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Monday, August 6 2007

Potluck: Straight Outta Humboldt

Two guys with a passion for Mary Jane and a talent for deft flows and catchy hooks.


Sunday, August 5 2007

Danny!: Danny Is Dead

Danny Is Dead succinctly shows Danny Swain's art, but it lacks the amazingness of both what he's done and what he's likely to do.


Abernethy: College Grove

Floating, subtle folk music from this Canadian singer-songwriter.


Rahbi: Yes Sir Productions Presents Rahbi: The E.P.

Rahbi's effortless ability to emote and write songs indicates that this E.P. is only the beginning.


Spouse: Relocation Tactics

Spouse returns to the days when nimble, un-ironic rock songs flitted neon around the hearts and legwarmers of true believers.


The Carnivaleros: Lost In The Graveyard

If the Tom Waits-like “Lost In The Graveyard” is a yardstick, The Carnivaleros are a quirky outfit.


Thursday, August 2 2007

Benzos: Branches

Branches meanders between a myriad of different genres but still manages to craft very strong pop songs.


Luther Russell: Repair

Luther Russell's charming mix of Americana, blues, and downcast pop offers many small rewards to the attentive listener.


Josiah: No Time

The rock gods of the '70s are saluted on the back of an imitator... again.


Amy Cook: The Sky Observers Guide

The Sky Observer's Guide, the sophomore project from folk songstress Amy Cook, embodies the old adage about everything being bigger in Texas.


Various Artists: Manoeuvres 1

Compiling a series of electronic tracks based solely on geography is a risky venture, especially when said locale is the relatively nameless Vancouver. Manoeuvres 1, put


Wednesday, August 1 2007

Nedelle: The Locksmith Cometh

Nedelle's simple singer-songwriter style invites us to put her in the company of other singer-songwriters who have sung simply.


Hannah Fury: Through The Gash

This isn’t a collection of songs so much as one interesting journey, with Hannah Fury rarely giving clues as to what will come next.


TME: Worlds Collide

Vintersorg guitarist Mattias Marklund raises some serious horns with his side project


Clara Moreno: Meu Samba Torto

Clara Moreno’s style is smooth jazz pure and simple with a healthy touch of bossa nova thrown in for good measure.


Gary Moore: Close As You Get

One of the most consistent blues guitarists around churns out another album of dirty blues rock.


Tuesday, July 31 2007

Bowerbirds: Hymns for a Dark Horse

Bowerbirds are getting some mileage out of being John Darnielle's "favorite new band in forever", but however they get the attention, they deserve it.


Helen Money: Helen Money

This cellist might have a pun in her stage name, but there's nothing funny about music this good.


Veil Veil Vanish: Into a New Mausoleum

Sure, Veil Veil Vanish sounds like the Cure, but at least they do a good job at it.


The Lift: It Is What It Is

The Lift's rather routine feel doesn’t have much bite or verve to it.


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