Random Article

 
Posts Tagged ‘California’
 
 
 
Features
 

Best Albums of 2008: #20 to #11

by Mike Mineo ——————————————————————————————...
 
Features
 

Best Albums of 2008: #40 to #31

by Mike Mineo ——————————————————————————————...

 
Features
 

A Visit to The Western States Motel

Ever since the emergence of California-based surf-rock instrumentalists like The Surfaris and Dick Dale & the Del-tones in the early ‘60s, it has become an overused practice to describe pop music originating from California...
 
Features
 

Neimo

While it may be overly restrictive of most French radio stations to only allow songs containing at least 40% of the French language in their lyrical content to be permitted on air, I also suppose that individualizing yourself w...

 
Features
 

The Happy Hollows

It was pretty startling to me that, after listening to only one track from The Happy Hollows, I was able to draw comparisons to nearly every single notable indie-rock band fronted by a woman in the past several years. Now, befo...
 
Features
 

Department of Eagles

A good majority of people have, at one point in their lives, been forced to live with someone who does not exactly coincide with their standards of life. Roommate horror stories can be as amusing as they are appalling, but ever...

 
Features
 

David Vandervelde – Waiting for the Sunrise (2008)

In terms of debut albums, David Vandervelde’s The Moonstation House Band was easily one of the most memorable of 2007. Though he was singularly proclaimed by some to be little more than an entertaining imitation of glam-rock he...
 
Features
 

Faded Paper Figures

Side projects are an aspect of music that has gradually allowed artists to explore different scenarios, both in a stylistic and collaborative vein, without as much habituated pressure for decades. Considering that many successf...

 
Features
 

The Type of Fling One Actually Remembers

A fling is usually regarded as a “play date” of sorts that is short, sweet, and emotionally irrelevant, usually done in order to satisfy certain needs that appear often to any sane individual. As long as neither par...
 
Features
 

REVIEW: Wolf Parade – At Mount Zoomer

Few bands manage to be as innovative and instantaneously accessible as Wolf Parade, the acclaimed joint project of Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner. The most impressive thing to me about the two collaborators, however, is not the ...