Local Review: Quetté Daddie – Reverse Psychology

Local Review: Quetté Daddie – Reverse Psychology
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Quetté Daddie Reverse Psychology JAMS Quetté Daddie = Bert McCracken’s publicity stunts + $10 DI Casio   “Before music critic [sic] bash my music in a CD review, I think they should try to understand my music and my pain,” says Quetté Daddie at the beginning of Reverse Psychology. Could he be talking about little

Review: Depeche Mode – Remixes 81-04

Review: Depeche Mode – Remixes 81-04
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DEPECHE MODE REMIXES 81-04 Reprise There are a thousand official and unofficial Depeche Mode remixes floating around in the stratosphere and to try and make a single disc compilation of highlights is a rather daunting task. I know because I’ve made a few of my own over the years. This official compilation of highlights isn’t

Review: Mothboy – The Fears

Review: Mothboy – The Fears
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MOTHBOY THE FEARS Ad Noiseam 5/5 Two or three tracks into The Fears, thoughts immediately went to Jack Dangers of Meat Beat Manifesto and to Scorn’s Mick Harris. The music is distinctly different from both, but the influences seem so obvious. Onto my research, I discovered that Mothboy’s Simon Smerdon lists both as influences and

Local Review: Empty-Handed – Self-titled EP

Local Review: Empty-Handed – Self-titled EP
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Empty-Handed Self-titled EP Empty-Handed = Cat Stevens + Counting Crows   This band could probably sell 3,000 copies of this EP on the U of U campus in a couple hours. “I need time to think this whole life through/I’m so sick and tired of feeling blue” warbles Empty-Handed on “This Life” while alt-countryish emo arpeggios

 
 
Review: Motel Creeps – Pleasantries In The Parlor EP

Review: Motel Creeps – Pleasantries In The Parlor EP
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MOTEL CREEPS PLEASANTRIES IN THE PARLOR EP www.motelcreeps.com “Moon Boots” sways in as a Bunnymen jam with a slightly more animated Interpol flavor. I’m not blown away, but I’m pleased with the combination of warm guitars and distant vocals. The remaining tracks, “City Girl,” “Gun for Hire,” and “Ocean Storm” are solid but not nearly

Local Review: Beyond This Flesh – Self-Titled

Local Review: Beyond This Flesh – Self-Titled
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Beyond This Flesh Self-Titled Beyond This Flesh = At The Gates + The Black Dahlia Murder + Kreator + Total Chaos   Scream as high-pitched, loud and hard as you can—really hard!—for half an hour straight. You now have a feel for the vocals of Beyond This Flesh. Imagine the intense, technical yet thrashing riffs

Review: Silver Sunshine – Self-Titled

Review: Silver Sunshine – Self-Titled
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SILVER SUNSHINE SILVER SUNSHINE Empyrean Records Silver Sunshine are a delightful little group of San Diego musicians that are clearly in love with psychedelic pop. They’re quite talented, have some good hooks here and there and capture the sound that the Stone Roses used on their Second Coming release, but in this case, you can’t

Local Review: Midnight Rhythm Combo – Self-Titled

Local Review: Midnight Rhythm Combo – Self-Titled
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Midnight Rhythm Combo Self-Titled Midnight Rhythm Combo = Nikki Costa + 20 years of musical theory   Midnight Rhythm Combo is a disgustingly talented, tight and professional blues combo with jazz overtones and organ. Their female vocalist hovers between silk and husk. They’re a band who could play a Las Vegas casino, demand a rider

Review: Lost Sounds – Self-Titled

Review: Lost Sounds – Self-Titled
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LOST SOUNDS LOST SOUNDS In the Red Records This album is exactly what electroclash should be defined as: edgy and recklessly punky with a dash of synthpop dropped in for good measure. Lost Sounds sounds like the new Le Tigre release after you’ve pulled out the slick production and replaced it with gargling guitars, smashing

Local Review: The Jukejoint 45’s – Self-Titled EP

Local Review: The Jukejoint 45’s – Self-Titled EP
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The Jukejoint 45’s Self-titled EP The Jukejoint 45’s = The Cramps + Elvis + Robert Johnson   Grammar, children! If I see another Salt City CD’s or Go-Go’s emblem again, I’ll maul. Plurals don’t have apostrophes! Anyway, The Jukejoint 45’s make some really kick-ass rockabilly that’s not different from a dozen other rockabilly bands you’ve