Release Date: August 13, 2021

Format: Digital & Physical

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Album Info – (Per Bandcamp)

Rosie Rebel: Lead Vocals, Gang Vocals
Jeff Crews: Lead Guitar, Gang Vocals
Matt Van Ernest: Bass Guitar
Phil Wartell: Drums, Rhythm Guitar, Bass (Track 10), Gang Vocals

w/ special guests:
Coolie Ranx (Pilfers): Gang Vocals (Tracks 1 and 2), Lead Vocals (Track 2)
Becky Lynn Blanca (Penny Matches): Gang Vocals (Tracks 1-10), Harmonies (Tracks 2, 4 and 9)
Jay Prozac (The Prozacs): Gang Vocals (Tracks 1-8)
Jenny Whiskey (Hub City Stompers): Gang Vocals (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 6-10), Harmonies (Tracks 1, 9, and 10)
Rob George (Hub City Stompers): Gang Vocals (Tracks 1, 6, 9 and 10)

Album artwork, layout and design by Paul Kepple of Headcase Design

Mixed & Mastered by Jesse Cannon
Produced & Arranged by Phil Wartell
Recorded remotely at home in quarantine during Covid-19 with the exception of drums and bass, recorded at Cannon Found Soundation in Brooklyn, New York

Favorite Tracks: Queen Of Swords, All I Need, 1:11, Defend Your Temple, When We Were Young, This One’s For You, The Riveter, On My Way,

Sounds Like: The Damed, Lucy And The Rats, The Linda Lindas, The Spazzys, Crimson Riot, Babes In Toyland, and Amyl and the Sniffers


Photo: Mark Doyle

Has a killer release ever quietly snuck past you? Now I’m going to admit something which may cause my punk cred to fall. I never heard a Stiff Little Fingers track until 2010. Keep in mind I was born in the late 1970’s so how could this be? Maybe I didn’t have enough kick ass punk zines to keep me up to date? So now it’s time for me to share a brand new kick ass release ‘Queen Of Swords’ by Brooklyn’s Typhoid Rosie!

So let’s dive right in and check out ‘Queen Of Swords’. The first track shares the name of the album. Thinking about leaving the unhealthy toxic relationship? Well put on this track. You are the Queen Of Swords. This song has some quick hooks and a powerful message about self love. You deserve something better in your life! The Riot Grrrl message continues with “All I Need”. This track has Coolie Ranx from the Pilfers! The riffs, drums, and gang vocals are awesome. It feels a bit surfpunk infused, yet feels so punk rock.

Photo: Mark Doyle

“1.11” is heavy on bass and has some killer drums. The lyrics are great and will have you singing along. Although I am not sure you an or I could ever match Rosie’s amazing vocals. Per the band’s press release on this track. “I’ve gone through a change where I no longer need other people to fill that void like I once did, because I found my own source of divine love inside of me. This song helps me remember how rare and unique I am and that its time to get back on the saddle of fulfilling my purpose and mission while my heart still beats.

“The next song is “Two of Cups”. Hmmm I’m starting to notice a trend. This album has so many tracks named after Tarot cards. “Two Of Cups” goes harder and much darker. The distortion in the guitar will transport any listener down a vast rabbit hole as Rosie puts you into a gentle musically induced coma. My favorite track on the record is next with, “Defend Your Temple”. As a boy I was told, “Defend your temple by working out, eating healthy, blah, blah, blah”.

Buy the Vinyl Here, https://typhoidrosie.bandcamp.com/album/queen-of-swords

What I wasn’t told was that a woman is not property, a woman has to fight harder to get everything she needs, and that society will try to control almost every aspect of a woman’s life. I feel that every parent should make it a point to teach their children these important points. Or maybe you can play, “Defend Your Temple” and help explain the lyrical content. This track has some incredible fuzz, killer drums and bass. This track alone just might put this on our top album release list of 2021.  

Photo Mark Doyle

“When We Were Young” is up next. I love this track! It’s a bit slower, but still has some power on bass and adds a little variety to this already stellar album. We all have at least a few rad moments from our childhood we will never forget. “This One’s For You” follows and continues the album’s theme of self empowerment. The gang vocals really make this track shine with contributions from Becky Lynn Blanca (Penny Matches) Jay Prozac (The Prozacs). 

“The Chariot” is about not taking crap from anyone and moving forward no matter what. Rosie’s vocals hit some insanely high notes! Next up is my second favorite track, “The Riveter”. This is a pro-union, pro-woman song inspired by The Rosies from WWII and Rosie Rebel’s own experience working with the Local 52. Per the band’s press release, “In my day job, I do props and set dressing for Local 52 on movies and television shows. I am very grateful to work with Local 52. I love my job, and it’s nice to know that as a woman, I earn the same wage as the man doing the same job as me.’ 

Well we have reached the final track, “On My Way”. It has a great message about moving on and leaving all that toxic crap behind. The whole song is fantastic. I love the dramatic tempo changes. It’s a perfect ending to already stellar album.

