White Lung are a four piece punk band from Vancouver, B.C. They have released three 7 inches ("Local Garbage", "Magazines", "Atlanta"), an LP "It's The Evil" on Deranged Records and a tour split 7 inch with Nu Sensae. Their second LP "Sorry" was released June 2012. http://whitelung.tumblr.com
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania guitarist/producer/record company head Gregg Kostelich is the frenetic force behind THE CYNICS. He managed to keep the band afloat in the wake of constant personnel changes, he recorded some of the finest garage tracks ever, and also launched one of the best independent record labels of the 1980s. THE CYNICS’ style has been clear since their 1983 inception: fuzzed ultra-distorted guitar, screaming, moaning vocals, with a straight-ahead no frills rhythm section. The influences are extreme ‘60s Punk, R&B, and other loud, frantic trash.
1. Fuzz is the loud. psychedelic-minded power chord rock project of Ty Segall and Charlie Moonheart. Play it loud enough, and it should bring to mind the sounds of the late 60s and early 70s — think of Jimi Hendrix, and the like. “This Time I Got a Reason” is the A-side to the “This Time I Got a Reason” 7” that Chicago-based label, Trouble in MInd Records recently released. http://troubleinmindrecs.com/bands/fuzz.html
So Solid Crew are a UK garage and grime act whose hits include "Oh No" and "21 Seconds", the latter of which reached number one in the official UK Singles Chart in August 2001. Another hit, "They Don't Know", reached number three in November 2001 and "Haterz" got to number eight in January 2002. "Ride Wid Us" was less successful (UK number 19 in April 2002). They have also released a single, "Broken Silence" which spoke out about government prejudice which they had faced.
The Smith Westerns are a band from Chicago, Illinois. All of the members in the band are between the ages of 17-19. Their musical influences stem from the compilation albums Nuggets and Back from the Grave, along with David Bowie, Marc Bolan, and T. Rex. Their self-titled debut album was released on HoZac Records on June 05, 2009. Most of the album was recorded throughout the winter and early spring in Max Kakacek's basement. The band is currently on tour with Girls.
Sebastian Melmoth, are a contemporary experimental rock band from London, UK. They formed in Spring 2006 as a three-piece garage band, and went through several incarnations before finally stripping down to its two founding members: Mandi Taylor (vocals/guitar) and Elijah Rogatchevski (vocals/guitar). The band name is a 'lyrical ode' to Victorian playwright Oscar Wilde, who went by the pseudonym of Sebastian Melmoth after his release from prison in 1897.