Doug Mosurock

When not at his day job, Doug Mosurock covers small-press vinyl and cassette releases at Still Single, and DJs around the city. He's also a contributor to Dusted Magazine, and has been published in a variety of music publications. A more comprehensive resume of his music-related activities over the past 20 years would require you to scroll down for a while.

Doug Mosurock appears in the following:

First Listen: Purling Hiss, 'High Bias'

Thursday, October 06, 2016

If rock music is your salve in hard times, it helps to find something that actually rocks. For its eighth album, Philadelphia's Purling Hiss returns with an unquestionably huge guitar record.


Songs We Love: Marching Church, 'Lion's Den'

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The dark and sultry visions of Iceage member Elias Bender Rønnenfelt are realized with a seven-piece band that conjures urban dread.


Songs We Love: Axis: Sova, 'Violent Yellow'

Friday, August 12, 2016

With psychedelic, mind-searing leads against a background of mechanized filth, this track positions the Chicago band as the prime movers of robo-boogie for the central United States.


Songs We Love: Connections, 'Month 2 Month'

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Five guys with loud amps blasting out of a Columbus basement in service of keeping some manner of truth in rock 'n' roll.


Songs We Love: Samara Lubelski, 'Driver, In Your Car'

Friday, June 03, 2016

The NYC mainstay has always skirted the lines of noise and pop. Here she makes psychedelic music like an oil slick spreading rainbows across its surface.


Songs We Love: Angry Angles, 'You Fell In'

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Before Jay Reatard released the landmark Blood Visions, he made spring-loaded garage-punk with The Lids' Alix Brown. A new compilation collects the duo's singles.


Songs We Love: The Summer Hits, 'Maximum Bum Ride'

Thursday, April 14, 2016

#TBT to '90s L.A. indie-rock and a noisy pop band crooning about "doin' nothin' but gettin' stoned." Beaches and Canyons collects The Summer Hits' singles and compilation tracks for Record Store Day.


Songs We Love: Parquet Courts, 'Human Performance'

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

The title track from the rock band's forthcoming Human Performance is a fragile and verbose tale of a relationship dissolved, featuring a wistful Mellotron solo.


First Listen: Black Mountain, 'IV'

Thursday, March 24, 2016

On its far-reaching, synth-strewn new album, a playful sense of retro-futurism underscores the Vancouver band's heavy tone of doom and despair.


First Listen: Mind Spiders, 'Prosthesis'

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

As one of the two guitarists and principal songwriters in the Denton, Texas, bands The Marked Men and Radioactivity, Mark Ryan indulges his gifts for heart-on-the-sleeve melodic punk and power-pop, respectively. But his band Mind Spiders seems to act as the warehouse in which Ryan stores his other obsessions: vaguely ...


First Listen: Heron Oblivion, 'Heron Oblivion'

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Now that it's been around for 50 years, it's worth asking: What is psychedelic music today? What does it mean? Is it another term for loud rock? Culturally appropriated dress? Tambourines? Trippy electro? Or is it something more?

The music of Heron Oblivion brings a full-force return to the peaks ...


First Listen: Yuck, 'Stranger Things'

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Between the release of Yuck's self-titled 2010 debut and the arrival of its 2013 follow-up, Glow & Behold, lead singer and chief songwriter Daniel Blumberg left the London grunge-pop band. Those duties then fell on guitarist Max Bloom, who was tasked with righting the ship and managing the expectations ...


Songs We Love: Gimmer Nicholson, 'Hermetic Waltz'

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Larry "Gimmer" Nicholson is, for all practical purposes, a ghost. His music has run the risk of vanishing into the ether as well, not due to any perception of rarity, but because even the most ardent music lovers did not know of his existence until relatively recently. (Evidence is


First Listen: Ty Segall, 'Emotional Mugger'

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Barreling on after a non-stop flurry of activity over the past eight years, Ty Segall is dropping his 10th solo album in the dead of winter, its cover depicting a Xeroxed baby head as it peers out of the fold amid a field of toner-black gradients. Staring into that ...


Songs We Love: Woods, 'Sun City Creeps'

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Before you've heard a note of this new Woods track, the long-running bedroom/lo-fi folk-pop concern gives away a name, an image and an association to the people in the back seats, the true heads in the room: Sun City Girls. That long-running underground outfit's glorious rip on world ...


First Listen: Fuzz, 'II'

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

If you didn't know that Ty Segall had spent a good chunk of 2015 on tour, you might think the prolific Bay Area garage-glam wunderkind had gone into hiding. Apart from a solo EP earlier this year, Segall's efforts this year have mostly been behind the boards, as he's ...


First Listen: Wavves, 'V'

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

In the last few years, we've seen Wavves' Nathan Williams wake up, stumble out of bed, emerge as one of the few successes of the late-'00s lo-fi resurgence, and graduate to the big leagues. Still, five albums in, Williams seems as plagued with uncertainty and peril as ever before. ...


First Listen: Dungen, 'Allas Sak'

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Swedish band Dungen has been pushing the boundaries of psychedelic rock since the dawn of the century, when the group first started turning the sounds of the late '60s and early '70s into a Technicolor sprawl of endless possibility. Bandleader Gustav Ejstes has found a way to constantly shuffle, ...


Songs We Love: Wand, 'Dungeon Dropper'

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

WAND has made three albums in the past 18 months. By the standards of a '60s pop group under contract to a major label—churning out records filled with cover versions and mashed-together selections of songs released as singles in other countries—this might not seem so difficult. But the ...


First Listen: Diane Coffee, 'Everybody's A Good Dog'

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A good story could be made of the Foxygen family tree, as its roots wound from stage and screen on the showbiz coasts to the college town of Bloomington, Ind. Bloomington made sense logistically, as Foxygen founders Sam France and Jonathan Rado's record label is situated there, but it ...