Buy Now! https://typhoidrosie.bandcamp.com/album/queen-of-swords

In Conclusion, Typhoid Rosie’s, “Queen Of Swords” is a Riot Grrrl indie whirlwind. It mixes genres of punk, surf punk and rock and roll with ease while staying true to it’s message of feminism, self empowerment, and combines all of these in an unforgettable experience. You can listen now on your favorite streaming service or pick up the vinyl here, https://typhoidrosie.bandcamp.com/album/queen-of-swords.

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Release Date: March 13, 2020

Format: Digital

Location: Miami, FL

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • Las Nubes: Ale Campos, Emile Milgrim, Nina Carolina
  • Palomino Blond: Kyle Fink, Carli Acosta, Jake Karner, Raven Nieto

Favorite Tracks:  Demonize, Tararear, Seventh Heaven, and Damage

Sounds Like: Breeders, Joy Division, Vampire Weekend, Pixies, and Arcade Fire


There’s one thing that the Corona Virus won’t stop, and that’s CPRA doing our best to get you some new music news. I don’t know about you guys, but this crap has got me bummed out. So I decided to sit down and listen to a new split from Las Nubes and Palomino Blond! Las Nubes are no stranger to CPRA, we checked out their last release “DVMT” here, https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/2019/05/15/cpra-radar-alert-las-nubes-to-drop-new-lp-smvt-via-sweat-records-on-6-14-2019/. Las Nubes has been kicking some serious ass lately, even landing a spot on the III Points Festival, headlined by Wu-Tang, Robyn, Stereolab, and The Strokes. So let’s check out the new split with Palomino Blond. 

The first track is Las Nubes – “Demonize”. This track feels like a gentle sweeping dream with a constant kick from the kick drum. That is until the bass and guitar play the enemy and lend a heavy almost nightmarish edge. The second track Las Nubes – “Tararear”. A little more on the mellow side, it’s beautiful. Per Ale Campos, “”‘Tararear’ began as the single intro riff and transformed into a Hum-worship song (the title is actually a Spanish translation of the word hum). The despondent lyrics came from free-associative wordplay at a rehearsal.” 

The third track is by Palomino Blond and is called Palomino Blond – “Seventh Heaven”. Now I am new to this band. This song has a great little poppy sound to it. Yet still retaining the interesting “Salad Rock” feeling. I’d say this track hits a fine line between Indie and ShoeGaze. It reminds me of early grunge before it really had a definitive label. The last track is by Palomino Blond and is called “Damage”. 

“Damage” has this kick ass Bikini Kill sound. The quick hooks and hard driven melodies give this track a large amount of spit and grit. The split may only be 4 tracks, but it’s pushing me to listen to both bands over and over again. This is an excellent sample of 2 bands that know how to break their defined music molds. Be sure to pick up here, vinyl preferred, https://lasnubes.bandcamp.com/album/split-ep

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Release Date: September 28, 2019

Format: Digital 

Location: 

  • FT Collins

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • Brian Maier (guitar, vocals), 
  • Zach Berger (guitar), 
  • Matt McNear (bass), 
  • Matt Petersen (drums)

Favorite Tracks: Unnatural Desires,  Her Last Vengeance, and Motion Blur

Sounds Like: 21 Taras, Poor Moxi, Tame Impala, Strokes, and A Shoreline Dream


The FOCO music community is alive and kicking. I am constantly seeing some awesome lineups with some incredible talent on a daily basis. Sadly I don’t get up to Ft Collins often, so I can only hope the bands travel south towards Denver. Today I’d love to introduce Ft Collins based, “Race To Neptune”. Considering their Facebook page is already at 1.5K you may already know them. Let’s check out their 3rd EP, “Share My Frequency”, released on 9/28/2019. 

“Unnatural Desires” is the first track and my first introduction to the band. Right from the start I can tell these band members are talented as hell. From the kick ass drums, and fuzzy salad rock like guitar. The song is bound to have you bobbing your head! The next song is “Motion Blur”. When you’re reflecting back on this sometimes they feel like a quick glimpse. Often in times of trauma, our brains will pick out certain images we like and toss out the ones we do not.  This track has some epic riffs, and underlying melodies. 

“Will The King?” slows things down a bit with a great intro on guitar. Shogaze fans will love this track! As the progression builds you can feel a great rock coming. The next track is “Mr Sweet”. I love the playful intro as the song gets a bit harder. This song is dreamy and full of illusion. It’s somewhat similar to early Pixies. 

“Her Last Vengeance” comes in with a great organ like sound. It’s dangerous and full of plucky notes on guitar. This track is by far my favorite on the EP. I love the experimental sound. It’s really like nothing I’ve ever listened to before. This band is super talented on all fronts. 

The last song is “Watch It Bleed”. The salad rock fuzz sound is back and playfully join in with the drums in almost Arabic like dance. In conclusion, “Share My Frequency” is a record you will need to listen to multiple times. Fans of Indie, punk rock, shoegaze and more will find something just for them in this 7 track set. Check them out here for more, https://racetoneptune.bandcamp.com/

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Tracks: (Per Bandcamp)

  1. Unnatural Desires
  2. Motion Blur
  3. Will the King? 
  4. Mr. Sweet 
  5. Her Last Vengeance
  6. Watch It Bleed 

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