California X

Stream California X’s Brazen New Track, ‘Red Planet’

Last year, Amherst's California X filled headphones with snotty, power-punk-leaning thrash via their self-titled debut, a disc that dealt in sludgy guitar riffs and distortion-drenched vocals. On…
Matthew Levine / December 3, 2014

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Toro y Moi, Christopher Owens, Camper Van Beethoven, More

It's Tuesday, which means it's time to hole up with some headphones and sample the 10 new albums below.1) Camper Van Beethoven, La Costa Perdida.
Kyle McGovern / January 15, 2013

Stream California X’s Full Sludge-Pop Debut

Though California X's cartwheeling, low-end-friendly noise has drawn quick comparisons to Dinosaur Jr. (also, it should be repeated, of Amherst, Mass.), lead vocalist Lemmy Gurtowsky shares…
David Bevan / January 8, 2013

California X Deliver Beautiful Sludge With ‘Pond Rot’

Though the sludge-lovers in California X are from Amherst, Massachusetts, both geographical connections make good sense. This trio's proclivity for sun-baked garage-punk grind makes them…
Chris Martins / November 21, 2012