Author: James McQuiston

Posted on: July 24, 2007 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Tiger Army Tours in Support of Single “Forever Fades Away”

Southern California based Tiger Army will kick off their Hot Topic presents Razor’s Kiss Tour 2007 beginning September 21st in Ventura, Calif.  The tour’s name is borrowed from the group’s latest hit single, “Forever Fades Away,” which they recently performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Posted on: July 24, 2007 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

The Pipettes – Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me

The Pipettes – Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me / 2007 Memphis / 4 Tracks / http://www.thepipettes.co.uk / http://www.islandrecords.com / This British act is definitely copping style off of the sixties girl group acts, as well as those artists that followed in the same general style. This EP starts out with the really fifties-sounding title track, with a little bit of Donnas and Sounds thrown into the mix. The track…

Posted on: July 24, 2007 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Moving Units Set to Release “Hexes For Exes” on Metropolis Records

When Moving Units 2002 self titled EP hit the ears, and ipods of the cutting edge of music scene, the Los Angeles trio was anointed the West Coast’s entry to the early 2000’s dance punk movement.  The EP’s raw, visceral performances, stylish presentation and timely release, garnered the band such praise as being called “the raw and messy birth of something new (Nylon)”, and “purity amid the bullshit (Fader)” of…

Posted on: July 24, 2007 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 1

The Orangeburg Massacre – Moorea

The Orangeburg Massacre – Moorea / 2007 Pluto / 11 Tracks / http://www.myspace.com/orangeburgamassacre / http://www.plutorecords.com / Often time, I have to look and see what the website of a band is by going on Google and plugging in their name. I find interesting things sometimes: apparently, the band is named after an event that turned bloody after being a nonviolent protest at the only bowling alley in Orangeburg, South Carolina.…

Posted on: July 24, 2007 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Steve Bertrand – Pain Is A Megaphone

Steve Bertrand – Pain Is A Megaphone / 2007 Icon MES / 9 Tracks / http://www.stevebertand.com / Steve Bertrand starts off “Pain Is A Megaphone” in a pop-rock way. The first track on the CD is “The Last Mile Is The Longest”, and it shows influences as wide as Bon Jovi, Matchbox 20, Semisonic, and Bryan Adams. Most times  on an album it feels as if the music and the…

Posted on: July 23, 2007 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Sherwood – A Different Light

Sherwood – A Different Light / 2007 Myspace / 13 Tracks / http://www.myspace.com/sherwood / http:/www.myspace.com/myspacerecords / Myspace Records is finally getting some energy to them, with the release of Sherwood’s “A Different Light’. The Disc itself starts out with “Song In My Head”, and “Song In My head” is a track that gradually gains energy after a slower, quiet start. The band still feels restrained during the track, so hopefully…

Posted on: July 23, 2007 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Against Me! – New Wave

Against Me! – New Wave / 2007 Sire / 10 Tracks / http://www.againstme.net / http://www.sirerecords.com / Long time individuals know that I’ve had a relationship (or at least feelings, since I’ve only met them once) with Against Me! for quite a few years. I loved the work that they did on the destroyed full-length album and the “Crime” EP. I still liked their work with “Reinventing Axl Rose”, but the…