- Staff Picks
- July 23, 2021
Big Whoop. Review by Julius C. Lacking.
Kiss/Kick (blank.wav). Review by Kiran Aditham.
Two similar and familiar bands collided as The Faint and Ladytron shared a co-headlining bill that included a pair of sold-out stops in New York City. With more black attire and keyboards than one could count, the two acts offered career-spanning setlists filled with their distinctive synth-pop, post-punk and new-wave sounds. Kiran Aditham witnessed night two of the dark, dancefloor delights for himself.
Revenge of the… (8 Bit Records). Review by Jen Cray.
No, Not Me, Never (Stolen Transmission). Review by Jen Cray.
Sins (Novoton). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Too Low to Miss (Global Underground). Review by Kiran Aditham.
The City at Night (Bifocal Media/Lucid Records). Review by Jen Cray.
Storm (Metropolis Records). Review by Jorge C. Galban.
Dylan Garret chats with Dan Geller of I Am The World Trade Center about dance music, DJing, downloads, and how New York City needs to stop being so damned expensive already. All this and more, with less questions about the band’s name than you’ve come to expect. Well, okay, just one. But it’s a good one.
Fizzle Like A Flood (Ernest Jenning). Review by Stein Haukland.
Saddle Creek Compilation (Saddle Creek). Review by Troy Jewell.
Enon took the stage at Revolver in Miami, FL for an outstanding, yet completely unappreciated show. Except for Dylan Garret. He gets it.
Sex Is Everything (Cold Crush). Review by Stein Haukland.
Tubed (Emperor Norton). Review by Stein Haukland.
Neva Dinova (Crank!). Review by Stein Haukland.
Doug Kabourek was once part of the band that eventually became The Faint, but with Golden Sand and the Grandstand, he’s moved on to his own lo-fi indie pop gems as Fizzle Like a Flood. Stein Haukland gets the scoop on Kabourek’s music and that unusual name.
Christopher R. Weingarten gets a few words with the punk rocker most hated by his own community, the "Atom" half of Atom and His Package, Adam Goren. The Package, alas, remains unavailable for comment.
Blank-Wave Arcade (Saddle Creek). Review by Andrew Chadwick