Archives for January 2012

EP out from from Kramies

Luscious New Atmos-Pop EP from Kramies – Available on Hidden Shoal 'Coal Miners Executive Club': Produced by Todd Tobias (Guided By Voices, Robert Pollard, Circus Devils), The European sets Kramies’ gorgeous voice and acoustic guitar within a glowing tableau, epic in … [Read more...]

Geoff Farina – The Wishes Of The Dead

Having found such a refreshing sense of informality, looseness and balminess across two delightful albums in 2010 with the multi-talented Chris Brokaw – namely the covers-only The Angel’s Message To Me and the originals-led The Boarder’s Door – it’s relieving that erstwhile Karate frontman Geoff Farina has retained many of the same musical … [Read more...]

The Aviation Orange – “Etch A Postcard”

The Aviation Orange have carved their own niche in the burgeoning New York City scene. As hard as it is to get ahead, with so many acts competing for the spotlight, TAO blend London's The Sundays with Manchester legends The Smiths. This unique blend can be heard best on track 6 off of their East Of Here EP titled "Etch A … [Read more...]

The Church’s Marty Willson-Piper releases Noctorum album

Noctorum - Honey Mink Forever Heyday Records in collaboration with In Deep Recordings are proud to announce the release of the third Noctorum album Honey Mink Forever. Recorded at The VIP Lounge in Penzance, Cornwall, Marty Willson-Piper and Dare Mason have written another eclectic set with the only thread being their diverse musical tastes … [Read more...]

Sear Bliss – Eternal Recurrence

Sear Bliss can best be described as a non-conventional, atmospheric black metal band from Hungary.  Their new album Eternal Recurrence on Candlelight Records is their seventh full length release since their inception in 1993.  This is my first foray into this audial madness and from my first overall impression it seems a worthy offering to the … [Read more...]

Lana Del Rey – “Born To Die video

As was mentioned in the two previous reviews of Lana Del Rey’s videos “Video Games” and “Blue Jeans”, Lana mania has been building up in the blogosphere for quite some time as the world awaits the imminent release of her album Born To Die.  In the meantime, a constrained Lana warbled through a couple of disappointing performances on Saturday Night … [Read more...]

Dressy Bessy returns with new songs Denver-based indie rock band Dressy Bessy is back with a new plan. This time, the band is playing by its own rules. Having previously taken cues from its Sixties and Seventies heroes, Dressy Bessy is taking that one step further and plans to start releasing a series of singles this year … [Read more...]

Imperial Teen – Feel the Sound

Here’s a fun fact, courtesy of Wikipedia, and familiar to those who are familiar with Imperial Teen: Roddy Bottum is the former keyboardist for Faith No More.  Here’s another fact, less fun than the former: after listening to this album you will long for a little more of Faith No More. Feel the Sound isn’t a bad album, but it’s not a great album … [Read more...]

Ghost at the Bowery Ballroom, New York City 1/18/12

For the first time in my 34 years on planet Earth, I traveled over 1,500 miles to see a band. Sure, I've done the road trips and the quick bus ride "thing". What better reason to board a 7am flight bound for JFK than to see Ghost, playing their 3rd show on American soil. The mystery surrounding the identity of the band aside, they proceeded to … [Read more...]

65Daysofstatic’s Paul Wolinski releases solo debut

Polinski (65Daysofstatic's Paul Wolinski) releases solo debut Paul Wolinski of British electronic-infused post-rock heroes 65Daysofstatic has released his solo debut under the nom-de-tune Polinski. Labyrinths mixes sci-fi soundtrack moods with Daft Punk styled beat-laced anthems. It is released worldwide via Monotreme Records. Check out MP3s … [Read more...]