Air – Pocket Symphony

In a recent interview, Jean-Benoit Dunckel and Nicolas Godin of the duo Air stated they were trying to get away from their previous pop sound. This begs the question, when has Air ever tried to create pop music?

The Escape Route – Ctrl+Alt+Del

The Escape Route describe themselves in their very short press sheet simply as a pop band; but after just one take with their 6-song EP, Ctrl+Alt+Del, it’s clear there is much more complexity this band than what’s contained in a three-letter genre category. It was also apparent that this “pop band” tripe was a joke.

Kate Havnevik – Melankton

I hadn’t heard of the artist Kate Havnevik until her name was mentioned by her manager (who is also credited with starting the infamous Hotel Café in Los Angeles), Josh Neuman, during a music business panel at SXSW. He said she was the voice you’ve heard numerous times, you just may not be aware that […]

Kaiser Chiefs – Yours Truly, Angry Mob

Kaiser Chiefs took the world by storm in 2005. The world, and not just their U.K. homeland, leaving smiling music fans in their path, all sweaty and viscous after losing it to the Chief’s self-prophesized anthem, “I Predict A Riot.” After making such a huge first impression with the debut release, Employment, many would hold […]