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Monday, November 27 2006

The Winter Blanket: Golden Sun EP

Minneapolis band makes beautiful music, if you can stay awake for it.


Sunday, November 26 2006

Ellison: Say Goodnight, Sleep Alone

It is not an exact copy of another act, but Ellison's musical composite is an incredible simulation of many.


Logistics: Now More Than Ever

Debut DJ album from Logistics proves to be valuable and varied.


Wednesday, November 22 2006

Born Ruffians: Born Ruffians

Promising start from charming (if young) Toronto indie-rock Brock-worshippers.


Born Ruffians: Born Ruffians

Warp Records continue to dip their toes into decidedly un-electronic waters, with their latest signing, Born Ruffians. Hailing from Toronto, this trio unleash short, crisp


Eric Chenaux: Dull Lights

Desolation never tasted so sweet.


New London Fire: I Sing the Body Holographic

Electro-pop with a combination of Depeche Mode aesthetics and Oasis sensibilities.


The Low Lows: Fire on the Bright Sky

On their final album, the duo of Parker & Lily recorded a ballad called “The Low Lows”, all shivery keyboards, barely breathed, slumberous vocals and


Tuesday, November 21 2006

MXPX: Let’s Rock

MXPX rocks hard, and sometimes hardly rocks.


Third Wheel: On Account of the Atmosphere

Chicago’s Third Wheel was founded by two life-long friends, Jeremy Babcock and Shawn Schlag, who’ve been performing under that moniker for over a


Inca Ore: The Birds in the Bushes

Inca Ore and Lemon Bear get together and put on a clinic in difficult listening.


Monday, November 20 2006

El Michels Affair: The PJs

Chef Raekwon gets the live treatment.


Daughters: Hell Songs

In which our heroes learn that one doesn't have to be screaming all the time to make great grindcore.


Sunday, November 19 2006

Zombie Nation: Black Toys

Zombie Nation's new disc almost finds a place between indie-centric heavy metal disco and more commercial minded electro.


Hotspur: Beta

This is a debut? Somebody sign these guys already!


The Weird Weeds: Weird Feelings

Rarely does an album with as little sound as Weird Feelings by the Weird Weeds require so much effort from listeners. Actually, few albums have


Natalie: Everything New

If you like disposable Top 40 R&B pop, Natalie's Everything New will satisfy your sweet tooth.


Friday, November 17 2006

Songs of Green Pheasant: Aerial Days

Collection of home recordings and rare tracks is intermittently beautiful, but not a cohesive entry point for non-fans of Songs of Green Pheasant


Thursday, November 16 2006

Earl Greyhound: Soft Targets

Calling out T. Rex, Slade and especially Led Zeppelin, this NYC trio splices monster hooks and thunderous drums to catchy glam-rocking choruses.


Eglantine Gouzy: Boamaster

Boamaster feels like an enticing pre-sexual tease, centred on cocoons, secrecy, and a dark, faintly threatening, aura of childishness.


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