Five years, one name change, and plenty personal growth later, Nic Hessler re-introduces himself with Soft Connections.
In the video for "Name on a Matchbook," which we're premiering below, director Bryce McGuire plays up Springtime Carnivore's '60s girl group touchstones by putting Morgan and her all-female band in front of a screaming, fainting mob of dudes.
Somewhere along the way, King Tuff was recruited to front stoner metal band Witch, which famously featured Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis on drums. Nowadays, Thomas lives in East L.A. and Witch is lying mostly dormant, but he and Mascis are still running in similar circles, thanks (at least in part) to a shared label home at Sub Pop Records.
Lese Majesty, out today via Sub Pop, is titled after a French phrase that essentially means a violation of the reigning power, and over the course of the album's 18 tracks and seven suites, Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire lodge a fluid, otherworldly attack.
Home recording nerds looking for their stoic-cool icon may have found a patron saint in Tim Presley.
The 19-year-old friends behind Dub Thompson met as junior high schoolers in Agoura Hills, CA, a small, upper-middle-class suburb just north of Los Angeles.