• Over the Atlantic : Junica

    Laptop pop is all about synthetic drumming, cruising guitar, and various background blippage.  Over the Atlantic is all about laptop pop.  With soft vocals and a mellow techrock feel, the duo of Bevan Smith and Nik Brinkman create a night-time smoothness with their album Junica...

  • C/O/R/D : Other People’s Lives…

    Britpop always seems to fill in its own gaps.  As bands shoot to the top of charts, there are several others that keenly borrow sounds, as the fervor of being the next big thing in British rock is well-documented.  In this case, somewhere between Elbow,...

  • ima robot - search & destroy ep

    Ima Robot : Search & Destroy EP

    ima robot - search & destroy epLeading up to their second album, Monument to the Masses, Ima Robot recorded roughly 100 songs.  While a dozen of these went to the new full-length, the band decided to dedicate nine more to non-EP/LP called Search & Destroy.  This...

  • Stoney : The Scene and the Unseen

     Where rock and pop collide, expansion meets introspection in a delicate balance.  Employing the sweeping Britpop sound of the 90's and quick, biting lyrics of recent, popular Northern acts, Mark Stoney has hand-crafted tunes worthy of arenas, pubs, and bathtubs - by himself.  ...
  • Rubicks : In Miniature

    British hiptronica outfit, Rubicks, is the brainchild of Vanessa Redd & Marc Makarov.  The pair, inspired by London's underground uberstyle, created a fuzzworthy alternadance sound - rabid and quirky like a hairstyle you'd wear only to a club.  ...
  • Foundry Field Recordings : Prompts/Miscues

     With a post-apocalyptic sigh, The Foundry Field Recordings passive/ aggressively usher in a desolate future through streaming, lo-fi melancholy pop.  Broken by lost airwave transmissions, their album Prompts/Miscues beautifully signifies an end of an age of innocent expansion, with calm, ethereal ballads, waiting for the...
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