Sunday, July 22 2007
The very fact that “art noise” and “punk” aren’t really thrown around as band descriptives so much these days should be enough to garner
Although recorded by Steve Albini, there’s not a lot here that one should get their knickers in a knot over.
The most rewarding tracks on Dealin with Signal and Noise are the noisiest ones.
Youngman spins frenetic, '90s-influenced house, barely letting you up for air in the process.
Thursday, July 19 2007
Coming off their infamous taser-inducing performance last year in Austin Texas, the Delta Blues folk duo Two Gallants release a stellar EP of raspy, no frills redneck blues from the Dirty South.
Though more fanciful than functional, Exquisite Idols is a bold step in a strange and exciting direction.
'90s trance compilation for established fans only.
Heavy on the noir ambiance of rain-streaked nocturnal streets, and relatively low on actual content.
The kind of CD you can picture Mike Meyers grooving to during one of his Austin Powers movies.
Wednesday, July 18 2007
DJ Z-Trip must just be playing around for this video game soundtrack.
The Wildbirds' debut EP is the kind of record that sounds better and better the drunker and louder things get.
A small, unexplained, perhaps inexplicable object.
If The Krinkles could just add a bit more raggedness to these pop songs, they would be far better off.
One of the most insular and prolific artists ever returns with another unnervingly fascinating work.
Tuesday, July 17 2007
The first single from Living Well is good enough to convince any Pinback fans who were on the fence about Crow's solo work.
Whistleblower sounds like a concept album, a charting of an insular submarine world where the lapping synths and burbling sub bass from outside are balanced against a clatter of mechanical and human presence.
The Brock: Bodega Chronicles works as an independent teaser for his upcoming full-length.
Despite the different springs feeding into these women's inspirational homes, the album is successful at uniting these unique, accomplished musicians.
Fans of Brit pop should cherish a band and an album as terrific as this.
Monday, July 16 2007
Marmoset has created an album of Velvet Underground-inspired pop dirges for the ADD set.