Eureka California at Wondering Sound

In the video for “Happy Again,” the two members of Athens band Eureka California — Jake Ward and Marie A. Uhler — inspect ham at a supermarket, walk Stand by Me-style down a set of train tracks, climb up a jungle gym and make shadow puppets against a tin wall. It’s light and carefree stuff,… Continue reading Eureka California at Wondering Sound

Pinkshinyultrablast at Wondering Sound

The Russian group Pinkshinyultrablast are already garnering raves from the likes of the Guardian, the NME and BBC Radio, and all it takes is a few seconds of the radiant “Land’s End” to see why. The song is both beautiful and mysterious: filmy guitars form a mirage-like backdrop for Lyubov’s (one name only, thank you)… Continue reading Pinkshinyultrablast at Wondering Sound

Mind Brains at Wondering Sound

Call Mind Brains a supergroup if you like — the Athens band features members of Olivia Tremor Control, Marshmallow Coast, of Montreal, the Music Tapes and more —l but you’ll find no bombast or grandstanding on their deliriously delightful self-titled LP. Sound instead arrives in hallucinogenic waves: vocal harmonies bend and wobble, distorted synths blast… Continue reading Mind Brains at Wondering Sound

Throwing Muses at Wondering Sound

Throwing Muses‘ first new album in 10 years, 2013′s Purgatory/Paradise, is finally coming to vinyl — and cassette. Last fall, the Kristin Hersh-led band released the album as part of a multimedia set, packaging the 32-track CD within a 64-page book of lyrics, commentary, photos and art; Purgatory/Paradise was also available as an e-book-and-music app. Now, HHBTM Records has announced… Continue reading Throwing Muses at Wondering Sound

Eureka California at Wondering Sound

There’s knowing your audience and then there’s knowing your audience, and the Athens, GA band Eureka, California definitely know their audience. Why else would they package the deluxe edition of their new albumCrunch with a mock 33 1/3-style book about the record’s creation, if not to appeal to the very sorts of people who would freak out over… Continue reading Eureka California at Wondering Sound