Zig Zags’ eponymous debut LP is a thunderous jolt of punk/garage excitement. The LA-based Zig Zags make rock tunes I would expect to hear on an old school Tony Hawk videogame next to Iggy Pop jams. Ty Seegal produced the album at the Sweat Box in Austin. I would recommend the hard-hitting noise to anyone who is a fan of The Misfits, The Ramones, Ty, & Eagulls.
Manchester outfit, MONEY creates delicately textured pieces of art crafted from the talents of Jamie Lee, Charlie Cocksedge, Billy Byron and Scott Beaman. The Shadow of Heaven reminds me a lot of the solemn meandering I hear in Grizzly Bear and early Bombay Bicycle Club. MONEY’s sound has an apparent structuring where everything has its place and is deeply passionate. The record is ethereal and dark, rich with piano ballads, reverb, and winding rhythms.