Ted Chase

  • iLIKETRAiNS : Progress Reform

     iLIKETRAiNS is a peculiarly British form of post-rock: instead of looking to the near-future like their North American brethren, with epic, extended, orchestral, fuzzy operas that seemingly go ‘beyond words’, the boys from Leeds look squarely into the past, mourning men’s former failures...
  • Land of Talk : Live

     Is Land of Talk about to blow up?  The Montreal trio might be too late to get in on the ’03-’05 Canadian Invasion, but they’ve definitely got a chance to go places, with their catchy-yet-touching sound, that works both when it goes big,...
  • Sunsplit : Sing For Sunday

     Husband and wife duo Aislinn & Ryan van Kriedt may reside in Philadelphia, but they look to their northern California roots for their debut release, as Sunsplit, Sing For Sunday.  Recorded in Oakland and Scotland, the van Kriedts draw from both ‘lands’: psychedelica...
  • Sebadoh : Live

     Ever since Frank Black and Kim Deal buried the hatchet in 2004 and indie-gods The Pixies got back together at Coachella, a number of once-sundered alternative acts from the eighties and nineties have reunited.  Lou Barlow has the unique distinction of being in two of...
  • The Cedars : Live

     Sometimes, the setting matters.  Washington, D.C.’s Cedars deliver an expansive Anglophile form of indie rock that is best suited for strolls down green, Middle Earth-esque lolling hills, or walks down wide, empty avenues, the morning after a rain. 
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  • Say Hi To Your Mom : Live

     Thursday night at Union Hall in Brooklyn was a homecoming for Say Hi To Your Mom.  The borough-born band moved to Seattle in November of last year, and March 29th was their first show in the city since the move. 
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  • You Say Party! We Say Die! : Lose All Time

     They do things differently out West, and not just in the U. S. of A.  Abbotsford, British Columbia is about as far as you can get in Canada from the Toronto and Montreal music scenes (without crossing the Arctic Circle), and the dance-punk...
  • Modest Mouse : We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank

     With We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, Modest Mouse joins The Arcade Fire and The Shins in making 2007 the year that they release the record that comes after the break-through record.   ...
  • Loose Trim : Live

     Like that last shot of whiskey you know you shouldn’t have, but damn if you can’t help yourself, Loose Trim rocked asses hard at The Pussycat Lounge in downtown Manhattan on March 21st. 
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