Thursday, November 30 2006
When Kill the Vultures frontman Alexei Casselle, a.k.a. MC Crescent Moon, sings that moonshine “goes down rough, but it’s good for your
Ozkent was a nationalist, but he blends his Turkish folk influences so perfectly into the modernity of the psyche-jazz-funk that you might not even notice them.
Baltimore’s Two If by Sea have more in common with bands across the big ocean than they do anyone in their own city. Rich,
Raw post-punk from Japanese/American group is, almost, compelling.
The first half of Neal Gabler's meaty tome on 20th-century America's favorite uncle has the unexpected effect of making a reader want to watch cartoons.
The music possesses a brittle, crystal clarity that evokes being alone on deserts of sand or a distant planet with an oxygen free atmosphere.
Wednesday, November 29 2006
Team Doyobi occupies a space of the experimental electronic spectrum somewhere between the eight-bit screech of Dat Politic (with whom they’ve appeared on old
Remember? This shit should be fun.
Despite some highlights, the mix never really takes off
An intense, beautifully dark rock album that evokes the Pretenders and PJ Harvey.
Marie Antoinette started out as what we today would call dumb as a stump.
This group has much to say, but lacks the right words to say it all.
One musician's method for converting the ladies and curing heavy metal loneliness.
With smart lyrics, thoughtful arrangements, lots of hooks, and an early autumn mood, Heaven Is for Easy Girls is a sure winner for lovers of indie pop everywhere.
Could we really have been expecting them to top the Buddha Machine?
Tuesday, November 28 2006
You need more than just dub to differentiate yourself from the host of Australian hip hoppers making CDs in their b-e-drooms.
An all too lightweight release from a so-called supergroup.
Thomas Pynchon requires commitment.
The Horrors formula is ridiculously simple: they’re simply a modern update of the weird “96 Tears” crooners ? & the Mysterians. A little bit of
Ex-Cocteau Twin follows up his recent solo album with four more lush instrumentals that sound just like his old band without the words.