Ernie in Kovacsland, Josh Mills, Ben Model, and Pat Thomas’s terrific testament to the memory the TV comedy visionary Ernie Kovacs, gets extra kudos from Phil Bailey.
In the news today: Liam Gallagher, Oasis, David Byrne, St. Vincent, Sparks, My Morning Jacket
If the name didn’t give it away, there is a very distinct beach slash surf feeling to San Diego’s Wavves and their sun-glittered sounds.
The Sparks Brothers is director Edgar Wright’s (Baby Driver, Shaun of the Dead) long awaited documentary on Ron and Russell Mael’s legendary musical outlet, Sparks, which has released over 25 albums during their career. Generoso reviews the film fresh from its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
There is no shortage of consuming urgency to the sound of this UK trio called simply Shopping.
Double Date With Death are loud and Canadian, and they don’t care if you don’t understand their French howling. They have a double date to get to.
Well into their third decade, G. Love and Special Sauce still sound like they are in no particular hurry to get there.
As you may suspect, Peter Bjorn and John hail from Sweden, and as you may expect, they do Anglophonic indie pop better than the Anglophones.
A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip (BMG). Review by Generoso Fierro.
Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party. Review by Carl F Gauze.
Matthew Moyer thinks Dave Thompson’s Patti Smith bio just might tide you over until Smith delivers on the promised second volume of her memoir.
Heartbeats and Brainwaves (Metropolis Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Join Us (Idlewild). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Lucky for us and Cherry Red Books, Dave Thompson is a HUGE Sparks fan. Matthew Moyer calls Sparks: No. 1 Songs in Heaven his strongest piece of writing yet.
Mini-LP (Bright Antenna). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Thunder$troke (Fat Possum Records LLC). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Dead Plans (Finding You Attractive). Review by Carl F Gauze.
I Am The Messer (Self Released). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Everything/Everything (Tomlab). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Live At Budokan (Epic/Legacy). Review by Scott Adams.
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