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Monday, March 12 2007

Fair to Midland: The Drawn and Quartered EP

Will signing to Serj Tankian's label be the big break for local Texas faves Fair to Midland?


Jeremy: Made in France

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: You, Youre a History in Rust

Do Make Say Think's albums are full of glorious anthems to the inexplicable.


Woods: At Rear House

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


Politic Live: Adaptation

Why "preachy" works for some artists, and how a bumpin' album can make you feel like Don Cornelius.


Maps: Start Something

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


Popup: Chinese Burn/Stagecoach

Far more hyper than Franz Ferdinand or Sons and Daughters, Popup have more in common with Arctic Monkeys.


Thursday, March 8 2007

Harlem Shakes: Burning Birthdays

This great EP promises even more from Brooklyn's Harlem Shakes in the near future. These guys are gonna be big.


Warm in the Wake: Gold Dust Trail

Atlanta band Warm in the Wake is a perfect cross of Wilco, The Shins and Sparklehorse.


Panda Bear / Excepter: Carrots / KKKKK split 12

Consider this an orange juice and mogadon cocktail.


Various Artists: Presence Under the Tree

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


This Unique Museum: A Collection of Short Stories

A collection of musical short stories combining acoustic guitar with electronic effects.


Wednesday, March 7 2007

Black Milk: Popular Demand

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: Heroes

Hug: should sound pretty warm, right? Producer John Dahlbäck’s fuzzy pseudonym had me fearing that Heroes would be one of those folktronic cuddlecore


Prosser: Prosser

The project of Eric Woodruff, former of Delay, is a spacey rock-meets-Americana album that meanders from one very good song to another. Although there are


Citizens Here and Abroad: Waving, Not Drowning Citizens

With Waving, Not Drowning, Citizens Here and Abroad suffer a lack of distinction. Impeded by an unpalatable homogeneity, the album fails to distinguish the band


Eamonn Coyne and Kris Drever: Honk Toot Suite

Eamonn Coyne and Kris Drever aren’t knee-deep in either Celtic music or bluegrass, but instead weave a nice and nifty combination of the two.


Tuesday, March 6 2007

The Roches: Moonswept

The three Roche sisters possess lovely voices and the ability to create stunning vocal harmonies that just take one's breath away.


Huntsville: For the Middle Class

Serene but inventive drone-based music from improvisation-minded Norwegians.


The Summer Wardrobe: The Summer Wardrobe

Like Texan psychedelic pioneers the 13th Floor Elevators, Austin-based band the Summer Wardrobe enjoy melding traditional country instruments into a heady brew of trippy cerebral


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