• Welcome To Our Hearts Haze County

    Welcome To Our Hearts Haze County by Jay Armstrong I am in love with Haze County. These first songs are a selfish organic release of compounded layered expression yet speak to the ALL our individual spirits gravitate towards. Haze County breathes through frantic frenzied technique blurred beneath a rare sensitivity towards the bigger cohesive whole. Certainly this is yet another band on the path of Bryan Leslie Roberts creativity yet the stand alone, above, beyond, nature of this project’s first few songs overshadow all which he had his hands in before. What is the point in reflecting on each band and step leading Roberts here when such reflection would take…

  • SASS

    SASS By Jay Armstrong   In a world of sham and plastic, where the view of the future optimistic finds itself walled by new condos and business park skyscrapers, knowing we can’t go back, what we have now and what we choose to do with it is detrimental. The importance lies in counting our allies, valuing the real, holding tight to that which is valid,  which reflects back upon us the truth expected in youth to find eternal yet found not. Passion! What else matters now? And where does one look to tell it from the paint by numbers invalid sheep in wolf’s clothing all? It’s not who you are.…

  • Kyoto Lo-Fi’s Black Rainbow EP Makes for Unparalleled Aural Exploration

    Facebook || Bandcamp || Instagram   Thanks a mutual love of the prolific Argentinian rock band Soda Stereo, Dallas-based indie garage rock band Kyoto Lo-Fi came to be. After recording material for their first EP, Black Rainbow, the duo found their third and final member at a local punk show and have since been gaining momentum in their hometown. Kyoto Lo-Fi are no strangers to experimenting with various musical genres and influences since their inception in November 2015. “Black Candles” opens their album with a nostalgic throwback to 90’s alt-rock a la Marcy Playground, embedded with a more current psychedelia throughout. The vocals emit something of a dark secret combined…

  • Tele Novella Takeover!

      Tele Novella is an inspired macabre-pop band out of Austin, TX. They are dreamy, they are spooky, and they write real fucking songs. While one may detect the influence of the nocturnal jungles of Os Mutantes or the lapelled, knee-socked smarts of Belle and Sebastian, they have cobbled together a special kind of mineral all their own worth making room on the Table of Elements for. Earnest, yet sinister; Vampy, but sentimental. The precise recipe that goes into this concoction cannot be revealed, but it is a delightful snow globe of warm, colorful darkness. In 2014, they won a contest for free recording time at Dub Narcotic Studios in…

  • Deerhoof Takeover!

      Spanning over twenty years and 13 studio albums, Deerhoof is one of those rare bands that are constantly embarking on musical leaps and bounds, exploring musical terrain that has yet to be uncovered while simultaneously constructing their own niche of avant-garde noise pop. Comprised of vocalist Satomi Matsuzaki, guitarists’ John Dieterich and Ed Rodríguez, and long-standing drummer from 1994 Greg Saunier, the quartet are seriously dedicated to their constant flux of musical experimentation. Their long-standing fans along with those that are discovering Deerhoof for the first time immediately recognize the band’s commitment to sticking with what they do best — “I think it resonates that we just keep on…

  • Natural Child Takeover!

    Okey Dokey (9/16) is the latest full-length from Nashville, TN’s Natural Child. The band’s first new music in two years is also the debut release on their new label, Natural Child Records and Tapes. The album was recorded in Memphis and Chicago, where the band worked with Cooper Crain (Cave, Bitchin Bajas). Let’s get a few things about Natural Child out of the way: they’re not retro, not the bastard sons of Lynyrd Skynyrd or ZZ Top, not barnstormers or foot stompers or country-fried bumpkins sharing their latest “stew.” To some they are saviors, to others they’re the soundtrack to countless substance- fueled nights. To themselves, they’re a rock ‘n’…

  • Bands On Our Radar: Paper Spook

      Just like kicking back with your old friend, Berlin-based duo Paper Spook like to indulge in cheap wine, fatty tofu burgers, and lots of terrible guilty pleasure TV shows. The band started playing together in 2015 and have already landed themselves a second EP entitled “Teenage Nightmare”, set to be released both digitally and on cassette tape off Wiener Records later this summer. Vocalist Juju Lund and guitarist David Nilles incorporate lo-fi drum machine beats with 70’s garage punk swagger and 60’s bubblegum-pop guitar riffs. They cite influences from The New York Dolls to Blondie and garner inspiration from their city’s ever incessant electronic vibes. Their newest single, “I Wanna…

  • Free Free Dom Dom’s “Fifteen Berlin”

    You may recall Berlin-based band Free Free Dom Dom’s previous music video for “FFDD” that we featured a few months ago. The duo returns with their most recent music video entitled “Fifteen Berlin”, a DIY visual metaphor for those struggling and battling through depression. Members Little Voice and Philippe Duval were feeling in a funk the day they experimented with their Super8 camera and didn’t expect much from the footage they shot. Yet upon watching their film they found it blended seamlessly into the vision they were aiming for with “Fifteen Berlin”. Creativity is the most powerful weapon Free Free Dom Dom uses against fighting depression and those dreary days…

