Friday, September 29 2006
We may not know who Mr. Tube is, but we do know he writes a decent tune.
Hurricane Katrina tests but does not shake the faith of Mara Lee Miller, who finds solace and musical inspiration in the storm.
Coming down the same road as previous alt. country bands like The Drive-By Truckers and Old 97’s, Dirt Road Logic are intent on keep the
Just because it's possible to record and produce a CD alone doesn't mean you couldn't use a helping hand.
Thursday, September 28 2006
Mix of country styles is hard to pin down, but decidedly uneven.
Swiss DJs Crowdpleaser and St. Plomb usher in the era of microtrance. 2006 is headphone techno for today.
On his second release, Edgar Allen Floe talks a lot, but he doesn't really say anything.
Persil is from Amsterdam and blends pop with various other effects, samples and loops. Getting off to a very good start with the bubble gum
The second abum by this supergroup falls short of being super.
Servicable hard rock, Eighteen Visions doesn't bring anything of particular note to the mat.
Wednesday, September 27 2006
Stooge-ology students transcend imitation, achieve Ig-dom on blistering debut.
Dreamy country that blurs the lines of country, indie and psychdelia.
Most groups release their debut and then tour the hell out of it, but the key is whether they break up and hate each other
Horse Republic is not the album to play if you're feeling hungover.
Think of a contemporary look at groups like The Band and you get the idea as to what Cabin Dogs are all about.
Tuesday, September 26 2006
Chicago co-ed octet makes a worthy addition to the twee-pop dictionary.
Wonderful lyricism from the underexposed hip-hop scene... Sound sadly familiar?
The Penny Loafers have recorded a decent little college a cappella album, but it's not enough to propel them from the shadows of UPenn's other a cappella groups...
This Invisible Jet provides a good ride, but stays a little short on thrust.
New addition to rootsy solo singer-songwriters out of Seattle isn't a standout, but he's welcome company nonetheless.