Thursday, September 21 2006
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.
On this teaser EP, Innerstance.Beatbox provides an eclectic array of beats to give a complex taste of what he has to offer.
You can thake the French ex-pat out of his home, but you can't take the home out of his music.
Sweet pop angst-turned-apathy with just enough tongue in cheek to charm.
Garage punk band has some skills, but they're buried under murky production.
Monday, September 18 2006
Even this slight jump forward doesn't give Earlymay enough of an identity to really make an impact.
A massively heavy instrumental album that packs more sonic oomph into one song than most bands can muster in a career
Yeah, it's intriguing to hear Sam Cooke blend into the Bangles, but it's not the best way to spend an hour.
Reissue gives brilliantly hooky pop band a second crack at a larger audience, and it's well worth it.
Document of a near-dead genre, this is a timecapsule at most.
Manejo Beto proves that too many ideas can wind up being too much of a potentially good thing.
Glam-pop for the summertime 1980s retro-waver.