  • Free Free Dom Dom’s “FFDD”

    Based in Berlin, Germany, Free Free Dom Dom is a duo project that emerged in October 2015 under the monikers of Little Voice (vocals/composition) and Philippe Duval (vocals/production). With their unique band name stemming from Japanese inflections, Free Free Dom Dom strive to follow their own musical path and radiate an open-minded attitude.   While filming their first music video for “FFDD”, they worked with London-based director and photographer Ophelie Rondeau, embracing a rock ‘n’ roll spirit to their shoot. Using a Super 8mm camera and with only three 8mm rolls at their disposal for a total of nine minutes of film, each moment was critical. Rondeau encouraged them to…

  • Wildhoney Takeover!

    Wildhoney   You may want to think twice before hastening to place a label on Wildhoney – often referenced as shoegaze or along the same ilk as My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive, the band would rather express their song-writing and music as genre-free. The band, consisting of vocalist Lauren Shusterich, drummer Zach Inscho, guitarists Joe Trainor and Marybeth Mareski and bassist Alan Everhart, cites The Beach Boys, Cocteau Twins and African music and dub reggae as influences, but aim to create a musical project that’s non-gendered and entirely their own. Shusterich writes the majority of the songs for Wildhoney, with inspiration often transpiring after dark periods of her life yet…

  • The Rashita Joneses are TAKING OVAAAA

      Killer Garage Punk band “The Rashita Joneses” (Milwaukee,WI) well known for their love of every thing loud and trashy, are tearing up the scene after just dropping their debut s/t EP this March. Sporting locally drawn cover art the EP screams lo-fi through the gnarly, sketchy creation by artist Jacqueline Joyce (www.jaquelinejoyce.com). Recorded DIY in the unfinished basement of (drummer) Shamus’es home in Milwaukee,WI  the 4 track banger was released March 10th 2015. Punk, psychadelic, grunge? Featuring their single “Mosquito” as the first track the EP holds a raw nature all to ready to be called any of these things. The gnarly single off the EP has people chillin and rockin all at the same time,…

  • Meet The Daddyo’s

    We just want to be best buds with the trio from The Daddyo’s, especially after they sent us this super cool ‘getting-to-know-them’ profile! Find out what TV show they’re digging, and what Friends‘ character they’re most like. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram (@anonmagazine) for all the updates with The Daddyo’s music video shoot for ‘Mr. Cool Guy’ today!        

  • The Daddyo’s Site Takeover!

    The Daddyo’s, described as shoegaze-y grunge stoner pop based out of Tulsa, OK, are taking over ANON Magazine today! They’ll be updating our social media with adventures from their photoshoot for ‘Mr. Cool Guy’, so make sure to follow us on Instagram for all the fun!   Haven’t heard of The Daddyo’s yet? Here are a few music videos to get your weekend started!                 You can also follow The Daddyo’s on their Facebook, Bandcamp, Tumblr, and Instagram pages. Stay tuned today for more updates!  

  • ALEX CALDER IS DOIN’ HIS OWN THANG…with a little help from some friends

    Hey guys, I make my records on my own, but when I play live, I play with a group of friends in my band.Here’s a little bit about them and something they each wanted to share.Gleb Wilson plays guitar in my band.Here’s a photo Gleb wanted me to share for everyone Instagram: @guhleb   Conor Donaldson plays the drums in my band.He wanted me to share this music video by a band called Coldplay. The song is called The Scientist.He particularly wants people to pay attention to how everything is going backwards, but the lyrics are forward.Instagram: @w33dk1ngAnd finally, Michael Farsky plays bass in my band.He wanted me to share…

  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make My Fear My Bitch Lover

    I am playing with my band onstage in a small club, under blue and red lights. I feel a tug at the hem of my shirt. I try to ignore it and stay with the words I’m singing and the notes I’m playing. But the insistent tugs continue – in fact, they become even more frequent and strong – and they succeed in pulling me out of where I want to be. I struggle to keep looking forward, keep focusing on the task at hand. The tugs turn into yanks, and then a constant tapping on my shoulder. I cannot bear to look back at this force that must be…

  • Foxygen Freak Out

    F O X Y G E N …and Star Power TL;DR  So I listened to Foxygen’s new album, and then listened to it again stoned.  F I R S T   T I M E   A R O U N D Sophomore albums can be a big hurdle for any band. In Foxygen’s case, there was worry that there wouldn’t even be a sophomore. Thank your respective gods (mine is Bowie) that they were able to work their shit out, because Foxygen has a fucking hit. In 21st Century Ambassadors, Foxygen took us through a whimsical early 60’s. It was all very flower power and love and peace. Great…

