[Music] Cloud – Live at Kulak’s Woodshed

Thanks to the wonders of Bandcamp, I am able to catch up on old friends’ bands from Los Angeles (like Tunnelmental, Farflung, The Secret Society of the Sonic Six), but it’s also quite pleasing to discover bands I missed out on.  Cloud have a vibe that is not dissimilar to bands like Galaxie 500 or Luna, but add a touch of Los Angeles to their work.  I’m not quite sure how I can qualify that, but growing up hearing so many bands in this area, there’s something in their music that makes it familiar.  I’m really enjoying this band.

[Music] Various Artists: The Blog That Celebrates Itself: Girl Groups – The Underground Versions

The Blog That Celebrates Itself (TBTCI) has become one of my go-to labels for great covers of indie and post-punk music done in a style not unlike shoegaze music. This one is a gem because the theme is girl groups, and each of these Brazilian unknowns does a stand-up job reworking the originals into something quite modern-sounding,

[Music] ±0 – ±0

±0 (pronounced as plus-minus-nula) are a post-punk band out of Prague, Czech Republic.  This eponymous debut was released in March of 2017.  If you are a fan of this particular genre of music, especially of the sounds made by The Cure, Joy Division, The Sound or others during the 1979-1980 heyday of the genre, this album was made specifically for you in mind.

Kudos go especially to their sound engineer, who must have really studied post-punk.  He managed to get the sound just right for the band.  Authentic, and worth exploring further!