Thursday, October 25 2007
The death metal peddled by Australia's Portal is truly friggin' terrifying.
Shir Khan's Maximize! talks big in the first half, but it's ultimately a lover who doesn't deliver.
Those of you pining for the reunion of obscure Canadian post-rock group Fly Pan Am can take solace in the new release for Feu Thérèse, Ça Va Cogner.
Anyone who has had more than a passing acquaintance with the African part of their music store's World section is going to find most of this familiar territory.
Chicago natives turn down the power, but sweetly turn up the pop on their latest effort.
Wednesday, October 24 2007
Toronto's Die Mannequin has been the beneficiary of some tremendous major label hype in Canada.
Dr. Horsemachine and the Moneynotes take crooning Dixieland-jazz vocals and stir in some Appalachian-roots-inspired country-punk abandon to strangely intoxicating effect, proving that there's still some fun to be found out there in indieworld.
Mystic woodwind, sitars, Buddhist chants, Tibetans, yearning voices -- if it sounds like New Age territory, well, it is.
It's impossible not to reminisce about Morphine while listening to Twinetime, Twinemen's third album.
Emo-lite power pop full of youthful energy.
Tuesday, October 23 2007
This post-punk quartet likes to keep things raucous, jerky and button-tight. Catch them live!
Somewhere in Madison, Wisconsin, a five-piece called Pale Young Gentlemen is refining their narrative balladry, piling cello tracks and pleasing disorganized, hoot-and-holler backup vocals over
Judy Kuhn is a Broadway singer, three-time Tony Award nominee and winner of an Obie Award for her role in the off-Broadway musical “Eli’s Comin’”.
Against the backdrop of the Smoky Mountains, Angel and the Love Mongers have recorded an album that brings the UK to mind.
This three-song EP from a fine Melbourne band has all the rootsy feel of a Steve Earle live performance. The title track is the keeper
Monday, October 22 2007
Lesser-known, less commercial, more diverse Latin music that still holds to some traditions like the clave beat, but also bears the mark of more underground or alternative strains.
The opening notes of The Silver Seas’ album make one pine for James Taylor or Loggins and Messina.
New Exclusive Olympic Heights continues the Porn Sword Tobacco tradition of finding the beauty in found sounds amongst traditional electronic ambient compositions.
It's with style and aplomb that Philly's Pawnshop Roses deliver the ten songs on Let It Roll.
Dimlite hails from Switzerland, a country known for many things. Unfortunately, none of them are dope electronic beats.