Super Furry Animals – Dark Days/Light Years – I sigh at Emusic’s tendency to label -everything- alt-punk. This is more experimental, psychedelic pop/rock. My favorites are Inconvenienceand Cardiff in the Sun. Releases in the US tomorrow, April 21st.
Cymbals Eat Guitars – WhyThere Are Mountains – Okay, I don’t know if the poor sound quality is accidental or done on purpose to try and create a mood but a few of the tracks are so badly produced that I can’t listen to them.
I did snag And the Hazy Sea, (wishing the rest of the album was as good) but nothing else was really worth the money or effort. Released in January.
Church of Misery - Houses of the Unholy – Sounds like someone smushed Charlie Daniels (a much younger Daniels who used to do all the things he wants people to go to jail for now) with screaming Metal, and then turned up the volume till the knob broke off.
I think I am in love. My favorite is Shotgun Boogie but Badlands is good as well. Releases in the US today.
You can listen to and purchase all of these from Emusic, CD baby or the individual record labels.
I have been trying to write the review for Blurred, by San Francisco singer/songwriter Alex Wise for a few months now but can’t seem to finish it. This is difficult for me to say but I get about halfway through the process and find myself so homesick I just can’t continue. The past few years have been full [...]
Now that Scooter is back sleeping nights I proclaim this ’dig myself out from under the mountain of un-reviewed music‘ week. Kicking off the week o’reviewing is Arc & Stones, the debut EP from Brooklyn band Arc & Stones. The guys are Dan Pellarin (vocals), Ben Cramer (guitar), Joe Doino (drums) and Eddy Bayes (bass). I had [...]
So, I was in the mood for some blues and whoosh – blues appeared. Other people get coupons, bills and news updates in the mail while I get blues music. Cool new blues music in the form of the debut release Telegraph Taboo from the Chicago-based band Nick and the Ovorols. This is not a pretty album. The vocals on a few tracks [...]