• Princeton : A Case of the Emperor’s Clothes EP

     It is almost fitting that this Santa Monica to London indie-pop/folk group is named after a town that they seemingly have no connection to .  Princeton are three boys from the LA area (two of which are twins), that...
  • Tralala : Is That the Tralala

     Tralala is a gang of a half-dozen Brooklynites that are taking old school rock, pop, and punk and turning it into party music.  Straight out of some '60s underground rock cellar, they grind through three minute tracks with a fury, as if they're just letting...

  • Bon Savants : Post Rock Defends The Nation

     Despite its title, this album is not quite post-rock.  Maybe "post rock" in that it's worth mailing to your friends, this melody-driven Britpop blast is much more cerebral.  As you've probably heard by now, the Bon Savants' lead singer and producer, Thom Moran, is a...
  • Heroes & Villains : Air Sea Rescue

     One of the most enduring stories about this decade’s indie rock has been that it contains a lot of theft from the New Wave of the eighties, and nowhere has this charge been invoked more than with Interpol.  ...
  • Pink Nasty : Mold The Gold

     Pink Nasty is more pink than nasty.  Her harmless harmonies come across more like your wacky girlfriend than the strong, modern persona that's commonly expected of female musicians.  PN rocks like the girl next door and sings like she's just letting loose in the car...
  • Furvis : Carpe Carpet (The Soft Explosion)

     On their debut album, Cambridge’s own Furvis does not surprise, but often delights.  These kids played together for seven-plus years before being featured at this November’s CMJ Boston Music Showcase, and they have used that time to hone their craft; Carpé Carpet (The Soft Explosion)...
  • The Rest : Atlantis, Oh Our Saviour

     The indie-rock wave out of The Great White North these past few years has been the biggest thing to hit Canadian music since Rush.  This surge, however, is no longer limited to Toronto and Montreal, but has spread to smaller cities just north of the...

  • The Slip : Eisenhower

     The Slip, a Boston trio known for their enthralling live act, turn in their jazz hats for radio-rock caps on their first album for their new label, Bar/None Records.  As a result, fortune has certainly been shining on the band lately, winning "Best Live Act"...
  • The Immediate : In Towers & Clouds

     The Immediate may be the first four-person band to claim that they have “four vocalists, three drummers, three guitarists, and three bassists.”  These four multi-talented art school kids are making their name as a headliner on the 2FM 2moro 2our, for the top music radio...