• ASHRR - Different Kind of Life

    ASHRR – “Different Kind of Life”

    LA’s wonder trio ASHRR come back with a new single that will be part of their sophomore record, “Different Kind of Life”. The band still explores the dance vibes we have been able to hear in their preceding singles such as “What’s Been Turning You On” (QRO review), “Fizzy”...
  • Ra Ra Riot - The Wish

    Ra Ra Riot – “The Wish”

    Pretty much every act we’ve wished for to come back after COVID has, but there was one that QRO & many more have still been waiting on: Ra Ra Riot. They last played at the end of 2019 (QRO photos), and only now are returning, with some headline dates...
  • Lane - Everybody's Finding Out

    Lane – “Everybody’s Finding Out”

    An arch, angular intensity has taken up residency within Lane’s latest single, “Everybody’s Finding Out”. It’s the shortest track off an album, the forthcoming Receiver; an album that’s full of nothing but short tracks. It doesn’t take this Boston-based art-core outfit too long to get to the point.  The...
  • ASHRR - What's Been Turning You On

    ASHRR – “What’s Been Turning You On”

    L.A.’s ASHRR have just released a new advance on their sophomore album. If in late January, we were presented with, arguably, the big hit in this record –  the incredible “Fizzy” (QRO review) – now we get a new short, warm and direct single, “What’s Been Turning You On”....
  • Les Savy Fav - Legendary Tippers

    Les Savy Fav – “Legendary Tippers”

    In these absurd times, we need our absurd bands, and returning to fill that need is New York City’s own Les Savy Fav. The insane antics of frontman Tim Harrington & co. (including Syd Butler and Seth Jabour of Late Night with Seth Meyers‘ 8G Band) marries perfectly with...
  • ASHRR - Fizzy

    ASHRR – “Fizzy”

    There is a reason why I wrote this review two weeks after the release of the single: If you write about something, it is not wrong to wait a bit for once, savour it and find pros and cons (yes, there are pros and cons). Unfortunately for years, journalism...
  • Wilco - "Space Oddity" (Davie Bowie cover for Live on Mountain Stage)

    Wilco – “Space Oddity” (Davie Bowie cover for Live on Mountain Stage)

    Every January 8th, we celebrate the birth of the intergalactic David Bowie , and for 2023 Ground Control act Wilco has put out their cover of “Space Oddity”. It’s on the upcoming Live On Mountain Stage: Outlaws...
  • J Mascis - Set Me Down

    J Mascis – “Set Me Down”

    Surely interesting already to fans or followers of alternative/art-rock is J Mascis’ soon to be solo album, What Do We Do Now?, as aside from touring Dinosaur Jr consistently, and a release in 2021 with the band (QRO review), and even prior to that a 2018 solo LP, splitting...
  • Nic Hessler - I Know You Know

    Nic Hessler – “I Know You Know”

    From on the rise California iconoclastic, but recently recovered from illness, the drama-infused ambient guitars and vocal to key harmonies of Nic Hessler songs. Following the one pre-ailment release in 2015 is now, “I Know You Know”. Lyrics of course follow that line of though where “You Know”, and...
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