CD Review: Observator by The Raveonettes

Album Review: Observator by The Raveonettes by M. Crossley The Raveonettes used to dig Phil Spector and the Jesus and Mary Chain – a lot. Their first EP, Whip It On was so charmingly derivative of Velvet Underground-era Lou Reed fronting the Jesus and Mary Chain as produced by Phil Spector that a fan of […]

CD Review: Magic Hour by Scissor Sisters

Magic Hour – Scissor Sisters (photo by Neil Krug) Review by Dagmar In an interview promoting Duran Duran’s song “A View to a Kill,” singer Simon Le Bon described it as “a proper disco stomper.” The phrase is apt for that song, as well as so many of Scissor Sisters‘ songs. With the release of […]

Album Review: Anomie Belle – The Crush

In the music world Anomie Belle is a bit of an anomaly. She’s a talented musician, composer and producer all-in-one, a triple threat. Her music has taken her around the world and back. She has performed and collaborated with an impressive list of artists including Mr. Lif, Jon Auer, The Album Leaf and Little Dragon. […]

Show Preview/CD Review: The Horrors @ Neumos 9/8

Since their formation in 2005, English band The Horrors have managed to emerge from an interesting chrysalis of garage-influenced fright rock into a fully-formed band with a true career of note. Newest release Skying finds The Horrors awash in dreamy, impassioned songwriting less anchored to their influences and more out to sea, creatively speaking, than […]