Endless Boogie – Back In ’74
Endless Boogie reportedly got off to a slow start in 1997 as a way for some employees of Matador Records to jam. Their first real gig didn’t come until 2001, followed by their first full-length in 2008. But they have been busy ever since. Their sound is “a meltdown of metal, psychedelic and classic rock with a heavy dose of riffage, a kick-ass beat and super-cryptic lyrics. It’s thunderous and mellow at once. To put it another way, it goes well with beer.”
Named after a 1971 album by John Lee Hooker, the New York City band released a new album, Vibe Killer, last month via No Quarter. The fifth track is about seeing Kiss at a kite festival in St. Louis “Back In ’74”.
Samsara Blues Experiment – Glorious Daze
From Berlin, Germany, Samsara Blues Experiment plays a mixture of stoner rock, psychedelic blues, Indian raga and folk music. One With The Universe is their fourth full-length. Here is the third track on the album, titled “Glorious Daze”.
Danzig – Last Ride
Black Laden Crown from Danzig is out now on Evilive Records, via Nuclear Blast Entertainment in North America. “Last Ride” is the second single from the album and, in my opinion, much better than the first, “Devil On Hwy 9”.
Five Horse Johnson – Jake Leg Boogie
Jake Leg Boogie, out June 30th on Small Stone Records, is the eighth album from Toledo, Ohio’s Five Horse Johnson. Listen to the title track now!
Municipal Waste – Slime And Punishment
Slime And Punishment is the first album from Virginia thrash band Municipal Waste since 2012. The album will be released via Nuclear Blast on June 23rd. The first single is the title track. Listen below.
Day Of The Jackalope – Shapeshifter
Day Of The Jackalope is a 4-piece heavy blues band from Oslo, Norway. Shapeshifter is their second record and the comparisons to Clutch are obvious. Listen to the title track below.
Foo Fighters – Run
To be completely honest, I’m not a big fan of Foo Fighters. Don’t get me wrong, Dave Grohl and company have delivered some decent tunes but there was a stretch 2-3 years ago where everything was ‘Foo Fighters this, Dave Grohl that’. Dave is a very likable guy but I got a little tired of it all. And 2014’s Sonic Highways wasn’t even a good album.
When I woke up this morning and unlocked my devices, all I saw was news about a new Foo Fighters song that was just released. When I hit play, I initially thought it was going to be the same old fluff. So I was pleasantly surprised when the track kicked into high gear. And the accompanying video, directed by Dave Grohl, isn’t too bad either. I prefer Dave ‘The Madman’ over the quiet, gentler Dave.