Review: Wellwater Conspiracy

Wellwater Conspiracy "“The Scroll and its Combinations”" (TVT Records) Hey looky, new Temple of the Dog! On heavy, heavy drugs - probably the same ones I was on over the Memorial Day weekend. It’s the...

Review: Roto  

Roto "“The Low Power Hour”" (Resin Records) A Washington D.C. project featuring members of Q and not U, El Guapo, Edie Sedgwick and Land Speed Record, Roto was originally a concept band which featured a...

Review: Spider

Spider "“Youth Insurance”" (Jesus Records) Spider is a punk band influenced by the early scene.  Bands such as The Damned, Dr. Know, Cro-mags and even a slight hint of the sleazier faster side of the...

Review: Spitvalves

Spitvalves "“Fine Print at the Bottom”" (Dickies) Voodoo Glow Skulls ala 311/ Rancid. Cool.  A high-energy musical quest accompanied by a catchy horn section, heavy guitar tracks, walking bass lines...

Review: This Busy Monster

This Busy Monster "“Fireworks”" (Barsuk Records) Have you read any E.E. Cummings poetry lately?  He’s that guy who writes with no capital letters and a lot of his poems are these lyrical, whimsical...

Review: Thrice

Thrice "“Identity Crisis”" (Sub City Records) The first thing I did after listening to this eleven track release from Orange County’s Thrice was pick my jaw up off the floor.  The second was hit...

Review: Unloco

Unloco "“Healing”" (Maverick) This band hails from Texas, but singer Jose Buenas’ voice suggests that Texas is actually a place in Australia. Discovered by Goldfinger, Unloco dispenses a style that’s...

Review: Viernes 13

Viernes 13 "“EP" (One Shot Records) As you might guess from its name, the ska septet Viernes 13 represents los hispanohablantes.  The band’s sound reflects the influence of Latin music as well as that...

Review: Waldeck  

Waldeck "“The Night Garden”" (E-magine) Austrian electronica producer Klaus Waldeck continues exploring trip-hop terrain on his third full-length.  Downbeat and dubby, Waldeck lands somewhere inbetween...

Review: Self Scientific

Self Scientific "“The Self Science”" (S.O.L. Musicworks / Landspeed Records) The L.A. hip-hop duo Self Scientific, composed of MC Chace Infinite and DJ Khalil, has been widely praised as a breath of...