Tuesday, February 6 2007
Ampline is primarily about instrumentals—spacey, weird, grand, large, and interesting instrumentals. After the “Your Tongue or Your Life” intro, the group settle into a
Monday, February 5 2007
A record titled Chicken on a Raft is hard to pass up—but come to find out, even harder to put down. This disc of
Still juiced up from the holiday season? Is your blood pressure still running at about 240/150? Has the protruding vein in the middle of your forehead
Producer/DJ Mark Ronson, known for his sceney fashion and remixes full of funky beats and big horn sections, turns his attention to Domino Kirke
When you have an album where three of your songs are called “\\\” (I hate finding that line on the keyboard), then you know that all
Sunday, February 4 2007
Two mainstays of the Parasol label responsible for this rowdy, rootsy rock album.
Food, a relatively obscure Chicago group who released their only album, Forever Is a Dream, in 1969, get the reissue treatment from Fallout
UK producer Graham Massey’s resume should speak for itself. He was a founding member of pioneering acid house outfit 808 State, has remixed artists
Moros Eros went face to face with Prince of Darkness and now has a debut album that’s both grim and glorious.
Thursday, February 1 2007
Widows, Luke Fischbeck’s new album as Lucky Dragons, starts with stringed instruments that almost make it seem like some sort of Americana album, except
Despite promising elements, this Lansing band doesn't create enough of the atmosphere required of their Americana-meets-Mazzy Star sound.
Jeremy Simmonds is probably best known as one half of early Leaf Label signee Boymerang, but he’s been around for years, ducking in and
Far better than coffeehouse folk, Jenny Dalton has some edge to her maudlin, melancholic-but-pretty songs.
Wednesday, January 31 2007
Seven songs in just over sixteen minutes. Sweet. TPC’s four members have been walking the line of mass critical acclaim lately as the tunes
Tenor saxophonist Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, at various times a sideman for Louis Armstrong and Count Basie, made his Prestige debut as bandleader on 1958’s The
AFI’s downward slide into irrelevance with their latest album Decemberunderground has thankfully not been equalled by imitators Aiden, who follow up last year’s
The combination of two Florida area bands makes up Mayday Parade, and this six-song EP is ringing with earnest melodies and Emo 101 trademarks judging by “
Tuesday, January 30 2007
Is there anything in the world less inspiriting than New Age electro-pop smoothed over with backwash fuzz and lyrics about feelin’ how you wanna feel?
While riddled with its share of tedious episodes, Steeljaguar Rocket holds up far better than most other limited-edition improvised rock sessions.
Young Love shows glimmers of an innovation, but there's plenty of room to grow, too