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Wednesday, July 11 2007

The Huxtables: A Touch Of Wonder

Sitcom-sampling quartet's album falls a bit flat.


Fred Thomas: Sink Like a Symphony

Phil Spector-like maestro picks up a guitar and rambles.


Tuesday, July 10 2007

The Angelic Process: Weighing Souls with Sand

Bands like Jesu and Cult of Luna might be attracting the most attention with their distortion-drenched melodies, dubbed “metalgaze” by the perpetually pigeonholing music media,


Kids On TV: Mixing Business With Pleasure

The gayest album this side of the Scissor Sisters; in this case, it's not a good thing.


Juba Dance: Orange

With touches of blues, jazz, hip-hop and experimental electronica, Juba Dance has created a genre of its own.


Ferraby Lionheart: Ferraby Lionheart

If these six songs are any indication, Lionheart is one adorable name we're going to be hearing a lot more of.


Eastern Conference Champions: Eastern Conference Champions

This EP from Bucks County, Pennsylvania's Eastern Conference Champions leaves quite an impression and seems a harbinger of great things to come.


Monday, July 9 2007

Sea Wolf: Get to the River Before It Runs too Low

Irving's Alex Church goes solo (with friends) as Sea Wolf on this quite nice debut EP of wistful indie folk and chamber pop.


Chris Fortier: As long as the Moment Exists

DJ Chris Fortier offers international underground dance music, as befits an artist who regularly performs at hotspots everywhere from Europe to Tokyo to Buenos Aires.


Johnny and the Moon: Johnny and the Moon

Wolf Parade's Dante DeCaro takes a moment to explore his folksy side with Johnny and the Moon.


Le Rok: Approx Twelve

Medium-boil electronic, bursting with elastic pings, Kid A organ drips, and nasal percussion that neither party nor noticeably plod.


Richard Reagh: Is This The Blues Im Singing

Poppy piano man finds a new audience in Sweden.


Sunday, July 8 2007

Sarah Borges: Diamonds in the Dark

With her compelling sophomore album, this catchy, rock-country singer-songwriter shows why she should be a star.


Various Artists: CrystalTop Music Presents

This collection will likely inspire many listeners to dig deeper into the CrystalTop catalog.


Judith Owen: Happy This Way

Judith Owen creates quiet musical sweetness; her songs are generally solemn and meditative.


Various Artists: Gatecrasher: Live in Moscow

It's a fans-only affair, but we knew that going in -– so if you're all about with previous Lawrence mixes, you'll be on familiar territory.


Yellow 6: Painted Sky

Yellow 6 achieves much with moody ambiance.


Friday, July 6 2007

Shakes: Sister Self Doubt EP

Where do The Shakes sit on the strobe-light fence? From the sounds here, they’re sittin’ pretty.


Thee Fine Lines: Set You Straight

A second album of stripped-down rockers from the hard-charging Missouri garage trio brings tunes as rough and acrid as kerosene, and just as likely to catch fire.


The Low Miffs: Earl Grey / This Is The New

The Low Miffs will likely appeal to fans of Franz Ferdinand for their pop smarts.


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