Trash Talk “Awake”

The new one from Sacramento thrash punk foursome Trash Talk, and it’s basically a minute and change of shouting, skating and smashing stuff up. There’s a smattering of the profane at the beginning of the clip, so those with sensitive ears…well, you wouldn’t like it anyway.

Iceage “You’re Blessed”

The new one from Danish foursome Iceage, my current punk crush. Give their debut album, New Brigade, a listen if you haven’t already – it’s getting a lot of attention.

EMA “Endless Nameless” Nirvana Cover

A clip from indie-punkster EMA, covering the improvised jam from Nirvana’s Nevermind. This track and others are available on Spin’s Newermind: A Tribute Album To Nirvana’s Nevermind, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the album. You can download the album free at

What’s New In Music This Week

This Week: Red Hot Chili Peppers drop album number ten; Balam Acab inspires ooos and ahhs; Lil Wayne takes a stab at The Throne; CSS’ nu-rave sex punk; Zach Hill and Hella’s ferocious math rock.

The Coathangers “Hurricane”

In a word: yes. From this year’s Larceny & Old Lace. Who cares if she’s channeling vintage Courtney Love? These lady-punks have that psycho / hot thing down pretty good.

Spotlight: The 90s Revival

There has been a recognizable shift in the musical landscape over the past couple of years, one that recalls the sounds of the early and mid 1990s: grunge, shoegaze, twee / noise-pop, etc. Here are a few bands that have helped usher in this revival exceptionally well.

F*cked Up “The Other Shoe”

The band says David Comes To Life is a rock opera and not just a collection of awesome songs that Damian Abraham screams over. Their second clip continues to unfold the narrative, though I’m still not sure what’s going on in this fictional town.

The Cute Lepers “Young Hearts”

Seattle natives The Cute Lepers dropped by KEXP’s studio to perform a couple of their signature power punk tracks. The group are currently on Blackheart Records – Joan Jett’s label.