duo | DOA - Part 2

Jen Stratosphere Fanzine’s Top 3 Albums of 2011

mr. Gnome - Madness In Miniature

It’s always tough to narrow down a list of favorites, especially to a Top 3, but I’ve finally prevailed instead of failed.  I’m also looking forward to several 2012 releases including albums by Blood Red Shoes, Queens Of The Stone Age, The Twilight Sad, Little Boots, Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy, Rykarda Parasol, Maribel, Therapy?, Lana Del … [Read more...]

Q&A with The Ropes

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Hi Sharon and Toppy! How’re you doing? It’s really sweet to be doing this interview with you both because I love your tunes so much. I dig your melodic songcraft, disenchanted to heartfelt lyrics, Sharon’s breathily cool, deliciously deadpan to softly melancholic vocals, and alluring mix of guitar distortion and percolating electronics. You have … [Read more...]

The Lovely Eggs – “Don’t Look at Me (I Don’t Like It)” video

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The Deviled Eggs… Ooh, er, sorry… The Lovely Eggs serves up a delicious demented dish, I mean, video, off the duo’s album Cob Dominos, which is out on U.K. label Cherryade Records as of January.  Holly and David have a crackin’ good time in the video as Holly sings with in-yer-face enthusiasm.  The song and video aren’t exactly subtle, but … [Read more...]

Interview with Bobby D of Low Sea

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Hi Bobby D! It’s quite nice to get to chat with you about your recent mini-album The Light, what’s in store for you next, and to also dig a bit into your past and ask about your debut album Las Olas which was released in February 2010. I was really taken by your atmospheric mini-album The Light which envelops the listener with its dark, … [Read more...]

The Weepies @ Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, NH 11/6/10

The Weepies with Greg Tannen at Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, NH 11/6/10

Despite a brush with the Billboard Top 200, a spot in an Obama 2008 campaign ad, and notable contributions to shows like Grey’s Anatomy and How I Met Your Mother, The Weepies have succeeded in maintaining a relatively low profile since their debut album was released seven years ago.  It all began back in 2001 with a fortuitous encounter at Club … [Read more...]

The Lovely Eggs – If You Were Fruit

The Lovely Eggs - If You Were Fruit

Lancaster, England-based Holly and David of The Lovely Eggs know how to pack a tin full of sonic sardines, as they do on If You Were Fruit, where they stuff the U.S. release of their debut album with 19 yummy morsels (14 from the studio album, plus 5 lip-smacking cuts off their U.K.-released EPs). The guitar-based indie rockers and ballads are … [Read more...]

The Ropes – “I Miss You Being Gone”

The Ropes - "I Miss You Being Gone"

There’s been a ubiquitous advert plastered at MySpace for a New York-based, indie, noise-pop band named The Ropes, where, in a savvy, and enticing, marketing ploy, band members Sharon Shy (vocals, bass) and Toppy (guitars, drums, sounds) have made all of their tunes available as free mp3 or zip downloads at their official site  … [Read more...]

The Deepsea Goes – ORAONEIROI

The Deepsea Goes - ORAONEIROI

Purposefully mysterious, The Deepsea Goes doesn't seem to want a whole lot of information about itself to be known. Here are a few facts/guesses: the band has toured relentlessly in its 2 years of existence, it seems to be composed of a brother-sister pair, it has released a handful of EPs and albums already... and most of all, The Deepsea Goes … [Read more...]

Interview with The Lovely Eggs

Photo Credit: Darren Andrews

Delusions of Adequacy:  Hello Holly!  Hello David!  It is so lovely to be able to do this interview with you both, especially since you’re in the midst of a whirlwind tour of the U.S..  What’s it all been like?  Fun?  Nuts?  Eye-opening?  Maybe all of the above?  Have you visited the U.S. before as a band? The Lovely Eggs:  Yeah it's been … [Read more...]

The Lovely Eggs – “Have You Ever Heard a Digital Accordion”

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Not the most intriguing song title, but Holly and David of The Lovely Eggs combine old-school DIY, plucky charm of bright, sing-song vocals and cheeky lyrics about accordions, scorpions, and…yes, beef bourguignon (love the British accent on that word) – with a sudden descent into a shouty, discordant inferno of chaos at the end of the tune. The … [Read more...]