Review: Communique

Communique "A Crescent Honeymoon" (Lookout!) Emo pop-punk that owes a bit more to the Cars and Guided By Voices than Sunny Day Real Estate and Jawbreaker, which is kind of a relief.  New wave as all get...

Review: Even in Blackouts

Even in Blackouts "Myths and Imaginary Musicians" (Panic Buttons / Lookout!) Acoustic pop-punk from ex-Screeching Weasel bass player John "Jughead" Pierson.  With female vocals over what are still fairly...

Review: Oranges Band

Oranges Band "All Around" (Lookout!) With their first full-length and second release on Lookout!, Oranges Band have picked up right where they left off from their third EP "On TV".  We're talking...

Review: Pinhead Gunpowder

Pinhead Gunpowder "Compulsive Disclosure" (Lookout!) Pinhead Gunpowder basically sounds like Green Day + Crimpshrine, which is fitting, being that Billie Joe sings and Aaron, Jason and Bill are from...

Review: Small Brown Bike

Small Brown Bike "The River Bed" (Lookout!) "The River Bed" is aggressive indie rock from SBB, full of powerful vocals and emo-ed out, angular guitars.  SBB have crafted a wonderful album here, full of...

Review: Mr. T Experience

Mr. T Experience "“Yesterday Rules”" (Lookout) Wow, I remember checking my local show listings and seeing the name of this great band, “Mr. T Experience”. When I saw that name I thought to myself what...