Forming way back the 1960s, Garage Rock has experienced somewhat of a revival over the past 10 years. Acts such as The Strokes, Black Lips and The Hives, brought commercial success to a genre largely associated with the underground. Today there’s a huge amount of brilliant acts waiting to be discovered just a few clicks away.
This weeks Tag Of The Week, can be further explored in Last.fm Discover, which enables you to browse more than 2 million tracks from both emerging artists and emerging tags.
The first track up on Last.fm Discover is ‘Bad Vibe’ by Vancouver act Dead Ghosts. After initially thinking my headphones had given up on me, I realised this muddy jangly-garage winner was in fact the real deal. Reminiscent of early Black Lips, which could never be a bad thing!
A few skips later, and we come across ‘Can’t Tell No One’ by San Francisco’s Terry Malts. Originally performed by Negative Approach, Terry Malts mix pop and punk in equal measures. If you’re having trouble getting Gotye or Carly Rae Jepsen out of your head, this could be the song to do it!
Finally, we come across ‘Transitions’ by Guildford-based punkers The Shitty Limits. Playing a fusion of 60’s Garage, 70’s Punk and 80’s Hardcore. Breaking up in 2011 you can find out more about them here.
Head over to Last.fm Discover to find new music, create playlists and share new findings with your friends.