Amps II Eleven – Review

September 27, 2004

Murderous punk boogie, jacked-up viscous kickass, Doc Martin vs. four-inch platform stomp-a-longs; three chords and a cloud of dust.

Die Form – InHuman – Review

September 27, 2004

InHuman, the first of a diptych which will be completed with the release of ExHuman, is a sophisticated concept that doesn’t quite come to fruition.

Corkskrew – Mircromania – Review

September 27, 2004

From Malta comes Corkskrew and their debut electro-pop release. Siren Diane Micallef’s vocals are poignant and filled with wonderfully imaginative subtext.

Folly – Insanity Later – Review

September 20, 2004

The Police, The Clash, and Sublime have tasted of the Two-Tone fruit, so why not a thrash band? Because they throw it in as thoughtlessly as a movie sample.

X-ecutioners – Revolutions – Review

September 20, 2004

At first listen, Revolutions is great party music grooves and beats that won’t quit. Continue to x-plore their sonic landscape, and be prepared to be schooled.

Robots In Disguise – Review

September 20, 2004

A female, electro duet: Nothing more and nothing less. They sing through megaphones, dance like playful maniacs, and distribute D.I.Y. art.

Phoenix – Alphabetical – Review

September 20, 2004

Amid ’80s synths, hip hop beats, French pop sensibilities, and British folktronica aesthetics, there breathed a tender Motown soul that would make Stevie proud.

The Light Wires – Review

September 20, 2004

Seasoned with pain and tales of Midwest living, The Light Wires are led by guitarist Jeremy Pinnell and excel at updating Springsteen’s Nebraska.

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