Friday, September 1 2006
Who knew there was so much talent in Kansas City? Joe Good and partner Mac Lethal set the record straight.
If an indie alternative to Lilly Allen sounds pretty good about now, Astropop 3 might just provide you with all the catchy summer pop hooks you require.
Forgettable name, forgettable music.
Thursday, August 31 2006
Full-length release by Now Hear This! artist realizes all the charming moments of breezy promise.
Despite the Jennings-invoking name, the Waylons are not a country band. They are, however, a meat-and-potatoes rock band. Their self-titled debut is a solid slab
Patent Pending keeps it simple and slightly stupid, but nonetheless fun.
It’s rare to see it come out of France, but multi-instrumentalist Antoine Monzonis-Calvet has created something quite particular in the border area between electronica
A new EP/single from the Plot offers only meager attractions.
Wednesday, August 30 2006
Glitch soldiers on in this soundtrack to slumberland.
Accomplished and storied in the studio, when it comes to his own work, Nick Luca leaves a lot to be desired.
As a chronicle of Red Animal War's development, Seven Year Warillustrates how far the band has come, and how sharp its songwriting has grown.
Benefit album to aid the UN Refugee Agency goes slightly awry...
Perfect for rainy, Sunday late afternoon solitary walks.
Tuesday, August 29 2006
Two CDs, loads of guests, cool remixes, enhanced video content, and plenty of dub. What could be better?
A faded fin de siècle sunniness sustained by a wall of spangled keyboard hum and series of ascending chords and notes that wash over you in waves.
Australian blues-rock band treads worn ground, showing some promise but never really delivering anything of lasting interest.
Consisting of two sets of brothers from Seattle, Sneaky Thieves commence this album with a quasi-hymnal instrumental aptly titled “Elegy”. At times eerie, the group
Allien on downers for a session of ego preaching.
Monday, August 28 2006
Dancemakers attempts an uplifting mishmash of hip-hop beats and groovy vibes over a world-music pastiche. It fails spectacularly.
Panda & Angel, a soft-core band from Seattle, don’t quite know what to do with their guitars on their self-titled debut EP. Alternating between