Friday, October 20 2006
As the name implies, this band's tree has many roots and varied shoots.
Hall of Fame founder Theo Angell mines deep lodes of folk, blues and spiritual music in this eccentrically powerful solo album.
Thursday, October 19 2006
Electroclash or industrial, either way, there's a little too much drugstore and not enough cowboy here.
It’s hard to believe this is Lindstrom’s debut; but then again, it’s really a collection of previously released vinyl singles. Nice to
I love you Miss Violetta Beauregarde! Even though you probably don’t love me because you are an Italian punk rocker electronic yelling girl who
Superlative paisley pop with swirling guitars, buoyant bass lines and sunny vocal harmonies...the only thing different is that the girls wearing go-go boots are killers.
If nothing else, the boy's got spunk.
Wednesday, October 18 2006
Indie collaboration group mixes it up for mostly good results.
Billy Childish collaborator Dan Melchior rips the world another one with scorching blues rock vamps and lacerating lyrics.
The Spanish jazz/post-rock quartet delivers one of the year's most interesting -- and rewarding -- albums.
Back in the garage with their bullshit detectors! 1986 Ohio classic reissued for 20th anniversary.
Tierra Santa is the top metal group in Spain. This is their eighth album, and it apparently puts a much higher emphasis on melody than
Tuesday, October 17 2006
Because Jones has already created such a definitive image of black identity through dialect, she forces the reader to question the underlying assumptions behind the way language identifies us.
Decent release by a decent punk band that amounts to some decent music.
Pop Levi has had a stint in Ladytron, but Ladytron wouldn’t be caught dead doing this low-fi, primal, boogie-fied blues rock Mr. Pop has
He Holds a Flame is an EP that draws you in, wraps you in blankets, and serves you hot cocoa.
Recorded over a mere five days, Judah Johnson’s latest release is a tad more polished and refined than previous efforts. Songs like “Warm Air
Owen Pate's one-man lo-fi orchestra concocts overstuffed, understructured ditties for half an album, then resolves into clarity near the end.
Monday, October 16 2006
This group of five musicians takes its inspiration from three kinds of music: Spanish (that’s the fandango part), Mexican (duende), and Moroccan (taraf). The
Danish dream pop group may be mysterious to North American ears, but is nonetheless gorgeous.