Friday, September 22 2006
If these guys won the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, who else entered?!?
Dark and brooding, this album is rich in texture if consistently glum in tone.
For writer Paul West, the connections between the two world wars of the last century transcend the likes of a train car at Compiegne and
Glyde attempts to recreate the jazz album backwards, and while the results are strong, it seems like a mere stunt.
Thursday, September 21 2006
According to author Jake Austen, televised rock music is in some ways an impossible combination ... and one that he absolutely adores. Rock music is essentially “
When it comes to tracing the roots of American music, there’s just no place like the South: jazz, rhythm & blues, rock ‘n’ roll,
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were prolific German scholars, yet the work they are best known for, the one that will eternally bear their name was
A San Diego foursome brings pop and country, blues and psyche into lazy focus on 10 killer cuts that are as demanding as you want them
Antarctica is an impressive, artistic audio-visual multimedia experience...or something like that.
Featuring former members of Antarctica and Christie Front Drive, the 101 has a garage sound emanating out of its polished power pop punk rock. “Dancing” is
Doo-Wop collections focuses on unknown acts and songs, most of which don't deserve to be forgotten.
Storied Spanish synth-pop techno band remains a mystery, despite this first US release.
Campy sex jokes with a sunshine pop smile covering some twisted, possibly damned, souls.
Wednesday, September 20 2006
Dallas traditionalists fuse country, folk, mariachi and the modern world in carefully crafted songs.
Contrary to its title, listening to the new album by catchy punk rockers the Avatars is a rip-roarin' great time from start to finish.
Appealing DIY debut from messy, sloppy, personality-filled indie pop group
Mellow, reggae-influenced, Haitian Afro-rock with touches of old-school electric guitar and keyboard.
Teenagers get artsy, and with it, pretentious and boring.
Tuesday, September 19 2006
Simple but assured, this EP sets the stage for a promising career from the Finches.
It sounds like a cross between The Jesus and Mary Chain and The Byrds.