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Quick Shot Reviews: The Decemberists, Amos The Transparent, and The Parlor Mob

08-Mar-2009 07:00 PM Contributed by: pete Music Reviews

I've been looking for a reason to publish a short review on the new EP from Amos The Tranparent and after picking up an album by The Parlor Mob a couple of weeks ago, I had two CDs I felt compelled to write about. And then just earlier this week, I decided to listen to the new album from The Decemberists that was been sitting in my queue, and it ended up being the perfect album to complete a trio of quick shot reviews. read more (682 words)

CD Reviews: Pale Young Gentlemen, Paper Lions, THe WitHouTs

06-Nov-2008 02:00 AM Contributed by: pete Music Reviews
Quite a few CDs have passed through my hands since I last published three short reviews earlier this year. (Oh man, I look back and see that was in February! Okay, yes, it's been a while.) More often than not, a CD will get me interested in photographing a band because, after all, it is the photography and live shows that really draw me in. But here are a few more short reviews of submitted CDs that I've decided to add to my permanent collection.

In this volume: Pale Young Gentlemen, Paper Lions, and THe WitHouTs. read more (554 words)

Quick Shot Reviews: Last American Buffalo, Canadians, We Tigers

08-Feb-2008 12:23 AM Contributed by: pete Music Reviews

I've been totally neglecting the CDs that have come across my desk recently. But there definitely a few worth pulling out from the stack and letting you know about. In this volume: Last American Buffalo, Canadians, and We Tigers . read more (732 words)

Quick Shot Reviews: Silverchair, Switch Flicker, The Hibernauts, Finger Eleven,

06-Sep-2007 03:18 AM Contributed by: pete Music Reviews

Some musical intelligence from Australia. A singer/songwriter from the U.K. who has been slogging it out for two years and ended up creating something pretty decent. A love/hate relationship with a band from St. Louis. And a platinum selling band that probably doesn't care what I think. read more (1,084 words)

Quick Shot Reviews: Sleeping In The Aviary, Dirty Penny, Backseat Driver & No Outlet

22-May-2007 10:54 PM Contributed by: pete Music Reviews

In this volume: Sleeping In The Aviary, Dirty Penny, and Backseat Driver / No Outlet. read more (887 words)

Quick Shot Reviews: Ride Your Bike, Proud Simon, The Morning Stars, Stars Of Track And Field

25-Mar-2007 01:06 AM Contributed by: pete Music Reviews
If only I had more time to give these CDs a little more attention, they all deserve it - this set of Quick Shot Reviews is just a few of the best submissions I've received in the past few months (which explains why all four reviews are so positive). I've got more in the queue that I hope to get to soon, but hopefully these recommendations will keep you busy for a bit. In this volume:

  • Ride Your Bike
  • Proud Simon
  • The Morning Stars
  • Stars Of Track And Field.

read more (675 words)

Gentleman Auction House / The Rules Were Handed Down

22-Jan-2007 05:35 AM Contributed by: pete Music Reviews
7 Track EP
© 2006 Gentleman Auction House
Gentleman Auction House on MySpace
Listen Listen to A Hospital Or Heaven
Enema Rating:
Gentleman Auction House is a seven piece band (perhaps a better word would be "collective") that currently calls home St. Louis, Missouri. Like always, it's difficult to predict what you're going to hear when you place a CD in the car stereo that you've never heard. But I liked the colour and graphics on the cover of this CD - it gave me a bit of a childhood autumn sensation. Which, as it turns out, couldn't be more perfect for the songs contained within. The music immediately reminded me of Modest Mouse or even Rogue Wave, not necessarily because it sounds similar, but because it gives me the same feeling. read more (332 words)

Quick Shot Reviews: DJ For Hire, The Nyquist Frequency, Peeler, Perkinswood

16-Jan-2007 04:25 AM Contributed by: pete Music Reviews
As always, the purpose of Quick Shot Reviews is bring your attention to some independent music that I think is worth knowing about. For volume #2, I've included four CDs that have four different styles (even though it's fair to say they all fall into the same high level genre). In this volume:
  • DJ For Hire
  • The Nyquist Frequency
  • Peeler
  • Perkinswood
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Skytone / Echoes In All Directions

06-Jan-2007 06:09 AM Contributed by: pete Music Reviews
9 Track CD
Label: The Beautiful Music
© 2006 Skytone
http://skytone.ca/ or MySpace
Listen Listen to String Of Pearls
Enema Rating:
Skytone is effectively two brothers, Rodney and Darius Doddridge, based out of Canada's capital city Ottawa. Playing a variety of instruments and even sharing the vocals, they've crafted an acoustically driven album with nine melodic alt-pop tunes in the vein of Shack or the Wondermints, and share some musical affinity with The High Dials. read more (246 words)

Quick Shot Reviews: Chris Corbell, Fishing For Comets, Nick Danger And The Danger City Rebels, Far From Shore

20-Dec-2006 04:45 AM Contributed by: pete Music Reviews
Welcome to the first volume of Quick Shot Reviews. There's a lot of music out there that is being made to be heard, and the idea behind Quick Shot Reviews is to provide short reviews on music that is worth knowing about. Hopefully they'll give you a taste of what to expect, and if the description interests you, you'll check out the band further.

In this volume: Chris Corbell, Fishing For Comets, Nick Danger And The Danger City Rebels, and Far From Shore. read more (831 words)