Review: Owen – The King of Whys

I’m probably going to get crucified over this, but I prefer Owen to American Football. Don’t get me wrong, put down the burning torches, barrels of tar, and chicken feathers. Hear me out! I still rate highly the many adventures of American Football, Owls, Cap’n Jazz, Owls and Their / They’re / There, but the one Mike Kinsella musical enterprise that ripped my heart, stomped on it and … Continue reading Review: Owen – The King of Whys

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Review: Owen – Other People’s Songs

In every reviewer’s career, there’s always a very sharp axe inside a glass case. This case has a little chain with a Rod Stewart shaped hammer attached, ready to smash it. It’s the golden axe +5 reserved for cover albums. Many an artist resort to the “classics” or “the great American notebook” when they are strapped for cash or need a little release out to … Continue reading Review: Owen – Other People’s Songs

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Singles Review: Owen, Hey Sholay, Wampire, Black Moth, Witch Hunt, Olof Arnalds, Wax Fang, The Crimea

Greetings, readers who appreciated the nods to the classic G.I. Joe* cartoon in G.I. Joe Retaliation!  Welcome to another edition of our “reviewing releases late again” single reviews column.

In honour to our recent re-obsession with Sigur Ros( ), we are nicknaming our reviewers after each track. If this doesn’t make sense, then you xylo no fi lo, you so, so no filo.

Ah, singles, right:

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Tamal Superbowl Mix CD

Whoa! It feels like it was barely  a couple of months ago (43 days, but who is counting?) that we brought you not one but two awesome mix cds from bands that might be unknown, but golly gee willickers, they are good. Especially Wet Nuns (they bribed us). Continue reading “Tamal Superbowl Mix CD”