Review: Puerto Muerto

Puerto Muerto "Elena" (Action Driver) You have to give it up for husband and wife duo Christa Meyer and Tim Kelley, better know as Puerto Muerto. In an era when lollipop rock and angst ridden songs fill...

Review: The Common Cold

The Common Cold "Bleep...Bleep...Bloop" (Action Driver) Does the term 'instrumental' create any interest in music anymore? There was a time, say, right around Tortoise's debut, when instrumental bands...

Review: Radio Berlin

Radio Berlin "Glass" (Action Driver) This isn't an import compilation of songs from the German radio station but a fuckin' rad post-punk-pop-wave album from Canada's Radio Berlin. Usually band's that...

Review: The Setup

The Setup "Tuned to Drop Dead" (Action Driver) Wow, bristling metalcore from Virginia (why am I getting all these Southern bands these days, doesn't anyone else make music anymore) that will knock you on...

Review: Thunderbirds Are Now!

Thunderbirds Are Now! "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" (Action Driver) Thuderbirds are Now! is fast, unorganized, chaotic and near perfect. They have taken progressive rock, gotten it drunk, dressed it up...

Review: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea "North and South of Nothing" (Action Driver) You know what, people?  I'm a very busy man.  I don't have time for you or your concept albums.  I mean, I get up, I...

Review: Stylex

Stylex "Auto Focus" (Action Driver) Stylex is a group of dissonant, annoying musicians, fusing synth-hop and Devo-like vocals into something that should never have seen the light of day.  With quirky...