Sunday, January 30, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
I had a request this week for a few dub selections. I haven't had a chance to put together a playlist, but I nearly jumped out of my chair at work (in appropriate slow motion) when this track from the first Baby Fox album, A Normal Family, popped on the mp3Tunes shuffle.
Friday, January 14, 2011
What I like the most about The Bronx is that they refuse to name their albums anything but "The Bronx." Each of the albums has been subtly different than the one before it, Mariachi El Bronx notwithstanding, though none has been good as the first. That's less an indictment than it is an opinion.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Somehow missed that the guys from Mustard Plug have another (good) band with a great name: Lenin/McCarthy
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Moselle Spiller and Frank Hoier are a garage rock duo. The easy comparison is to The White Stripes, because they're a chick and dude, kicking ass with some bluesy punky rock and roll. Really, you could compare them to just about anybody on Alive Records, a label filled with bands that worship at the feet of blues and 50's era rock and roll.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
By the time Showroom of Compassion is released next week, it will have been seven years since Cake released an album with 2004's Pressure Chief. It turns out that is the perfect amount of time for this band to have disappeared.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
Finally posting my "favorite albums of 2010" list. Unlike most, I waited for 2010 to actually, you know, end.
When I looked over the list, none of it seemed all that obscure but, really, nobody listens to only obscure albums all the time. They might want you to think they do but trust me, they don’t.
It seemed weird to me that I start and finish this list with a Springsteen reference but it happened naturally. Maybe I should have an actual Bruuuuuuuuuce stage this year. Eh, we’ll see what happens.
2010 was a good year for music. Here’s to 2011.
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs