Wet Nurse – “Over It” (video by Always Nothing)

On September 25, Wet Nurse will release their second full-length album, So It Goes, via Recess Records. Directly after, the PBR punk quartet will embark on a two month, 37 show tour of the US and Canada. And don’t fret Orlando people. We get a date of our own, October 23, a glorious homecoming a mere week before FEST. (all dates here)

In preparation for this goodness, Wet Nurse and Orlando creative collective Always Nothing collaborated on the video for “Over It,” the album’s second songThe four tormented souls of Wet Nurse shotgun beers, smoke cigarettes, drink more beers, and spin in office chairs outside of an abandoned auto garage. Sorry mom. We just want to have fun. Don’t worry; we’ll end the night with some pizza…and more beers.

This video moves fast and packs a punch. The debauchery is woven into quick shots of the band ripping through the song at Uncle Lou’s. The chaos looks beautiful. This quality has become expected from Always Nothing, who’ve shot with fellow Orlandians (Common Man and Sailor Ripley) and international acts (Screaming Females). Oh, and I may or may not have interviewed Wet Nurse about the upcoming album. I’ll never tell. Enjoy.

The Woolly Bushmen – “Weepin’ Eyes”

The Woolly Bushmen have been trucking around Orlando for some time now. The first time I saw them was like four years ago at this really small, shitty bar across the street from UCF. I had just moved to Orlando and was dipping my toes into Orlando’s musical cesspool. That night, I did my best Pulp Fiction-style “dance” moves, while The Bushmen ripped through a set of tunes that sounded like something right off of the Pulp Fiction Soundtrack. That bar, along with the rest of the douche-filled clubs in that strip, is long gone, but The Bushmen are still kickin’. Proof: they’ve just dropped a new song, “Weepin’ Eyes.”

On “Weepin’ Eyes,” I imagine the light organ line accompanying me on a stroll down a long boardwalk. As it keeps a steady pace, Simon Palombi promises the girl he loves solace after her lover deserts her, only to be left alone in his own puddle of tears. Sorrow has never sounded so summery. Enjoy.

TRK PRMR: Timothy Eerie – “Time Goes”

Like Santa Claus on speed, I deliver the goods before anyone else. Boys and girls, naughty or nice, here’s Timothy Eerie, a four-piece psych-trash outfit from right here in Orlando. “Time Goes” is a track off of the band’s recent cassette, Collide​~​A​~​Scope, brought to you by our friends at Godless America Records. This short funhouse of fuzz bounces around with thick guitar chugs and wobbly organ sounds, cycling from one distorted hook to the next. I envision myself soaking up UVs on a glass-covered beach while Spacey Casey transmits warped vocal melodies from Mars via ham radio.

According to the their bio, this band of gypsies was brought together by the true Timothy Eerie, a Stardust-esque space traveler who fled to earth after his home planet had been overcome by the “Dark Energy Empire.” People, this is truly a tale as old as time. You can read the rest of Timothy Eerie’s nebular backstory and purchase Collide​~​A​~​Scope on Godless America’s Bandcamp. Enjoy.

Catch Timothy Eerie’s live debut, June 4 at Will’s with Captains of April, Transcendental Telecom, and The Death Tremors.

Witch Kings – “I Can’t Tell”

Witch Kings’ debut single is a sultry slow jam with darkness at it’s core. We’re greeted with wispy guitar tones that dive slowly into the first verse. Singer John Waters’ vocals are deep and haunting, his diction reminiscent of Lou Reed (see: “Cheeesssttt”). Waters himself seems confused. He cries, he laughs, he’s high, he’s low. This uncertainty only adds to the song’s overall haziness. Witch Kings features members from The Welziens and The Haroux, but “I Can’t Tell” is in a vain different from both. This first release was a surprise. I can only wonder what other surprises are in store.

Keep an eye on Witch King’s Bandcamp. There is much, much more to come.

Monophonics – “Promises”

San Francisco psych-soul band Monophonics just released a fresh 7″ titled Promises/Strange Love. The A-side “Promises” is James Bond-esque slow burner infused with melodic horn grooves and groovy guitar melodies. Redundancy aside, all of these bright colors are contained by tightly compressed rhythm section that acts as a backbone, bent after copious dance moves. Enjoy.

Catch Monophonics tonight at The Plaza with Galactic.

Pathos, Pathos – “Tiger”

Orlando indie rockers Pathos, Pathos close out the year with the debut single from their upcoming EP, Familiar Homes. On “Tiger,” vocalist Matt Walsh’s singing is light and energetic. Never has “pulling out your hair” and watching a loved-one “unwravel” sounded more invigorating. The instrumentation is just as much fun. During the verse, the percussion makes me want to skip. The guitar melodies jump around like sugar-filled toddlers on a perfect spring day. Even when the song outro brings the pace down, the day is finished with a sunset and a whistle solo.

All of these pieces are strung together by excellent production, leaving each element sounding sharp and distinct. I’m excited to hear what else the band can churn out next year. 2015 is upon us, but Pathos, Pathos is making the most of 2014’s last days. Enjoy.

Free Throw – “Grandma Got Runover By A Reindeer”

Nashville indie rockers Free Throw have succeeded in melting the heart of the grumpiest of Christmas grumps. They went right for the feels with this one. “Grandma Got Runover By A Reindeer” has always been my favorite Christmas song about Santa pulling a hit-and-run. If you wish, you can check out the boys original tunes at their Bandcamp. Enjoy.