Monday, July 9 2007
Irving's Alex Church goes solo (with friends) as Sea Wolf on this quite nice debut EP of wistful indie folk and chamber pop.
DJ Chris Fortier offers international underground dance music, as befits an artist who regularly performs at hotspots everywhere from Europe to Tokyo to Buenos Aires.
Wolf Parade's Dante DeCaro takes a moment to explore his folksy side with Johnny and the Moon.
Medium-boil electronic, bursting with elastic pings, Kid A organ drips, and nasal percussion that neither party nor noticeably plod.
Poppy piano man finds a new audience in Sweden.
Sunday, July 8 2007
With her compelling sophomore album, this catchy, rock-country singer-songwriter shows why she should be a star.
This collection will likely inspire many listeners to dig deeper into the CrystalTop catalog.
Judith Owen creates quiet musical sweetness; her songs are generally solemn and meditative.
It's a fans-only affair, but we knew that going in -– so if you're all about with previous Lawrence mixes, you'll be on familiar territory.
Yellow 6 achieves much with moody ambiance.
Thursday, July 5 2007
Where do The Shakes sit on the strobe-light fence? From the sounds here, they’re sittin’ pretty.
A second album of stripped-down rockers from the hard-charging Missouri garage trio brings tunes as rough and acrid as kerosene, and just as likely to catch fire.
The Low Miffs will likely appeal to fans of Franz Ferdinand for their pop smarts.
On Elements of Life, Tiësto goes straight for what he knows, with another set of techno-trance anthems designed to get the dancefloors bumping.
Orginality? Paging all originality. You are needed in the I Am the Pilot recording studio.
Wednesday, July 4 2007
Career-spanning primer collects the works of Hamburg minimal house maestro. A bit too pretty for some, but dreamy for most.
First off, this is, hands down, the coolest album art design we'll come across all year.
Tulsa Drone are intent on making memorable alt.country-leaning songs that seem to fall somewhere between Wilco on their more experimental side and a laidback Singapore Sling.
Their songs have picked up a relaxed state of sophistication, like they've been listening to a lot of cocktail jazz and bossa nova, fancy cocktails in hand, letting the vibe seep into their songs.
If you heard this as the soundtrack to the game SSX Blur, you probably wouldn't have any complaints