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Thursday, June 7 2007

Sylvain Luc: Joko

Another example of really classy jazz musicians doing the lighter thing -- very classily!


Wednesday, June 6 2007

Custom Made: Truth Be Told EP

Custom Made use East coast elements to craft their angry, energetic brand of West coast hip-hop.


Coffinberry: God Damn Dogs

Coffinberry's power pop makes me wish it 1996... maybe a little too much.


Olympia: Emergencies

Juvenile party rock makes a stand.


Foreverinmotion: The Beautiful Unknown

Dreamy, confessional melodrama.


Questions in Dialect: The Ghost Wishes to Speak

Questions in Dialect is content with ‘70s era mediocrity.


Low Low Low La La La Love Love Love: Ends of June

The fragile bedroom pop on the band’s second album is relaxed, compelling, and down-to-earth -- no freak in this folk.


Somi: Red Soil in My Eyes

Red Soil is worth checking out, even if soft jazz is not usually your thing.


Filthy Thieving Bastards: Im a Son of a Gun

A California band with a distinctly Dublin sound.


Graig Markel: Via Novella

Graig Markel’s latest album is a layered affair but isn’t too rich for one’s palette.


Satanicpornocultshop: .aiff Skull

The .aiff Skull EP is little more than a vaguely interesting means to a massive headache.


Monday, June 4 2007

Mystery Jets: Diamonds in the Dark

This single feels like a grab at mainstream from a band that promises more than that.


Priestbird: In Your Time

It’s almost too easy to dismiss Priestbird as being too eclectic for its own good. After all, the band formerly known as Tarantula A


Poison: Poisond

Poison'd finds Poison taking the time-honored covers route.


Che Arthur: Iron

There is no questioning the passion and possibility which lies in Arthur's work; however, with little space ceded to balance and nuance, Iron certainly leaves room to hone, polish and find improvement.


Danny Flowers: Tools For The Soul

Singer-songwriter Danny Flowers has quite the guest performer on the opening title track. Emmylou Harris adds a warm feel to the rather straightforward folksy ditty.


Sunday, June 3 2007

Mark Olson: The Salvation Blues

Olson's way is never trendy or trail-blazing, but so steeped in classic American song that his body of work seems to exist out of time.


The Red Button: Shes About to Cross My Mind

The Los Angeles duo display some top notch songwriting, but might love the Beatles a little too much for their own good.


Chuck Ragan: Los Feliz

A very interesting collection of songs with a roots rock feel.


Various Artists: PURE FIRE!

Gilles Peterson is let loose on one of the most iconic of all jazz catalogues, the Impulse label.


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