Tuesday, March 13 2007
Indie bands everywhere could be aping Molly Hatchet and Bad Co. instead of excellent '80s outfits like the Cure, Big Country, and the Chameleons UK.
With his latest release, Rick Gallego has created an album that's as breezy and refreshing as a California afternoon.
A clever, if uneven, compilation designed to showcase a label's roster of talent.
Monday, March 12 2007
The sounds of indie rock and film scores mix and match on this debut LP.
The combination of dream-like surreality and blossoming indie pop is not a new one, but Philadelphia's Creeping Weeds get the mix of wistful dislocation, gentle melancholy, and jangling, enveloping melodies just right.
Angel-A is the soundtrack to a Luc Besson film that has yet to make it over to this side of the Atlantic. The film
Will signing to Serj Tankian's label be the big break for local Texas faves Fair to Midland?
Jeremy Morris is power pop. If you looked up in the dictionary for the term you would see him.
Sunday, March 11 2007
Do Make Say Think's albums are full of glorious anthems to the inexplicable.
A musical ensemble must possess tremendous collective talent in order to sound rough and untutored without being trite or annoying. The new Woods CD, At
Why "preachy" works for some artists, and how a bumpin' album can make you feel like Don Cornelius.
Based in Northampton, Maps is the one-man-band of one James Chapman, a fellow who writes pop songs with an electronic bent. His press materials
Far more hyper than Franz Ferdinand or Sons and Daughters, Popup have more in common with Arctic Monkeys.
Thursday, March 8 2007
This great EP promises even more from Brooklyn's Harlem Shakes in the near future. These guys are gonna be big.
Atlanta band Warm in the Wake is a perfect cross of Wilco, The Shins and Sparklehorse.
Consider this an orange juice and mogadon cocktail.
Presence Under the Tree is a double-CD collection of starry-eyed, dreampoppy, vaguely folkish indie, one disc labelled Twilight (the more robust) and the other Starlight
A collection of musical short stories combining acoustic guitar with electronic effects.
Wednesday, March 7 2007
Maybe the city influences the music. Maybe the music is indicative of the city. Either way, Black Milk may become the pride of Detroit, Michigan.
Hug: should sound pretty warm, right? Producer John Dahlbäck’s fuzzy pseudonym had me fearing that Heroes would be one of those folktronic cuddlecore