Entries from October 2004

Helmet, Size Matters (Interscope)

October 27th, 2004 · Comments Off on Helmet, Size Matters (Interscope)

Helmet Size Matters Interscope By: Eric Greenwood Chalk up another needless reunion as Paige Hamilton resurrects Helmet — his deafening early ‘90’s tour de force — with a new cast of assclowns, sporting embarrassing pedigrees like White Zombie and Anthrax. Technically, though, it’s not even really a reunion since Hamilton is the only original remaining […]

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Newgenics, Every Girl In The World 7 Inch (Level Plane)

October 27th, 2004 · Comments Off on Newgenics, Every Girl In The World 7 Inch (Level Plane)

Newgenics Every Girl In The World 7 Inch Level Plane By: Eric Greenwood Newgenics is a Columbia, South Carolina quartet with massive punk and indie rock pedigrees under its belt, as its members hail from such underground diversions as In/Humanity, Guyana Punch Line, Marion, Damn The Sun and Martian Death Lyric. It's first single on […]

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Ova Looven, 58:34 10:22 (Catune)

October 18th, 2004 · Comments Off on Ova Looven, 58:34 10:22 (Catune)

Ova Looven 58:34 10:22 Catune By: Michael Jones Antarctica’s breakup in 1999 was a crushing blow to the cult audience that worshipped and analyzed every note of the 104 minutes and 6 seconds of music the band recorded during their short but influential career. New recruits continue to be initiated, and this rabid fan base […]

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Batter The Drag, Unfathomable Depths (Self-released)

October 17th, 2004 · Comments Off on Batter The Drag, Unfathomable Depths (Self-released)

Batter The Drag Unfathomable Depths Self-released By: Eric Greenwood Batter The Drag's energy is contagious. Each song on this Mesa, Arizona quartet's debut EP, Unfathomable Depths, prickles with dynamism and controlled aggression. The cerebral guitar work serves as the backdrop for Ryan Richardson's husky, guttural voice. Wisely avoiding the trappings of typical emo, Batter The […]

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Schooner, You Forgot About Your Heart (Pox World Empire)

October 17th, 2004 · Comments Off on Schooner, You Forgot About Your Heart (Pox World Empire)

Schooner You Forgot About Your Heart Pox World Empire By: Eric Greenwood With a yelping aggression and a jangly indie pop flair, Schooner blasts out of the gate sounding like an odd cross between Brother Danielson and Black Francis. On "My Friend's Band", lead singer Reid Johnson sounds hopped up on speed, while his sister, […]

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Q And Not U, Power (Dischord)

October 15th, 2004 · Comments Off on Q And Not U, Power (Dischord)

Q And Not U Power Dischord By: Eric Greenwood Q and Not U hinted at the creative growth spurt evident on its new full-length, Power, in the opening moments of its sophomore release, Different Damage, on the song “Soft Pyramids.” The angry post-punk bleating of its Discord debut, No Kill No Beep Beep, had morphed […]

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Duran Duran, Astronaut (Epic)

October 11th, 2004 · 1 Comment

Duran Duran Astronaut Epic By: Eric Greenwood Expectations for a Duran Duran reunion with all five original members are admittedly low- those classic early albums, Rio and Seven and the Ragged Tiger, notwithstanding. It has been 21 years, which was more than enough time for the remaining members who soldiered on to have dragged the […]

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Interpol, Antics (Matador)

October 1st, 2004 · Comments Off on Interpol, Antics (Matador)

Interpol Antics Matador By: Eric Greenwood For a band that is so self-consciously meticulous about every aspect of its public persona, Interpol sure did whore itself around generously in support of its 2002 debut, Turn on the Bright Lights. From commercial fluff like Pepsi Smash to episodes of Six Feet Under to relentless touring, Interpol […]

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