Archives for March 2012

Black Breath – Sentenced to Life

At first I was somewhat hesitant to review Sentenced to Life due to the sludgy/doom offerings that are generally churned out from Southern Lord, of which I am not much of a fan.  After hearing "Sentenced to Life", the title track I felt more compelled to give it another spin.  This is the second full length from Black Breath, a Seattle, Washington … [Read more...]

New Album from Brass Tax out soon

Brass Tax set to release debut album Brass Tax Album out March 6 on Neurotic Yell The debut album from multi-instrumentalist Jail Weddings member, Jada Wagensomer, combines 60's soul and garage rock with clever, dark, classic storytelling pop The creation of the LA-based multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Jada Wagensomer, Brass Tax conjoins 60s … [Read more...]

Spring Tour dates for We Were Promised Jetpacks

We Were Promised Jetpacks Announce Spring Tour Dates March 29 – Nashville, TN @ Exit / In # March 30 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree # March 31 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Hell Stage # April 2 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar # April 3 – Miami, FL @ Bardot # April 4 – Orlando, FL @ The Social # April 5 – … [Read more...]

Great Elk – Autogeography

The idea of “home” and finding one’s place in life is a common topic in songwriting; whether literally, metaphorically, or emotionally, countless artists have written about the search for belonging. On their debut LP, Autogeography, folk newcomers Great Elk do an excellent job of exploring such musings. Their melodies, words, and sounds are … [Read more...]

La Sera – Sees the Light

This is a solid, sonically beautiful album by Katy Goodman of the excellent band, Vivian Girls. The only flaw is that Goodman doesn’t stick to the stripped down sound of the first track (“Love That’s Gone”), and instead moves into faster paced, more guitar driven pop, as in the album’s early release, “Please Be My Third Eye.” The problem with her … [Read more...]

The Nocturnes – Aokigahara

The Nocturnes is another feather in the cap of Red Sparowes member Emma Ruth Rundle.  The band formed in 2007 as a duo, comprised of Emma of Daniel Yasmin, but has since reformulated itself, replacing Daniel with Dave Clifford (also of Red Sparowes), Julian Rifkin, and Paris Patt.  In 2010 the quartet recorded Aokigahara, which was released on … [Read more...]

New Album from Whitejacket in April

Former Apples In Stereo Moog-man quits vibraphone factory to prep psychedelic piano-pop debut. “The Modern” is the first single from the upcoming debut album “Hollows and Rounds” by Whitejacket. “The genesis of Hollows and Rounds came from my admiration of the … [Read more...]

Burial – Kindred EP

Masking different kinds of tones, flavors and colors into one overtly stunning and spectral situation, UK’s Burial has now garnered a steady attention through every one of his timeless releases. With past albums that conveyed spirits of lost aesthetics and amazing atmospheres for what many still argue on whether or not it’s dubstep (it is), … [Read more...]

Q&A with Lux

Hello Leah and David!  How are you both doing?  I found out about you a while back on MySpace and I’ve been sold on your sound ever since.  I love how you blend your catchy melodies with both synth-pop and noise-rock – at the same time!  Your debut album, We Are Not The Same, is set for an early April release and, after listening to it, I found it … [Read more...]

Brothertiger releases Album Today

Brothertiger - Golden Years (Album) Golden Years, the first album by Ohio’s Brothertiger, is a chilled-out exploration of creator John Jagos’ lush, lo-fi dance world. “I’ve Been Waiting” is what Ariel Pink might’ve sounded like if he’d been fixated on disco and new wave instead of classic rock, while the full-tilt groove of “Out of Line” brings … [Read more...]