Hailing from Salt Lake City, Cavedoll has put a stylistic twist on the ever popular post-punk revival of new new-wave indie-rock. No Vertigo is a fun, catchy, dancy and well produced album.
Rawls & Middle is surprisingly mellow. It has a neo-soul tinged sound; you know that moniker that was given to the Dwele’s, Jill Scott’s, and Angie Stone’s? And that’s not a bad thing. It’s more an observation, as I was expecting something more akin to “Monie In The Middle,” or Jean Grae-ish as she is […]
You Don’t Know: Ninja Cuts (Disc One)Ninja TuneThe first thing that strikes me as clever about Ninjatune’s latest and fifth compilation, You Don’t Know: Ninja Cuts, is the simple ambiguous meaning of the title. Consider this: If you know about Ninja Tune artists, you generally know what to expect—broken beats, experimental electronic, jazzy downtempo, elements […]
You Don’t Know: Ninja Cuts (Disc Two)Ninja TuneEven as an experienced Ninja Tune fan and listener, disc two of You Don’t Know: Ninja Cuts took me for a bit of a loop inside my bouncy rubber-sided head. As mentioned in the previous review that the listener can never know exactly what to think and expect […]
Victorian Halls – SpringteenSelf-releasedChicago is a long way from Seattle, but apparently The Blood Brothers are working in the fine state of Illinois under the pseudonym Victorian Halls. Maybe not, but if imitation truly is a form of flattery, then The Blood Brothers must be extremely flattered by Springteen.