Big Fresh: Big Fresh Forever | 20 Jul 2009 // 3:58 PM
The record amounts to an exuberant love letter addressed from a stable of hard-working, veteran musicians (the band has been making albums for over a decade) to some of the quirkiest and most innovative pop/rock acts of the last few decades.
Rocco DeLuca and the Burden: Mercy | 14 Jul 2009 // 4:00 PM
The music on DeLuca's second album with his band the Burden is so good it doesn't need to be rescued by Jack Bauer. This is a first-rate soul record which charms the listener more and more with each successive spin.
Mouthful of Bees: Mouthful of Bees | 14 Jul 2009 // 3:59 PM
Soaring, layered harmonies intermingle with wandering instrumentals, swinging percussion and sharp guitar work on this self-titled collection of twelve songs.
Greater California: All the Colors | 22 Jun 2009 // 4:00 PM
All the Colors not only relays the carefree spirit of the season in requisite, buoyant, Brian Wilson-esque tones, but it captures the idle moments and lazy lulls which summer brings.
Here Holy Spain: Manic | 21 Jun 2009 // 3:57 PM
Each of the album's ten songs is delivered with an immediacy, an earnestness and an energy that augments the band's skill and amplifies the strength of their presence.