Feast on This: Pylon Box Details Revealed

We’ve been aware for a while now that a Pylon vinyl box set was in the works. Well, now the full details on the four-album package have been revealed, and it looks amazing! The core of Pylon Box – to be released Nov. 6 on New West Records – will be the band’s first two… Continue reading Feast on This: Pylon Box Details Revealed

The Muffs’ New LP Packed with Castaways

It is my assertion that The Muffs can make any day better, and that will certainly be the case on Oct. 18 when Omnivore Recordings releases the band’s first album in five years. The double-LP No Holiday will be jam-packed with 18 tracks that, according to drummer Roy McDonald, “run the spectrum from full-blown productions… Continue reading The Muffs’ New LP Packed with Castaways

Muffs, Pandoras, Friggs Members Form The Coolies

Kim Shattuck already relaunched The Pandoras with Melanie Vammen a few years ago, resulting in the absolutely wonderful Hey! It’s the Pandoras mini-LP in 2018. Now Shattuck and Vammen have teamed up with Palmyra Delran of The Friggs to form the hottest new all-girl supergroup in the known universe: The Coolies! Not to be confused… Continue reading Muffs, Pandoras, Friggs Members Form The Coolies

Happy Birthday to The Muffs’ Best Album

Continuing their reissue campaign, The Muffs’ best album, 1997’s Happy Birthday to Me, will be re-released for its 20th anniversary on March 3rd courtesy of Omnivore Recordings, naturally with a handful of rare and previously unreleased extra tracks tacked on to the CD version. Clearly I’m not alone in the reverence I hold for this… Continue reading Happy Birthday to The Muffs’ Best Album

The Muffs

Just as Blonder as Ever: The Muffs Return Unchanged It’s hard to comprehend why the Pixies ousted Kim Shattuck from their touring lineup last November. The Muffs singer and guitarist, who’d replaced Kim Deal as bassist, certainly had the chops, and there were no reports of botched performances. Still, she only lasted a few months.… Continue reading The Muffs

Redd Kross

One of the Good Ones: The World’s Getting Uglier. Redd Kross Just Keeps Getting Better. Sometimes you don’t realize how much you’ve missed something until it returns. Such was the case with Redd Kross, a band whose absence from the scene hadn’t really concerned me one way or the other. Just one more band I’d… Continue reading Redd Kross