Monthly Archives: October 2009

Universal Religion Chapter 4

Recorded live at the famed Amnesia Club near Ibiza, Universal Religion Chapter 4 is the latest from Armin Van Buuren.  Considered one of the top trance djs, Van Buuren gives us a combination of exclusive tracks and remixes on this trance, dance, don’t lose your pants album.  Very high energy with a positive, upbeat vibe, […]

Yeah Ghost

Zero 7 ‘s latest, Yeah Ghost, is a soulful lounge album with some funkiness thrown in.  The two vocalists on this album, Martha Tilson and Eska Mtungwazi, both have a soul singer sound yet their own distinctive style.  The album has an Eighties edge to it, with Medicine Man reminding me of Billy Ocean.  The […]

Yeah Ghost

Zero 7 ‘s latest, Yeah Ghost, is a soulful lounge album with some funkiness thrown in.  The two vocalists on this album, Martha Tilson and Eska Mtungwazi, both have a soul singer sound yet their own distinctive style.  The album has an Eighties edge to it, with Medicine Man reminding me of Billy Ocean.  The […]

Bird Brain

Claude VonStroke’s latest, Bird Brain, is a mix of deep house and techno.  The music has an ambient edge to it with some interesting effects which gives it a refreshing sound.  The track Vocal Chords for instance, uses a modulated voice to create the beat and tempo of the song.  Another track,Bay Area, has a […]

Bird Brain

Claude VonStroke’s latest, Bird Brain, is a mix of deep house and techno.  The music has an ambient edge to it with some interesting effects which gives it a refreshing sound.  The track Vocal Chords for instance, uses a modulated voice to create the beat and tempo of the song.  Another track,Bay Area, has a […]

Kanine Records 2009 Fall Sampler

quirky, experimental pop bands on Brooklyn’s Kanine Records compilation. The 6 year-old label that launched Grizzly Bear, Chairlift and Oxford Collapse.  featuring Depreciation Guild (shoegaze), Princeton, ZAZA, Dinowalrus, Blind Man’s Colour. tracks: 2 3 7 9

“paper canyon”

Making Waves in the UK: romantic & powerful post-rock instrumentals at their finest.  Beautiful builds & take-offs.  “With their harmonious and blissful sound they weave guitar melodies, liable to explode at any minute…energetic and charming…surprising and unpredictable at times.” Most songs do go from quiet to loud (mainly very quiet to very loud) but have […]

“umbrella weather”

“Ornate psychedelia …ranging from delicate to druggy. Acoustic guitars give way to orchestrated static. A ghostly voice conjures dreams in pop song format. One experimental composer, one multi-instrumentalist, and two identical twins add up to layers of epic, psychedelic bliss.” riyl: apples in stereo, of montreal, olivia tremor control -recommended! tracks: 1 2 6 12

“love is not pop”

sensitive “dance-lite” Swedish folk/pop. a sultry voice, sad electronics and piano with an 80’s feel on this release. Track #5 is a Lou Reed cover. Makes you want to get back together with your girlfriend…. riyl: jens lekman, Frida Hyvonen, Jose Gonzalez, Lykke Li tracks: 2 4 5 7 9 -recommended!

“hard knox”

demos, outtakes, and home recordings from indie-folk freak. Dark & sincere acoustic fare. Sad, pleasant male vocals along with a female back-up at times. His disclaimer on the cover explains: “all of the songs on this collection have been considered for inclusion on a Wooden Wand album. The lyrics here bug me in many cases, […]

Various Artists – Twilight New Moon Soundtrack

Twilight’s new soundtrack is a solid compilation featuring indie rocks biggest artists. It includes: Thom Yorke, Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver w/St. Vincent, & more. Play: 3,8,13,4 (any)

Various Artists – Twilight New Moon Soundtrack

Twilight’s new soundtrack is a solid compilation featuring indie rocks biggest artists. It includes: Thom Yorke, Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver w/St. Vincent, & more. Play: 3,8,13,4 (any)

Phosphorescent Blues

Charming indie pop/folk with great creativity and musicianship behind it. Simple drums/percussion samples, strummed acoustic/electric guitars, and a cheery voice make up this multi-layered masterpiece. However, this album is more than just another indie pop album, this is one for the record books, and mark my word you’ll hear from this dude again, this album […]

Phosphorescent Blues

Charming indie pop/folk with great creativity and musicianship behind it. Simple drums/percussion samples, strummed acoustic/electric guitars, and a cheery voice make up this multi-layered masterpiece. However, this album is more than just another indie pop album, this is one for the record books, and mark my word you’ll hear from this dude again, this album […]

The King Khan & BBQ Show – Invisible Girl

In The Red — ROCK AND ROLL DOWN TO THE CORE. King Khan and BBQ have done it again but this time its better than ever. Invisible Girl has songs about love, tongues, partying with animals and more. It’s garage, punk, r&b, doo wop or whatever you want to call it. This record kicks ass […]

The King Khan & BBQ Show – Invisible Girl

In The Red — ROCK AND ROLL DOWN TO THE CORE. King Khan and BBQ have done it again but this time its better than ever. Invisible Girl has songs about love, tongues, partying with animals and more. It’s garage, punk, r&b, doo wop or whatever you want to call it. This record kicks ass […]

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Sounds like super mainstream pop wanna-bes. I guess they came in 5th on Fox’s “Next Great American Band” tv show. Chromeo-sounding synths, but these guys actually take themselves seriously. Not my thing but could be yours… (sorta) Sugg # 1

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Sounds like super mainstream pop wanna-bes. I guess they came in 5th on Fox’s “Next Great American Band” tv show. Chromeo-sounding synths, but these guys actually take themselves seriously. Not my thing but could be yours… (sorta) Sugg # 1

Dark Rift

Sugar-coated dance music different styles song to song – pretty glam and disco overall but you get a mix – afrobeat (8), dancehall (5), jungle and garage.. you name it. Definitely worth checking out! This album would make a perfect basement dance party! Sugg# 2, 5, 6*, 8, all Here’s what The Common Raven is […]

Lost in the 80’s

“Gypsy jazz meets 1980s pop rock” is a pretty good description. A Cappella style vocal stylings and some funny/odd covers of songs like “Pump Up The Jam”, “Billie Jean”, “Tainted Love” and many more. Sugg # 1, 8, 10, 11

Lost in the 80’s

“Gypsy jazz meets 1980s pop rock” is a pretty good description. A Cappella style vocal stylings and some funny/odd covers of songs like “Pump Up The Jam”, “Billie Jean”, “Tainted Love” and many more. Sugg # 1, 8, 10, 11

Teeth Lost, Hearts Won

Female-fronted power-pop/punk. Feels like a college dance party with a bit of coyote ugly twang. Nothing amazing, but it’ll get you bopping your head, and I can see a crowd jumping up and down at a live show. Sugg # 1, 5, 6 FCC 2 (cum?)

Big Bang TV

Catchy indie-rock, track 1 has been stuck in my head all day! Electronic minimal drum machine beats, soul-pop male/female vocals, synths and post-punk guitars. Sugg # 1, 3, 8 FCC 2, maybe more?

All You Can Eat – The Recipe

2003 live release of West Virginia sometime new-grass jamband w/ bluesy vocals, mandolins and electric guitars. This sounds like any night at Nectar’s. 

All You Can Eat – The Recipe

2003 live release of West Virginia sometime new-grass jamband w/ bluesy vocals, mandolins and electric guitars. This sounds like any night at Nectar’s. 

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