Bishop Allen- The Broken String

Although Bishop Allen’s new album The Broken String doesn’t hit stores till the 24th it’s available for download early at their site and I highly recommend it. The album is a mix of new material and reworked songs from the once a month EP project. Much of Broken String is more subdued than Charm School […]

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The Evil Powers Of A Mustache

What do Hitler, Stalin, and Dr. Robotnik all have in common? Ok time up, pencils down. If you answered they are all men, you’d be way off (Robotnik was a robot… duh.) If you answered that they are all “evil”, you’d only be partially right. The real connection is that they are all brought together […]

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Spoon- Get Nice!

Along with their new release Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Spoon has included a full bonus EP titled Get Nice! Definitely a nice surprise, I think Spoon sticks to the same style too often so I really like getting to hear these more toned down songs by them. It’s still the same impeccable Spoon but […]

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Stars- In Our Bedroom After the War

Stars new album title “In Our Bedroom After the War” is pretty apt. Vocalists Amy Millan and Torquil Campbell sing in soft bedroom voices through pretty much the whole thing. Despite song titles like “Take Me To The Riots” this release seems to have much less angst than the last, guess the war really is […]

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Staying In On A Saturday Night

Saturday nights are always funny, because there’s so much pressure to go have fun. It’s like you’re committing some grave sin if you don’t have a good time. It’s Saturday night, and I don’t feel like doing a damn thing (for the first time ever). You neither? Here’s a few songs dedicated to staying in. […]

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Oppenheimer

In the mood for something cheerful and fun for these beautiful summer days? Let me recommend Oppenheimer. The Irish duo sound kind of like a cross between Architecture In Helsinki and The Hippos. Actually, at first I found Oppenheimer’s music too sanguine, they really just sound so damn happy; but then I put them on […]

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The Planet Smashers

I popped these guys in my CD player for the first time in a while (and let me tell you, it’s difficult to fit an entire band in your CD player), and I forgot how fun The Planet Smashers are. These canadians are the definition of a party ska band. They sing songs about things […]

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Working For The Clampdown!

I love the Clash especially the song Clampdown but sometimes I wonder… What would the Clash sound like if they smoked 12 packs a day?MP3: Hot Water Music- ClampdownAs it begins I’m lolled into a false sense of comfort, the opening bars of music are the same Clampdown I’ve come to know and love. Then […]

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