New Music Monday – 8/21/17

This week we present new work from:

  • Chain and the Gang
  • Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions
  • Unsane
  • The Lillingtons
  • Rainer Maria


Chain and the Gang
Washington, D.C.
“Rome” from Experimental Music, out Sept. 29 via Radical Elite

Throwback garage rock political shit stirring from Ian Svenonius’ Chain and the Gang. “Rome wasn’t burnt in a day.” Indeed. Great stuff from the ex front man of The Make Up.

Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions
“Sleep” from upcoming 3 song EP, Son of a Lady, out September 15 via Pledge Music.

Hope Sandoval, formerly of Mazzy Star, is still doing her bleary, beautiful, singular and mysterious indie rock thing. It’s still pretty damn cool.

“Aberration” from Sterilize out at the end September on Southern Lord.

Ask someone who knows what’s up to name noise rock projects and Unsane is going to be one of the first bands mentioned. At it since 1988, Unsane are still churning out the kind of cathartic, brutal, and just flat out gnarly tunes that they made their mark with. This one might leave a bruise.

The Lillingtons
New Castle, WY
“Insect Nightmares” from the upcoming Stella Sapiente due out on Fat Wreck Chords

When you think of pop-punk there should always be one band that comes to the forefront of your mind: The Lillingtons. Pioneers of the pop-punk genre, the group has been innovating the genre since the mid-nineties. Catchy riffs, sci-fi and occult references, and tongue and cheek humor are all guaranteed to be found on any Lillingtons record and their latest track, “Insect Nightmares”, off of their first album in nearly a decade. – Petey

Rainer Maria
Madison, WI