The Presets
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For those who need consistency in an album, Beams isn’t for you. For listeners who appreciate a sonic journey that weaves you through upbeat dance electro (accompanied by oh so many handclap sound effects) to more spaced out jams, then Beams is for you. While the Presets cite electropop acts like Pet Shop Boys and New Order as influences, the album only hits hints of these greats a few times. In a lot of ways, Beams would seem to fit...

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Thursday, 02 November 2006
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For those who need consistency in an album, Beams isn't for you. For listeners who appreciate a sonic journey that weaves you through upbeat dance electro (accompanied by oh so many handclap sound effects) to more spaced out jams, then Beams is for you. While the Presets cite electropop acts like Pet Shop Boys and New Order as influences, the album only hits hints of these greats a few times. In a lot of ways, Beams would seem to fit...

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Thursday, 02 November 2006
Alice Smith
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Alice Smith has the voice of a woman who could have been an R&B superstar, her vocal range and timbre is truly impressive. However, instead of presenting an album that sticks to one genre, Smith’s sensibilities reach from cabaret chanteuse to rocking soul star. It’s clear she’s a woman who has summoned myriad muses in creating her sound. Smith’s strong suits are that her voice is truly phenomenal, the album is produced well and her songwriting never ventures into annoying...

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Thursday, 02 November 2006
Danava on tour (with Witchcraft)
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DANAVA tour dates: (all dates include WITCHCRAFT (SWE)) October 31 Austin, TX Parish November 1 Houston, TX Proletariat November 2 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks November 3 Birmingham, AL Bottletree November 4 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn November 5 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 November 6 Baltimore, MD Talking Head November 8 New York, NY Mercury Lounge November 9 Boston, MA Middle East November 10 New York, NY Northsix November 11 Philadelphia, PA TBA November 13 Columbus, OH Little Brothers...

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Thursday, 02 November 2006
Little Radio’s Big Plans
NEWS

Electric Cars, a BioDiesel Bus and a 40+ Campus Takeover: Little Radio Takes a Stand as They Take Their Show on the Road! As part of its ongoing commitment to social and environmental responsibility, L.A.-based new media company Little Radio has just announced an exclusive partnership deal with Zero Air Pollution Vehicles (ZAP), the only manufacturer of electric vehicles in the United States, to become the exclusive dealer of ZAP cars in Los Angeles. The deal is part of Little...

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Thursday, 02 November 2006
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Wednesday, 01 November 2006
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Tuesday, 31 October 2006
The Like
INTERVIEW

The three ladies of the Like are young. So young it’s hard not to get hung up on the fact. However, unlike other songstresses their age who come off as manufactured pop tarts, this trio is a savvy, silly group of girlie girls with extraordinary music sensibility. Their debut album, Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking? showcases vocalist/guitarist Z. Berg’s beautifully sandpapered vocals coupled with clever pop melodies that have truly impressive song structure. Speaking via phone with Berg as...

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Monday, 30 October 2006
Andy Bell
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After his massively successful spring tour,“The Erasure Show,” Andy Bell’s solo debut album has arrived. Electric Blue delves into Andy’s first true love, disco. And this album will force you to hit the dance floor. Yes, it’s that good. After years of collaborating with Vince Clarke and once Depeche Mode, Andy decided to step out of the shadow of Erasure (the band is so not breaking up, so don’t start any rumors) to deliver 14 superb songs. The album includes...

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Monday, 30 October 2006
The Warlocks
INTERVIEW

The Warlocks have been generally typified by two characteristics: a lot of band members and a psychedelic sound. It’s almost as if they’re consistently approached as the twisted Brady Bunch of psychedelia. However, on their newest release Surgery, psychedelia blends into shoegaze and pop as the band’s range extends from catchy yet dark anthems like “Come Save Us” to the addictive, spaced out drone of “Thursday’s Radiation.” Talking with drummers Jason Anchondo and Bob Mustachio is like talking to...

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Monday, 30 October 2006