Tuesday, September 26 2006
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.
Monday, September 25 2006
New addition to rootsy solo singer-songwriters out of Seattle isn't a standout, but he's welcome company nonetheless.
The band definitely has substance, especially on the mid-tempo "Living High" that sounds like John Mayer or Dave Matthews with a chip on his shoulder.
Three brothers from Miami ditch crunk, haul that golden-age boom-bap to the present and wind up with a solid debut album.
If you've heard Delerium, Conjure One, or even Enigma, you've heard this.
Don’t expect Delta Nove to describe their sound. They won’t and you would have a hard time telling anyone what it is, aside
Sunday, September 24 2006
A not-too-bad companion piece to Legend, from the people who brought you the Caramel Macchiato.
Friday, September 22 2006
Comb-overs: check. Eyeliner: check. Songs...songs? Anyone? Hello?
Blue-collar, girl-fronted rock and roll band from Seattle talks a tough game but secretly -- or at least in the hidden track -- has a thing for gospel blues.
If I died while listening to this, I wouldn’t complain in the least.
If these guys won the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, who else entered?!?
Dark and brooding, this album is rich in texture if consistently glum in tone.
Thursday, September 21 2006
Glyde attempts to recreate the jazz album backwards, and while the results are strong, it seems like a mere stunt.
A San Diego foursome brings pop and country, blues and psyche into lazy focus on 10 killer cuts that are as demanding as you want them
Antarctica is an impressive, artistic audio-visual multimedia experience...or something like that.
Featuring former members of Antarctica and Christie Front Drive, the 101 has a garage sound emanating out of its polished power pop punk rock. “Dancing” is
Doo-Wop collections focuses on unknown acts and songs, most of which don't deserve to be forgotten.
Storied Spanish synth-pop techno band remains a mystery, despite this first US release.
Wednesday, September 20 2006
Campy sex jokes with a sunshine pop smile covering some twisted, possibly damned, souls.