KCRW Music Librarian and DJ Eric J Lawrence shares three albums he added to the KCRW Music Library this week that should be on your radar.
Wampire – Bazaar (Polyvinyl)
Portland, OR-based indie rockers Wampire live up to their creepy name, with the hint of a gothic flavor haunting their catchy tunes. Touchstones include the Damned, the Horrors and Unknown Mortal Orchestra (whose Jacob Portrait produced this new album).
Ex Hex – Rips (Merge)
Over the past 25 years, Mary Timony has been somewhat of an unsung hero of the alternative singer/songwriter scene. After her work in bands such as Helium and White Flag, as well as on her own solo records, Timony has a crunchy new trio who sound like a cross between the Cars & the Runaways.
S – Cool Choices (Hardly Art)