News Update

By Kevin C. Madigan Mute Records has just announced that Goldfrapp's fifth album, Head First, will be released on March 23, 2010, preceded by the single 'Rocket' on March 9. The label is calling it "Goldfrapp's most powerful trip to date, a speedy rush of synth optimism, euphoria, fantasy and romance." We'll see about that when the time comes….Chapel Hill band […]

News Update

By Kevin C. Madigan Icelandic electro-house quartet Steed Lord has announced that The Truth Serum Remix Project is available on iTunes now. The band has also made available Russ Chimes' remix of "Remember Me" as a free download on Big Stereo….ANTI- has signed the great Mose Allison and they're putting out his label debut The Way of the World on March 23rd, […]

Music News – January 12, 2009

 By Kevin C. Madigan Jamaican reggae artist Ce'Cile, a member of Danger Zone, is expanding the digital release Worth It with two new tracks which will be available on I-Tunes starting January 27th. Guest artists on Worth It  include Shaggy, Beenie Man and Trina……..Thriving Ivory, whose self-titled debut album Angels on the Moon holds the […]

This Week in Music – January 4, 2009

By Kevin C. Madigan Scotland's Glasvegas makes its US television debut on Late Show with David Letterman on January 5th and will then perform on Craig Ferguson's show on January 14th. Dubbed "The Best New Band in Britain" by the NME, Glasvegas is also playing dates in seven US cities this month (though Atlanta is […]

The Conflicting Demons of Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams & The CardinalsCardinologyLost Highway Records ** By Kevin C. Madigan When he's good, he's great, and when he's bad, he's atrocious. The self-obsessed and over-prolific David Ryan Adams has already delivered 11 albums this decade, and there's a box set on the way, and even a book, Infinity Blues. The newly released Cardinology […]

Meet Johnny Flynn, Renaissance Man

Johnny FlynnA LarumLost Highway Records By Kevin C. Madigan He may be only in his mid-twenties, but Johnny Flynn is an old soul, an anomaly. The voice doesn't match the face. The voice is rough, lived-in, of a different time, but his face is young, hopeful, a bit too handsome. You take one look at […]

Dear, Oh Dear

The DearsMissilesDangerbird Records by Kevin C. Madigan It’s gratifying to see a new Dears release, considering the band’s recent implosion, shedding members left and right and now consisting of just head Dear Murray Lightburn and his wife Natalia Yanchak. Lightburn told Toronto’s The Globe and Mail last week, ‚Äúpersonally, I’ve had a really tough year […]

The Little Ones Say Hi

The Little Ones Morning TideChop Shop Records By Kevin C. Madigan The Little Ones, charming popsters from Los Angeles, seem to hit all the right notes with their jaunty ditties and sunny lyrics. During the recording of this album, the band, according to their official website, adopted a rule to ensure the survival of their […]

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