Tuesday, July 17 2007
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.
La Double Absence is a lovely approximation of Persian and Afghan songcraft, with surprisingly subtle bits of electronics mixed in.
B is for Brontosaurus, and O is definitely for obnoxious.
This various artist CD presents the Ostgut label’s attempt to combine modern electronic music with classic ballet.
For Daniel Higgs to release such “music” to a global population is head-scratching and, at times, utterly bizarre.
Sunday, July 15 2007
From the Shadows is grim, sluggish dubstep, at times fitting what's become an inadequate broad description of the genre.
Those looking for a little more evocative (obvious) emotion with their techno should definitely check out Boratto’s colorscapes.
Pennsylvania pop rockers show promise on debut effort.
Acid may yet complete its comeback, but it's going to take a lot more than this.
Country homogenization claims another victim on this predictable album.
Thursday, July 12 2007
In the spirit of Jackie-O Motherfucker, Pelt, and Sunburned Hand of the Man, comes Images of Popular Deities. Usually, at each Archipelago session, no one
Liar and the Thief proves Kapousouz a performer with much to offer fans of subtly poignant indie pop.
New York's Taxi Taxi seems content to be the poor man's Long Winters, but a few genuine gems hint at something much bigger lurking behind the scenes.
The Gnomes' second self-released CD, aptly titled II, shows us a band at ease with its middle age
The Crack City Rockers revamp '80s pop/alternative for a new generation on The Good Life.
Wednesday, July 11 2007
Mercury Rev keyboardist Jason Russo has lots of wisdom to share with his new band. For example, life is like a tree.
By dipping into the rich musical palette of 1980s college rock, the foursome add an enticing dimension to today's Americana sound.
While most would place it in the category of Americana, The Little Heroes have a highbrow pop feel throughout.