Hearing that a band is from Brooklyn may predetermine your attitude towards it, but good music rises above petty biases, good or bad. Soren Well is a quintet from the aforementioned trendy borough that plays a frighteningly accurate amalgamation of Loveless-era shoegaze with showers of guitars and dreamscape vocals. The tonal similarities to My Bloody […]
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July 9th, 2009 · 3 Comments
June 25th, 2009 · Comments Off on MAKTHAVERSKAN
Via Swedesplease comes word of the swedish garage/postpunk sounding band, Makthaverskan. Swedesplease has the mp3. Check it out.
June 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments
So, I was just browsing for records recently at Lunchbox Records in Charlotte, NC (an awesome record store, by the way) when I happened across a 7″ by a band called Cotton Candy. The clerk had written “Mark Robinson” on a sticker above the price tag, which is why I picked it up. Well, because […]
May 7th, 2009 · Comments Off on Sorry Lily, I’m far too slack to bother
A dear friend sent me the Lily Allen Secret London Gig details today and while I’d love to see Ms. Allen again, I’m just far too slack to go to all the trouble necessary to get to the show. 1) Please bring ID. [ok, that’s pretty easy. Even I can manage that.] 2) Please bring […]
April 8th, 2009 · 1 Comment
I have found no band to fill the void left by Unwound. I can’t believe they’ve been broken up for seven years. This clip is of “All Souls Day” off their second album (technically, their third if you count that self-titled Honey Bear release) New Plastic Ideas; no idea when this footage was recorded, but […]
March 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Cursive’s “From the Hips” took a few listens before I became obsessed with it. Now, I simply can’t get enough. Their wildly raucous recent performance on Letterman sealed the deal for me. Tim Kasher’s had the dynamics game in his pocket for years, but now he’s able to spin a yarn that’s not claustrophobic and […]
February 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment
The garage rock schtick has been done to death, but there’s always room for when it’s done well. Harlem is your band. Mixing in a bit of frantic, Pixies-style unpredictability with its retro-kitsch harmonies, Austin’s Harlem knows how to make a glorious lo-fi racket. I recommend listening to “The South of France” on the band’s […]
February 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off on Lily Allen’s It’s Not Me, It’s You streaming at MySpace
Though Lily Allen’s tabloid fodder has slightly dimmed my excitement for her as a person, I’m still very much on board for album number two. It’s Not Me, It’s You is streaming in full over at MySpace, prior to its February 10th US release date. She’s traded the jaunty ska-inflected foundation for one that is […]
February 2nd, 2009 · 2 Comments
Every Sunday night during high school, I would sneak downstairs to watch MTV’s 120 Minutes, and, invariably, it would play Lloyd Cole video what seemed like every week. I never knew what to make of Lloyd Cole back then, but after reading 3hive’s case for him I’m intrigued enough to see what I think now. […]
January 29th, 2009 · Comments Off on New Trail of Dead streams at MySpace, Spin
Trail of Dead has posted a new song on its MySpace page, “Isis Unveiled.” Yeah, so the past two Trail of Dead records have been on the lacking side, but I’m open to the idea that the band can get things back on track (despite no re-enlistment of bassist Neil Busch…ugh). “Isis Unveiled” certainly helps […]
January 7th, 2009 · Comments Off on Foals post demos on MySpace blog
Working on the follow-up to last year’s Antidotes without producer David Sitek (of TV on the Radio), Foals are trying to avoid the delay most new bands succumb to in releasing that dreaded second record. Frontman Yannis Philippakis posted some of the band’s new ideas on MySpace last Sunday, saying thus: "Anyway I figured it’s […]
December 16th, 2008 · 6 Comments
When I was in High School, Nashville, Tennessee had a few underground bands making some national waves. Clockhammer, Dessau, F.U.C.T., Buzzkill, etc. The Grinning Plowman were easily the oddest. A mix of dark, electronic rock with tinges of industrial, the band had signed with Carlyle Records, which put out three of its LP’s. I Play […]
November 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Katastrophy Wife
Found out about Kat Bjelland’s new band by way of one of Courtney Love’s illiterate and indecipherable blogs. Evidently, Bjelleand’s home is in danger of being "reposeesed", which one can only assume by context should read "repossessed." Sad news. But on the plus side, Bjelland’s new band is awesome. Her vocal stylings don’t stray far […]
October 5th, 2008 · 2 Comments
With its phonetically malapropistic name, Columbia, South Carolina’s Cassangles defies any qualifying genre distinction. There are scraps and strains of familiar sounds to be sure, but theyâ€™re fused together loosely in chaotic bursts of energy and underscored by the youthful disdain of form and structure. The brashness of this bandâ€™s ethos and execution is infectious. […]
September 24th, 2008 · Comments Off on Ed Westwick a closet Pete Doherty?
Chuck Bass is hands-down the best reason to indulge in the farcical drama of Gossip Girl, so it’s intriguing to discover that the man behind those flash threads is a burgeoning rocker. And English to boot. Really? Ed Westwick’s band, The Filthy Youth, predates Gossip Girl, so you can’t completely slag him off for trying […]
August 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Boy+Girl are Talking in French, Representing Oz
First The Presets, then Cut Copy, now via Big Stereo comes word of the ’80s inspired dance pop of Boy + Girl. I don’t know what they’re feeding our antipodean friends down in Australia, but I hope they keep it up. Additionally, it seems Melbourne, home of Cut Copy and Boy+Girl (among others), is moving […]
May 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on New From Bubblegum to Sky, A Soft Kill
Mario’s got a new album coming out June 8. You can sample a track at MySpace. (Looks like a few dates are planned around the release, including a stop at DC’s Red & Black.)
May 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on MySpace Band of the Day: Faded Paper Figures
Instead of yelling “Sellout,” in this case I actually found Faded Paper Figures via the above Lexus commercial. (via)
April 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Myspace Band of the Week: The Kiss Off
Influences: Bowie, Joy Division, Nine Inch Nails, Peter Gabriel, Bauhaus, King Crimson, Kate Bush, YYYâ€™s, Celebration. From Brooklyn, of course.
April 1st, 2008 · Comments Off on MySpace band of the day: Los Campesinos!
Hailing from Cardiff (home of Young Marble Giants, btw), Los Campesinos! deliver a raucous recipe of indie pop stew. Of course, they’re on Arts & Crafts.