Monthly Archives: April 2009

Mythomania

Indie rock/pop with soft female and male vocals.  Brinking on the experimental, the distorted guitars of ex-Deerhoof member often back the breatly vocals.  A pop album that manages to be deeper than it’s simplicity. RIYL Mirah, Shapes and Sizes Sugg#1, 7, 2, 4, 5, 11 Advertisements

Mythomania

Indie rock/pop with soft female and male vocals.  Brinking on the experimental, the distorted guitars of ex-Deerhoof member often back the breatly vocals.  A pop album that manages to be deeper than it’s simplicity. RIYL Mirah, Shapes and Sizes Sugg#1, 7, 2, 4, 5, 11

You Lost Me At Hello

Somewhere between hard rock and jazz, this band from Norway manages to create a unique, full atmosphere of instrumental rock–even with only three members.  Bass, guitar, and drums come together to create anything from a minimalist experimental rock to shredding-distorted-noisy beauties.  Certainly inspired by the likes of Black Sabbath, this is a great listen, especially […]

You Lost Me At Hello

Somewhere between hard rock and jazz, this band from Norway manages to create a unique, full atmosphere of instrumental rock–even with only three members.  Bass, guitar, and drums come together to create anything from a minimalist experimental rock to shredding-distorted-noisy beauties.  Certainly inspired by the likes of Black Sabbath, this is a great listen, especially […]

The Space Between

Mid west rockers, The Layaways, blend different sub rock genres into one tidy package.  From indie rock(Keep it to Yourself) to 60’s pop (All Around the World) they mix it up while keeping a consistent sound throughout the album.  An upbeat album with a few mellow tracks, it has enough variety to keep it fresh.

The Space Between

Mid west rockers, The Layaways, blend different sub rock genres into one tidy package.  From indie rock(Keep it to Yourself) to 60’s pop (All Around the World) they mix it up while keeping a consistent sound throughout the album.  An upbeat album with a few mellow tracks, it has enough variety to keep it fresh.

Wooden Arms

Indie folk rock with influences in classical music and cabaret pop which create an experimental and innovative sound. Smokey and relaxed male vocals along with a variety of instruments. RIYL: Lonely Dear, Devendra Bahnhart, Grizzly Bear Play:1*,2,3,4,7,10 http://www.myspace.com/patrickwatson 4/29

Wooden Arms

Indie folk rock with influences in classical music and cabaret pop which create an experimental and innovative sound. Smokey and relaxed male vocals along with a variety of instruments. RIYL: Lonely Dear, Devendra Bahnhart, Grizzly Bear Play:1*,2,3,4,7,10 http://www.myspace.com/patrickwatson 4/29

Insides

Complex electronica with walls of synths, twinkling melodies, and vague bass rumbles. Very innovative and interesting compositional work from an astounding producer. RIYL: Fourtet, Caribou Play: 1,2,4*,6,8 http://www.myspace.com/jonhopkins

Dark Matter We Love You

Electo synth pop with dark tones, rocking breaking break downs, confident male vocals, and sinister orchestration. Some songs are catchy and some are quite generic and cheesy. RIYL: Joy Division, New Order, The Killers Play: 2,7,9,10 http://www.myspace.com/darkroomnotesireland 4/29

Light Through The Veins

Melancholy and reflective trance electronica with building orchestration. Features a radio edit, RIYL: Four Tet, Caribou Play:2*,3*,4 http://www.myspace.com/jonhopkins

Light Through The Veins

Melancholy and reflective trance electronica with building orchestration. Features a radio edit, RIYL: Four Tet, Caribou Play:2*,3*,4 http://www.myspace.com/jonhopkins

Oh No, It’s Love

Eclectic pop rock that mixes genres from 60’s pop to country to soft rock to full blown power anthems. Songs are short, sweet, and mostly upbeat. RIYL: I’m From Barcelona, Belle and Sebastian, Of Montreal Play: 1,4*,5,8,10,11 http://www.myspace.com/thebicycles

Jupiter

Synth-pop dance grooves with layered breathy male vocals. Super catchy and accessible songs. Featuring a Cyndi Lauper cover and a remix of their first single. RIYL: Ratatat, Hot Chip Play: 1*,2,5*,6*,8 http://www.myspace.com/starfuckerss

Jupiter

Synth-pop dance grooves with layered breathy male vocals. Super catchy and accessible songs. Featuring a Cyndi Lauper cover and a remix of their first single. RIYL: Ratatat, Hot Chip Play: 1*,2,5*,6*,8 http://www.myspace.com/starfuckerss

Traveling Thru Time

Canadian rockers, The Swills, Debut album Traveling Thru Time is pretty standard fare.  The lead singer sounds like a cross between Mark Knopfler and Jacob Dylan.  I would classify these guys as bar rock.  They have an upbeat, kinda melodic sound that would sound better with a pint in a dark club.

Fitz & The Tantrums – Songs For A Break Up Volume 1

Band from Los Angeles putting a new spin on old motown records. Soulful dancing tunes. Play: 1,4

Brakes – Touchdown

Guys from British Sea Power, Electric Soft Parade, and the Tenderfoot make a melodic rocking third album.  Play: 2.10

Brakes – Touchdown

Guys from British Sea Power, Electric Soft Parade, and the Tenderfoot make a melodic rocking third album.  Play: 2.10

Experimental Dental School – Forest Field

Portland, Oregon duo creates experimental rock which at times gets funky. RIYL: Deerhoof Play: 1,3,4,8!

Big Fresh Forever

Robert Schneider from the Apples in Stereo makes cool electronic pop album.  RIYL: Apples in Stereo, The Zombies Play: 1,7

Eagle and Talon – Thracian

Completely awesome indie rocking California girls. Play this album.  Play; 1,2,4, ALL

Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

Intimate, lo-fi acoustic-based folk rock with baritone/spoken vocals and featuring some pretty string and brass arrangements. “Smog” under his government name. RIYL: Smog, SIlver Jews Play: 1*,5*,6,7,9 FCC: 2 (fucking) 4/27 http://www.myspace.com/toomuchtolove

People Like People Like You

Post rock that is mostly happy rather than melancholic. Soaring violin melodies, uplifting guitar patterns, sparse vocals, and songs that are under 10 minutes long! RIYL: Godspeed You Black Emperor, Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky Play 1**,3,4,6* http://www.myspace.com/spokessound 4/27

Primary Colours

Hard Technicolor pulsating rock with low male The Cure-esque vocals, distorted guitar, synth lines, and epic soundscapes. Produced by Portishead and Chris Cunningham. RIYL: The Strokes, Sonic Youth, The Cure http://www.myspace.com/thehorrors Play: 6,10,3,2,9