Monthly Archives: April 2012

Incognito pick of the week: Ape Up!

We mentioned this album last week so it’s no surprise that this is our pick of the week. If you like bands that will make you want to pump your fist and scream along with the vocalist, Ape Up! is a good band for you. If nothing else, this is good to listen to so you realize that not everyone makes cookie-cutter sensitive-boy rock. Kemosabe by Ape Up! will be available on Tuesday 1 May.

Incognito picks of the week: Nazarenes and Sun Gods in Exile

Sometimes you get recommendations about a certain genre and the more you explore, the more you appreciate and like that genre. This is the case with me and reggae. Until recently, I had never explored a lot of reggae. Then I got some recommendations of bands to check out and I found myself seeking it out more and more. Nazarenes is the latest reggae band I have checked out and really enjoyed. If you are a fan of reggae, check out Meditation, the latest from Nazarenes – available Tuesday 24 April.

Another album due out Tuesday is Thanks for the Silver by Sun Gods in Exile. This is a band that bills itself as “Southern fried biker boogie” and brings to mind bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd and Molly Hatchett. If you like 70s southern rock, this is definitely an album you should check out.

It came from the Howlin’ Banana

One of the great things about being a music writer is getting new music from unexpected sources. I received a message today from Howlin’ Banana Records (from France) asking if I would like to check out two songs from an upcoming 7″ by garage punk band 60 Second Swingers. I ask you, how am I supposed to turn down something from a label called Howlin’ Banana? And I’m glad I didn’t. This is great garage punk stuff.