Strix Vega has a mellow West Coast sound. With influences ranging from Pink Floyd, The Doors, Neil Young ,The Shins and Chris Connelly they blend these bands into a mellow, melodic sound. They mix a touch of country in as well. A well made album that has a nice laid back feel perfect to listen to while drinking coffee on a Sunday morning.
Archive for June, 2009
Paleface apparently has quite a checkered past. Never quite making it as a punk rocker/ alt-rocker (his ex-roommate Beck had better luck) he stripped down to a simpler acoustic sound. With a roughed up voice similar to Tom Waits, he has a country sound but you can hear hints of his past coming through.
The Hot Left’s debut album “The Hot Left-AIFF Master” is pretty much standard post punk/alt rock fare. As you listen to the album you get the feeling they’re trying really, really hard to be “cool”. Nothing new
Debut full-length draws on influences from various different eras and areas of rock, from the blues to punk, while adding in a hefty dose of funk.
Try: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, FCC: 1, 9
RIYL: The Red Hot Chili Peppers
BreakThruRadio.com’s first volume of live studio performances by a variety of musicians–some better know than others–in a wide range of styles.
Try: 1, 2, 5, 9, 12, 14, 15 FCC: 8, 11, 13
Dark and grimy experimental noise/industrial. Some songs seem to shoot for dissonance while others are more “listenable”.
Try: 5, 8
Drummer and composer Emil De Waal takes a multitude of instruments and sources–from slide guitars to synthesizers–and mixes them with a heavy dose of effects.
the result is an interesting tapestry of sound that flows from shoegaze, to idm, to ambient and noise.
RIYL: Four Tet, Aphex Twin Try: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7
Decent industrial with most of the songs leaning toward the electronic end of the spectrum while a few have a more metal/rock sound.
RIYL: Ministry, NIN
Try: 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 FCC: 3, 4, 7
6 member group out of NYC playing a high-energy fusion of had-rock, hip-hop, reggae and funk.
RIYL: Living Colour, 311
Try: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7