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Wednesday, November 29 2006

Hugo of Anthropia: A My Favourite Things Short Take: Iron Maiden for Maidens

One musician's method for converting the ladies and curing heavy metal loneliness.


The Awkward Stage: Heaven Is for Easy Girls

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.


FM3 and Dou Wei: Hou Guan Yin

Could we really have been expecting them to top the Buddha Machine?


Tuesday, November 28 2006

Astronomy Class: Exit Strategy

You need more than just dub to differentiate yourself from the host of Australian hip hoppers making CDs in their b-e-drooms.


Softcomplex: Barcelona

An all too lightweight release from a so-called supergroup.


The Horrors: The Horrors EP

The Horrors formula is ridiculously simple: they’re simply a modern update of the weird “96 Tears” crooners ? & the Mysterians.  A little bit of


Robin Guthrie: Everlasting

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: Who is Two Five

Two Five couldn't out-rap my grandma.


Monday, November 27 2006

The Close: Sun, Burn

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: Settling Dust

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


Roger ODonnell: The Truth in Me

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


Evan Stone: Sticks & Stone, Vol. 1

This is the story of a drummer, his sticks, and a tight band.


The Winter Blanket: Golden Sun EP

Minneapolis band makes beautiful music, if you can stay awake for it.


Sunday, November 26 2006

Ellison: Say Goodnight, Sleep Alone

It is not an exact copy of another act, but Ellison's musical composite is an incredible simulation of many.


Logistics: Now More Than Ever

Debut DJ album from Logistics proves to be valuable and varied.


Wednesday, November 22 2006

Born Ruffians: Born Ruffians

Promising start from charming (if young) Toronto indie-rock Brock-worshippers.


Born Ruffians: Born Ruffians

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


Eric Chenaux: Dull Lights

Desolation never tasted so sweet.


New London Fire: I Sing the Body Holographic

Electro-pop with a combination of Depeche Mode aesthetics and Oasis sensibilities.


The Low Lows: Fire on the Bright Sky

On their final album, the duo of Parker & Lily recorded a ballad called “The Low Lows”, all shivery keyboards, barely breathed, slumberous vocals and


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