Archives for October 2012

Black Moth Super Rainbow – Cobra Juicy

While a cobra is one of the most feared snakes in the world, it usually wont attack unless provoked. And although their venom is truly a toxic death call, there’s comfort in realizing that like other dangerous creatures: there is plenty of chance. Although Black Moth Super Rainbow’s fifth album, Cobra Juicy, doesn’t mention much about the craft of … [Read more...]

New Album from The Cairo Gang on Empty Cellar Records

The Corner Man is the much-anticipated new LP by The Cairo Gang and the first full-length of new material since the impossible to find '06 record Twyxt Wyrd. In the time between, Emmett Kelly and The Gang has worked on various projects including 2010's Holy Clover EP (Empty Cellar), and collaborations with Bonnie "Prince" Billy for the critically … [Read more...]

Woodpecker Wooliams – The Bird School Of Being Human

Gemma Williams trained as a midwife, moved from London to the rural west of England where she learned to play the harp and The Bird School Of Being Human is her second full song collection (after 2010's Patryoska). Hers is a sound that fuses traditional folk and electronica alongside some keeningly expressed lyrics, and it's a remarkable and … [Read more...]

New Album and Video from Lola Dutronic

"EVERYONE'S A STAR", the new album by LOLA DUTRONIC, featuring the single "EVERYBODY LOVES YOU WHEN YOU'RE DEAD", is out now on CD and digital download. The band made a terrific video for the single and it features backing vocals from: Chris Frantz & Tina Weymouth (Tom Tom Club) Hugo Burnham (Gang Of Four) Mona Mur & En Esch … [Read more...]

Conspirare: Craig Hella Johnson & Company of Voices – Samuel Barber: An American Romantic

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, twice, Samuel Barber is perhaps most renowned for his beautiful work, Adagio for Strings. Rich, robust and engagingly gorgeous, its entire movement and scope is of utter greatness. Abundantly used when a struggle, an emotional strife, or a sad moment requires a sound for definition (think Platoon in a trapped jungle, … [Read more...]

Permanent Collection’s new Album out now

Permanent Collection's Newly Wed Nearly Dead LP Out Originally beginning as the post-Young Prisms solo project of Jason Hendardy in 2011, San Francisco's Permanent Collection sees candy coated pop structures swathed in hazy guitars on the release of their new album Newly Wed Nearly … [Read more...]

New EP by Modern Rivals out now

"Defenestrate You" - Modern Rivals are five friends who have been playing music together since middle school. The Brooklyn-based quintet weaves whirling keyboard lines, lush loops, and dreamy guitar tones around balladic vocals and a hard-hitting percussive backdrop. Their complex, … [Read more...]


Imaginative artists of the first order, Brooklyn-based Johanna Stahley and Owen O’Mahony of TKTTSM are set to release their debut self-titled album mid-October on Sumxuni Records, and it’s a knockout.  Thirty-six minutes or so of aggressively melodic, sing-song, psych-rock/candy-pop tunes blast by and dreamily collide at the crossroads of rock and … [Read more...]

Upcoming Split EP from Deafheaven and Bosse-De-Nage

DEAFHEAVEN & BOSSE-DE-NAGE SPLIT E.P. ARTWORK REVEALED Album Coming Later this Fall from Flenser Records Bay Area bands Bosse-de-Nage and Deafheaven recorded songs for a split EP late last month, with Deafheaven recording a cover of Mogwai's "Punk Rock / Cody" and Bosse-de-Nage laying down a new track called "A Mimesis of Purpose". Both … [Read more...]

I Was Totally Destroying It – Vexations

Whether it is vying for infatuated "fan" status or the unreachable grasp of dark mysterious obscurities, every band is, in a sense, under the same umbrella when it comes to the race for cornering the market on obtaining something inherently creative. In the powerpop genre the piano and vocal hybrids play at our heartstrings with male/female duets, … [Read more...]