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Awesome SULFUR CITY review from the New York Music Daily

Slashing, Fearlessly Populist Classic Detroit-Style Rock from Sulfur City Sulfur City evoke the hard-charging, uncompromising Murder City garage-punk intensity of Radio Birdman and Sonic’s Rendezvous Band, with elements of retro soul, psychedelia, a little funk and a fearlessly populist political sensibility. But they’re not from Detroit or Australia: they hail from Sudbury, in northeast Ontario. […]

★★★½ 3 and half star review for JACK LEE’S “Bigger Than Life” from the TORONTO SUN

Yet still not big as he deserves. The former frontman of L.A. legends The Nerves (with Peter Case and Paul Collins), Lee wrote Hangin’ on the Telephone (covered by Blondie) and Come Back and Stay (for Paul Young). You’ll find his own recordings of both on this anthology, along with 21 other crunchy power-pop nuggets […]

Nice review of DATURA4 “Hairy Mountain” from The VINYL DISTRICT

This Western Australian four-piece specializes in psych-blues-boogie, and they’ve been cited as extending the musical mores of their countrymen Buffalo, The Aztecs, and Coloured Balls; featuring the dual guitars of Dom Mariani (of the Stems and DM3) and Greg Hitchcock (who was briefly in the New Christs), this sophomore effort shines brightest in direct proportion […]

★★★½ 3 and half star review for DATURA4 “Hairy Mountain” from ALL MUSIC

The 2016 sophomore studio long-player from the bluesy Aussie psych-rockers, Hairy Mountain delivers another muscular blast of lovingly retooled classic rock that bristles with electric, down-under eccentricity. Similar in tone to the Sword, Thin Lizzy, Cream, Electric Wizard, and Blue Öyster Cult-loving High Country that, like Datura4’s debut, arrived the year prior, Hairy Mountain ultimately […]

Nice review of JACK LEE “Bigger Than Life” from The VINYL DISTRICT

It was Lee who wrote “Hangin’ on the Telephone,” and yet his profile still suffers in comparison to his bandmates in the Nerves, Paul Collins and Peter Case. Comprised of Lee’s hard to find ’81 and ’85 albums plus B-side “Small World,” this 2LP should give recent converts to the power-pop cause reason to celebrate. […]

RADIO MOSCOW’S “Live! In California” – Best Heavy Psych Album of the Year via New York Music Daily

Do you love Jimi Hendrix? Heavy psychedelic power trio Radio Moscow, San Diego’s best export since Karla Rose, are the closest approximation for those of us who missed the 60s. Guitarist Parker Griggs echoes Hendrix in the purest sense possible, faster than you can say “Frank Marino.” Hendrix was a noisy player, and so is […]