Monday, February 26 2007
An extraordinary mix of folk, rock and classical influences, the songs are minimally couched and passionately sung against a backdrop of piano and violin.
It's the music of fits and starts: a grunt, a strum, a scream, a honk, a hoot, an eruption into noise, a retreat into guitar-whine.
The latest album from heady, groovy, psychedelic-tinged rockers Dora Flood has them again in a head space few bands can match and most should appreciate.
Ohms skillfully bashes out songs on his guitar that bring to mind a punk Townes Van Zandt.
Nassau is a Canadian band that could make a name for itself a la Arcade Fire, Stars or Broken Social Scene.
Sunday, February 25 2007
Singer-songwriter Kim Barlow’s latest album continues her strong collection with a gorgeous body of songs.
Kendra Shank doesn’t sing Abbey Lincoln’s songs as much as Shank inhabits them.
Yes, kids, these dudes are cult, or kvlt if you prefer, right down to the typically grim (AKA "poorly lit") album cover and unreadable band logo.
My Brightest Diamond's iTunes-only Disappear EP functions as a holdover between her two albums.
Good Shoes' Britpop has the smacky, slapping rhythm of 1970s punk.
Humorist P.J. O'Rourke livens things up in a new book on economic pioneer Adam Smith.
Thursday, February 22 2007
Where Austin-based San Saba County's 2004 debut had its roots firmly planted in the alt-country soil of the Lone Star State, their follow-up proves to be a lot like the Texas desert.
A deceptive The Art of Losing morphs from caper to moral fable.
All lightly strummed guitar, clear, airy organ notes, and an ambiance that manages to be sparse without ever feeling empty, the new effort from Berlin
Secret warfare, mystical powers, political turmoil and two ancient, feuding ninja families: it's no wonder that Futaro Yamada's classic Japanese novel still endures.
This album was co-compiled by a chef and a DJ. The chef’s name is Marcus Samuelsson, and Afrikya Volume 1 is a companion to his
Charles Addams' cartoons are fascinating, but not his life.
Oddly enough, Southern Comfort and The Fader have partnered to issue a series of limited 7-inches. The initial release feature’s M. Ward on the
The more and more ambitious that today’s progressive rock gets, the more bands tend to forget two key characteristics that made such ‘70s prog
Wednesday, February 21 2007
Now here's something to get excited about: a young flutist and saxophonist with a knack for enchanting compositions and a passion to inspire listeners.