Chemical Brothers – We Are The Night

Chemical Brothers have returned. While Push That Button leaned heavier on funk and house elements, We Are The Night seems to pull sounds from all corners of the electronic earth and their own minds. There is less opportunity for getting down and more opportunities for opening up and looking inside. The title track “We Are […]

Chalk (Mike Akel)

Chalk (Mike Akel) If you look back on most high school related movies, from “Breakfast Club” and “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” to “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and the pseudo Columbine inspired film “Elephant,” they all derive is from the student’s perspective, which typically puts the teacher in the enemy camp. “Chalk,” having been written […]

Gallows – Orchestra of Wolves

Gallows - Orchestra of Wolves

London-based Gallows are about the most exhilarating thing happening to punk and rock at the moment; and Americans, they are infiltrating. References to Gallows are becoming common enough in U.S.-based publications that people often have an “I’ve heard that name, but I don’t know why” reaction. It’s time to embrace Gallows as more than just […]