Thursday, June 7 2007
This reconfigured Left Coast trio churns out happy, boppy, sub-two-minute punk songs... one of them in French!
A chance for a band to reclaim a reputation that, where it exists at all, is based solely on THAT song.
Longbough can churn out lovely little indie pop/rock nuggets.
Casual but excellent power pop on new wave veteran Paul Collins's first album in 12 years.
Another example of really classy jazz musicians doing the lighter thing -- very classily!
Wednesday, June 6 2007
Custom Made use East coast elements to craft their angry, energetic brand of West coast hip-hop.
Coffinberry's power pop makes me wish it 1996... maybe a little too much.
Juvenile party rock makes a stand.
Dreamy, confessional melodrama.
Questions in Dialect is content with ‘70s era mediocrity.
The fragile bedroom pop on the band’s second album is relaxed, compelling, and down-to-earth -- no freak in this folk.
Red Soil is worth checking out, even if soft jazz is not usually your thing.
A California band with a distinctly Dublin sound.
Graig Markel’s latest album is a layered affair but isn’t too rich for one’s palette.
The .aiff Skull EP is little more than a vaguely interesting means to a massive headache.
Monday, June 4 2007
This single feels like a grab at mainstream from a band that promises more than that.
It’s almost too easy to dismiss Priestbird as being too eclectic for its own good. After all, the band formerly known as Tarantula A
Poison'd finds Poison taking the time-honored covers route.
There is no questioning the passion and possibility which lies in Arthur's work; however, with little space ceded to balance and nuance, Iron certainly leaves room to hone, polish and find improvement.
Singer-songwriter Danny Flowers has quite the guest performer on the opening title track. Emmylou Harris adds a warm feel to the rather straightforward folksy ditty.