Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New shit coming soon

Sorry about the crappy posting... new stuff will be coming in the very near future, including a sister-blog weekly program with my friend Julia over at

Also in the mean time if you've got a Tumblr, feel free to check mine out and follow me, maybe if you're interesting I'll follow you back.

Saturday, July 3, 2010


eaststrikewest is an Essex based rock band that delivers a very enjoyable mix of post-rock and shoegaze. The beginning of their debut album "Wolvves" starts off in the traditional post-rock manner; instrumental, environmental and powerful, with a sort of Red Sparowes meets My Bloody Valentine sound. The vocals they introduce towards the second half of the album are good, but sometimes feel unnecessary, although "Stumble" is a real great song and the singer's voice is a huge part of it. But being an avid post-rock fan I sometimes just want the music.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Murder by Death & Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers

This was a really great discovery. She has a classic voice, great phrasing, great songs... I'm slightly less convinced about the band -- I could use a bit less pedal steel, for instance, but that might be personal prejudice. Good stuff.

"Who Will Survive, and What Will Be Left of Them?" has been on rotation extremely heavily these last 4 or 5 weeks. Its an absolutely amazing album. Old time-y piano and a story of the Devil getting shot in the back after a night of drinking in a dusty Texas town and subsequently said Devil wiping the small town off the map entirely.

Buffalo Artist Profile: Son of the Sun

I got my hands on an early copy of the album that will be released in a few days.
Check out their Myspace for more information.

It's a pretty solid album with a good sound. No particular song has really stood out for me, but each is a good song. Nothing groundbreaking here, but nice to know my city can still turn out some good sound.

If you like this album, buy it when it's released on iTunes on the 22nd of June.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Triumphant return & Janelle Monae

It's been a pretty long time; but my computer has been fixed and I think I'm back for good!

I'm gonna drop some Janelle Monae for y'all today. My buddy Frank who can be found at his Blog of Knowledge tipped me off to her a week or so ago and I've been playing these albums a ton, since.

She's got this soul/funk/pop/rock/R&B medley that is really great. She's just released Suites II and III, of a IV suite concept album, inspired by Metropolis, a silent film made in 1927; (the film is about a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.) The Metropolis Suite(as these works are called) has a similar story.
Her alterego is Cindi Mayweather, a female android (Alpha Platinum 9000, model no. 57821) who is mass produced in the year 2719 for the ruling class.

At any rate; check this out, you won't be disappointed. And if you are, tough.