Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Capsule Reviews > Music

Wednesday, April 4 2007

Julie Dexter & Khari Simmons: Moon Bossa

Her voice is smoother than a tropical breeze. He's a master of the bass. Together, they are dynamic.


Rankin Scroo: Godfada

The self-proclaimed founder and originator of "Jawaiian" music goes solo with Godfada, an album that not only reinforces Rankin' Scroo's image of himself as a pioneer but also serves to introduce audiences to "Urban Reggae".


The Giant Skyflower Band: Blood of the Sunworm

This side project from a founding member of the Skygreen Leopards creates a hazy marijuana-fuelled atmosphere on their debut record.


Arthur Dodge: The Perfect Face

Dodge sounds like he’s been reared on Neil Young’s soft, thoughtful acoustic albums.


Tuesday, April 3 2007

The Trucks: The Trucks

The all-female, electro-punk quartet the Trucks don't want to "sit nice and be quiet" on their self-titled debut. Damn right!


Samamidon: But This Chicken Proved Falsehearted

Sam Amidon, once of laid-back Brattleboro, VT and now of busy Brooklyn, has crafted a gentle, unobtrusive album of country folk.


Naked: Lets Get Naked…and Start a Revolution

Naked: the Firehouse of the 21st century.


Joy: Sailing Days

Sailing Days is an EP made specifically for listening while on a back porch with nothing to do.


Love Me Destroyer: The Things Around Us Burn

If you were to put on an early album by Sum 41 and then listen to “Choked and Charmed”, the first song on this album by Love Me Destroyer, you would believe you were in some time warp.


Monday, April 2 2007

Rafter: Music for Total Chickens

Jumbling together elements of folk, psychedelic pop, electronica, jazz, and even bossa nova, Rafter's songs seem almost like tripped out ads for his unique brand of musical invention.


Minmae: 835

835 pushes songwriter Sean Brooks' cheeky sense of humor farther to the front than it's ever been before.


Treeball: I Dream of Eclectic Sheep

In the time it would take to watch a typical sitcom, you get something that may not change your life, but just might leave a smile on your face.


Chris Garneau: Music For Tourists

Chris Garneau attempts to emulate Elliot Smith with a debut album of dreary piano pop.


Peter Elkas: Wall of Fire

Fans of Sexsmith would lap up most of these songs, especially the roots-y “Sweet Nancy”.


Sunday, April 1 2007

Robert Pollard: Silverfish Trivia

Uncle Bob is back, err, still around with Silverfish Trivia, his new, mostly disposable mini-LP.


Uncut: Modern Currencies

A forerunner to bands like Tokyo Police Club, Uncut weaves pretty songs like "Dark Horse" with a darker, indie-rock rhythm.


Robbers on High Street: The Fatalist and Friends

This four-song teaser EP shows us there's still some life left in these guys.


Valorie Miller: Folk Star

Folk Star serves as the perfect reminder that you can never underestimate the power of an original voice.


Post Industrial Boys: Trauma

This is the music of a brave new world, where emotion is eliminated and only structure remains.


Thursday, March 29 2007

Ferocious Eagle: The Sea Anemone Inside of Me Is Mighty

Apparently, the members of Ferocious Eagle can’t decide whether or not to be sonic minimalists. Sometimes, they seem to be focused on making bare-bones


Now on PopMatters
Announcements
PM Picks

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.