Videos

Mogwai: How To Be A Werewolf [Video]

To me, Mogwai‘s music, were I to pare it down to a single description, portrays a journey in progress. This video conveys that thought; there’s always that sense that something big will happen, whether or not it ultimately comes to pass. “How To Be A Werewolf” never reaches that anthemic moment, that climactic explosion, but… Continue reading Mogwai: How To Be A Werewolf [Video]

Song Reviews

The Orchids: The Girl & The Soldier [mp3]

From the remnants of Sarah Records and the twee movement come The Orchids, who have spent the past few decades mastering their craft. The band has a new record out now on Pebble Records, and their song “The Girl & The Soldier” comes from it. What makes the song so endearing is accompaniment by the… Continue reading The Orchids: The Girl & The Soldier [mp3]

Song Reviews

The Vaselines: I Hate The 80s [mp3]

Oh man, this is pretty amazing. In their first release in… what, like, 20 years? Yeah, The Vaselines are finally back. Last year Sub Pop gave us a retrospective, an extensive two disc reissue of the band’s previous work. What is most impressive is that despite the distance between their last original release (not reissue)… Continue reading The Vaselines: I Hate The 80s [mp3]

Videos

Spaghetti Anywhere: Incredible Hulk [Video]

This video by Spaghetti Anywhere, for some odd reason, reminds me of DZR:P’s “Oh Short Ribs”. It’s bizarre and a bit past the line of being downright creepy. Despite the oddities, there’s a certain brilliance and genius behind the video that cannot be denied. Yes, “Incredible Hulk” by Spaghetti Anywhere follows a similar path. It… Continue reading Spaghetti Anywhere: Incredible Hulk [Video]

Album Reviews

Spaghetti Anywhere: Spaghetti Anywhere [Album Review]

Four bizarre folksy indie-pop songs; that’s what you get with Spaghetti Anywhere‘s self-titled EP, out this week. They possess a slight jangle in guitar, feature mechanical drums and an occasional keyboard line. There’s a major shuffle in the guitar that adds in highly upbeat hooks. And the band slaps in some extremely unique vocals and… Continue reading Spaghetti Anywhere: Spaghetti Anywhere [Album Review]

Album Reviews

Jack James: Lights Off, Headphones On [Album Review]

There has been alot of grief giving in popular culture about simple man and acoustic guitar rock. America can find a way to relish on the bad of everything. The “bro”-worthy Dave Matthews or Ben Harper are now being laughed at. Glasgow, Scotland apparently feels the same way at times. But, like our soft-core heroes… Continue reading Jack James: Lights Off, Headphones On [Album Review]