Tuesday 29 Jul
CD reviews

Power Pyramid - The God Drums

Power Pyramid doesn’t have much patience for nonsense. That appears to be the takeaway from the Oklahoma City quintet’s last 10 months, which brought The God Drums in September, the Insomnia EP in January and its latest, self-titled effort in July.

07/29/2014 | Comments 0

TJ Mayes - "When Love Comes Down"

’50s era rock ’n’ roll had been long overdue for a rebirth. Thankfully, the stockpile of capable luminaries has not been in short supply over the past few years. 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Boare - "playdatshit"

The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broncho - "Class Historian"

Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Manmade Objects - Monuments

No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.

And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
07/15/2014 | Comments 0

Still sound sweet

Six songs from last week to love this week

By Stephen Carradini March 7th, 2011

After only dropping one batch of free MP3s last week, I’ve got a backlog. Here is a six-pack of tunes that previously came my way, so I can make way for this week’s new stuff.

1.    “Drifting” — The Sound of Growing Up. Charming, ukulele-led mellow pop music. And it’s not like that one ukulele song you’re sick of hearing on the radio.
2.    “I Only Wear My Favorite Clothes at Home” — Dangerous Ponies. Enthusiastic, exuberant pop with some electronic undertones. You will sing along.
3.    “Manners” — Icona Pop. The fragments of an electronic pop song are bound together in a totally unexpected but quite endearing way.
4.    “Roulette (Edit)” — Grand Pianoramax. Also fragmented electronic music, but with rap on top of it. (pictured)
5.    “Glass Bubbles” — All Tiny Creatures. Yet more fragmented electronic music, but this time poured into a dreamy indie rock frame.
6.    “Simple Math” — Manchester Orchestra. This is a really creepy new tune from the beloved indie tunesmiths.

  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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