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Getting closer to Come Closer's debut

Posted March 6, 2021, 1:14 p.m.
Getting closer to Come Closer's debut

photo by Loren Green

J. Wang's home-recorded new project, Come Closer, has announced its full-length album Pretty Garbage will release in April on Pirates Press (though still no exact date).

Wang, who has also played with Dan Padilla, Tiltwheel, Shallow Cuts, and more, shared a song called "High Life" this week, explaining:

"The song is about San Diego Legend Jason Weedon. He was the frontman for Run For Your Fucking Life and also played in the Kids, Tori Cobras as well as Sunnyside. Jason passed away unexpectedly in July of 2019," Wang, says, adding that the song was written in roughly 30 minutes shortly after Weedon's passing and it was the first song recorded for the album.

While the album is still to come, "High Life" will also be released on picture flexis by Pirates Press (and included in all mailorders while supplies last). Listen to the song after the bump, and seek out some of Weedon's works too.

High Life by Come Closer
Pictured: J. Wang live at The Fest 7

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Sunday State is coming

Posted March 6, 2021, 11:12 a.m.
Sunday State is coming

Sunday State - s/t

April 2 will bring us the debut album from Sunday State, a Pacific Northwest group featuring members of Mudhoney, Mission Spotlight, and The Pynnacles), a self-titled album to release on No Night Travel Recordings.

The project began with Michael Carothers and Kurt Foster, who later recuitred Jeremy Dietz (Mission Spotlight) on bass, Thom Sullivan (The Pynnacles) on drums, and Steve Turner (Mudhoney/Green River) as the project developed.

Check out the song "White Pine County," which was recorded with Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, Big Star), who also plays bass on this particular track.

Sunday State by Sunday State

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KFAI - Undead
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Bands 2-song Nice Surprise

Posted Feb. 13, 2021, 2:12 p.m.

2-song Nice Surprise

photo by Loren Green

Nice Surprise has shared two songs via Bandcamp of the new project featuring members of Riverboat Gamblers, Band of Horses, and Broken Gold. Formed by Ian MacDougall and Stuart Sikes, the project has a new ...

Bands William Goldsmith makes Assertion

Posted Feb. 6, 2021, 10:31 a.m.

William Goldsmith makes Assertion

photo by Jake Gravbrot

William Goldsmith, formerly of Sunny Day Real Estate, The Fire Theft, and Foo Fighters, is back with his first musical endeavor in ten years: Assertion. The band isn't just Goldsmith, though, it also features ...

Bands Who is The Sombre?

Posted Jan. 31, 2021, 11:07 a.m.

Who is The Sombre?

Maurice de Jong, know for his work with Gnaw Their Tongues, De Magia Veterum, Cloak of Altering, Hagetisse, Golden Ashes, and more, has one more project to add to the list: The Sombre. The Sombre ...

KFAI - Root Of All Evil

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Bands It's almost time for Sow Discord

Posted Jan. 21, 2021, 7:33 p.m. in Bands by Loren

It's almost time for Sow Discord

Sow Discord - Quiet Earth

David Coen (Whitehorse) will release his first full-length under the moniker Sow Discord on Tararus Records on February 26, titled Quiet Earth. While it's ...

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Bands Locked In return to action

Posted Dec. 18, 2020, 11:02 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Locked In return to action

Locked In and Epidemic Records have announced two new EPs from the Perugia, Italy hardcore band that was primarily active from 2007-2013. The band will ...

Dying City by Locked In

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Bands El No in 2021

Posted Nov. 27, 2020, 4:57 p.m. in Bands by Loren

El No in 2021

photo by Loren Green

Duo El No, featuring Nate Farley (Guided By Voices, The Amps, Robthebank, The Breeders) and Craig Nichols (Bellringer, Fur Coats, Dumbell, Shesus), has shared a ...

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Bands Owen: new video series and a Mike Kinsella Patreon

Posted Nov. 19, 2020, 8:11 p.m. in Bands by Campbell

Owen: new video series and a Mike Kinsella Patreon

Shervin Lainez

Owen has kept busy this year despite the quarantine. The solo effort of Mike Kinsella, of American Football and Cap’n Jazz fame, Owen released ...

Mike Kinsella has also recently launched the Mike Army Patreon, where fans can sign up to receive exclusive access to song tutorials, unreleased recordings, and covers of some of his favorite songs, including the full version of Phoebe Bridgers’ “Motion Sickness” which he recently teased on Instagram. More details at

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Bands System Of A Down resurface

Posted Nov. 8, 2020, 10:55 a.m. in Bands by Loren

System Of A Down resurface

photo by Armen Keleshian

It had been 15 years since System Of A Down had released new music -- until the group dropped two new songs, "Protect The Land" and ...

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Bands What's new with The Wonder Years?

Posted Oct. 24, 2020, 9:15 a.m. in Bands by Loren

What's new with The Wonder Years?

photo by Kelly Mason

The Wonder Years have both a new song and a new Halloween set coming up. Working with, the band issued itself the challenge ...

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Bands Dark Mark vs. Skeleton Joe project

Posted Oct. 20, 2020, 9:06 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Dark Mark vs. Skeleton Joe project

photo by Scott Wilkinson

A new project called Dark Mark vs. Skeleton Joe (DMvsSJ) has come to light, featuring Joe Cardamone (The Icarus Line) and Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees ...

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