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Wednesday, June 27 2007

Electric Laser People: Straight Talk on Raising Kids

MIT grads play robot-engineers by day, horny rock star posers at night.


Whiting Tennis: Three Leaf Clover

When Whiting Tennis amplifies his own talents over his clear love of Neil Young, Three Leaf Clover shines. Unfortunately, that only happens about half the time.


The Ugly Beats: Take a Stand

A fresh take on the spirit of the '60s.


Tuesday, June 26 2007

American Catastrophe: Excerpts From The Broken Bone Choir

A very exotic, but appealing, release that brings to mind Nick Cave singing over a Spaghetti Western film score.


Of Montreal: Icons, Abstract Thee

This EP offers some tasty leftovers from Of Montreal's excellent 2007 full-length, Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?.


Test Your Reflex: The Burning Hour

The band establishes a brand of '80s-inspired rock somewhere between the brooding charisma of Interpol and the populist appeal of The Killers.


The Destro: As the Coil Unwinds

Another band declare themselves outcasts of society and saviors of blasting, in-your-face metal.


Confederate Railroad: Cheap Thrills

An old band up to its old tricks.


Monday, June 25 2007

Little Aida: Mad Country

Little Aida's first release in over ten years is a beguiling mix of lysergic-country and ambient folk-melancholia. It's just a shame we had to wait so long.


Panther: Secret Lawns

On one song I think I hear him call his style "mechanic soul"; whether he does or doesn't, that description works.


The Little Heroes: Cinematic Americana

San Jose/L.A. band shoots for Document-era R.E.M., but actually reminds one of the Gin Blossoms.


Bunny: Play to My Own Tune

Bunny is at his best when he's the humble sad clown of Play My Own Tune's mesmerizing cover.


Voodoo Economics: Voodoo Economics

Promising debut from Philadelphia trio.


Sunday, June 24 2007

Graham Haynes: Full Circle

It’s the balanced songs that connect with the ear; the rest is just agitation or foreplay, depending on the taste.


Plants: Photosynthesis

Their odd, spooky-peaceful style of truly freaky new-folk music stretches out before our ears.


Swati: Small Gods

Even at its most perplexing, Small Gods is a fascinating listen and marks Swati as an artist to keep in sight.


Shape: Raised Near the Power Lines

Sick flows and ill production that'll be wicked with a little more direction.


Cap Pas Cap: Not Not Is Fine

Cap Pas Cap is a quirky, angular band with a bit more of a mainstream touch


Thursday, June 21 2007

Chris Bathgate: A Cork Tale Wake

Ann Arbor, Michigan's Chris Bathgate has the kind of distinctive, intimate voice that fans of acoustic indie-folk rock adore.


Hakan Lidbo: Dunka Dunka

Experiments heavily with dark beats and tweaks disco lines.


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