EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Turkey Vulture – “In the Pines – Acoustic Demo”

Connecticut Americana-Punks Turkey Vulture are back with a complete left turn from their excellent previous release, their EP, Boxer. Today Ghost Cult teams up with the band as we share their amazing rendition of ‘In The Pines’ (aka ‘Where Did You Sleep Last Night’ or ‘My Girl’). Its author is officially unknown, but it lives in the American songbook and was popularized by Bill Monroe and Led Belly. The song had new life breathed into by Nirvana, as they included it in their MTV Unplugged concert and album. Turkey Vulture does its own special spin on the track with sparse instrumentation, earthy percussion, heart-rending cello, and a lot of character. Check it out! Continue reading

The Dirty Heads – 311 – The Interrupters – Bikini Trill – Dreamers: Live at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

Pop, Punk Rock, Ska, and… Hip-Hop?! Alright, I’m in! Gilford, New Hampshire was host to what is probably the most fun-loving tour of the summer, the co-headlining tour of California’s The Dirty Heads and Nebraska’s own 311, along with The Interrupters, Bikini Trill, and Dreamers. Continue reading

Doll Skin – Love Is Dead And We Killed Her

I just love getting new albums to review, seriously, hearing new music pouring out of my earbuds exhilarates me like nothing else. I almost feel like I have stumbled into a secret treasure trove that the world has yet to experience. As I started to listen to the new Doll Skin album, Love Is Dead And We Killed Her (Hopeless Records) I began to feel the sensation of euphoria surging through every cell in my body. Seriously, the right side of my brain said to the left side of my brain, “here, hold my beer, this is all me”. Continue reading

Turkey Vulture – Boxer

I am from the big, big city (New York) and have never really been a small town type of guy. Sure, I lived in a podunk in New Hampshire for a year which was pretty isolated and anxiety-inducing in its own way. That being said I have no earthly idea what a Turkey Vulture is. Maybe it’s like the psychotic and scary Fisher Cat I heard so much about and never saw up North. Well I looked it up, they kind of look like the Skeksis from The Dark Crystal, is protected by federal law, (thanks Wikipedia) and found out it is a very real, mean ass bird, that is a scavenger (not a shock), but also feeds on the dead. So we are talking one serious bird. Turkey Vulture the band, is also very serious. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE STREAM: Turkey Vulture – “Boxer” Single

Connecticut’s dynamic duo, Turkey Vulture, a side-project of the excellent Owl Maker band. Continuing the winged avian theme, Turkey Vulture is a politically-charged amalgam of Punk, Metal, Alternative, and Americana in a big ole badass musical stew. The centerpiece of the single is the title track ‘Boxer’, but you will stay for the amazing Dolly Parton meets punk rock cover of ‘Jolene’. The single is out tomorrow and those that purchase on Bandcamp will get the hilarious bonus track, ‘Bee Avenger’! Stream it now! Continue reading

The Shabs Share New Video -“Tom and Phillips Song”

South African folk punks The Shabs have shared their new video for the track ‘Tom and Phillips Song’. The song comes off of their recent album Can You Hear Us at the Back which released on the 1st March 2019 via Just Music. The video, like much of the bands’ aesthetic calls back to a simpler time in music when people were more honest, punk rock was exciting, and folks were a lot less cynical. Great song and a funny video! Check it out here. Continue reading