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New Albums - July 2016

What's the word folks!? I'm watching Atlanta and feeling sorry for the plight of Paper Boi. Which is odd cause Earn is the one in jail. TV is fun. 

Call Me James (Visalia, CA)
Feel good alt rock with hooks for days y'all. This EP shows nothing but promise for the young bucks, so be sure to keep an eye out for the release of their new album in November 2016.

Dependence (Fresno, CA)
Remembering Everything (InVogue Records)
Reliably awesome screamo crew Dependence remains reliably awesome on their latest LP.  On Remembering Everything the group continues its exploration of mature sounds and themes. It's a foray that suits them very well.

Re-recorded Fatty Cakes classics, now with more bass, drums, and grrl gang power.  However, if you want the full Fatty Cakes experience, take a listen to...

As of late the Fatty Cakes crew has become one of the most divisive groups in Fresno.  Their uncompromising critiques of local venues and scene mainstays have earned them fans and detractors in equal measure. On Feminist Gold 2k, the group makes no apologies for their actions, taking down sexists, destructive stereotypes, and societal norms at every turn.  Plus with a full rhythm section, back up singers, and able recording from Margot Padilla, the band has never sounded better.  Definitely worth 2K at the very least.

Graduating Life (Fresno, CA)
Fuck You, I Can Do Cool Stuff Too
Emo's making a comeback y'all, and Graduating Life is one of the bands making it happen! Perfect music to scream/cry along too on these soon to be chilly Fall days. 

Personal Computer (Fresno, CA)
Lights (What Iz)
After watching the dapper duo that is Personal Computer at Spanspek 2016, I've fallen even more in love. Their effervescent brand of retro/electro dance pop is irresistible.  On their debut EP Lights, each track is a master class in pop perfection. Album opener "I Can't Help It" is a particular favorite for it's soaring choruses and profession of romantic love. Definitely play it to woo that special someone in your life yo.

Rise (Visalia, CA)
Final Resting
The latest from the longtime hardcore band, It hits slow and it hits hard. Shit's just itching to be played loud over a mosh pit. 

Slow Season (Visalia, CA)
Westing (Riding Easy Records)
After numerous tours around the U.S. of A., Slow Season returns with more Zeppelin inspired tunage to melt your face with. Every song has that satisfying thump only a seasoned band with a heavy hitting drummer can provide. Definitely worth a listen, especially if you're looking for a soundtrack to be a badass too. 

Static Cadets (Fresno, CA)
For fans of the Runaways and heartbreak. Proof that the Valley continues to be fertile ground for great new bands (see also: Call Me James, Artesia, Trash Planet).  

That's it for today folks. We'll catch up to October or November eventually! In the meantime, keep reading and check out our podcast too!


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