Category archives: Hear First

  • Hear First: House Phone -Gift Catalog

  • You guys all love cassettes right? You must, because it seems like there's a ton of them being put out right now. I do know that I love House Phone and I may have to go buy a $100 car so I can listen in style.... Oh, but if you buy the tape from bandcamp you get the mp3s too... so, everyone wins (except that one lone guy shouting how great cds are). Gift Catalog by House Phone Don't forget[...]
  • HEAR FIRST: Stone Coma track drops

  • Stone Coma (Sean Barry of MCR fame) has released the first track from an upcoming project of Breakcore-Glitch-Ambient stuff that you can listen to below. Honestly, I don't know the difference between Breakcore and Breakfast, but I know both of these sound delicious right now. Make sure to subscribe to his soundcloud.
  • Hear First: Start from the Breakdown - Molly Jean

  • Molly Jean, local chanteuse and Motor City Rocks contributor, has released her new album, Start from the Breakdown. The 11 track album is quiet and beautiful, combining pretty harmonies with personal, poetic lyrics. With drums and background vocals provided by Maria Nuccilli (The Decks, Deadbeat Beat), Molly Jean takes care of the rest by herself - vocals, guitar, bass and keys - and the result is[...]
  • Hear First: Caveman - Coco Beware

  • New York's dreamy pop-rock quintet Caveman is physically releasing their debut album CoCo Beware tomorrow, November 15 (the digital version has been available for a few weeks now.) The band has been receiving tons of press from the likes of Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NPR and the New York Times, yet they were kind enough to send MotorCityRocks a promo copy of CoCo Beware. Full of tribal drummin[...]
  • Tone and Niche album release on Friday

  • Tone and Niche are releasing their new album Everything Is Good on Friday at the Berkeley Front. They'll be playing with The Blueflowers, Mod Orange, & Livy. All this for only $5. Below is an embed of the title track from the album. And if you tune your computer to UDetroit RIGHT NOW (noon on Thursday) you can see them on the Pam Rossi show! Everything Is Good - from the album, Everyt[...]
  • Star Slinger ticket giveaway

  • Mtn Dew's new record label Green Label Sound is teaming up with a series of rad cutting edge (EXTREME) musicians to bring you the same great taste and half the timbre of your other leading soda-sponsored tour. UK DJ, Star Slinger's first single "Dumbin" (featuring Reggie B) is available for download and listen below. It's got quick cut slices of R&B with indie sensibilities. Star Slinger [...]
  • Album Review: Dimension Thule - Blue Snaggletooth

  • Do you want to get heavy? Blue Snaggletooth wants to get heavy to the planetary level. Through the power of this album (and possibly some pot) you’ll be soaring through a galaxy of Cthulhus, going mad while trying to wrap your mind around non-euclidean shapes. Just because their realm is sci-fi geek culture doesn’t mean this isn’t hard and heavy. Dimension Thule was forged by Thor's Hammer and [...]