• The SoftLightes : Say No To Being Cool…

     With their debut album, Say No To Being Cool – Say Yes To Being Happy, The SoftLightes have earned a place for themselves on the lap of every indietronic-ster.  Ron Fountainberry and Kristian Dunn have made an honest living off of The Incredible...
  • of Montreal : Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?

     Of Montreal, the five-piece LSD tab from Athens, GA is back with the eighth installation of their increasingly digitally strange psych-pop.   Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? features a wild array of electronics, from downtempo to dance, as a smooth progression of their previous releases.  
  • Robbers On High Street : The Fatalist and Friends EP

     Before their second album drops in early 2007, Robbers On High Street whipped up a four-song EP to tour and test with.  The Fatalist and Friends shows off some nimble streetlight/alley rock, a quick-whipped jam, and a grouphug reggae stomp.  
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  • Loney, Dear : Loney, Noir

     Somehow, some way, remember the name Emil Svanängen.  He's the X-factor behind Sub Pop's latest find, as in, he plays X amount of instruments and roles in Loney, Dear.   His Swedish home studio is more simplistically functional than an Ikea showroom, as he's able...
  • Loveninjas : The Secret Of The Loveninjas

     As their tongue-in-cheek name my suggest, Loveninjas are a light-hearted group of balladeers that combine playful and somewhat comedic lyrics with straight-forward, Britpopesque rhythms.  They claim to be "four or five Swedish boys" that roll pop, disco, and prog together in an electronic-laced casing like...
  • Field Music : Tones of Town

     Back with their second album, England's Field Music have little to lose after the anticipation and admiration created by their first release.  On Tones of Town, Field Music keeps the high-spirited Britpop with nice little ditties displayed on their self-titled debut. 

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  • Contriva : Separated Chambers

     Morr Music, the German label responsible for numerous progressive electronic acts, hits the mark again with special instrumental collabo project, Contriva.  The most recognizable member of the foursome is undoubtedly Morr artist Masha Qrella, who justifies more of the instrumental outcroppings by roping in the...
  • Pornopop : And The Slow Songs…

     Two years after its initial release in their home country of Iceland, Pornopop's And The Slow Songs About The Dead Calm In Her Arms is finally being properly dropped on American shores on Dynamophone - and not a moment too soon.  ...
  • Seaside Stars : The Stranded Whale

     The coastal imagery that the Seaside Stars' name and lyrics evoke is just about perfect for their washy, breezy pop sound.  Throughout their album, The Stranded Whale, guitars flow in waves with a predictable crash on soft drumming highly remniscient of Teenage Fanclub, who's actually...