R.I.P. - In the Wind (2LP)
Limited edition of 350 hand numbered copies on black vinyl.
The debut album by Portland, Oregon's DOOM trippers R.I.P.! 'In The Wind' closes the casket on the trends and exhumes the notion that doom isn't about how slow and de-tuned you can play, but about fear, death, leather and playing as heavy as possible.
R.I.P. - Street Reaper (LP)
Borrowing equally from '80s Rick Rubin productions and Murder Dog magazine aesthetics, 'Street Reaper' is a streamlined yet brutally raw manifesto of heavy metal ferocity, hearkening back to the era when both metal and hip hop were reviled as the work of street thugs intent on destroying America's youth. Throughout, Angel Martinez's guitar and John Mullett's bass are inextricably interlocked, sounding like a massive sonic steamroller, while drummer Willie D keeps the beat solid and simple for the most powerful impact. Edition on BLACK VINYL.
Radio Moscow - 3 & 3 Quarters (LP)
3 & 3 Quarters is Radio Moscow’s previously unreleased debut album. Recorded entirely by Parker Griggs (he plays all the instruments) when he was only 17-18, this is garage music reminiscent of the Nuggets and Pebbles compilations, with a dash of Killed By Death dropped into the mix.
Radio Moscow - Live! In California (2LP)
Limited edition on black vinyl.
Radio Moscow have been making heavy psychedelic rock and roll for 13 years, and it’s been two years since they put out an album: we’d argue we’ve been long overdue for a recording of one of their high-energy live shows. Live! in California delivers all the shredding guitars, 8-bar drum fills and infinite bass lines you could possibly hope to digest in a single sitting.
Radio Moscow‘s new album Live! In California was recorded absolutely live (no overdubs) over two nights at The Satellite club in Los Angeles in December 2015. The album features 76 minutes of the trio’s unique brand of high-energy psychedelic rock’n’roll. The material is pulled from all their studio albums and the songs feature new arrangements.
Live! In California also includes the previously unreleased song “Chance Of Fate,” a cover of the ’70s band Sainte Anthony’s Fyre.
Radio Moscow - Magical Dirt (Starburst) (LP)
Limited edition on "starburst" colored vinyl. Alternate cover art.
Parker Griggs, along with recent partners-in-crime Anthony Meier (bass) and Paul Marrone (drums), have cultivated yet another blues-rock masterpiece that crossbreeds late 60s psych-rock and face-melting guitar histrionics with the foundation-crumbling rhythms from early 70s hard-rock, and even includes a couple of harrowing tracks built from the bedrock of rural Delta blues. But more than merely digging up fossils from rocks revered past, Griggs & Co. manage to translate the myths of rock'n'roll's golden age into modern day truths for a new, younger generation.
Radio Moscow - Rancho Tehama Airport (Color) (7 inch)
Limited edition of only 700 hand numbered copies with multi-color splatter on blue vinyl. Includes a download code.
This 7 inch is a face melting two-sided slab of new material from psychedelic blues rockers Radio Moscow.
Radio Moscow - Self Titled (Green) (LP)
Like Parchman Farm and Orange Sunshine, Radio Moscow doesn't really fit in a modern context. The band exists out of time. And like those two bands, Radio Moscow also manages to take a well worn style and make it its own. An astonishingly good debut. Recommended.
Marrying the bluesy psychedelic fervor of Cream with the big, precise fretwork of Jimi Hendrix, Radio Moscow relish in distortion and grittiness.
Radio Moscow - The Great Escape of Leslie Magnafuzz (Color) (LP)
Limited edition on color vinyl. Deluxe gatefold sleeve.
The Great Escape of Leslie Magnafuzz is a genuinely thrilling follow up to their previous releases, brimming with toe curling Hendrixified guitar soloing and the marijuana and acid laced caterwauling of Blue Cheer, not to mention some seriously impressive blues guitar work that would make Seasick Stevie green with envy! Zach Anderson plays bass, Cory Berry handles the drums on stage, and Parker plays drums on the album. The wah-and-phased-delirium of an opener ‘Little Eyes’ (which could have so easily graced Blue Cheer’s triumvirate third album Outsideinside) to the funky Grand Funk Railroad vibe of ‘Speedfreak’, the heavy UK blues-rock vibe of ‘Creepin’’ (a tune as good as Free at their best) and the amazing guitar driven rattlesnake raga that echoes Peter Green’s finest moments with Fleetwood Mac, all add up to a wildly pulsating affair, full of energy, passion and psychedelic electricity!
Radio Saigon - Another Time (IMPORT) (7 inch)
Radio Saigon, a band based in Copenhagen, play a blend of blues-driven trashy, garage and psych rock that delivers a musical contrast ranging between carelessness and underlying aggression.
Ragged Barracudas/Pushy - Split LP (IMPORT) (LP)
Limited edition on black vinyl.
Listening to the 'Cudas sinister cave dwellers dirge 'Burning' feels like you're a few feet away from the stage they're playing on. Similarly, the slow-burning 'Tables Turn' sounds like a longhaired trio of late '70s punks from Cleveland, Ohio are rehearsing in your living room. You've never heard a wah pedal sound this threatening before. The city of Portland, Oregon should award Pushy for bringing boogie back. This is the kind of boogie that sticks to your denim flares like hot oil leaking from a '59 Panhead engine. In a realm where riff-rock has painted itself into a darkened corner of pentatonic predictability, the members of Pushy dare to swing and strut like half their musical DNA is the result from being the illegitimate sons of Billy Gibbons and Peter Green.