Album Reviews

Cleemann: 45 Minutes Mostly About Caring [Album pReview]

I’m calling it a pReview, as Cleemann‘s release of 45 Minutes Mostly About Caring is not slated for official release until February 2009 at the earliest — a promo release featuring the cover below (by Franz Jacobi) was sent out in a limited batch in 2007 and 2008. Word on the street is that Series… Continue reading Cleemann: 45 Minutes Mostly About Caring [Album pReview]

Features

Nedelle [Feature Band]

God, love is a crazy thing. It makes you do crazy things, have crazy feelings, and be… well… crazy. Distance only enhances the longing. Like right now — I really, really miss my girlfriend. It’s the knowledge that she’s there, laying in my bed in my condo without me, lonely just like me. Yet I… Continue reading Nedelle [Feature Band]

Videos

Hari and Aino: Gold (Or Something Just As Nice) [Video]

Written by Fense Sometimes the best music videos don’t really have a point. Sometimes there’s no plot, no storyline. Sometimes they’re just a collection of clips taken while out on the road, slapped together in a way that’s aesthetically pleasing. That’s pretty much what you get with Hari and Aino‘s “Gold (Or Something Just As… Continue reading Hari and Aino: Gold (Or Something Just As Nice) [Video]

Features

Roostymunyon [Feature Band]

Written by Fense I have something to say, and it’s not the alcohol speaking. This is me, bearing my heart, a little drunk on three glasses organic Syrah, but honest and pure and true. “Cease Desist” has to be one of the most under-appreciated songs around at this time. I mean, these guys should be… Continue reading Roostymunyon [Feature Band]

Album Reviews

The Lucksmiths: First Frost [Album Review]

This material, though new, is not really new. There are so many parallels between First Frost and the earlier work of The Lucksmiths (MySpace), that it virtually dwarfs any element that could be considered a fresh direction from Australia’s pop darlings. And that is what makes First Frost both extremely comforting and a damn great… Continue reading The Lucksmiths: First Frost [Album Review]

Videos

Summer Cats: Lonely Planet [Video]

Written by Fense All this video includes is awkward people dancing. Of course, were I to be in this video, I would be just as awkward as these people — if not moreso. Summer Cats hail from sunny Australia, but in a rare moment they came onto my radar when they released a split 7″… Continue reading Summer Cats: Lonely Planet [Video]

Features

Bye Bye Bicycle [Feature Band]

Written by Fense I don’t know about the rest of the world, but we here in America like to binge. Be it binge drinking, binge eating, binge buying. We gorge ourselves to the point of being quite disgusting. I am part of the problem, and a recent visit to the Cloudberry Records website saw me… Continue reading Bye Bye Bicycle [Feature Band]

Videos

Log Lady Train: Fireworks [Video]

Written by Fense Hm… I wonder if the lady and gent in Log Lady Train are fans of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. The Log Lady was one of the more bizarre characters in the series — a series packed with bizarre characters. Somewhat similarly, Log Lady Train’s music is fitting for a Twin Peaks-ish spinoff,… Continue reading Log Lady Train: Fireworks [Video]