Archives for January 2007

syn*error – Nummer 5 Lebt.

syn*errorNummer 5 Lebt.Does anyone remember Still Life? These kids sure do, which is rad, because I always felt that Still Life kind of got the short end of the stick in the mid nineties, with a lot more people payiing attention to Portaits Of Past. syn*error play my favorite style of hardcore, the kind without breakdowns, the type where kids … [Read more...]

Jeff Tweedy – Tulsa – Jeff Tweedy, OK – 2007-01-19

Jeff TweedyWhere: Tulsa - Jeff Tweedy, OK.When: 2007-01-19Perhaps no one, at least any artist relevant to fans of indie rock, has more effortlessly juggled stylings from country, pop, prog rock, Americana, and experimental rock ‘n’ roll than Wilco front man Jeff Tweedy. He has quietly played the curmudgeon to Uncle Tupelo’s Jay Farrar and … [Read more...]

Jeff Tweedy – Tulsa – Jeff Tweedy, OK – 2007-01-19

Jeff TweedyWhere: Tulsa - Jeff Tweedy, OK.When: 2007-01-19Perhaps no one, at least any artist relevant to fans of indie rock, has more effortlessly juggled stylings from country, pop, prog rock, Americana, and experimental rock ‘n’ roll than Wilco front man Jeff Tweedy. He has quietly played the curmudgeon to Uncle Tupelo’s Jay Farrar and … [Read more...]

Various Artists – Socyermom Records Sampler

Various ArtistsSocyermom Records SamplerThis collection of Albuquerque-grown tracks from Socyermom Records opens with two tracks from the band Scenester and, like a true scenester, they sound like they are just following the latest thing heard on the radio these days. The pop-punk band has little new to offer with their high-energy, driving songs … [Read more...]

Dead Voices On Air – From Labrador to Madagascar

Dead Voices On AirFrom Labrador to MadagascarDead Voices on Air is the work of Mark Spybey who comes to the table with an impressive resume within the experimental/ambient/industrial musical world. As an ex-member of Zoviet France and Download, Spybey has appeared on over 50 albums in a 5-year period with the likes of Faust, Michael Rother (Neu!), … [Read more...]

Dawn of the Replicants – Bust the Trunk – The Singles Collection

Dawn of the ReplicantsBust the Trunk - The Singles CollectionBust the Trunk is a collection of 22 tracks spanning the last 10 years from long-running electro-indie band, Dawn of the Replicants. As a matter of fact, this release is somewhat of a celebration of the band's 10 year anniversary. As evidenced by the charming tracks herein, I'd say it was … [Read more...]

Various Artists – Sail Away: The Songs of Randy Newman

Various ArtistsSail Away: The Songs of Randy NewmanIt’s hard to believe it took so long for a Randy Newman tribute to see the light of day, coming so late after the height of the tribute record era. Back then, beginning about a decade past, it seemed every band that had managed to lay claim to any speck of influence was being feted by some random … [Read more...]

Sunkissed – Beobachtet

SunkissedBeobachtetWho said that music needs to be well produced? Some of the best records have been raw, sometimes even sounding like they were recorded on four tracks or even better boomboxes. That first Le Shok seven inch sounded terrible, but the songs were so fierce and raw that the record fast became my favorite seven inch of that … [Read more...]

Old Sun – S/T

Old SunS/TWhen I got this, I got way stoked because the design on this CD is beautiful, looking like something Ebullition or Hand Held Heart or Old Glory would have put out forever ago. The press sheet made me cream my pants because of it's over the top DIY-ness. It's a hand written note, name dropping all the right bands to get little girl's … [Read more...]

Tia Carrera – Untitled

Tia CarreraUntitledApparently, some people worship weed in this wonderful country we call the U.S. of A. Rumor has it there exist three dudes from Austin, TX, known collectively as Tia Carrera, that smoke weed as often as dogs smell each other’s asses. And though most marijuaners partake only recreationally, TC seems to indulge in a way that … [Read more...]