Tuesday, September 5 2006
Songs of Eta Carinae tempers a large helping of dark psychedelia with enough catharsis to keep it from becoming tedious.
Label comp for the Portland, Oregon indie imprint Paisley Pop collects 24 songs from 24 artists I've never heard of.
Monday, September 4 2006
Bombadil is nothing earth-shattering, but it's a very happy way to spend 20 minutes of your time.
Friday, September 1 2006
The electronic recording project Ensemble is, ironically, helmed by just one man, Olivier Alary. If you possess an encyclopedic memory of liner notes, you’ll
Who knew there was so much talent in Kansas City? Joe Good and partner Mac Lethal set the record straight.
If an indie alternative to Lilly Allen sounds pretty good about now, Astropop 3 might just provide you with all the catchy summer pop hooks you require.
Thursday, August 31 2006
Forgettable name, forgettable music.
Full-length release by Now Hear This! artist realizes all the charming moments of breezy promise.
Despite the Jennings-invoking name, the Waylons are not a country band. They are, however, a meat-and-potatoes rock band. Their self-titled debut is a solid slab
Patent Pending keeps it simple and slightly stupid, but nonetheless fun.
It’s rare to see it come out of France, but multi-instrumentalist Antoine Monzonis-Calvet has created something quite particular in the border area between electronica
Wednesday, August 30 2006
A new EP/single from the Plot offers only meager attractions.
Glitch soldiers on in this soundtrack to slumberland.
Accomplished and storied in the studio, when it comes to his own work, Nick Luca leaves a lot to be desired.
As a chronicle of Red Animal War's development, Seven Year Warillustrates how far the band has come, and how sharp its songwriting has grown.
Benefit album to aid the UN Refugee Agency goes slightly awry...
Tuesday, August 29 2006
Perfect for rainy, Sunday late afternoon solitary walks.
Two CDs, loads of guests, cool remixes, enhanced video content, and plenty of dub. What could be better?
A faded fin de siècle sunniness sustained by a wall of spangled keyboard hum and series of ascending chords and notes that wash over you in waves.
Australian blues-rock band treads worn ground, showing some promise but never really delivering anything of lasting interest.