Monday, April 30 2007
Let’s Agree to Deceive Our Best Friends may be the holy grail of power pop albums.
Okkervil River provides a focused and complex pair of songs using unexpected colors and surprising tones.
An album that lives up to a rich, highbrow, and solid expectations.
While he possesses enough chops to get these songs across, Ernie Halter has found a haven on MySpace with tour van cameras and live shows.
Sunday, April 29 2007
The best-laid plans of Vancouver, Canada's instrumental hip-hop trio are often triumphant.
With just guitar, bass and drums, how exactly are you meant to save rock 'n' roll?
The collective members of Temple of Brutality give the band a very impressive pedigree, as it features former members of Megadeth, W.A.S.P.,
It's a compilation from the World Music Middle East rather than the wholly Middle Eastern Middle East.
The Sirens are pure glam rock for the new millennium, but there is nothing to get your underpants in a twist over.
There’s nothing wrong with exchanging sunshine boom for indie gloom, but as a teaser EP, collectors need only apply.
Thursday, April 26 2007
Push Me on Home represents a long overdue opportunity for a larger audience to recognize what those in and around the Knoxville, Tennessee music scene
Weaver shines on his rustic, assured fifth album.
Terminal Sound System, the project of Australian artist Skye Klein, does a number on the sounds of drum 'n' bass and emerges as something closer to the skittish patterings of garage.
Haunt’s Matthew Hebert is a firm believer in the power of songs, a conviction that garnered his former band, Ware River Club, increased attention
Light, breezy, electronic-laced ditties.
Together, Davis and Des Ark might craft a compelling album; perhaps that is the next step.
Wednesday, April 25 2007
Captain Yonder continue to deliver spooky country-folk tales of ethereal, sepia-tinged beauty.
UK quintet reach US shores with their excellent debut, mixing ebullient power pop and catchy rock with melodies worthy of Neil Finn.
Fans of singer-songwriters like Sondre Lerche, Andy Stochansky, and Danny Michel would enjoy this album.
Disparate musics? Voices? What is going on? In a word, everything.