Tuesday, May 8 2007
Smart and pretty, but without the variety to really say much.
The Travis Mitchell Band intertwines classic rock and Texas country on a debut full of potential. And there "Ain't nothin' Nashville about that".
Sunday, May 6 2007
Riff, time change, riff, time change, three-second drum solo, time change, riffriffriffriffriff, end.
A cozy, charming, and cerebral set from a gifted storyteller.
A seamless collection of not-quite-electronica, rather abstract, ambient, and interesting songs.
...And hello to the slaughterhouse!
The inlay notes that Mel Davis endorses Hammond B-3 organs; he likes playing a lot of notes on the keyboard. The opener/title track is
Thursday, May 3 2007
The San Francisco band have come into their own, abandoning tongue-in-cheek fantasy in favour of a more sombre and mature approach.
Greece's Infidel emerge with a respectable doom debut that suggests the only direction they'll go is up - oh, and the apocalypse is on the horizon!
Yukihiro Awaji is mostly known as yukihiro, the drummer for L’Arc-en-Ciel, the kick-ass Japanese band that has sold 30 million albums in its homeland. Last
The only thing more satisfying is knowing that there are hundreds -- nay, thousands -- more excellent and fantastic songs out there. Perhaps the next one will be yours.
Barenaked Ladies Are Men, apparently.
The debut from this Vancouver group has a shimmering, slick and glossy power pop/punk sound which is along the lines of Sum 41 and Simple Plan.
Wednesday, May 2 2007
Second album of improvised mayhem from four of free-jazz and out rock's most daringly skilled practictioners -- Paul Flaherty, Chris Corsano, Greg Kelley and Matt Heyner -- breaks for unexpected moments of tranquility.
A collection of acoustic or indie pop, full of acoustic guitars and tenor melodics.
Bottom's up! A funny cocktail based on the woes of inebriation.
A very sweet, soft and fragile album in the best way possible.
Ranging from rock to pop to splashes of jazz and ambient, the group thrives on challenging the listener.
Tuesday, May 1 2007
Is there really a song here about tator tots and robots? Yes. And about Leonard Nimoy. And Greta Garbo. But it's all so good.
On its third album, Real To Reel, Noiseshaper mixes and remixes material, both new and old. While Axel Hirn and Flo Fleischmann are skilled mix-masters,