Album Reviews

November 2010 Top 10

November 2010 Top 10

November 2010 Station Top 10 1. Zion I “Atomic Clock” (Gold Dust Media) 2. Django Reinhardt “Djangology (10cdset)” (Documents Classics) 3. Brian Eno “Small Craft on a Milk Sea” (Warp Records) 4. Diego & the Dissidents ...

Monkey

December 8th, 2010

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BIG BOY PETE AND THE OFFBEATS Winklepickin CD

BIG BOY PETE AND THE OFFBEATS / Winklepickin CD / 22 Records / 2010 More than 50 years after the heyday of Skiffle music in jolly olde England, an original voice from that era is still reminding the world why that style of music was so incredibly popular and influential in ...

Monkey

August 26th, 2010

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DONT’S Those Delicate Chemicals CD

DONT’S / Those Delicate Chemicals CD / Self-Released / 2010 These local indie rock heroes are all over the place in a good way.  Sometimes they’re in updated techno/disco territory, sometimes in ‘90s alt-rock land, sometimes in Arty Quirksville.  It’s all done with a light ...

Monkey

August 26th, 2010

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THUNDER BUFFALO s/t CD

THUNDER BUFFALO / s/t CD / Sarathan Records / 2010 Familiar doesn’t necessarily mean boring.  The sounds here have all been lovingly “borrowed” from many more famous garage/psych/skronk bands, but they still pack a potent punch to the eardrums.  A hint of darkness and danger

Monkey

August 25th, 2010

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WHITE NOISE SOUND s/t CD

WHITE NOISE SOUND / s/t CD / Alive! Records / 2010 This aptly named band manages to get all kinds of drone going, and then revs into a full-on pop song when you least expect it.  A world of music is created here that exists at the corner of Krautrock and Shoegaze, with field

Monkey

August 25th, 2010

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PAUL COLLINS King Of Power Pop CD

PAUL COLLINS / King Of Power Pop CD / Alive! Records / 2010 I’m old enough to remember the first wave of power pop, championed by L.A. radio great RODNEY BINGENHEIMER and Bomp Records.  Bands like the SHOES, the ROMANTICS, the REZILLOS, the RUBINOOS, DRAMARAMA and countless ...

Monkey

August 24th, 2010

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UNITS History Of The Units CD

UNITS / History Of The Units CD / Community Library Records / 2009 Some consider San Francisco legends the UNITS the first synth-punk band to be represented on 7” (“High Pressure Days” in 1979), but whether they were indeed the first they were one of the best.  With the ...

Monkey

August 24th, 2010

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New Music: Loden “Buggy” Mush Records

Loden “Buggy” Mush Records Review by Salex “Buggy” is a fun, bouncy, melodic and glitchy IDM adventure; a glimpse into the complex musical mind of Brussels’ born producer Loden. The album has a cinematic quality, and each one of the tracks is ...

Monkey

August 23rd, 2010

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New Music: Jammer “Jahmanji” Ninja Tune

Jammer “Jahmanji” Ninja Tune Review by Salex Back in March of 2010, I was quite excited when I heard a remix of Jammer’s “Better Than (Lorn Mix)” on the Ninja Tune March 2010 singles EP. Shortly after the single hit the airwaves, dubstep and ...

Monkey

August 23rd, 2010

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New at PCR: Jukebox the Ghost/ Everything Under the Sun/ Yeproc Records

Jukebox the Ghost/ Everything Under the Sun/ Yeproc Records I was excited when I got this album to review (a physical CD no less) because I was familiar with their previous album. That and- who doesn’t love some happy pop rock about band boys liking girls? Let’s ...

Monkey

August 22nd, 2010

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