E – self-titled

Although being part-promoted as a ‘return-to-noise’ vehicle for Thalia Zedek, after her more rustically-inclined solo wares of the last 15 or so years, the search engine-unfriendly E actually operate much more as a three-headed democratic beast.  With Zedek sharing her vocal and six-string-slinging duties with Jason Sanford (Neptune) and marshalled … [Read more...]

E – “I Want To Feel Good” b/w “Great Light”

In the rush to exploit the revived and seemingly insatiable lust for vinyl in 12”-sized portions, the forever durable 7” single is currently being squeezed out of its market share again (except of course in the case of releases on Jack White’s Third Man label or for fan-fleecing exclusives, reissues or novelty items on Record Store Day).  But the … [Read more...]

Come – Eleven: Eleven (deluxe reissue)

Although very much a sociable entity in the fertile Boston underground rock scene of the early-‘90s, Come still stood aside from many of their peers.  Not indebted enough to Hüsker Dü and plaid shirts to be like Buffalo Tom, not as melodically-honeyed as Belly to follow an indie-pop path and not into sufficient soap opera hedonism to keep up with … [Read more...]

Antietam – Tenth Life

Like her part-time collaborator – Eleventh Dream Day’s Rick Rizzo – Tara Key could quite easily and understandably have packed away the guitars some time ago, content in the knowledge that a lengthy ongoing struggle had yielded a commendable body of work.  Since the late-‘70s, through the Babylon Dance Band, solo recordings, cross-pollinations with … [Read more...]