The Fucking Wrath Tours, Looks For More Dates

With their debut album set to hit via Goodfellow Cali’s The Fucking Wrath are hitting the road next week with Ox vs. Thunderbird. Several shows the band still need help booking are listed, so any leads on shows for the band on the dates still marked *TBA, please get in touch. Continue reading “The Fucking Wrath Tours, Looks For More Dates”

2007.07.15 Top Ten List (Desiree)

10. Joe Hisaishi – Howl’s Moving Castle Theme Song
09. Imogen Heap – Hide and Seek
08. Panic! At The Disco – It’s Time to Dance
07. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – Face Down
06. Breaking Benjamin – Dance with the Devil
05. Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
04. Mae – We’re So Far Away
03. The Fray – Little House
02. Fergie – Big Girls Don’t Cry
01. Fall Out Boy – Thnks Fr Th Mmrs

2007.07.15 Top Ten List (Sammie)

10. Catch 22 – Wine Stained Lips
09. The Dead Milkmen – Milkmen Stomp
08. GG Allin – Sluts in the City
07. Leftover Crack – Atheist Anthem
06. Nofx – She’s Nubs
05. Skrewdriver – Nigger I Hate Your Face
04. Skankin Pickle – I’m in Love With a Girl Named Spike
03. Vice Squad – Princess Paranoia
02. The Devotchas – Wicked Heart
01. Flogging Molly – Never Met a Girl Like You Before

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum – In Glorious Times

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum – In Glorious Times / 2007 The End / 11 Tracks / / /

The disconcerting sound that Sleepytime Gorilla Museum puts forth on their “The Companions” blends circus music with a movie score. The falsetto cuts through listeners and the music on the track alike; when the band finally breaks into a harder rock style, things change. Of course, the circus feel to the track remains, but it is hidden behind aggressive guitars and a set of vocals that bounce back and forth between a Morrissey sound and that of Trey Parker. The decision to have the disc’s longest track up first (at ten minutes, it is over a minute longer than anything else on the disc) is a controversial one. Continue reading “Sleepytime Gorilla Museum – In Glorious Times”

In Theory – This Is It

In Theory – This Is It / 2007 Shelter From the Storm / 11 Tracks / /

In Theory play a brand of emo rock that would make Yellowcard proud. The first cut on the album is “Help Me Help You”, and the track could easily be the band’s first single. The distinctive vocals of In Theory mesh with very confident guitar lines and splashy drums to make a song that could easily rocket up the tracks. Imagine Simple Plan mixed with Sum 41, with a little dash of the aforementioned Yellowcard; this is what In Theory most closely approximates. After four minutes of “Help Me Help You”, the band has tremendous momentum and a captive audience ready to do any of the band’s whims. Continue reading “In Theory – This Is It”

Nekromantix – Life Is A Grave & I Dig It

Nekromantix – Life Is A Grave & I Dig It / 2007 Hell-Cat / 14 Tracks / / /

Nekromantix have been around a very lengthy period of time, crafting their brand of punk rockabilly music for the masses. “NekroHigh” is the first track on “Life is a Grave”, and it shows that the band is still able to come up with a track that is catchy and able to keep individuals focused in on the band’s work. The guitars are a little quiet during this track, but this could just be because the vocals and bass operate at such a focal point. There is a much more deliberate type of sound to “Horny in a Hearse”, but the band opens things up and includes a walking bass to give it some commonality to the rest of the tracks on “Life is a Grave”. Continue reading “Nekromantix – Life Is A Grave & I Dig It”

Kate Havnevik – Melankton

Kate Havnevik – Melankton / 2007 Universal / 12 Tracks / / /

Individuals from Europe may not know why we are running a “Melankton” review now; the disc was first released there in April of 2006. However, the disc just made it to American shores this year. Havnevik’s “Melankton” is a debut album, but from the beginning of the disc, it does not feel to be. The emotive electronic instrumentation that introduces listeners to Havnevik does not sound clichéd or weak in comparison to Havnevik’s vocals. Havnevik gets close at points to sounding like an analogue to Bjork; the quieter instrumentation of “Melankton” distinguishes Havnevik from Bjork. The second track on the disc is “Travel in Time”, and it features the abilities of star Carmen Rizzo to create a fuller sound than was necessarily present during “Unlike Me”. Continue reading “Kate Havnevik – Melankton”

Silverchair Reschedules Shows Due To Sickness

Silverchair has postponed four shows on their current U.S. Tour to allow singer, Daniel Johns to recover fully from a case of laryngitis. Daniel caught the common viral infection of the throat earlier this week after flying Sydney/Los Angeles/Toronto/New York/Los Angeles over just four days. It severely impeded his vocal performance on the “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” on Tuesday. Continue reading “Silverchair Reschedules Shows Due To Sickness”