Friday, September 8 2006
Sometimes funky, sometimes forumlaic, this female singer-songwriter reminds you of her forebears, but still manages the occasional item of interest.
Another gem of an album from one of the most exciting blues artists to come along in years.
Thursday, September 7 2006
Return of one of the original new wave valley girls is intriguingly skewed, but slight.
Cabaret vocalist mixes up sultry, surreal modernity with traditional numbers for great effect.
As soon as they break free of past-worn territory, the Holy Fire just might become something great in their own right.
Singer-songwriter fare so light that it's weightless.
Something borrowed, nothing new.
Wednesday, September 6 2006
The house that Open Door builds if filled with different textures bleeding into one domicile.
With limited appeal, this drone journey requires a certain frame of mind to truly enjoy.
Flourescent Grey: Lying on the floor mingling with god in a Tijuana motel room next door to a veteri
Fluorescent Grey challenges the distinction between sound and music, crafting found sounds into textures that may or may not be songs, but are consistently interesting.
Canadian indie folk-pop band returns with a set of weird, sentimental tales that hit just so.
2UP makes the most out of tiny timeframes and maximum chaos.
Tuesday, September 5 2006
DC's Carlsonics find true calling in freak folk reveries and dark rural pop
Direct from Minnesota come Malachi Constant, a group that has continued to evolve over the course of its three albums and eight years as a
Songs of Eta Carinae tempers a large helping of dark psychedelia with enough catharsis to keep it from becoming tedious.
Label comp for the Portland, Oregon indie imprint Paisley Pop collects 24 songs from 24 artists I've never heard of.
Bombadil is nothing earth-shattering, but it's a very happy way to spend 20 minutes of your time.
Friday, September 1 2006
The electronic recording project Ensemble is, ironically, helmed by just one man, Olivier Alary. If you possess an encyclopedic memory of liner notes, you’ll
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.