Tuesday, June 26 2007
The band establishes a brand of '80s-inspired rock somewhere between the brooding charisma of Interpol and the populist appeal of The Killers.
Another band declare themselves outcasts of society and saviors of blasting, in-your-face metal.
An old band up to its old tricks.
Monday, June 25 2007
Little Aida's first release in over ten years is a beguiling mix of lysergic-country and ambient folk-melancholia. It's just a shame we had to wait so long.
On one song I think I hear him call his style "mechanic soul"; whether he does or doesn't, that description works.
San Jose/L.A. band shoots for Document-era R.E.M., but actually reminds one of the Gin Blossoms.
Bunny is at his best when he's the humble sad clown of Play My Own Tune's mesmerizing cover.
Promising debut from Philadelphia trio.
Sunday, June 24 2007
It’s the balanced songs that connect with the ear; the rest is just agitation or foreplay, depending on the taste.
Their odd, spooky-peaceful style of truly freaky new-folk music stretches out before our ears.
Even at its most perplexing, Small Gods is a fascinating listen and marks Swati as an artist to keep in sight.
Sick flows and ill production that'll be wicked with a little more direction.
Cap Pas Cap is a quirky, angular band with a bit more of a mainstream touch
Thursday, June 21 2007
Ann Arbor, Michigan's Chris Bathgate has the kind of distinctive, intimate voice that fans of acoustic indie-folk rock adore.
Experiments heavily with dark beats and tweaks disco lines.
With this double A-Side release, Beats and Rhymes fails to inject compelling hip-hop into the underground, a place where experimentation thrives.
With just two songs it’s a memorable and very pretty 20-minute effort.
The ebb and flow of the album is quite refreshing, making for a very good record from top to bottom.
Wednesday, June 20 2007
Rock? Jazz? Post-rock? Improv? Danish band Slaraffenland is hard to categorize but easy to listen to.
It's his best (and probably one of the year's best singer/songwriter discs).