|new pornographers, jason pierce, rush, emily haines, jeff tweedy, ben gibbard, dennis wilson, kansas, will oldham, ryan adams, low, supersuckers|
Big O takes you way back to 1978 for both Kansas 8-26-78 and Rush 11-20-78.
Can You See The Sunset has Jeff Tweedy 4-6-07.
I Heart Music has an undated New Pornographers show.
Captains Dead has Jason Pierce live 11-25-06.
Cause = Time has Ryan Adams Destroyer Sessions.
Aquarium Drunkard has Will Oldham and the Harem Scarem Band live 4-12-06.
Largehearted Boy finds The Supersuckers live 2-6-07 and Low live 5-4-07.
Counting Stars On The Ceiling has Emily Haines live in Toronto 2004.
The Perm and the Skullet has the rare Dennis Wilson's Pacific Ocean Blue release.
Bradley's Almanac gives you Ben Gibbard live 5-7-07.
reviews posted this week at 75orLess Reviews.
Friday, May 18, 2007
Sage Francis - Human the Death Dance
One of underground's biggest rappers from the smallest state has risen again to present one of his best albums to date. Sage Francis's 2nd release for Epitaph records Human the Death Dance is a cryptic look into this MC's journey. With a storybook lyrical flow mastered from his Poetry Slam days, Sage has his feet strongly planted in hip hop with this dark and powerful piece of art. Do yourself a favor and enjoy what Sage Francis has been dying for. True Hip Hop Sucka! - chongo Released 05.08.2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Elliott Smith - New Moon (Kill Rock Stars)
Elliott Smith was the fifth Beatle, just born at the wrong time, and in Nebraska. With George as the quiet one, Elliott would be the sad one. He created beautiful melodies and harmonies over his seven profound years as a solo artist, a number of which remained officially unreleased. New Moon is not a collection of throw-away demos or re-arranged sound fragments, but rather 24 must-hear songs recorded between 1995's Elliott Smith and Either/Or in 1997. - cormac Released 05.08.2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Wheat - Everyday I Said a Prayer for Kathy and Made a One Inch Square (Empyrean)
True to their roots, Wheat's fourth album feels like a sonic art project disguised as an indie rock record. Aside from a few head-bobbers, notably "Move = Move," at least half the record qualifies as slow-burning sound experimentation, topped off by loose, meandering vocal melodies. This isn't feelgood summertime car stereo fare; it's a classic grower, and feels intensely personal. This album almost requires—and rewards—the use of headphones, heart, and mind. - marnie c. Due out 05.22.2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Great Northern - Trading Twilight for Daylight (Eenie Meenie)
Great Northern's Trading Twilight for Daylight has a soothing, introspective tone, thanks to neatly arranged songs using piano, synths and swirling guitars under mesmerising vocals. The band transmit a poppy, radio-friendly persona, particularly with "Just a Dream." Tracks like "Telling Lies" present a hopeful, upbeat mood that wouldn't be out of place if featured on Grey's Anatomy. Overall, this work is easy on the ears and perfect for summer. - miriam Released 05.15.2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
Albert Hammond, Jr. - Yours to Keep (Scratchie/New Line)
From the first strains of toy piano to the neatly placed acoustic guitar riffs, Yours to Keep sounds a little bit like what could've happened if the Strokes had met on the warm streets of L.A. and spent some time in the sun before recording. Nonetheless, Strokes references should be kept to a bare minimum because Hammond more than holds his own when flying the nest. This is an album for just about anyone interested in acquiring some awesome new pop music for the upcoming summer days. - diana Released 03.06.2007
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