Check out “Frozen Track,” a new jam from Princeton, NJ’s Home Blitz

Princeton, NJ-bred noise pop band Home Blitz just announced a new EP, Frozen Track, which will be released on July 31 by Mexican Summer Records (home to Best Coast, Purling Hiss and more). You can listen to the title track in the YouTube clip below, and jam out to its Half Japanese by way of The Thermals rock and roll.

Tracklist is below; the EP is available for preorder on 12″ vinyl here.

Side A:
Frozen Track
Dark Summer
Rolling with the Moody Girls

Side B:
In Every Window
Blind Nova
Secret Wave


Kensington Picnic throws a free outdoor concert with Meg Baird, Birds of Maya and more

The new Kensington Picnic block party announced its lineup yesterday, and for fans of the city’s burgeoning art-folk / proto-blues scene, it’s a doozy. On Saturday, Aug. 11 on Frankford Ave. between Susquehanna and Dauphin, folk luminary Meg Baird (who recently played a breathtaking set opening for Sharon Van Etten at Union Transfer) will perform solo, as well with Watery Love, the garage punk band she drums in alongside TestosterTunes Records founder Richie Charles and members of New Jersey’s Home Blitz. Also on the bill are Blues Control and Birds of Maya, who reportedly ruled at PhilaMOCA this past Friday, guitar experimentalists Chris Forsyth and Steve Gunn, and the Virginia transplant Dan Bachman, whose nimble acoustic playing recalls Jack Rose and John Fahey. Watch video of the artists below, and follow the festival’s Tumblr page for more details.