Wednesday, March 7 2007
With Waving, Not Drowning, Citizens Here and Abroad suffer a lack of distinction. Impeded by an unpalatable homogeneity, the album fails to distinguish the band
Eamonn Coyne and Kris Drever aren’t knee-deep in either Celtic music or bluegrass, but instead weave a nice and nifty combination of the two.
Tuesday, March 6 2007
The three Roche sisters possess lovely voices and the ability to create stunning vocal harmonies that just take one's breath away.
Serene but inventive drone-based music from improvisation-minded Norwegians.
Like Texan psychedelic pioneers the 13th Floor Elevators, Austin-based band the Summer Wardrobe enjoy melding traditional country instruments into a heady brew of trippy cerebral
When people think of Celtic rock, they often think of the Waterboys or the Pogues. The Elders, with lead singer (and Irishman) Ian Bryne at
Why do people say that two many cooks in the kitchen spoil the soup? I’d wager a guess, but people have been saying this
Monday, March 5 2007
This Canadian outfit of brothers Mars and Michael Ivic concoct sweet ‘60s era pop on the cheerful Brit-tinged “Hearts for the Living”.
Damiera plays hyperkinetic, angular indie rock, echoing At the Drive-In, or Coheed & Cambria without the weird prog-rock tendencies.
I've been putting this off for ages, after seeing Red Hunter's puzzling set at CMJ and feeling that there was already maybe one too many willfully eccentric freak folkers wending his costumed, ethnic-instrumented way through the cosmos.
The Scottish indie rock band apparently rarely plays live, but for the singing alone I would encourage them to do so.
You may have heard Adrianne’s song in the Courtney Cox series
Sunday, March 4 2007
A soft jangle of guitars, a hazy, New Zealand production sheen, the gently melancholy yet sort of humorous lyrics had me thinking I'd stumbled onto some lost Flying Nun outtake.
Once Love of Diagrams manage to unhinge their voices while keeping a lock down on the groove, their impact will be unnervingly devastating.
Partyline’s florescent spunk rock is annoyingly repetitive and uses juvenile, rebellious lyrics to tackle overdone themes.
English trio Sarandon's latest album is a sweeping 32-track affair compiling the band's four mini albums.
As part of his series that coincides with the seasons, Chicago emcee Qwel is parceling out the beatsmith duties by rotating out Maker for Meaty
Thursday, March 1 2007
Iowan Kelly Pardekooper sounds as if he's channeling The Dandy Warhols on the retro-rock, groovy title track that sets the album off on the right course.
There’s beauty in simplicity, in life and in music, and the truth of this is apparent on Cake on Cake’s I Guess I
Over the past four years, Pas/Cal has been turning out an intriguing series of EPs.