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Diamond Afterlife - Blue Stratos (Off The Hip)

diamond-afterlifeDon’t be put off by the band name, appropriated as it is from a cheap ‘80s men’s cologne, or the inside cover shot of the group members that drips unadulterated hipsterism. Stripped back Melbourne garage duo Blue Stratos pepper “Diamond Afterlife” with enough primal gems to dazzle the most demanding fencer of stolen jewels.

Zonar Rose - Keith Morris, Ty Segall, John Dwyer and Steven McDonald b/w Girl It’s Me - The Primevals (Glitterhouse Records)

zonar-rosesplitIf you’’re aware of the Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project you’ll already know the quality of the acts contributing to the ongoing series of musical tributes to the late Gun Club frontman. Here’s another salvo, this time in the shape of a double A-sided seven-inch single pairing a punk rock supergroup of sorts with a super garage rock group from Scotland.