Wednesday, October 18 2006
Tierra Santa is the top metal group in Spain. This is their eighth album, and it apparently puts a much higher emphasis on melody than
Decent release by a decent punk band that amounts to some decent music.
Tuesday, October 17 2006
Pop Levi has had a stint in Ladytron, but Ladytron wouldn’t be caught dead doing this low-fi, primal, boogie-fied blues rock Mr. Pop has
He Holds a Flame is an EP that draws you in, wraps you in blankets, and serves you hot cocoa.
Recorded over a mere five days, Judah Johnson’s latest release is a tad more polished and refined than previous efforts. Songs like “Warm Air
Owen Pate's one-man lo-fi orchestra concocts overstuffed, understructured ditties for half an album, then resolves into clarity near the end.
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
Monday, October 16 2006
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
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
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.
Thursday, October 12 2006
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!