Not long after the break up of Kansas City legends The Get Up Kids, frontman Jim Suptic began writing songs that would end up becoming the bulk of the material on Blackpool Lights debut album, This Town’s Disaster. He immediately enlisted friends Thom Hoskins (Guitar-vocals), Brian Everard (Bass), and Billy Brimblecom (Drums), and the foursome […]
After 10 years, it feels like Guster is finally getting their due. Living off their fan’s love of their music ignited through grassroots efforts, the Boston band has survived through the last decade of relentless touring, the rite of passage ala major label shifts, and has arrived with a grail beauty, Ganging Up On The […]
Head Automatica began as a fairly unlikely collaboration between vocalist Daryl Palumbo (Glassjaw), and super producer Dan the Automater (Deltron, Gorillaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School). The result was Decadence, a trashy electronic-disco-punk extravaganza that brilliantly showcased Automater’s class beats with Daryl’s penchant for rock and punk.
Persephone’s Bees are apparently Russian, or at least their smoky-voiced singer-songwriter is–the press release I received devoted an entire paragraph to her and not to her backup. In any case, her voice is one of the better things about this band–lush and hypnotic—it deserves better lyrics than most of the ones I heard here. One […]
Various Artists – Slaying Since 1996Suicide SqueezeSeattle’s Suicide Squeeze imprint began in 1996 with the release of 764-HERO’s first single; and under the tireless efforts of owner, David Dickenson, it has grown to brag the offerings of countless Northwest indie rock powerhouses. In recognition of its ten year anniversary, SS has put together a double-disc […]
GITMO – The New Rules of War (Erik Gandini and Tarik Saleh) At this year’s LA Film Festival that ended earlier this week, one of the festival’s poolside chats included “Global Crisis: Can Films Save the World?” that brought in filmmakers from “Paradise Now,” “The Hunting of the President,” and the soon to be released, […]