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HULL Announce Mini Spring Tour; Band To Level Austin At SXSW

Brooklyn sludge rock ministers HULL are pleased to announce another stretch of tour dates this Spring. The short but epic run will commence on March 7 in Long Branch, New Jersey. From there the band will forge their path towards Austin to pillage their way through another SXSW Music Conference.

Commented the band in a collective statement: “The fires of life boil our blood as we anticipate the rising of the moon. Sharpening our steel for the open road, the Earth’s tides overwhelm the coasts. With much doom, the salted sands part as tortured souls spread their heavy upon the cracked crust of our Mother. Brother and Sister traverse the scarred country side, elating the spirits of willing followers as the skies blacken with the sorrow (more…)

Introducing… Endless Boogie

“Meet Endless Boogie, the best-kept secret in New York’s rock scene. They have the best name (taken from John Lee Hooker’s 1971 album), the best onstage vibe and the best head-nodding jams. In a sea of derivative and freshly outfitted young bands, Endless Boogie — with a combined age of 169 and members who count Canned Heat as one of their influences — doesn’t have a big agenda. They just want to rock with you, preferably all night long. “We try boogie sometimes, but boogie’s hard,” says guitarist Jesper Eklow (aka “The Governor”) self-effacingly. “Boogie takes skill and we haven’t honed those skills yet.” The band’s sound is a meltdown of metal, psychedelic and classic rock with a heavy dose of riffage, a kick-ass beat and super-cryptic lyrics. It’s thunderous and mellow at once. To put it another way, it goes well with beer.

Aside from Eklow, the band is made up of Paul Major (aka “Top Dollar,” left) on guitar and vocals, Memories from Reno (right) on bass and Chris Gray (aka “Grease Control,” second from right) on drums. Needless to say, their collective knowledge of music is so expansive it’s a little scary. Endless Boogie played their first show in January of 2001 when their friend Steven Malkmus asked them to open for him at the Bowery Ballroom. Since then, (more…)

Daily Bandcamp Album – New Beard – Moment of Peace EP

Today’s band is called New Beard. They’re from New York. Their style is an artsy progressive rock with a touch of psychedelic rock. It’s different, it’s weird, it’s cool and it certainly stands out. Check it out.

Review – Eggnog – Moments In Vacuum

What’s heavy, crushing and mind blowing all at the same time? Give up? The answer is Eggnog’s latest release, Moments in Vacuum. Brooklyn’s Eggnog are onto something here. They play non traditional doom rock and within lies some classic and hard rock influences.

“Magog” is more of a traditional doom song but leads into “Raking In The Dough” which offers more 70’s inspired classic rock than you average doom song. “Wheel of the Year” even ventures a little bit to the funky side with a real catchy bass line. The songs seem to alternate between doom and hard rock and that keeps the album from becoming stale.

Moments in Vacuum is a great doom band to grab the traditional non doom fans. It offers enough to get them to consider exploring the doom genre, if (more…)

Live Video of The Day

Strange Haze – Just Wanna Say

Strange Haze is a favorite around The Soda Shop and has been a little shy about posting videos to Youtube.  However, current fans and fans-to-be can get down with this funky ,un-released tune from these Brooklyn rock and rollers.  Check out their album ‘Riffin’ For Rent’ at along with their new 45 ‘Let Me Hear The Dropping Pin’ available on CD Baby.