Dorkin’ Out with The Spinto Band

Somewhat surprisingly The Spinto Band has been manufacturing its own kind of aural happiness for 15 years. After a slew of late ‘90s basement recordings, they emerged in 2005 with the infectiously sincere Nice and Nicely Done (Bar/None) and the single “Oh, Mandy.” They’ve since been hard at work touring Europe, getting lots of love from international blogs, […]

Sones, the Strange Ones

Good local music can be hard to come across in Barcelona unless you know where to look. The city is a little bit fragmented as there’s a bigger draw to drunken discotheques, heavy metal bars or jazz and flamenco. “Indie rock” bands can be hard to find, because there aren’t too many of them and […]

Liars, Teach Me How To Be A Person

Liars’ blog is a strange video diary of sorts leading up to, but not stopping at, the release of the band’s new album, WIXIW (pronounced “wish you”). Starting back in October of 2011 with the announcements of finding a recording space and a producer, the blog then introduces a number of loops and samples in […]

Primavera Sound 2012 Wrap-up

The Parc del Forúm is an excellent location for Primavera Sound, because the Spanish heat gets intense, particularly in the front row crowds, but there’s always a cool sea breeze that hits you just at the right moment. The three main festival days were full of a lot of excellent performances and I even had […]

The Strafing Run: Let’s Make Brownbird Flap his Wings

On May 30, 2012 Reltone recording artists Los Bastardos Magnificos and Brownbird Rudy Relic performed at The Darkhorse Tavern here in lovely downtown State College, Pa. THE BOMBER JACKET was on hand to see the show and talk to the artists afterward. Here for your viewing pleasure is our two-part interview, painstakingly (and amateurishly) assembled […]

A New Web-Based Music Directory from Scotland

Glasgow, Scotland’s Adam Piggot is the head of Touch Sensitive: a new online directory of underground and alternative music from Scotland, Spain and around the world. Piggot discovered THE BOMBER JACKET through a Spanish artist we covered. We got talking and decided it would be a good idea for Piggot to write a guest article […]

Bears in Brooklyn, Bears in Berlin, Bears…in…Heaven!

Brooklyn, New York band Bear in Heaven is one of those bands that never stops. They never stop touring, never stop writing, they never stop just to stop! Before they became a well-deserving buzz band back in 2009 they were an American band among a huge pool of others, trying to make it on the […]

Russian Blood from Boston

When you hear or read somewhere that an artist recorded his album in his bedroom, you’re probably thinking his songs are “chill-wave,” “lo-fi,” “dreamy,” or something along those lines. RIBS frontman Keith Freund recorded his band’s sophomore EP Russian Blood in his bedroom, but the EP itself sounds like it was produced for a much bigger space, […]

The Top 25 of 2012 (A Stereogum Rebuttal)

If I’ve learned anything from surfing the Interweb, it’s that people love lists. Top ten lists, grocery lists, “best of” lists; You make a list, people are going to read it, out of curiosity if nothing else. Perhaps that’s why Stereogum decided to put out a top 25 of 2012 list… in May. Maybe it’s just […]