Monday, September 11 2006
The Little Ones prove to be impressive without being overly distinctive, trading challenges for talented execution.
Sunday, September 10 2006
Predictable and conventional, nothing here is quite ready to actually connect.
Friday, September 8 2006
Even more gothic 'Dear John' letters.
The dangers of bi-focal split-LPs are many, but these two acts make it fun, regardless of the innevitable judgment of which is the better band.
Sax virtuoso continues to deliver a range of riches and cool jazz grooves.
Consciousness rap goes international in a effort to spotlight the plight of Palestine.
Sometimes funky, sometimes forumlaic, this female singer-songwriter reminds you of her forebears, but still manages the occasional item of interest.
Thursday, September 7 2006
Another gem of an album from one of the most exciting blues artists to come along in years.
Return of one of the original new wave valley girls is intriguingly skewed, but slight.
Cabaret vocalist mixes up sultry, surreal modernity with traditional numbers for great effect.
As soon as they break free of past-worn territory, the Holy Fire just might become something great in their own right.
Singer-songwriter fare so light that it's weightless.
Wednesday, September 6 2006
Something borrowed, nothing new.
The house that Open Door builds if filled with different textures bleeding into one domicile.
With limited appeal, this drone journey requires a certain frame of mind to truly enjoy.
Flourescent Grey: Lying on the floor mingling with god in a Tijuana motel room next door to a veteri
Fluorescent Grey challenges the distinction between sound and music, crafting found sounds into textures that may or may not be songs, but are consistently interesting.
Canadian indie folk-pop band returns with a set of weird, sentimental tales that hit just so.
Tuesday, September 5 2006
2UP makes the most out of tiny timeframes and maximum chaos.
DC's Carlsonics find true calling in freak folk reveries and dark rural pop
Direct from Minnesota come Malachi Constant, a group that has continued to evolve over the course of its three albums and eight years as a