Monday, July 2 2007
Electro-emo is what? Brooding? Sad? How about dancable and fun? Surprisingly, the Secret Handshake does just that ...
New addition to the Shady Records roster is now formally introduced.
This modest, instrumental album melds a plethora of influences into a complex web of experimental pop
Sunday, July 1 2007
A trio of Goth girls release an album that cross-pollinates Bossanova-era Pixies with everything you've ever loved about the Breeders.
Track a Tiger appears close to felling the elusive prey of wider acclaim.
This reissue of a 1970 "lost psychedelic gem" takes more from soft rock radio than it does from the counterculture, making for music more saccharin than heady.
There are few, if any, musicians around today that play Chicago blues better than father and son team of Carey Bell Harrington and Lurrie Bell.
A band that actually cites Silverchair as a major musical influence.
Thursday, June 28 2007
I Put a Record On is hypnotic and fascinating in all the right ways.
More accessible than Lightning Bolt, and powerful enough to blow the hipster moustache of Jesse Keeler's mug.
Cleveland six-piece are soft and sweet and compulsively clad in the sound of crisp acoustic guitars.
This former frontman for Best Kissers in the World takes his own material and blends it in with some thoughtfully selective covers
For fans of obscure but mostly accessible early-'70s rock.
Wednesday, June 27 2007
An ‘80s aesthetic that borders on ironic, and will throw longtime fans for a bit of loop.
A thick slab of Jesus and Mary Chain-esque rock.
MIT grads play robot-engineers by day, horny rock star posers at night.
When Whiting Tennis amplifies his own talents over his clear love of Neil Young, Three Leaf Clover shines. Unfortunately, that only happens about half the time.
A fresh take on the spirit of the '60s.
Tuesday, June 26 2007
A very exotic, but appealing, release that brings to mind Nick Cave singing over a Spaghetti Western film score.
This EP offers some tasty leftovers from Of Montreal's excellent 2007 full-length, Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?.