Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Saturday, July 29, 2006
Our Fav Track: Eanie Meany
Tower Of Love is the debut of the year, a swirling ethereal wonder to soundtrack your dreams and underscore. Tower of Love is not just packed full of great pop tunes, however. Noir's mastery of computers and things that go beep adds depth and rewards repeat listening. With influences ranging from the Beta Band ('A Quiet Man', 'My Patch' and the chirpy lo-fi of 'Turn Your Frown Into A Smile') to the first British pop explosion of the mid 1960s - 'Turbulent Weather' could almost be 21st Century rewrite of The Small Faces' 'Itchycoo Park' with added Casio interludes - Noir is clearly a man who isn't prepared to just sit on his laurels and go with whatever flow fashion dictates this week.
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Sunday, July 23, 2006
Sunday, July 16, 2006
"Two Thousand" from The French Kicks is one our favorite albums of 2006!
Our fav tracks: So Far We Are, Cloche, Also Rain
From Vital Source Mag:
Two Thousand sees The French Kicks obtain a firmer grasp on their own sound by using it as a foundation to experiment with new instruments. Greek mandolin-inspired strumming, brush drumming and percussion extras give Two Thousand a worldly air while keeping the dreamy pop-rock brand of the band fresh and sparkling.
“Also Ran” and “Knee High” are reminiscent of an 80s new wave dance party while “So Far We Are” is garage-y and “No Mean Time” is the closest thing to power pop The French Kicks have gotten around to yet. Despite this diversification, the songs of Two Thousand stay in the same fluid vein of their traditional sound, pumping out danceable pop, more sugar than vinegar.
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Friday, July 07, 2006
New York Dolls
Talking about the album on Roadrunner's website, Johansen said, "There's so much negative bullshit being forced down people's throats in the marketplace, we really wanted to create a thing of beauty that will stand the test of time, and hopefully add something positive to people's lives..."
Friday, June 23, 2006
Brightblack Morning Light
"Haunting", "ethereal", and "oozing with soul" are just a few of the words used to describe the music of these Alabama-Kentucky-to-Northern California transplants. Backed by a crack ensemble, this duo's transcendent brand of super-spooky, carefully crafted music for many moods is the genre-blurring experience of the decade. "Brightblack's free form blues sound transcends marketing, name-dropping, and hustling, taking us for a blindfolded dive into a live river. When you close your eyes, separating yourself from your immediate surroundings, and hear Rabob's (Rachael's) moody keys and experience the slow syrup rhythms of Nabob's (Nathan's) 'Bear Momma' slide guitar, you find yourself lost in an unpretentious, unmaterialistic world" - Soma.
Our fav: Everybody Daylight
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Sunday, June 18, 2006
You are gonna hear a lot about this album in the upcoming months! Fatboy Slim's greatest hits album, entitled "Why Try Harder" gives us a couple new tracks too.
Our fav track: That Old Pair of Jeans
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