feel like dancing while wearing black lipstick, if you do that sort of thing. Geneva's interest with grave themes on Technophelia doesn't interest us, but her ability to create authentic cold wave jams that can turn goth girls wild is unmatched in our current day. The way she channels the cold/minimal wave scene of the 80s with dark keyboard jams that feel more fun than heavy is what makes her one-of-a-kind. Her latest album also features "Macho Island", one of the most pop-oriented songs she's ever recorded.