Thursday, August 31 2006
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.
Consisting of two sets of brothers from Seattle, Sneaky Thieves commence this album with a quasi-hymnal instrumental aptly titled “Elegy”. At times eerie, the group
Monday, August 28 2006
Allien on downers for a session of ego preaching.
Dancemakers attempts an uplifting mishmash of hip-hop beats and groovy vibes over a world-music pastiche. It fails spectacularly.
Panda & Angel, a soft-core band from Seattle, don’t quite know what to do with their guitars on their self-titled debut EP. Alternating between
The Matchheads: Backtracks 1980-1982 / The Matchheads Present The Mohawks, Lucky Strikes, The Gasser
The Matchheads were a punk rock band in the early ‘80s that are known only to a handful of people in San Francisco. But that
Despite mixed results, this Iowa-based emcee is strong on ideas and concepts.
Sunday, August 27 2006
Dreamy but attention getting, [The] Caseworker is compromised of Conor Jonathan, Eimer Devlin, Will Waghorn, and Monte Vallier. And this quartet, led primarily by Jonathan
Friday, August 25 2006
What would you do if your label gave you a wake up call to deliver your album before you were finished? Raydar Ellis shows you how to deliver the goods.
The Imaginational Anthem series that started by unearthing folk blues legends now focuses on upcoming West Coast stars in the Takoma finger-picking tradition.