Moving Pictures: “Toyohashi” by Summerays
Admittedly, I don't know much about the Cleveland surf pop trio, Summerays. I have three names -- Luke Teeters, Shawn Nutting, Adam Ahlgrim, ...
The Rockometer: Turning On by Cloud Nothings
Speaker Tree Records
Just as I thought one, not quite ready for prime-time Californian with poor spelling and ...
“Norman Bleik” by I Was a King
The similarities are too good to pass up: "Norman Bleik," the title of the first single from I Was a King's self titled release, and Norman ...
Moving Pictures: "Tell the World" by Vivian Girls
In his review for Dusted Magazine, Michael Crumsho sums up my feelings about Vivian Girls rather tidily,Really, then, it’s hard to imagine how ...
“See These Bones” by Nada Surf
The story of Nada Surf is a fairly common one -- boys make band, band works hard, major label breaks band, band has hit, band doesn't have a ...
The Rockometer feat. The Black Angels, Death Cab for Cutie, No Age, Frightened Rabbit, Indian Jewelry and Awesome Color
The Black AngelsDirections to See a GhostLight in the AtticTaking their name (and some stylistic cues) from The Velvet Underground, The Black ...
Twofer Wednesday with Sloan and Robert Pollard
If Sloan aren't kids any more, as they sing on their latest single, "I'm not a Kid Anymore," then that means I'm not a kid anymore, too. You see, ...
It’s a Celebration of Thomas Function
Thomas Function's Celebration, is an aptly titled upbeat, poppy, and bouncy romp through garage rock, Sixties British Invasion, and rhythm and ...