Exeter – Grey Noise, White Lies

In the 1955 sci-fi classic This Island Earth, a dubious character named Exeter at first doesn't look or act quite right. Sure enough, this shady humanoid turns out to be an alien come here to gather Earth's brightest scientific minds and most powerful natural resources. Whatever Exeter's motive, wherever his story takes us, doom is in the air. And … [Read more...]

Lightning Daze – Caught In A Frame

Like its name implies, Lightening Daze is sudden and confusing, and you can hear it coming from a mile away. The record starts off with this weird, sloppy homage to My Bloody Valentine before settling into a dull groove (if you can even call it that) layered with overly wordy verses and whiney choruses. The lead singer has no sense of rhythm or … [Read more...]

Argetti – Flags of Karma

Italian punk quartet Argetti has been going strong for a good four years now and judging by its Engineer/No Reason Records debut The Flags of Karma it doesn't plan on slowing down anytime soon. The group manages to pull off the Jawbreaker-inspired mix of hardcore, skate and pop punk beautifully; sometimes even better than most American bands. I'm … [Read more...]

Sound&Shape – The Love Electric EP

In the 1960s and 70s, the term “progressive-rock” to define artists that were elevating rock music, putting aside the typical verse-chorus-verse structure and typical rock riffage for something more intricate and disparate, drawing from classical, jazz, and world music. Bands like Yes, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Rush, and Emerson, Lake, & Palmer … [Read more...]