Monthly Archives: June 2009

Headless Heroes – The Silence of Love

  Album of covers…including Daniel Johnston’s “True Love will Find you In the End” and Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Just Like Honey”.  Kind of like psychedlic folk covers with strings and some horns.  Alela Diane’s voice is delicate and articulate.  FCC Clean RIYL Cat Power Play 1,2,4,6,9

Pink Mountaintops – Outside Love

  The first time I listened to this album I was kind of unenthused.  Listening back to it now I have to say there are a lot of beautiful parts.  Like slow acoustical songs with accompanying underlying drones that are sometimes orchestral and sometimes twangy.  Vocal heavy but catchy male and female voices work harmoniously together.  “Bittersweet” is how […]

Sleep Sun – Embrace

  Solid Psychedlic rock outfit from San Francisco!  This sextet rocks out for sure.  Pretty eclectic album overall.  Mood changes from like all out noise rock to more slower acoustic introspective to dark pulsing head bangers.  Solid guitar and drums.  Kind of higher melodic male vox.  RIYL some parts reminded me of early Sabbath, or if like Radiohead was a unknown garage band.  […]

Jogujo Circuit – a new tide

  I would describe this album as “airy”.  They combine like mellow electro with a bit of dreamy trumpet, soothing vibe patterns, and softer vocs.  Trio is from Copenhagen.  Scratchy samples sound like light summer rain layered over danceable mellow melodies.  RIYL like a jazzier Tortoise or Tommy Guerrero playing in the clouds.  MY FAVORITE OF CDS I”VE REVIEWED THIS MONTH FYI […]

Estranged Meadow

Strix Vega has a mellow West Coast sound.  With influences ranging from Pink Floyd, The Doors, Neil Young ,The Shins and Chris Connelly they blend these bands into a mellow, melodic sound.  They mix a touch of country in as well.  A well made album that has a nice laid back feel perfect to listen […]

Estranged Meadow

Strix Vega has a mellow West Coast sound.  With influences ranging from Pink Floyd, The Doors, Neil Young ,The Shins and Chris Connelly they blend these bands into a mellow, melodic sound.  They mix a touch of country in as well.  A well made album that has a nice laid back feel perfect to listen […]

The Show is on the Road

Paleface apparently has quite a checkered past.  Never quite making it as a punk rocker/ alt-rocker (his ex-roommate Beck had better luck) he stripped down to a simpler acoustic sound.  With a roughed up voice similar to Tom Waits, he has a country sound but you can hear hints of his past coming through. 

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