Tuesday, October 17 2006
Owen Pate's one-man lo-fi orchestra concocts overstuffed, understructured ditties for half an album, then resolves into clarity near the end.
Monday, October 16 2006
This group of five musicians takes its inspiration from three kinds of music: Spanish (that’s the fandango part), Mexican (duende), and Moroccan (taraf). The
Danish dream pop group may be mysterious to North American ears, but is nonetheless gorgeous.
Cleveland may rock, but the musical Clevelanders known as Bears prefer to revel in pure pop goodness on their self-titled debut. The group’s blend
Maine, while famous for many things, has never been considered a hotbed of anything, except maybe potatoes. And lobster. So Maine is a hotbed of
Snowglobe Records’ second attempt to bring back to light some of the lesser-known treasures of the ‘90s indie-label pop-rock scene is just as satisfying as
Sunday, October 15 2006
Short but sweet EP offers three promising earnest modern rock tunes.
Friday, October 13 2006
Ensemble elegantly bridges the divides between electronica, classical, folk, and indie-pop, effortlessly integrating all of these disparate genres into one lovely and unassuming sound.
Debut EP from Boston-based rock quartet is yet another entry in the ongoing renaissance of '80s disaffection.
This band spent the past summer opening for the Goo Goo Dolls / Counting Crows co-headlining North American tour, as well as performing at the after-show
Thursday, October 12 2006
Van She represents everything that’s wrong with Modular. I’m sorry, I love the label that’s brought us the Avalanches and the Presets,
Sad but not miserable, this bit of heartache is both moving and comforting in its murkiness.
Duo manages to actually bring something new to the female singer-songwriter table, and that's a welcome thing.
Defari seems to be losing speed, as his newest album fails to break any new ground from his previous endeavors.
If your idea of fun is losing your mind and bouncing off walls for 30 rousing minutes, bon appetit!
This Portland outfit has been compared to everyone from Quasi to Built To Spill. And it’s a decent comparison when listening to the indie-meets-shoe-gazing “
Wednesday, October 11 2006
I love cookies, and Casper wasn’t one of the ghosts on my enemy lists. So this band is a natural lock then, correct? Well,
Oh, right. Now I remember why I get excited to try out new music. Its’ because, sometimes, that CD I took a chance on will
The Life Force Trio is the lifeblood of one Carlos Nino and some of his like-minded jazz / funk / fusion / pop comrades. And as a result,
This tape is weak, but Shaq is back!