Sunday, April 29 2007
There’s nothing wrong with exchanging sunshine boom for indie gloom, but as a teaser EP, collectors need only apply.
Thursday, April 26 2007
Push Me on Home represents a long overdue opportunity for a larger audience to recognize what those in and around the Knoxville, Tennessee music scene
Weaver shines on his rustic, assured fifth album.
Terminal Sound System, the project of Australian artist Skye Klein, does a number on the sounds of drum 'n' bass and emerges as something closer to the skittish patterings of garage.
Haunt’s Matthew Hebert is a firm believer in the power of songs, a conviction that garnered his former band, Ware River Club, increased attention
Light, breezy, electronic-laced ditties.
Together, Davis and Des Ark might craft a compelling album; perhaps that is the next step.
Wednesday, April 25 2007
Captain Yonder continue to deliver spooky country-folk tales of ethereal, sepia-tinged beauty.
UK quintet reach US shores with their excellent debut, mixing ebullient power pop and catchy rock with melodies worthy of Neil Finn.
Fans of singer-songwriters like Sondre Lerche, Andy Stochansky, and Danny Michel would enjoy this album.
Disparate musics? Voices? What is going on? In a word, everything.
Ever since the dissolution of Hot Water Music, The Draft has bravely carried on three of its four original members. Following up last year’s
Tuesday, April 24 2007
Indie rock with a spring in its dance-rock-sprinkled step.
A record that toes the line between recognizable melody and generic power-pop.
Lawn Chair Society represents the next wave of experimentation -- it’s not far out, and all the musicians are bop guys. The creativity resides in the electronic acoustic.
Deviants of Reality are a duo consisting of DJ Alex J. and Udig the Mental, hailing from Red Bank, New Jersey, and whose sophomore release,
Slaine is like the rap equivalent of Leonardo Dicaprio’s Southie-raised undercover cop from Martin Scorsese’s The Departed. Born in working class Dorchester, Slaine
Monday, April 23 2007
This perfectly amalgamated Morr Music band's sophomore album is mopey yet pleasant, Post Service-sounding indie pop.
They might have muddy, low-fi production values, but these prog-friendly indie rockers don't let that stop them from thinking big.
“Restrained” is a word not often seen in Bright Eyes reviews, but it’s the best way to describe this new EP by Conor Oberst and friends.