Friday, December 30, 2016

My top 25 Records of 2016!

25 Favorite Records of 2016 are as follows. My list isn't in any particular order, so don't go thinking your bands record is number 1. Much love to all the bands, labels and cool folks that sent me free records or provided me with free music files etc. I Love you all!

Here goes.....

1. Drakulas - "S/T"
2. Dgeneration - "Nothing Is Anywhere"
3. Steve Adamyk Band - "Graceland"
4. Nerve Button - "S/T"
5. Real Tears - "Too Cool To Rock"
6. The Hot LZ's - "Aggravate My Mind"
7. Hakan - "II"
8. The Masonics - "Obermann Rides Again"
9. Shady And  The Vamp - "The Holy Teachings of Rock & Roll"
10. Radio Days - "Back In The Day"
11. David Bowie - "Blackstar"
12. Bad Sports - "Living With Secrets"
13. The Lippies -"S/T"
14. BT's - "Bustin' Out"
15. Jack Oblivian & The Sheiks - "The Lone Ranger of Love"
16. Lumpy & The Dumpers - "Huff My Sack"
17. Marvelous Mark -"Crushin"
18. Sonic Avenues - "Disconnector"
19. Alice Bag - "S/T"
20. Dark Thoughts - "S/T"
21. Role Models - "Forest Lawn"
22. Earth Girls - "Wanderlust"
23. Low Culture - "Places To Hide"
24. Shattered Faith - "Volume III"
25. Wild Billy Childish & CTMF - "SQ1"

Sunday, January 3, 2016

My Top 25 favorite Records of 2015!

What a great year for new music! Here is my annual list, which is a little late. And as always, this list is in no particular order. Thanks again to all the bands, labels and cool mailorder folks for sending me free records!

My top 25 records for 2015 are:

1. Last Sons of Krypton - "Teenage Trash"
2. v/a: "Ultimate Bonehead!" (Volume 3)
3. v/a: "Ultimate Bonehead!" (Volume 4)
4. Golden Peilcans - "Oldest Ride Longest Line"
5. Phylums - "Phylum Phyloid"
6. Just Jeffrerey - "Coffee, Tea & Me"
7. Line Traps - "S/T"
8. The Briefs - "Odd Numbers"
9. The Connection - "Labor of Love"
10. Dirty Fences - "Full Tramp"
11. The Coneheads - "LP 1"
12. New Swears - "Junkfood Forever, Bedtime Whatever"
13. The Barreracudas - "Can Do Easy"
14. The Ballantynes - "Dark Drives, Life Signs"
15. Miscalculations - "Kill The Whole Cast" 
16. The New Trocaderos - "Thrills & Chills"
17. Radioactivity - "Silent Kill"
18. Buck Biloxi & The Fucks - "Streets of Rage"
19. The Havenots - "Rock & Roll Weekend"
20. Nervosas - "S/T"
21. The Mandates - "In The Back of Your Heart"
22. Tropical Trash - "Ufo Rot"
23. Night Birds - "Mutiny At Muscle Beach"
24. Nervous Talk - "S/T"
25. Born Loose - "Blowout"

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Mongrolls - Don't Wanna Work For No Jerk (2015)

Brand new smash hit single off the forthcoming release, "Smell The Glove Compartment" (2015)

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Two Tens!

L.A.'s superb rock 'n roll garage punk duo recently released Volume 3 on February 10th and it's another 3 song killer! I forgot where I found out about this band, but ever since I have been blasting these songs everyday. "I Can't Win" is my favorite, and it was released on their debut, "Volume 1". Check them out at their Bandcamp page! You won't be disappointed. Or better yet, go see them tear it up live as they are starting their tour on March 12th in L.A. and end it on March 21st at SXSW!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

My Top 25 favorite Records of 2014!

Hey Kids! Yes, it's that time again. As always, no particular order, so don't go thinking that I think the Mothers Children LP is my #1 this year. It's just randomly written out. Enjoy!

~Greg Mongroll
1. Mothers Children - Lemon LP
2. Average Times - S/T LP
3. Warm Soda - Young Reckless Hearts LP
4. Feral Trash - Trashfiction LP
5. Needles//Pins - Shamebirds LP
6. Blank Pages - S/T
7. Steve Adamyk Band - Dial Tone LP
8. The Gaggers - Blame You LP
9. Sonic Avenues - Mistakes LP
10. Legendary Wings - Do You See? LP
11. Shock - Shockproof LP
12. Sugar Stems - Only Come Out At Night LP
13. Maniac - Demimonde LP
14. Gino and the Goons - Shake It! LP
15. Buck Biloxi and the Fucks - Culture Demanufacturer LP
16. Nots - Are Nots LP
17. Hector's Pets - Pet-O-Feelia LP
18. Flesh Lights - Free Yourself LP
19. Off! - Learn To Obey 7"
20. Sick Thoughts - I Got Hands 7"
21. Flintettes - Open Your Eyes 7"
22. Amoebas - Telephone 7"
23. Terry & Louie - (I'm) Lookin For A Heart 7"
24. Barreracudas - Promises, Promises 7"
25. Low Culture​/​Needles​/​/​Pins - Split 7"

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Wyatt Blair - Banana Cream Dream!

This one slipped right by me. I can't believe I am just hearing this for the first time this past week. Enormous thank yous go out to my pal Sean Lynch for introducing me to this album. Sean is a man that always seems to be 10 steps ahead of me in the endless search for killer bands.

Any ways, this thing has 10 tracks, 8 of which are superb power pop/glam tunes. The two others are a bit different, "Ladies Man" is a quirky short number with some great pick up lines in it. "Psychedelic Rock Band" reminds me of The Jesus & Mary Chain for some reason, and turns out brilliant. Check it out below on the bandcamp page. I hope you love it as much as I do.

-Greg Mongroll

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

An early Christmas gift from The Connection!

The Connection are at it again! Today they offered the world a little sneak peak from their forthcoming Christmas record called "A Christmas Gift For". As always, they never disappoint. Go ahead, give it a spin. Oh yeah, the whole record rules, too! But you have to wait for that.

-Greg Mongroll

Be sure to pre-order your copy today and purchase everything else from their back catalog. Check it out at their Bandcamp page below: