Wednesday, August 8 2007
Les Petits have sweet, soft and memorably crafted tunes, but it’s too bad a handful of them aren’t fully realized or developed.
First single of post-Q and Not U poppers heralds big damn things to come.
Tuesday, August 7 2007
Exceptionally radiant strings, guitar loops, and cymbal crashes not only debunk the stigma still associated with recording in bedrooms, it makes it rather difficult to leave the comfort of your own.
A consistent and intimate first release from these bedroom popsters.
When crunk meets rock, partying "like a rock star" looks an awful lot like "partying like a rapper with guitars in the background".
Copper Kettle is a wonderful surprise from a most unlikely locale.
OXFAM (anti-famine charity) gets a cut from this CD's profits. Learn more about tango artists; feed the hungry too.
Monday, August 6 2007
Arizona should have a label, and wider distribution, for their sweet psych-folk.
Fallout Stations EP has five great songs that are nearly lost in extraneous "experimental" noise.
A band with a weird name, from San Francisco, playing country. How cool is that?
Friendly Travelers is an album of contrasts. Looped effects and speeding arpeggios add a needed grit to the album’s overall pleasant aura.
Two guys with a passion for Mary Jane and a talent for deft flows and catchy hooks.
Sunday, August 5 2007
Danny Is Dead succinctly shows Danny Swain's art, but it lacks the amazingness of both what he's done and what he's likely to do.
Floating, subtle folk music from this Canadian singer-songwriter.
Rahbi's effortless ability to emote and write songs indicates that this E.P. is only the beginning.
Spouse returns to the days when nimble, un-ironic rock songs flitted neon around the hearts and legwarmers of true believers.
If the Tom Waits-like “Lost In The Graveyard” is a yardstick, The Carnivaleros are a quirky outfit.
Thursday, August 2 2007
Branches meanders between a myriad of different genres but still manages to craft very strong pop songs.
Luther Russell's charming mix of Americana, blues, and downcast pop offers many small rewards to the attentive listener.
The rock gods of the '70s are saluted on the back of an imitator... again.