Tuesday, August 28 2007
Under the simple set up of piano, drums, bass and guitar, Cherhal floods the album with wry observations, underwater dreams and a sense of purpose.
Job For a Cowboy undoubtedly has the chops, but a musical identity is nonexistent. If there's one good thing about Genesis, it's that it will continue to turn on young metalcore fans on to more traditional death metal.
A young tenor saxophonist of emotional range, with Kenny Barron in rhythm that can't be improved on.
Monday, August 27 2007
Like many sequels, it gives you more of the same but you don't mind at all because you enjoyed everything so much the first time around that you didn't really want it to change.
Francoise Hardy is as famous a French singer as you can get. Growing up in the spotlight, Francoise has released numerous albums, and achieved
Small-scale but intensely personal indie folk-rock from Lawrence, Kansas.
Chicago duo pushes the boundaries of hip hop through the vortex of laptops and interplanetary lyrical flow.
The Gecko Club work around a format where guitar power pop is king and all should genuflect to it.
Sunday, August 26 2007
Hillstomp avoid the superfluous refinement which distances white blues conservationists from earlier performers. Bravo!
Fresh off her Metallic Falcons collaboration with Coco Rosie's Sierra Casady, Baim constructs eerie, delicate songs that hardly rise above a whisper....Devendra Banhart, Jana Hunter and other free folk types appear in cameos.
A recording of a benefit show from back in 2005 for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan’s Yellow Dog Watershed.
Returning way too late to capitalize on the acclaim from their last album, the unfortunately titled Namelessnumberheadman delivers a lackluster effort almost entirely absent of any ingratiating quality.
Nashville singer-songwriter Matt Moody's project offers something new crafted out of decidedly old parts.
Thursday, August 23 2007
A potent brew of metal riffs and punkish energy.
This is one country-punk band who won't be selling out to "the man" anytime soon.
Featured guitarist in Norah Jones’ Handsome Band creates a pleasant Sunday afternoon mood on his solo effort.
Putting a fresh spin on the vintage sounds of the British Invasion by adding garage rock muscle and modern rock sensibility.
A young organist for Japan who swings for herself.
Wednesday, August 22 2007
Tyler Pursel, keyboardist for the Gym Class Heroes indulges his love for Cyndi Lauper and the Postal Service with a sugar-coated, dance-happy album of electronic squiggles and bleeps.
The good times are back in rock n roll, if you can imagine such a thing. Members of Toronto’s Holy Fields have been around