Author: James McQuiston

Posted on: July 18, 2007 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Dead Town Revival – Hasta La Muerte

Dead Town Revival – Hasta La Muerte / 2007 Sinister Muse / 11 Tracks / http://www.deadtownrevival.com / Before receiving “Hasta La Muerte”, I never had heard of Dead Town Revival. The band plays a brand of rock that is very influenced by punk music. The first track of the disc is “Waco”, and what really distinguishes the act from the rest of the bands releasing CDs now has to be…

Posted on: July 17, 2007 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Shshsh Shark Attack – S/T

Shshsh Shark Attack – S/T /  2006 Self / 8 Tracks / http://www.shshshsharkattack.com /  I guess I should not be surprised, but Shshsh Shark Attack play a brand of surf music that is linked to the more chaotic sound of an act like Men’s Recovery Project and to also the goth music of the late eighties and early nineties. Their first track on their self-titled album is “Burmuda Triangle” (yes,…

Posted on: July 17, 2007 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

DeVotchKa signs with Anti Records for Euro Release

DeVotchKa, has signed an exclusive deal with ANTI RECORDS for the European release of their much-praised album How It Ends.   DeVotchKa are four musicians who have quietly become one of the most celebrated bands making music today. They make a disparate, yet articulate union of Eastern European, Southwestern, South American, and American roots music, both punk and folk.

Posted on: July 17, 2007 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Angelspit – Krankhaus

Angelspit – Krankhaus / 2007 Dancing Ferret / 16 Tracks / http://www.angelspit.net / http://www.dancing-ferret.com /   Hell, even if I don’t like this album, I can look at the art of the disc, which has a ton of interesting looking industrial kids and a very attractive Asian person in a bathtub (where’s the blood in said tub, though?). Regardless, “Krankhaus” starts off with a Lords of Acid song. At least,…

Posted on: July 17, 2007 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Strata, Wind-Up, and Machinima Create Contest

Machinima.com, the preeminent site serving the Machinima community, and Wind-up Records, one of the largest independent labels in the United States, have launched the “Game Over” contest with Strata. Players will be able to submit their “most memorable in-game death” displaying how their “virtual life ended.” Participants will submit a story, music video, montage, “kill,” or “raid” using their favorite video game, sharing why their “in-game death” is their most…

Posted on: July 17, 2007 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Peter Searcy – Spark

Peter Searcy – Spark / 2007 Toucan Cove / 12 Tracks / http://www.petersearcy.com / http://www.toucancove.com / For individuals that were into the Louisville scene, Peter Searcy was a member of seminal Louisville punk act Squirrel Bait. Later on, ey joined Big Wheel, Starbilly, and has been doing things in the solo scene since around 2000. This is ey fourth solo release, and the album starts off with Searcy coming forth…

Posted on: July 17, 2007 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Maroon 5 Tours, Goes Green

In the wake of their first #1 debut album It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (A&M/Octone) and first #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Makes Me Wonder,” Grammy-winning pop quintet Maroon 5 has announced plans for their 2007 “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long” world tour, hitting 28 North American cities, with special guest The Hives, beginning September 29th in Detroit and concluding November 10th in Las Vegas…

Posted on: July 17, 2007 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Recourse – Weakening The Structure

Recourse – Weakening The Structure / 2007 Skinlifter / 8 Tracks / http://www.recoursemetal.com / http://www.skinlifterrecords.com / “Frail Existence” shows that Recourse is a new type of metal band, playing as fast as possible while using the conventions of metal and harder rock. The band goes through all of the tracks on this EP at a breakneck speed. The track length may be about three and a half minutes time in…

Posted on: July 16, 2007 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Logan Lynn To Release New Album, “From Pillar to Post”

Emo artist Logan Lynn drops breakthrough album From Pillar To Post on October 30, 2007. Produced by Carlos Cortes of DJ Collective Assemble The Empire, the album’s driving electro-heavy beats combine with Logan’s self-deprecating lyrics to provide a sense of urgency that will keep you pressing the replay button. Think The Postal Service, only gayer. “Feed Me To The Wolves” is the first single off is upcoming release, and can…