The chin-stroking ambience of O!A!L!’s 2003 material (see “Ex’s and
Ho’s Oh’s”) makes way for a more diverse palette of bristling pop and sprawling sonic gems in ’04.
Continue reading “On!Air!Library!”
Elastic, eccentric punk-wave with some really rewindable lyrics. Plus they’re from Regina, which makes me giggle.
Continue reading “Despistado”
Versus’ Fontaine Toups, perhaps the most underrated, indie female bass player, debuts her new band, carrying on where Versus left off.
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Wild-eyed garage romps from the super duo of John Atkins (764-Hero) and Joe Plummer (Black Heart Procession, Caustic Resin).
Continue reading “The Magic Magicians”
Artful (but not artsy) soundtracks for the thinking person who still wants to walk away humming a tune.
Continue reading “The Six Parts Seven”
Wonderfully lonesome lyrics delivered over vast, taut soundtracks.
Continue reading “Kid Dakota”
I won’t add myself to the list of those who have failed to describe TVOTR’s sound in words. That’s why they invented MP3s…
Continue reading “TV on the Radio”
Coldplay might sound like this if they didn’t sound so damned much like Dave Matthews.
Continue reading “Goldrush”
A sampling of favorites from 2003. Beautiful, haunting, and so NYC.
Continue reading “Calla”