Category archives: Album Reviews

  • Free Download: Tone and Niche Live Album

  • Tone and Niche recognize that a new Bandcamp page is like a leap-year birthday...the shit don't happen often so you better celebrate it: multiple cakes, pinatas, and free downloads. So, not only can you download the band's 2009 live album for free but Tone will also personally deliver a pinata and chocolate cake to your home. The live album is split between an electric set recorded at Cadieux Cafe[...]
  • Shut Up And Take My Money: Sebadoh--Secret EP

  • Sebadoh has decided to forsake Detroit on their upcoming tour (closest they'll be is Chicago/Cleveland) but their new EP is too good to ignore--a bit of a dick-tease before their full length is released in the near future. So, just for funsies, let's find a few cliches that can be teased from the generic review of the aptly titled Secret EP: 1.) They haven't skipped a beat. The recipe for this [...]
  • ALBUM REVIEW: THE SIGHTS - LEFT OVER RIGHT

  • The Sights’ new record Left Over Right is a sweet collection of high-energy rock and soul from this Detroit quintet who have been pounding the pavement for some 14+ years now.  I instantly latched on to the fast and poppy stuff, but after about a listen-and-a-half I was starting to fall head-first into their slower, catchy grooves and infectious hooks too.  Fans of Sloan will easily relate to [...]
  • PreciseHero: Wide-Eyed Cool

  • The new PreciseHero release 'Canon' is chilled out to the max, a new birth of the cool--or maybe the teenage years of the cool. Equal parts Precise's precise delivery and sound collages the album explores the nature of myth and music's role within it. There is a relaxed feel but the beats underneath suggest some impending tension--a great party is going on but at any minute ninjas could bust in. F[...]
  • The Dude Abides

  • It’s beautifully arranged. Dude’s album Kid Gloves--I mean. Plug ‘smartly’ in for ‘beautifully’ and the message stays the same. Tony DeNardo (the Dude/the Muggs) has tapped into a special pocket of sound. The album heads back a few decades in its production, building around a core of songs and plugging in horns and mellotron for purpose of flair. Enhanced by the production, the songs flaunt the[...]
  • Review: The History of Panic-Fight! Fight! Fight!

  • Fight! Fight! Fight! is a title not meant to actually condone fisticuffs but rather a call to listen to electro-pop music. Its the first release from The History of Panic and the album itself has been sometime in the making. Gerald Roesser (formerly of Pas/Cal) started the project in 1999, however he spent 10 years training with Yoda on Dagobah and then two years just making a ton of sandwiches fo[...]