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ESPERS III CD/LP

Drag City again delivers yet another stunning release, this time by the Philidelphia-based band, Espers. I was not previously familiar with this group, but was instantly bowled over by their spider-web delicacy and gorgeously textured folk-pop. Immediately reminiscent of late '60s /early '70s British folk outfits like Fairport Convention and Pentangle, Espers manage to deliver […]

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BUILT TO SPILL There Is No Enemy CD/2xLP

I am pained to have to pan a Built to Spill record as I've been an ardent and loyal fan of the band throughout their entire career. I in fact released their first record, Ultimate Alternative Wavers on my own C/Z records label way back in 1993, so I was excited to receive this, their […]

Neil Young CD reviewed by Daniel House

Music Reviews Neil Young CD reviewed by Daniel House By May 27, 2009, 06:55 --> NEIL YOUNG Fork In The Road CD Neil Young is one of the few living legends left in music these days. Let's face it: over the last fifteen years or so, the number of bands that will have any far-reaching […]

Matmos CD reviewed by Daniel House

Music Reviews Matmos CD reviewed by Daniel House By Jul 1, 2008, 07:02 --> MATMOS The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast CD San Francisco-based duo Matmos have had a fascinating career, releasing records for a solid ten years, but perhaps better known in the digital underground as the beat purveyors for […]

Of Montreal CD reviewed by Daniel House

Music Reviews Of Montreal CD reviewed by Daniel House By Nov 15, 2007, 04:22 --> OF MONTREAL Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? CD This review has been getting put off for about two months, but this morning I received the sad news that an old friend of mine, Ted Hafer—bass player from the early […]

Hint Hint CD reviewed by Daniel House

Music Reviews Hint Hint CD reviewed by Daniel House By Sep 4, 2007, 04:41 --> HINT HINT Young Days CD This is one of those records that immediately seems like “this would be an amazing band to see live.” To date, I have yet to do so, nor do I want to. I am so […]

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum CD review [The End]

Music Reviews Sleepytime Gorilla Museum CD review [The End] By Jul 10, 2007, 07:41 --> SLEEPYTIME GORILLA MUSEUM In Glorious Times CD Continuing with their unique flavor or art-damaged angst, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum have taken their already-adventurous attack to another plateau, exploring and creating new sonic frontiers with the release of In Glorious Times. Fusing […]

The Sea and Cake CD review [Thrill Jockey]

Music Reviews The Sea and Cake CD review [Thrill Jockey] By Jun 4, 2007, 06:08 --> THE SEA AND CAKE Everybody CD Time to piss off all of my indie-rock friends, and lose what little bit of credibility I might have managed to hold on to in and around Silverlake, because as much as every […]

These Arms Are Snakes CD review [Jade Tree]

Music Reviews These Arms Are Snakes CD review [Jade Tree] By Jun 6, 2007, 05:34 --> THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES Easter CD Easter is the latest from the incendiary These Arms Are Snakes, who continue on their path as one the most amazing post-punk/math rock bands around today. Their music is immediately reminiscent of another […]

Thee More Shallows CD review [Anticon]

Music Reviews Thee More Shallows CD review [Anticon] By Apr 16, 2007, 04:24 --> THEE MORE SHALLOWS Book of Bad Breaks CD Thee More Shallows' More Deep Cuts was one of the special treats from 2005 (see previous review), so I was excited when the follow-up, Book of Bad Breaks fell into my lap. This […]