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Bandcamp Artist of the Week
Analog Dive, RSI, Wreckon
Analog Dive is our Bandcamp Artist of the Week
Bandcamp Artist of the Week
Sammy Warm Hands, freewrites, graves33, smoke-filled rooms
Sammy Warm Hands is our Bandcamp Artist of the Week
Bandcamp Artist of the Week
palemen, bandcamp artist of the week, instrumental, electro
Palemen is our Bandcamp Artist of the Week.


Chaz Kangas, Hip Hop, Rex Manning Day
Chaz Kangas used to write for us. Chaz Kangas is 5’7” and 143 lbs of sensual man meat that smells like Body Shop White Musk massage oil for your soul. Chaz Kangas is the rap equivalent of Zack Morris if he spelled his name with a Y (I’ll let you figure out where the Y goes). Not only is he locking down all the hottest lunch room poon, he can also stop time and will eventually...
Rheteric Ramirez aka  Neitzsche Cortez | Hellfyre Club
Interviews are one of my favorite parts of being a SYFFALeer. The reason: intimacy. Album reviews, video postings, column additions? None come close to the interview on the scale o'sensh. So you know that if we've interviewed a band it's because we've usually reached out and begged and stalked and pestered them until they acquiesce. It parallels our love lives.  I had a chance to chop it up...
Indie music blog, indie music, album reviews, band interviews, pop culture blog
I was asked to interview Rival Sons a couple of weeks ago and I had no idea who they were. And because I don't want to interview a shitty band I requested to preview their latest album Great Western Valkyrie before committing.   Holy shit on cornbread! The hot and dry sound on this album has evaporated the pleather pants off my hairy legs. I...
Morbidly-O-Beats, FilthyBroke Records, Interview
Morbidly-O-Beats is the dude. My friend and fellow Southern Cali emcee Kid Presentable first turned me on, and then turned me on to Morbid's genius. That was soon co-signed by the indelible Syffal enigma Employee, and by Portland rapper/connoisseur of all things titular Bloodmoney. If that's not a virtual one-two-three punch, call me Little Mac and send me into fight Sodapopinski. ?(Whaaat?...
Andrew Milicia, MLBeatz, Red, White & Brew, Interview
One of this year’s pleasant surprises was Red, White & Brew – the delightful new album from Andrew Milicia x MLbeatz. Honest and sensh, Red, White & Brew was the perfect way to usher in spring for a fellow like me. MLbeatz’s production was all sorts of warm and humid, yet breezy so you don’t sweat too much, thus avoiding the chafe in your inner thigh. For his part...


Zea & The Copper Children - Drugs & Liquor

Sometimes there are songs that sound like a memory feels when you remember it. Sometimes there are songs that instigate a feeling of nostalgia so fucking thick you can fucking taste it. Sometimes those memories are so...

ClickitTicket | Concert Tickets | Live Shows | Concerts


No longer do we need to wait in long lines outside box offices to get concert tickets, just go here instead and forget about lines!

ClickitTicket has a...

William Red Thedford IV, Hellfyre Club, Thangthang, Blvd. Bill, Kail

William Red Thedford IV - THANGTHANG

I've said Busdriver is the Frank Zappa of Hellfyre. And Neitzche Cortez, its Captain Beefheart. For the sake of the game let's say Nocando is its Mick Jagger, Open Mike its Harry Nilsson, and Milo its Brian Eno.

In my completely ridiculous opinion manufactured for the sake of my very own...

Amplified Parts, Guitars, Amplifiers, Tubes | Music



You probably already know that a bunch of us SYFFALITICS are/were musicians. So we fucking get it, it’s hard out there for a musician bro. Not only are you constantly dealing with your parents questioning your lifestyle choices and telling you...

Funkytown Pros, Sean Blak, Opski Chan, The D.O.C., Kevin Gates, Hip Hop

The SYFFAList: The Summer of Employee's Lament

In not so many words: Fuck this Summer.  Fuck its hues, cues, role as an unlikely muse, and burning fuse.  The world outside around me exploded; the world inside me imploded.  Anything sonically new, largely typing, sounded like a Heems verse:...

One Song, Stars, Turn It Up, ATO Records, No One Is Lost

One Song: Stars - Turn It Up

Last night Stars dropped a new track off their new album No One Is Lost (out 10/14). And after I shared the track with Del, he reminded my that it's been 10 years since the release of Set Yourself On Fire. All the sudden I felt really old.

What a...

wewereastronauts, music city, boston, indie rock, one song, artificial light

WeWereAstronauts drop EXCLUSIVE SYFFAL SINGLE "Music City"!

I know nothing about WeWereAstronauts.

Bro, I only know what I know bro, and what I know bro has nothing to do with WeWereAstronauts bro.

Welp, I should mention that lately I've been waking up in the middle of the night with a need to look out the...

kauf, Labyrinth Ear, Lorna, remix

Kauf - Labyrinth Ear - Lorna (Kauf Remix)

I'm a complete fanboy for Kauf.

His electro steezo caught me completely the Fuck off guard and I was soon addicted to a mere FOUR songs for over a month.

Every opportunity I had to walk slow, I threw on the Kauf, bro bro.

Hundred Waters, Wildcat Wildcat, White Reaper, Chet Faker, Perfume Genius, Spani

Tom's SYFFAList for August 2014

If you recall, or were even paying attention we decided it was time to do away with our weekly group features because writing was becoming an assignment. Due dates and procrastination lead to half-assed scribblings. When writing and listening to music becomes less fun, we are not...

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