Monday, March 5 2007
This Canadian outfit of brothers Mars and Michael Ivic concoct sweet ‘60s era pop on the cheerful Brit-tinged “Hearts for the Living”.
Damiera plays hyperkinetic, angular indie rock, echoing At the Drive-In, or Coheed & Cambria without the weird prog-rock tendencies.
I've been putting this off for ages, after seeing Red Hunter's puzzling set at CMJ and feeling that there was already maybe one too many willfully eccentric freak folkers wending his costumed, ethnic-instrumented way through the cosmos.
The Scottish indie rock band apparently rarely plays live, but for the singing alone I would encourage them to do so.
You may have heard Adrianne’s song in the Courtney Cox series
Sunday, March 4 2007
A soft jangle of guitars, a hazy, New Zealand production sheen, the gently melancholy yet sort of humorous lyrics had me thinking I'd stumbled onto some lost Flying Nun outtake.
Once Love of Diagrams manage to unhinge their voices while keeping a lock down on the groove, their impact will be unnervingly devastating.
Partyline’s florescent spunk rock is annoyingly repetitive and uses juvenile, rebellious lyrics to tackle overdone themes.
English trio Sarandon's latest album is a sweeping 32-track affair compiling the band's four mini albums.
As part of his series that coincides with the seasons, Chicago emcee Qwel is parceling out the beatsmith duties by rotating out Maker for Meaty
Thursday, March 1 2007
Iowan Kelly Pardekooper sounds as if he's channeling The Dandy Warhols on the retro-rock, groovy title track that sets the album off on the right course.
There’s beauty in simplicity, in life and in music, and the truth of this is apparent on Cake on Cake’s I Guess I
Over the past four years, Pas/Cal has been turning out an intriguing series of EPs.
Can anyone really keep up with all the Luke Vibert aliases?
This remix effort of "Go!", a song that has been getting play everywhere from the Disney Channel to NBC and Fox Sports, gets the royal galactic treatment here.
Wednesday, February 28 2007
These are songs for folks who find isolation comforting.
For the third installment of his Sizzerb mixtape series, Serbian-born artist Sin recruited mixtape circuit legend DJ Kurupt to host the festivities.
Not quite the “emo” the band’s Burt Taggart had pioneered years ago, the record is filled with tight, power pop songs.
Eschewing any taint of the term "freak", New York trio Tall Firs are forging a different take on contemporary folk.
The Machines are a tight rock group from Kitchener, Ontario -- one that has no problem dishing out catchy rock gems.