"Summertime always finds me reading music bios of various stripes—it's a varied field with perhaps more misses than hits—but Keep Music Evil, the new book by Jesse Valencia about the legendary Brian Jonestown Massacre, is going in my beach bag for sure. The ever-changing band and its leader, Anton Newcombe, probably best-known from Ondi Timoner's 2004 documentary Dig!, packs more dysfunction into a day, an album, or a gig than any other I've known, but that seems to be the price for the sort of transcendence they're seeking (and, often, achieving)." - Corey Seymour, Senior Editor
If you dig early Weezer (when they were not making shitty cover records) but also like a sprinkle of The Pixies and a dash of The Strokes, and a really nice nod to Tucson faves, Lenguas Largas, you have Gorky.
"Glide is thrilled to premiere the official video for Gorky’s “Action Pants” – a bang em up rocker with an irritated kick and hellbent ferocity in line with early Arctic Monkeys, The Vines and The Stooges..."
“I’ve got hundreds of songs we can always pull from, but we’re not bound by that,” [Valencia] says. “We could do progressive hip-hop space jazz with theremins if we wanted to, or stripped-down acoustic folk. We love and can play all kinds of music, though at this moment we’re really into just rocking out and having fun.”