Potty Mouth & Dead Stars contribute to Flavorwire’s Weezer Blue Album Tribute

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In celebration of the 20 year anniversary of Weezer’s, ‘Blue Album,’ Flavorwire asked some of the most talented alternative artists of late to speak about each of the album’s tracks and how ‘Blue’ has impacted their respective musical careers. Old Flame artists, Ali Donohue (Potty Mouth) and John Watterberg (Dead Stars) among other awesome folks were asked to weigh in on the tribute. Be sure to check out everyone’s commentary and go back and listen to Weezer’s debut record, after 20 years it holds up.

Wondering Sound Premiere The Coasts- “I Just Wanna Be A Star”

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The kind folks over at Wondering Sound recently premiered the rocking tune, ”I Just Wanna Be A Star” off of their record, ‘Racilia.’ Speaking towards the songs driving energy, Wondering Sound, used an imaginative example of being lost in a foreign land to describes the duo’s prowess as rock outfit.

Impose Premiere’s The Coasts “Us Against The World”

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In an in-depth piece put together by the kind folks over at Impose, Arkansas band, The Coasts, had their single, ‘Us Against The World’ premiere along side a detailed interview. Speaking about the bands impressive intiative to make huge sounds despite only being a duo, the piece features insight on The Coasts’ recording process with their album, ‘Racilia.’

Stereogum Premiere Mean Creek’s My Madeline Video

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On the release day of their newest record, Stereogum premiered the video for single, ‘My Madeline.’ Talking about the spooky feel out the video itself, Sterogum went onto talk about the intricate harmonies between vocalists Chris Keene and Aurore Ounian as they build off eachother effortlessly.

Mean Creek – “My Madeline” from hawke on Vimeo.

Brooklyn Vegan Premiere Dead Stars’ “Someone Else”

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With their new album, Slumber, set to be released on June 17 via Old Flame, rockers, Dead Stars, recently had their single, ‘Someone Else,’ premiere over at Brooklyn Vegan. The post talks about Dead Stars 90′s sound, “catchy, crunch brand of pop should appeal to who remembers college radio in the Clinton years.”

Stereogum Premiere Mean Creek’s ‘Johnny Allen’

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In anticipation of their record, Stereogum premiered Mean Creek’s track, ‘Johnny Allen’ from Local Losers. Speaking about the song’s intensity and inherent energy, Steroegum went on to say,  ”the chorus is killer, both for its high-flying male-female harmonies and its simple, incisive lyrics.”

Wondering Sound Feature Mean Creek

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In two short features, Wondering Sound, recently posted up about Boston rockers, Mean Creek while they made their trip down to Austin for SXSW. Recording a relaxed take of single, ‘My Madeline,’ Mean Creek also exchanged words with Wondering sound about what they’d do if one of America’s most wanted criminals moved in to the flat next door to them.

 

Mean Creek’s newest record, ‘Local Losers’ is out April 8th via Old Flame!

Millionyoung Remix ‘Captain Hook’ by Krisp

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Indie Shuffle has recently featured a new remix from Miami Old Flame artist, Millionyoung. Putting their spin on Krisp’s track, ‘Captain Hook,’ Millionyoung created a “electronic-driven track with great bass and an awesome dance twist.”

Wondering Sound Features SW/MM/NG

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In a brief feature, Old Flame band SW/MM/NG were recently written about in Wondering Sound. Talking about the Arkansas band’s unique ability to create tracks that slowly build into, ‘euphoric, hands in the air finales,” Wondering Sound pointed out, Younger, one of SW/MM/NG’s singles from last year.

Be sure to read more of the kind words over at Wondering Sound!

A.V. Club Premieres Potty Mouth Cover

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The Northampton, MA quartet are at it again, but this time with a cover for Father/Daughter Records’ special Record Store Day release. A compilation record, ‘Faux Real’ features a variety of the best indie acts covering some pretty unconventional tunes. Mostly tracks from movies of the past, Potty Mouth join the likes of Bent Shapes, Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz)  and Radiotor Hospital, among others as the cover ‘Take Me Away’ from Freaky Friday.