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Friday, July 6 2007

I Am the Pilot: Crashing Into Consciousness

Orginality? Paging all originality. You are needed in the I Am the Pilot recording studio.


Wednesday, July 4 2007

Lawrence: Lowlights From the Past and Future

Career-spanning primer collects the works of Hamburg minimal house maestro. A bit too pretty for some, but dreamy for most.


Graf Orlock: Destination Time Tomorrow

First off, this is, hands down, the coolest album art design we'll come across all year.


Tulsa Drone: Songs From A Mean Season

Tulsa Drone are intent on making memorable alt.country-leaning songs that seem to fall somewhere between Wilco on their more experimental side and a laidback Singapore Sling.


Watoo Watoo: La Fuite

Their songs have picked up a relaxed state of sophistication, like they've been listening to a lot of cocktail jazz and bossa nova, fancy cocktails in hand, letting the vibe seep into their songs.


Junkie XL: Music from SSX Blur

If you heard this as the soundtrack to the game SSX Blur, you probably wouldn't have any complaints


Monday, July 2 2007

Various Artists: Adam Freeland - Mexico City GU032

Who really cares about the mix when you're having so much fun?


Scharpling and Wurster: The Best of Scharpling and Wurster on The Best Show on WFMU Vol. 4

Although modern popular entertainment values the immediate and the visual, these three hours spent with only two voices are hilariously rewarding.


The Secret Handshake: Summer of 98 EP

Electro-emo is what? Brooding? Sad? How about dancable and fun? Surprisingly, the Secret Handshake does just that ...


Ca$his: The County Hound EP

New addition to the Shady Records roster is now formally introduced.


Opsvik & Jennings: Commuter Anthems

This modest, instrumental album melds a plethora of influences into a complex web of experimental pop


Sunday, July 1 2007

Girl in a Coma: Both Before Im Gone

A trio of Goth girls release an album that cross-pollinates Bossanova-era Pixies with everything you've ever loved about the Breeders.


Track a Tiger: We Moved Like Ghosts

Track a Tiger appears close to felling the elusive prey of wider acclaim.


Disciple: Come and See Us as We Are!

This reissue of a 1970 "lost psychedelic gem" takes more from soft rock radio than it does from the counterculture, making for music more saccharin than heady.


Carey and Lurrie Bell: Gettin Up

There are few, if any, musicians around today that play Chicago blues better than father and son team of Carey Bell Harrington and Lurrie Bell.


Sick Puppies: Dressed Up As Life

A band that actually cites Silverchair as a major musical influence.


Thursday, June 28 2007

Gudrun Gut: I Put a Record On

I Put a Record On is hypnotic and fascinating in all the right ways.


Big Business: Here Come the Waterworks

More accessible than Lightning Bolt, and powerful enough to blow the hipster moustache of Jesse Keeler's mug.


Bears: The Shortest Day of the Year

Cleveland six-piece are soft and sweet and compulsively clad in the sound of crisp acoustic guitars.


Gerald Collier: How Can There Be Another Day?

This former frontman for Best Kissers in the World takes his own material and blends it in with some thoughtfully selective covers


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