Entries from April 2006

Faun Fables, The Transit Rider (Drag City)

April 28th, 2006 · Comments Off on Faun Fables, The Transit Rider (Drag City)

Faun Fables The Transit Rider Drag City By: Eric Greenwood Dawn McCarthy's fetishistic interpretation of long-forgotten British folk music is creepy beyond what mere words can express without auditory aids. Her two previous Drag City records, Family Album and Early Song, respectively, both revel in archetypal atmospheric folk, which were far weirder than they were […]

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Blackalicious, Interview (Anti)

April 24th, 2006 · Comments Off on Blackalicious, Interview (Anti)

Blackalicious Interview Anti By: Eric Greenwood Groundbreaking and influential West Coast hip hop duo, Blackalicious, passed through the University of South Carolina's campus recently for a show in the student union, supporting its third full-length, The Craft, on Epitaph subsidiary, Anti- records. I had the pleasure of speaking to the musical half of the equation, […]

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Show Your Bones (Interscope)

April 14th, 2006 · Comments Off on Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Show Your Bones (Interscope)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Show Your Bones Interscope By: Eric Greenwood No longer buoyed by underdog hero status, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are poised for their first taste of disappointment. Not because their new album, Show Your Bones, is bad (it's not), but because the pressure to follow up the success of Fever to Tell forced […]

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I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, Fear Is On Our Side (Secretly Canadian)

April 14th, 2006 · Comments Off on I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, Fear Is On Our Side (Secretly Canadian)

I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness Fear Is On Our Side Secretly Canadian By: Michael Jones I've been hearing about the wonders of Austin, Texas' music scene foryears – The Butthole Surfers in the late '80's and an ill-conceivedshoegaze/psychedelic movement in the mid-'90's did little to convince me that anything noteworthy came from this […]

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Band Of Horses, Everything All The TIme (Sub Pop)

April 7th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Band Of Horses Everything All The TIme Sub Pop By: Eric Greenwood Band of Horses' jangly twang is borne of heartache and hope- a wistful, atmospheric blend of weathered country blues and insurgent indie rock. Columbia native Ben Bridwell's voice is slathered in reverb, and it floats above a den of shimmering guitars. Neil Young […]

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Prince, 3121 (Universal)

April 3rd, 2006 · 1 Comment

Prince 3121 Universal By: Eric Greenwood Prince's last great, forward thinking, and groundbreaking record was in 1988, and Prince posed nude for the cover. He had the world eating out of his hand, awaiting his every move. At the time, Lovesexy seemed like a bit of a letdown, having been burdened with following the brilliance […]

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Mogwai, Mr. Beast (Matador)

April 3rd, 2006 · Comments Off on Mogwai, Mr. Beast (Matador)

Mogwai Mr. Beast Matador By: Eric Greenwood Mogwai's crash course in post-rock noise is a blistering jolt even to the most jaded of ears. On its fifth album, Mr. Beast, the band sounds singularly focused on re-discovering its dynamic roots, adding subtle flourishes along the way to avoid any self-referential mockery, and the result is […]

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Talking Heads, Talking Heads Brick (Rhino)

April 1st, 2006 · Comments Off on Talking Heads, Talking Heads Brick (Rhino)

Talking Heads Talking Heads Brick Rhino By: Eric Greenwood The more time that passes the larger the legacy of the Talking Heads looms. This band of RISD art school geeks changed the face of pop music forever. And not just musically, either. The Talking Heads revolutionized the music video format even before MTV's inception, making […]

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