Wednesday, February 14 2007
The predominant image that appears when listening to Empty City is that of a dark, blacklight-laden, smoke-filled apartment at 4:30 in the morning.
A good word for this, stirring! Sauce Boss (Bill Wharton) plays and cooks with guitar and stove and voice. Is this a selection from various
Tuesday, February 13 2007
Softlightes may still be Modular’s '07 Big Hope, but last year’s digital-only EP Heart Made of Sound failed to gather the necessary momentum over in blogdom to generate a whole heap of buzz for their February debut long-player.
Ever pour liquid LSD directly into your ears?
Donal follows in the family tradition (the son of Liam) of performing marvelous acoustic Irish folk music. This Clancy plays acoustic guitar, an instrument not
This German techno/dance/electro outfit hasn’t been heard from in a while, but this album, released through Datapunk member Anthony Rother’s label,
Scott Morgan, lead singer of Memphis the Band, has a voice pitched somewhere between the southern-rock inflection of Black Crows front man Chris Robinson and
Monday, February 12 2007
Martha Berner's latest EP is fantastically ordinary.
Don't give up on trance just yet. Michael Mayer's mix on Immer 2 will take you where you want to go.
Ninja Tune alum Riz Maslen’s latest effort, three tracks of ambient pastoralism (pastoral ambiance?) that at 30 minutes are more than a stopgap but less
This band’s six-song EP (five not counting the Panic! at the Disco-ish intro) is okay, but nothing that wouldn’t fall into the aforementioned
Cezanne's John Daugherity took the DIY ethic to the max with his latest release.
Sunday, February 11 2007
Don't call your album "The New Punk Blues" if you don't mean it -- this is alt.country.folk all the way.
Though discordance and dread are Dead Voices on Air trademarks, the best moments on From Labrador to Madagascar are the pretty ones.
An album of cool grooves partly created and recorded in a 19th century North Carolina farmhouse.
If there’s one place that continues to have an insatiable hunger for ‘80s metal 20 years after the fact, it’s Brazil, something we can
Baltimore resident Greg Friedman is a singer-songwriter. There isn’t much sense in him trying to be something he’s not. Think of him as
Thursday, February 8 2007
The Lovely Sparrows seem to be another (potentially) great band that's taking the one-toe-in-the-water-at-a-time approach to recording.
Piebald plays a jocular brand of power-pop full of faux-rock riffs and adorable lyrics. The band exploded onto the emo-punk scene in 1999 with their memorably-titled
Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan fans waiting for the duo’s Gutter Twins release get a little teaser on A Stitch in Time. A lead-off