Tuesday, October 9 2007
Chris Kenner made his name in the 1960s with two big hits. Thanks in part to drinking and jail time, Kenner became little more than a footnote in music history.
Gentle, folksy Saskatoon pop that likes to think big.
Dubfire, also known as Ali Shirazinia, one half of the Grammy award winning duo Deep Dish, joined forces with Global Underground to release Dubfire Taipei,
Monday, October 8 2007
Simple Love is an accomplished singer-songwriter effort that mixes evocative lyrics, some nimble guitar playing, and a strong sense of personal history.
Burnt Friedman is a prolific, well-respected, genre-defying, technically innovative artist who travels the world recording and performing with people I’ve never heard of.
A common approach: make the single stranger than the album it precedes, setting fans up to accept the new sound when they hear the album itself.
Trilogy is aimed at least as much at pop radio as it is at the dancefloor.
With help from Tab Benoit and Charlie Musselwhite, Debbie Davies brings the blues to life on a few occasions on Blues Blast.
Sunday, October 7 2007
Black Dice member Eric Copeland's solo debut is a vivid spectrum of giddy delights.
A welcome celebration of an atypical dream-pop band.
Seattle band Patience Please has very little patience when it concerns lengthy, expansive rock songs. These tunes are crisp, short, almost terribly curt but terribly sweet at the same time
The sonic equivalent of colored pencils, combined with sleek, modern, minimalist techno.
A two-piece tandem get bogged down in artisiness on this shoegaze-tinged effort.
Thursday, October 4 2007
Tim Green steps aside from The Fucking Champs to release an underwhelming album as Concentrick.
This may resemble a vacation, but one where you spend much of it with your own thoughts.
Like a sweet little ant that you don't want to step on.
A nice, soft, warm bowl of heart food
Philadelphia is well-known for its smooth soul grooves. The latest contribution to that genre can be found in the voices of the Three Tenors of
Wednesday, October 3 2007
On their all-too-middling debut, Silence Will Kill You, Brit-rock trio Some Velvet Morning should have limited the scope of their stylistic borrowings and turned up their trashy inner Franz Ferdinand.
Cursi, the band's third album and their Sony debut, is one of those CDs that wants to be your best friend for a season and then give way to something else equally uplifting and ginseng-infused.