Sunday, October 29 2006
Elanors consists of some members of Judah Johnson, however they are quite different than that group. Spacy, atmospheric, and very consistent, this group creates very
Context: six years ago, IDM enthusiasts were perplexed and intrigued by an ultra-limited 300-copy triple vinyl release on Skam (original home of Boards of
The Hawaiian reggae-rockers try to lighten the national mood. For the most part, they succeed.
The Soundtrack of Our Lives are working on new material, so this will have to do until the next time that big teddy bear Ebbot,
Friday, October 27 2006
It's aggressive, energetic music, but also rather one-dimensional, nowhere near as colorful as the name implies.
Short but incredibly sweet, this slice of rock leaves you wanting only for more.
Kicking punk garage follow-up from NYC's criminally underrated Bamboo Kids... this time with a political edge.
Despite some decent songwriting chops, too much of this California punk pop sounds bland.
Frantic and riff-packed instrumental guitar album with ideas and challenges for the adventurous listener.
Thursday, October 26 2006
There's a delicacy here that you suspect would be violated by anything so vulgar as a lyric.
As a reminder of the intrepid, home-made spirit of much Icelandic music and the varied uses to which folk can be put, it's an interesting CD to have around.
Pop-punk band treads familiar ground, but with enough skill and energy to have some highlights.
Ska-soul done well and done right is always a good time.
Wednesday, October 25 2006
Instrumental tribute to Neil Young displays a lot of talent, but maintains only a modicum of interest.
Ane Oestergaard is restless and inquisitive and can't leave things alone -- she's compelled to fiddle.
European pop band carries on the torch for the Delgados.
La Pieta makes pleasant, literal indie pop with a female vocal and a limited musical appeal. The trio’s style is simple, building off acoustic-strummed
Tuesday, October 24 2006
This is dark, challenging, ugly, pretty pop music.
Ready or not, here comes math-folk, with Hella killing you softly.
Though this release finds the band exploring quieter territory, there's a tangible intensity throughout many of these songs.