Spokane – Little Hours

Spokane – Little Hours / 2007 JagJaguwar / 10 Tracks / http://www.jagjaguwar.com/

Spokane offers listeners a melodic and sad album with their newest release Little Hours. It starts out with “Singing” which does a good job of giving the listener a taste of what they will hear throughout the entire album and has some neat nature noises which is a bonus to what is coming. “Minor Careers” doesn’t differ too much in tempo still giving you that feeling of despair that usually coincides with bad moments in life. Continue reading “Spokane – Little Hours”

Attica! Attica! and The New Dress Tour, Release New Albums

Attica! Attica! and The New Dress are touring together in support of upcoming full-lengths on Red Leader Records. Both records will be available from the label in August but you can get your copies directly from the bands at shows right now. Continue reading “Attica! Attica! and The New Dress Tour, Release New Albums”

Colbie Caillat – Coco

Colbie Caillat – Coco / 2007 Universal / 12 Tracks / http://www.colbiecaillatmusic.com / http://www.universalrepublic.com /

Colbie Caillat’s “Coco” starts off in a very sedate way. The first track on the album is “Oxygen”, and it provides listeners with a brand of rock infused pop music. Hints of Kelly Clarkson and Sheryl Crow both present themselves throughout “Oxygen”, placing Caillat into good company right from the opening gate. “The Little Things” has the same general genre style to the track, but has a slower blend of a Pink meets Fergie style. Continue reading “Colbie Caillat – Coco”

Minus the Bear Tours, Releases New Album, Solves Global Warming

Minus the Bear is set to embark on the first leg of a major world tour, in support of their critically acclaimed release, Planet of Ice, out August 21, 2007 on Suicide Squeeze Records. The tour, which kicks off September 22, 2007 in Seattle with commercial station KNDD’s Endfest, will be the first of many dates across the globe and will continue well into 2008. Continue reading “Minus the Bear Tours, Releases New Album, Solves Global Warming”

50 Cent – AYO Technology (Feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)

50 Cent – AYO Technology (Feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland) / 2007 Shady / 4 Tracks / http://www.50cent.com /

I thought that 50 Cent was supposed to be hard, a ghetto warrior that was shot a shitload of times and lived to rap about it. Last time I checked, Justin Timberlake and Timbaland do not seem to be individuals that scream “street cred”. They are able to bash out catchy tracks like no one’s business, and that is the reason why they are on the track. But, is “AYO Technology” a good track? The flow of 50’s during the track seems a little plain, while Justin’s flow is the same type of lovey-dovey stuff that is present during a number of other tracks that ey is on. Continue reading “50 Cent – AYO Technology (Feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)”

Poet’s Espresso June/July

Poet’s Espresso June/July Issue / Free / :10 / 28M / poetsespresso@yahoo.com /

I typically don’t like poetry zines. The poetry in a lot of them seems too forced, like the writers themselves are trying to immediately equal a Tennyson or Williams. However, Poet’s Espresso is a poetry magazine that I can actually appreciate. This is due to the fact that none of the poets seem to be putting on airs with their poems here. Also, unlike many poetry magazines, there are pieces that do not immediately link themselves to poetry, as well as pictures in this issue. Continue reading “Poet’s Espresso June/July”

Army of Me – Citizen

Army of Me – Citizen / 2007 Doghouse / 12 Tracks / http://www.armyofmeonline.com / http://www.doghouserecords.com /

”Perfect” starts off “Citizen”, and it has a sound that parallels a blend of Simple Plan and Say Anything, but individuals would barely know that from the quiet vocals and guitars that start off the track. The production present during this track is interesting, and it seems to vary as much as the arrangements on the track. The band is very Protean, individuals will hear something different every few seconds from Army of Me. The drums that start out “Going Through Changes” really have a Blink 182 type of sound to them, even as the vocals go into a position that is not easily catagorizable. Continue reading “Army of Me – Citizen”

Patchwork – Work and Worry

Patchwork – Work and Worry / 2007 Self / 6 Tracks / http://www.myspace.com/patchworknoise /

It seems as if less and less truly independent bands are sending me their material for review. As the magazine has grown, fewer and fewer unsigned acts find their way into a review. I have no clue why that is, as NeuFutur reviews everything that we receive, but it is always nice to hear a band like Patchwork, that does not have anything in the way of a link to other labels. Continue reading “Patchwork – Work and Worry”

AMD sponsors Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival

AMD (NYSE:AMD) announced today that it will again chronicle Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival this year as it did in 2004, this time using multi-core AMD Opteron(tm) processor-based digital audio workstations (DAWs) and adding notebook PCs into the mix for smaller stages. Continue reading “AMD sponsors Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival”