Category Archives: Surf-rock

Stream Hinds’ ‘Leave Me Alone’ before you buy it

Garage-rock band Hinds, hailing from Madrid, today released one of the most hotly anticipated albums (so far) of 2016 — Leave Me Alone.

It’s streaming now on NPR, for your listening pleasure. FYI: NPR points out that hind is another word for a female red deer.

Their sound is a bit like ’60s harmony Britpop or laid-back surf-pop, which then turns right around and slaps you with some harsh punk reality.

In their press release, the band explained how they expected a perhaps sunnier album and were rather taken aback when that’s not what came out.

“Feelings are more balanced, like in life. So suddenly we had a more sober – or even sad – album than we expected. Please don’t think we’ve turned into depressive people or something, we’ve always been humans, it’s just we’re now showing it to you.”

Hinds are on the lo-fi side but with amped-up passion, authenticity and sheer confidence. Leave Me Alone, their full-length debut, contains demos and a cover of The Headcoats’ “Davey Crockett” for Record Store Day. Hinds have already released the singles “Garden” and “San Diego.”


Hinds is on Mom + Pop/ Lucky Number. Read more details at NPR.

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Wand releases new song, announces “Golem,” tour dates


Wand on Thursday announced a follow-up to last year’s “Ganglion Reef,” tour dates and a new song.

The single is called “Self Hypnosis In 3 Days” and it’s definitely rough around the edges, much like some of their gritty psychedelic work on “Ganglion Reef,” blending a bit of surf-rock and post-punk.

According to a press release, Wand’s sound was influenced by bands like Swans, Talking Heads, and Melvins, along with heavy-metal grandfathers Black Sabbath and new-wave/electronic master Gary Numan, “and the weird city of Sacramento.” The press release also states they recorded “Golem” in less than two weeks (12 days, to be exact.)

“Golem” Track list: The Unexplored Map Self Hypnosis in 3 Days Reaper Invert -Melted Rope Cave In – Flesh Tour – Floating Head – Planet Golem – The Drift

“Golem” is out March 17 on In the Red Records.

Wand has tour dates up through mid-April with Ty Segall; Once & Future Band; Walter TV; The Gooch Palms; Death Valley Girls; BABES; and Heaters.

Thu. Jan. 29 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall + ^

Fri. Mar. 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo # $ %

Sat. Mar. 14 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar # $ %

Sun. Mar. 15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar (Rampage Fest) # $ %

Mon. Mar. 16 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace # $ %

Tue. Mar. 17 – Mar. 21 – Austin, TX @ SXSW

Sun. Mar. 22 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia >

Mon. Mar. 23 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone >

Tue. Mar. 24 – Nashville, TN @ The End >

Wed. Mar. 25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl >

Thur. Mar. 26 – Durham, NC @ The Pinhook >

Fri. Mar. 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Black Box in Underground Arts >

Sat. Mar. 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right >

Sun. Mar. 29 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

Wed. April 1 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East >

Thur. April 2 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz P.D.B.

Fri. April 3 – Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall ~

Sat. April 4 – Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog ~

Sun. April 5 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle ~

Tue. April 7 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue and 7th Street Entry ~

Thur. April 9 – Missoula, MY @ Stage 112

Sat. April 11 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt

Sun. April 12 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

Tue. April 14 – Santa Rosa, CA @ Arlene Francis Center

Wed. April 15 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

Thu. April 16 – Costa Mesa, CA @ The Wayfarer

Wand Self Hypnosis

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