Tuesday, May 30 2006
In these days of easy file-sharing and unlimited access to information, the Fonotone box set provides a welcome respite, a point of entry to a bygone era when people had to put effort into chasing their passions, when the thrill of the hunt meant more than a Google search, and when the mechanics of record-trading meant more than an IM conversation on Soulseek.
Thursday, April 20 2006
The retro-postpunk wave seems to have crested, but the Comsat Angels at their best transcended trends and flew the genre coop, traveling on their heavenly wings straight for greatness.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Discussing impeachment and Margaret Thatcher, examining horror music and feminists, and listening to Journey. It's just the typical stuff for this hardcore band.
Wednesday, January 3 2007
Friday, December 22 2006
Both the sum of and a twist on their influences, Giant Squid brings the bombast.
Friday, December 8 2006
A humane window into the world of inner-city poverty; one that wisely refrains from blaming the victim by showing the obstacles that face even the most self-motivated inhabitants of the ghetto.