Wednesday, November 29 2006
One musician's method for converting the ladies and curing heavy metal loneliness.
With smart lyrics, thoughtful arrangements, lots of hooks, and an early autumn mood, Heaven Is for Easy Girls is a sure winner for lovers of indie pop everywhere.
Could we really have been expecting them to top the Buddha Machine?
Tuesday, November 28 2006
You need more than just dub to differentiate yourself from the host of Australian hip hoppers making CDs in their b-e-drooms.
An all too lightweight release from a so-called supergroup.
The Horrors formula is ridiculously simple: they’re simply a modern update of the weird “96 Tears” crooners ? & the Mysterians. A little bit of
Ex-Cocteau Twin follows up his recent solo album with four more lush instrumentals that sound just like his old band without the words.
Two Five couldn't out-rap my grandma.
Monday, November 27 2006
The Close used to sound like a band anxious to be discovered, but on Sun, Burn, they sound a little like one that hasn't been.
Jason Darling grew up around Woodstock. Yes, the older Woodstock, not the “mud people” NIN-memorable version. But don’t let that fool you, there’s
O’Donnell was a significant part of the Cure until his unceremonious ouster by Robert Smith in 2005; he created synthesizer textures, as well as contributed
This is the story of a drummer, his sticks, and a tight band.
Minneapolis band makes beautiful music, if you can stay awake for it.
Sunday, November 26 2006
It is not an exact copy of another act, but Ellison's musical composite is an incredible simulation of many.
Debut DJ album from Logistics proves to be valuable and varied.
Wednesday, November 22 2006
Promising start from charming (if young) Toronto indie-rock Brock-worshippers.
Warp Records continue to dip their toes into decidedly un-electronic waters, with their latest signing, Born Ruffians. Hailing from Toronto, this trio unleash short, crisp
Desolation never tasted so sweet.
Electro-pop with a combination of Depeche Mode aesthetics and Oasis sensibilities.
On their final album, the duo of Parker & Lily recorded a ballad called “The Low Lows”, all shivery keyboards, barely breathed, slumberous vocals and