Wednesday, May 2 2007
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,
A 35-song effort that is 35 minutes in length results in something that is very odd, very short, and very interesting at times.
Kilo's latest album is a largely quiet, humble masterpiece of misleading expectations.
On its debut album, Moment of Truth, the Goucher College-based duo displays a wide musical palette, infectious energy, and a sense of humor.
Light music, sometimes ambitious in conception.
Monday, April 30 2007
Two dudes from Ames, Iowa have a psychedelic-garage-punk-blues-rock band.
Jazz standards -- a lesson in individuality when approaching classic material.
Let’s Agree to Deceive Our Best Friends may be the holy grail of power pop albums.
Okkervil River provides a focused and complex pair of songs using unexpected colors and surprising tones.
An album that lives up to a rich, highbrow, and solid expectations.
While he possesses enough chops to get these songs across, Ernie Halter has found a haven on MySpace with tour van cameras and live shows.
Sunday, April 29 2007
The best-laid plans of Vancouver, Canada's instrumental hip-hop trio are often triumphant.
With just guitar, bass and drums, how exactly are you meant to save rock 'n' roll?
The collective members of Temple of Brutality give the band a very impressive pedigree, as it features former members of Megadeth, W.A.S.P.,
It's a compilation from the World Music Middle East rather than the wholly Middle Eastern Middle East.
The Sirens are pure glam rock for the new millennium, but there is nothing to get your underpants in a twist over.
There’s nothing wrong with exchanging sunshine boom for indie gloom, but as a teaser EP, collectors need only apply.