  • Get To Know Them: Broods

    What catches the eyes when you see Caleb and Georgia Nott is more than their good DNA, but the music they embellish and craft, this brother- sister duo is taking on the music charts with their electro pop meets indie alternative vibe, so what’s left to say is take a listen for yourself and see how these Notts will have your stomach in one. Signed to Capitol Records, touring with Haim and with their full length album, Evergreen, released last month, Caleb and Georgia are taking the music industry by storm, and leaving a blizzard of their music for us to hear and captivate in. Caleb and Georgia took a…

  • One For The Locals: Technicolor Hearts & Les RAV

    This Sunday, August 31st, at 7 pm, W Happenings and Transmission Events will be partnering up to present Living Room Live. This show (in the uber cool W Austin Records Room might I add) will feature Technicolor Hearts and special guest Les RAV! Self-proclaimed “art project for lovers,” Technicolor Hearts brings audiences a multi-layered show to say the least. I cool combination of music, art, synthesizers, props, dreamy lyrics, and more, they’re sure to knock your surreal socks off. Les RAV, who you will be seeing on the blog later in the week talking about Austin’s $3 shows, delivers an ethereal and emotional performance. With sounds coming from harps, violins,…

  • Wildcat Apollo Presents: KC Zombie

    Fresh off the road from 2014’s Vans Warped Tour after winning Best Rock Song for The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Wildcat Apollo certainly has a promising future ahead of them. Members Alex Margolin, Cat Tassini, and brothers Aaron and Taylor Eichensee made their way to Austin, Texas in 2013 to record their debut, self-titled album, which was released in October of last year. The band relocated permanently to the city in early 2014. “KC Zombie” is a wonderful mix of dreamy, psychedelic-pop infused with luscious spanning scenes of vintage models and decor. What starts as a glimpse into a fantasy world between four walls spirals into a horrific nightmare, all…

  • ANON Talks: Dead Gaze

    Disclaimer: You might need to crank your volume for this one.   Our friends from Dead Gaze were cool enough to hangout with us for a little while in between playing gigs and hanging out with other cool bands at SXSW. Also, don’t forget to check out one of our favorite tunes from their album Brain Holiday.   SXSW Anon Talks – Dead Gaze from ANON Magazine on Vimeo.

  • Mixtape Monday: One Time For Ya’ Mind

    Mixtape Monday: One Time For Ya’ Mind from anonmagazine on 8tracks Radio. Lymbyc System – Truth Skull The Album Leaf – Twenty Two Fourteen Dimlite – Oh Star… Explosions In The Sky – Home Decoder Ring – Rough Sex Thomas Newman – Any Other Name My Dad Vs. Yours – Tanz Mit Uno Tommy Guerro – Years of the Monkey

  • Prides Presents: The Seeds You Sow

    Innovative and infectious synthpop trio, Prides, will release “The Seeds You Sow” 7″ and digital single on March 18 in the U.S. The band just released a new video for “The Seeds You Sow,” which is available to post and share via YouTube. Earlier this month, The Line Of Best Fit premiered the track, which is also available to stream via SoundCloud. Prides just announced a spring tour that will include performances at the SXSW Music Festival as well as major U.S. cities, including New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington, D.C.  The Glasgow based band of three, Prides, formed in 2013 out of the ashes of several local bands. They premiered on the internet last summer with their track “Out of…

  • One for the Locals: The Black and White Years

    Picture, if you will, the year is 2007. You and two of your friends from college have been playing in a band together for about one year, and you’ve secured a spot on the lineup at South by Southwest, amongst over 1,400 other acts. At the show, you open for a group of five bands, and a whopping seven people are in attendance for your set. No sweat, right? Everybody’s gotta start somewhere. After the show, BAM, freakin’ Jerry Harrison (guitarist and keyboardist for the Talking Heads) is all up in your grill offering to produce your first LP at his personal studio in California. The LP drops in 2008…

  • Get to Know Them: SKATERS

    New York based band SKATERS has been working and travelling nonstop ever since they signed with Warner Brothers Records in early 2013.  Now they’re about to release their very first LP, Manhattan, and we had the chance to talk with lead vocalist Michael Cummings.  We discussed the new album, influences, touring, and pizza (of course). Note: For those of you who haven’t listened to SKATERS yet, they’re basically the new Strokes, which is awesome. Trust us. We know these things. ANON:  Almost right after you all signed with your label you headed off to South By Southwest. How do you feel about the week-long chaos of that festival? MC:  We were making…

  • SKATERS Presents: “Miss Teen Massachusetts”

