Sunday, February 4 2007
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
French pianist Jacques Loussier has been interpreting the work of Bach for his jazz trio for five decades, and this latest release shows no signs
Monday, January 29 2007
One day at work, a Kiwi colleague told us that he was going to play us something we’d like, and this was the album
Fabric gives NYC underground act Rub-N-Tug their big break with the opportunity to contribute to the venerable Fabric mix series. And for the most part,
As restricted as it is by genre, this small-scale release offers some charming moments
Mixing equal parts of rock and Americana, Brandon Pfeiffer’s six-song effort is pretty good. Falling somewhere along the lines of an indie rock version
Sunday, January 28 2007
The Octopus Project and Black Moth Super Rainbow don’t immediately seem like natural collaborators. The former deal in thick, catchy post-rock instrumentals propelled
Dan Treacy and his Television Personalities made a welcome comeback in 2006 with My Dark Places, but how many people, really, have been waiting with bated