Wednesday, January 31 2007
The combination of two Florida area bands makes up Mayday Parade, and this six-song EP is ringing with earnest melodies and Emo 101 trademarks judging by “
Tuesday, January 30 2007
Is there anything in the world less inspiriting than New Age electro-pop smoothed over with backwash fuzz and lyrics about feelin’ how you wanna feel?
While riddled with its share of tedious episodes, Steeljaguar Rocket holds up far better than most other limited-edition improvised rock sessions.
Young Love shows glimmers of an innovation, but there's plenty of room to grow, too
French pianist Jacques Loussier has been interpreting the work of Bach for his jazz trio for five decades, and this latest release shows no signs
Monday, January 29 2007
One day at work, a Kiwi colleague told us that he was going to play us something we’d like, and this was the album
Fabric gives NYC underground act Rub-N-Tug their big break with the opportunity to contribute to the venerable Fabric mix series. And for the most part,
As restricted as it is by genre, this small-scale release offers some charming moments
Mixing equal parts of rock and Americana, Brandon Pfeiffer’s six-song effort is pretty good. Falling somewhere along the lines of an indie rock version
Sunday, January 28 2007
The Octopus Project and Black Moth Super Rainbow don’t immediately seem like natural collaborators. The former deal in thick, catchy post-rock instrumentals propelled
Dan Treacy and his Television Personalities made a welcome comeback in 2006 with My Dark Places, but how many people, really, have been waiting with bated
Another entry in Sven Vath's long-running In the Mix series
When I was in junior high I remember flipping through my older sister’s high school yearbooks (especially at the seniors), every town’s stereotypical
Thursday, January 25 2007
The Trolleyvox, a band of Philly mainstays now three albums into their power pop run, cut achingly sweet power pop with muscle and intelligence. They
To the homebrew hall of fame we can now add Streets of Rage Remake.
If your MP3 player needs padding, you can’t do better than take a stroll through indie songster Paleo’s website, and his project to
Snap! Crakk!, now reincarnated and relocated (from Melbourne to Sydney) as Damn Arms, fits so easily into the Klaxons-led punk-dance scene you may suspect a
Pixel's fantastic (if short) squid game gets a new translation.
Thomas Hardy's history, contradictions, now seem less obscure.
New Rally-X continues Namco's self-cribbing of the collect-junk-in-a-maze template.