      Remember SKATERS? Maybe this will refresh your memory (https://anonmagazine.com/indie-radar-skaters/). Well, THEY’RE BACK and are now offering us the chance to get on the interview train this week. Their single, “Miss Teen Massachusetts” won’t be educating you on world peace this year. Oh, no. SKATERS’ newest track off of their album Manhattan has Rolling Stone saying, “Hubbard provides layered guitar chords that are more waves of sound than riffs, adding to the video’s feeling of isolation. Meanwhile, Cummings’ detached voice adds another element of frost, further referencing the band’s post-punk influences.” SKATERS, who signed to WBR in early 2013, is a dynamic New York City band on the cusp of releasing their…

  • Indie Radar: Tera Melos

    Holy Jesus, this math rock band, Tera Melos, is so god damn good.  I have difficulty starting off this article, because this band is seriously unlike anything I’ve ever heard, so I’ll probably just make up for by swearing too much, BECAUSE THEY ARE FUCKING AMAZING. FUCKING. AMAZING.  It’s also summer now, and I don’t want to exert my brain anymore.  I fuckin’ wrecked my finals, and I deserve to not think for a bit. Photo Source Tera Melos are on a technical level that rivals most highly skilled progressive bands, such as Dream Theater and Kayo Dot (who is also quite good, if you want something else to check…

  • Not So Indie Radar: Jeff Rosenstock

    Raise your hand if you are familiar with Jeff Rosenstock. Wait, no… put your hands down, because I can’t see you, like, at all. Shit, this is awkward. Look, the point I’m trying to illustrate is that if I COULD see you, then it’s likely that many of you haven’t raised your hands, which is a travesty, because this man is a legend. There’s a reason I decided not to put this under the Indie Radar label; Rosenstock has been around for ages. It’s not like he’s new on the radar, but it is like the radar missed him almost completely. I have a lot to cover, so, prepare to…

  • Indie Radar – SKATERS

    Quite possibly the greatest thing out of the New York scene since The Strokes, SKATERS capture an addictive, garage-pop sound that fuses elements of punk and indie dreaminess into a glorious combination of sounds. These sounds cannot simply be categorized into just one genre of music. I fell in love with this band during my adventure at SXSW, galavanting about the streets of Austin in search of new music. My journey took me to the Local Natives set at The Mohawk, and, there on the set list, a humble band named SKATERS from New York City. The show really blew me away. The Lead singer, Michael Cummings, swaggered out onto…

  • The End Of An Era: My Chemical Romance

    So long, and goodnight… “Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. We’ve gotten to go places we never knew we would. We’ve been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. We’ve shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends. And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure.” – My Chemical Romance But…but…HOW COULD THEY? I’m NOT okay with this. Let’s be real, My Chem was probably your favorite band at some…

  • Indie Radar: Said The Whale

    Like every responsible person 21 and up, I spent my St. Patty’s day getting way too drunk and slurring my words, but the main difference is that I watched the Vancouver-based, Juno-Award winning band, Said the Whale, play a private show in my friend’s (Lincoln) backyard.  Way to boost your indie cred, Lincoln; props bro, props.     Said the Whale is an indie rock band with some folk influence and a little bit of soul who executed their style wonderfully.  There was merely a tarp on which the 5-piece band set up their equipment and the sound system was actually provided by Lincoln himself, but this did not detract…

  • Indie Radar – Le Trouble

    When it comes to indie music, there are some things that the listener can come to expect. Whether it’s indie-rock or folk, there is a status-quo to music, and a comfortable boundary of tried and not-tried. In many ways, when I hear a new band, I find myself cataloging their sound in my mind, comparing them to the sound of both new and old bands alike. The first time I heard Le Trouble’s daring work, I was stumped. I couldn’t really think of anything that sounded quite like it. There’s just something different, and I can’t quite put my finger on it. The result of a Quebec born guitarist/songwriter and…

  • Tame Impala – Lonerism

    The first time I heard Tame Impala’s debut album, Innerspeaker, I couldn’t believe that they were from this decade. The Australian outfit has managed to resurrect the psychedelic rock of the 60s and 70s, and forge it with the emerging indie-rock genre of our time. Along with this, they have created something truly magical. The sound is something truly unique; sounding much like the bastard child of Pink Floyd and Cream, with dirty, fuzzy, fat guitar tones that I think would even make Jimi Hendrix proud. In October of last year, with the release of Lonerism, Tame Impala has rocketed into a future in the limelight of independent rock. When…

  • FOX & FAIR: A New Musical Duo

    FOX & FAIR: A New Musical Duo It’s not very often that you come across people in the state of Texas who are not only passionate about the Indie music genre, but can also write and produce it in an eloquent form. Recently, I came across “Fox & Fair,” a male and female duo who have just begun their journey that will inevitably be a long and successful musical career. Kait Schwartzbeck & Matt Kelly, both upperclassmen at Texas A&M University (of all places, right?) have released a 6 song demo album, and are currently marketing it through Noise Trade until they receive the funds to professionally record and market…