Monthly Archives: January 2007

Another fun one from Austin: Grand Champeen

Some artists just love to do it the old fashioned way. While technology has certainly been helpful in promoting artists and creating new styles of music, one can easily make an argument that electronical equipment makes hiding musical flaws easier, … Continue reading

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Get lost in lalaland

Lalaland make it simple. The trio from Austin, Texas aren’t groundbreaking. They aren’t entirely innovative either. But hell, they write some of the catchiest songs I’ve come across in awhile. As simplistic as their instrumental delivery of guitar, bass, occasional … Continue reading

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Robert Gomez joins Bella Union with a bang

There are always those record labels who somehow appear to make discovering extremely talented artists look easy. Perhaps it’s natural instict, musical knowledge, or maybe it’s just luck. Most of the time, it’s a bit of everything. Simon Raymonde, formerly … Continue reading

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New singles from the UK guaranteed to make a splash

It’s only a matter of time before Mika becomes the next pop star you love to hate. Of course, such feelings are primarily spurred by jealousy. However, unlike most rising pop stars, this Beirut native writes the majority of his … Continue reading

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K-OS: Intelligent Hip Hop

When the words “rock” and “rap” are both used to describe the same music, it’s easy to assume it’s just some trash. I mean, let’s be honest here, the late 90’s nu-metal explosion didn’t exactly leave the best taste in … Continue reading

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The mysterious Danny Cohen

The ancient stereotype that aging artists have a tendency to spiral downwards has echoed through the past, present, and will continue to do so in the future. Sure, it’s understood that Dylan will never release another Highway 61 Revisited and … Continue reading

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The Fall returns for album #26

When the word “prolific” is applied to a musical artist, many unknowingly assume that the adjective is always complementary. While quality is certainly an admirable trait, it does not always necessarily equate to consistent quality. The Fall have been active … Continue reading

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