Megajoos, "Sex, Money, Power, Yes!"
In recent months, I've used the following words and phrases to describe local duo Megajoos: fuzzy, raw, thrash-pop, garage metal, drum-and-bass, sludgy, frantic and noisy. The Joos will soon unleash their Mega Deuce (charming), and we'll have more on that here on the Cream. So rather than further describe these dudes' sound, I'll simply embed the little teaser they're offering, "Sex, Money, Power, Yes!," and leave it at that. It's one of those songs where the title is the lyrics and the lyrics are the title. Dig it above or at Megajoos' Bandcamp page.
Elle Macho, Import sample
We recently shared with you Elle Macho's video for "Conquistador" from their forthcoming Import. Well, for a limited time, EM is offering free downloads of five tunes from Import via Noisetrade — limited time as in, like, until the end of today. Better hustle and get your click on if you want to hear some of that angular, three-part-harmonizing indie rock in advance.
Bright Age, In Red
Locals Bright Age have their new EP, In Red, tagged as "space rock" on Bandcamp. I'm of course all for a band calling its sound whatever the hell they want to, but I can't say that In Red sounds to me particularly like the sort of music that's typically referred to as "space rock" — you know, weird, proggy, far-out stuff like Pink Floyd and Hawkwind and sometimes Bowie. But why split hairs? Bright Age makes big, pop-minded, arena-ready, slightly post-punky rock music. Slick production with an emphasis on vocal melody and synths and guitar sounds. Stream In Red above or at Bright Age's Bandcamp page.
Here's a little blast of wintry, ambient folk for you. Well ... "blast" most certainly isn't the best word in this context. How about "bowl," as in a warm, steaming bowl of introspective, mildly post-rocky folk music for your cold day? Local outfit Elk has a four-song EP called Cocoon, and you can hear that above or download it for any price you like via Elk's Bandcamp page. Tip o' the hat goes to WOTT for hipping us.