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Tuesday, September 5 2006

Orbit Service: Songs of Eta Carinae

Songs of Eta Carinae tempers a large helping of dark psychedelia with enough catharsis to keep it from becoming tedious.


Various Artists: The Sensitive Guys Guide to Groovy Music

Label comp for the Portland, Oregon indie imprint Paisley Pop collects 24 songs from 24 artists I've never heard of.


Bombadil: Bombadil

Bombadil is nothing earth-shattering, but it's a very happy way to spend 20 minutes of your time.


Friday, September 1 2006

Ensemble: Disown, Delete

The electronic recording project Ensemble is, ironically, helmed by just one man, Olivier Alary. If you possess an encyclopedic memory of liner notes, you’ll


Joe Good: Hi, May I Help You?

Who knew there was so much talent in Kansas City? Joe Good and partner Mac Lethal set the record straight.


Astropop 3: Life

If an indie alternative to Lilly Allen sounds pretty good about now, Astropop 3 might just provide you with all the catchy summer pop hooks you require.


Nights Like These: The Faithless

Forgettable name, forgettable music.


Thursday, August 31 2006

Ponies in the Surf: Ponies on Fire

Full-length release by Now Hear This! artist realizes all the charming moments of breezy promise.


The Waylons: The Waylons

Despite the Jennings-invoking name, the Waylons are not a country band. They are, however, a meat-and-potatoes rock band. Their self-titled debut is a solid slab


Patent Pending: Save Each Other, the Whales Are Doing Fine

Patent Pending keeps it simple and slightly stupid, but nonetheless fun.


Atone: Un Jour

It’s rare to see it come out of France, but multi-instrumentalist Antoine Monzonis-Calvet has created something quite particular in the border area between electronica


The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower: INRI EP

A new EP/single from the Plot offers only meager attractions.


Wednesday, August 30 2006

Isan: Plans Drawn in Pencil

Glitch soldiers on in this soundtrack to slumberland.


Luca: Sick of Love

Accomplished and storied in the studio, when it comes to his own work, Nick Luca leaves a lot to be desired.


Red Animal War: Seven Year War

As a chronicle of Red Animal War's development, Seven Year Warillustrates how far the band has come, and how sharp its songwriting has grown.


Various Artists: Voyces United For UNHCR

Benefit album to aid the UN Refugee Agency goes slightly awry...


Umbrellas: Illuminaire

Perfect for rainy, Sunday late afternoon solitary walks.


Tuesday, August 29 2006

Dubblestandart: Are You Experienced

Two CDs, loads of guests, cool remixes, enhanced video content, and plenty of dub. What could be better?


Lovejoy: England Made Me EP

A faded fin de siècle sunniness sustained by a wall of spangled keyboard hum and series of ascending chords and notes that wash over you in waves.


The Vasco Era: Miles EP

Australian blues-rock band treads worn ground, showing some promise but never really delivering anything of lasting interest.


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