Archive for January, 2007

Future of the Left – Fingers Become Thumbs

30 Jan

Future of the Left Fingers Become Thumbs/The Lord Hates a Coward Too Pure I’m unsure how to categorize the first single from Future Of the Left. They have a throbbing bass and drum sound that reminds me a bit of Jon Spencer, the vocals are both screamed and sung and I get a weird Cop […]

Only Crime – Virulence

27 Jan

Only Crime Virulence Fat Wreck Chords The followup to 2004’s "To The Nines", the latest from "supergroup" Only Crime has a bite of pop to it, but they still put most modern punk bands to shame. With a lineup that includes drummer Bill Stevenson (Black Flag, Descendents), vocalist Russ Rankin (Good Riddance) and members of […]

Queers – Munki Brain

24 Jan

The Queers Munki Brain Asian Man Records Although The Queers have been hit or miss from me since they started, there’s almost always something about their records that hits me right. I usually enjoy their songs that venture into harder Ramones territory, but I’ve never been huge on the saccharine sweet love songs. Their latest, […]

Chelsea – Faster, Cheap & Better Looking

23 Jan

Chelsea Faster, Cheap & Better Looking TKO Records I wasn’t sure how well the classic band Chelsea would pull off a reunion record, but I’ll be damned if I didn’t love this CD. The lineup that recorded this (in 2005, this is a US release, it was previously not available here aside from an import) […]

Orthodox – Gran Poder

17 Jan

Orthodox Gran Poder Southern Lord I don’t listen to tons of metal, be it of the death variety or even 80’s cheese style. I also don’t receive that many submissions for review. As sad as that makes me, it’s true. I do get some, it’s just not an avalanch of music that’s begging for my […]

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