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Thursday, August 17 2006

Adam Gnade: Run Hide Retreat Surrender

“Singer” and “songwriter” Adam Gnade would like his “vocals” to be seen as resembling those of Lou Reed and the Hold Steady’s Craig Finn,


Bill Coon and Oliver Gannon: Two Much Guitar

These two premier Canadian guitarists (tendencies of Burrell, Montgomery, Kessel, etc.) have it sown up with retail sites that let you hear the first half


Wednesday, August 16 2006

Sila And The Afrofunk Experience: Funkiest Man In Africa

Funkiest Man In Africa is so glad to be alive, someone should start a cult around it.


ReKid: Made in Menorca

Rekid is supposedly Matt Edwards’ (aka Quiet Village, Radio Slave) more “underground” work and it proves an apt description. From the creepily crawling bass of


Hanne Hukkelberg: Do Not As I Do

This is at best a curio for the diehard fans only. For the rest of you, I urge you to seek out Little Things and hear what everyone else has been sleeping on for the past year.


The Good Luck Joes: What Do You Think of That Noise?

Confusing but despite that entertaining release from eclectic popsters.


The Mutiny: The Mutiny

This three-song effort is from a band that has got the attention of some notable people across the pond, including that Alan McGee fellow and


Tuesday, August 15 2006

Unagi: It Came From Beneath the SFC

When Unagi gets behind the boards, it's delightfully difficult to predict his content, but it's safe to bet on the quality of his work.


The Rosewood Thieves: From the Decker House

The Rosewood Thieves are a NYC band just pining for the simple things—a country house, a fire against the cold, etc. Their debut EP,


Electric Lights Flashing Very Fast: Let There Be Lights EP

Electric Lights Flashing Very Fast is a talented group of thunderers, well able to wind up their music and send it bursting over you in jellied, semi-psychedelic waves.


Monsters Are Waiting: Fascination

Updated '80s-style mall-goth, done right.


Zox: The Wait

I like Zox.  These boys have spunk.  They rock when they need to rock, they’ve got the tender side that makes the


Monday, August 14 2006

Rachael Sage: The Blistering Sun

We may have a new leader in the battle of the fiery redheads with seven albums and an affinity for the piano...


The Nervous Exits: Get Out

The Nervous Exits are a band on Myspace.com. Can you imagine? A band on Myspace.com! Unbelievable! Fortunately they tend to make you want


Bob Sinclar: Western Dream

Superstar French DJ samples C&C Music Factory: What's wrong with this picture?


The Tall Ships: Paint Lines on Your Glasses Look Up at the Stars and Play Them As Notes

The Tall Ships aren’t about those large schooners and old boats that dock in various North American harbors every year.  Rather, they are


Bexar Bexar: Tropism

There is a function in iPhoto that allows you, with one simple click of the mouse, to sepia tone any photograph, creating a sort of


Friday, August 11 2006

Superiority Complex: Stand Up

Stage names mean a lot in hip-hop. Some are straightforward, like “Kanye West” or “Mike Jones”. Others are created from acronyms, like “KRS-One” (“Knowledge Reigns


Matt Stillwell: Take It All In

In today’s frivolous world of Spike TV and Maxim magazine, it’s easy to lose sight of the responsibility that comes with being a


Funnkoars: The Greatest Hits

It’s no surprise Funkoars haven’t hit the mainstream, even in Australia: their brand of smut-hop is even more obscene than gross-out A-hop kings


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