Posts Tagged ‘so good

TOKYO POLICE CLUB – Champ

July 1, 2010

I’ve been holding off on writing about this album for a few weeks now because I haven’t been sure just how to describe my feelings about it. I don’t have a lot of time right now to wax poetically, so here’s the shortened review: My favorite new release, so far, of 2010. http://www.myspace.com/tokyopoliceclub http://www.tokyopoliceclub.com Advertisements

PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY – The Good News EP

May 4, 2010

To start things off, they have a misleading name (apparently it’s from a Fiery Furnaces song) since they are actually from Sydney, New South Wales. The band’s lineup currently consists of Berkfinger, MC Bad Genius, and Calvin. I’m not making these names up. The sound mixes together pop, rock, punk, soul, indie, garage, and whatever […]

ERNEST GONZALES – Been Meaning To Tell You

February 7, 2010

When I first heard of this album, it was described as “electronic.” I haven’t been listening to a lot of “electronic” music lately but the cover art was too amazing for me to pass this up without a listen. The artwork was made by having a number of artists each illustrate what they saw after […]

Lindsey BuckinghamGift Of Screws

October 22, 2008

Let it be known that I love Lindsey Buckingham, so this review may be a bit biased. You should recognize his name from Fleetwood Mac, or perhaps from Buckingham Nicks. Gift Of Screws is his fifth solo album and showcases his wonderful fingerpicking guitar style, incorporated excellently into the pop/rock sound that he creates. It’s […]

Japanese MotorsJapanese Motors

October 7, 2008

Awesome! garage pop/surf/rock on the debut from the Costa Mesa, California quartet. I can’t really say too much more about them, except that they are coolest band I have listened to in a while. Picture the Strokes going surfing. This band is SO GOOD. http://www.myspace.com/thejapanesemotors http://www.thejapanesemotors.com

The Hold SteadyStay Positive

June 29, 2008

This is the fourth full-length from the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Minneapolis quintet. With their huge riffs, sing-along choruses, and a sound big enough to fill up an arena, they would make Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band or Thin Lizzy proud. The lyrics still focus on sex, drugs, or both; long-time fans will enjoy the references to characters […]

This Is Ivy LeagueSelf-Titled

May 15, 2008

This is the debut for the Brooklyn-based duo of Ryland Blackinton and Alex Suarez. It’s chock full of delightful folk-influenced pop music. They remind me of a modern-day, upbeat Simon and Garfunkel. They are super super good. So good! http://www.myspace.com/ivyleagueonline http://www.thisisivyleague.net