Artist: 
Midnight Juggernauts
Label: 
Siberia

The Midnight Juggernauts released their new single, Lara Versus the Savage Pack, with 2 remixes. The band has isn't first level top popularity but they have made it to Coachella definitely have a following. This single is a bit less electro, less driving, and more mainstream than their earlier music. This single sounds like a mix between alt, pop, and electro. If you want something that sounds pretty standard radio go for track 2, it follows normal up and down changes with a consistent sound throughout.

Sounds Like: 
Cut Copy
Sounds Like: 
The Presets
Sounds Like: 
LCD Sound System
Name: 
Elyse Heob
Date Reviewed: 
10/27/2010
Artist: 
Yeahwon Shin
Label: 
ArtistShare

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Sounds Like: 
Bebel Gilberto, Luisa Maita
Name: 
Jonathan Cohen
Date Reviewed: 
10/27/2010
Artist: 
Jason Robinson
Label: 
Cuneiform Records

Jason Robinson is a flutist/saxophonist that specializes in what some might call experimental music. To Robinson, though, what some call experimental to him is just, well, music; real and full of emotion. Case in point, Robinson has been mentioned in the same sentence with the likes of Duke Ellington, Gil Evans, and Albert Ayler. Not bad company – I mean, strange group perhaps, but not bad at all. Likewise the music on this album may very well seem strange to the naked ear but it is in fact quite good in its eclecticness.

Sounds Like: 
Steve Coleman, Cosmologic
Name: 
Jonathan Cohen
Date Reviewed: 
10/27/2010
Artist: 
Troll
Label: 
Napalm Records

Lately, symphonic black metal has gotten a bad rap thanks to the over-the-top stylings of recent Cradle of Filth and Dimmu Borgir albums. Troll, on the other hand, plays it like it's supposed to be played: fast riffs, coffin-tight drums, demonic vocals in both English and Norwegian, and with just a light touch of keyboards to make one truly enjoyable album. This is symphonic black metal at it's roots (think Dimmu circa 1998).

Sounds Like: 
old Dimmu Borgir
Sounds Like: 
Emperor
Sounds Like: 
Old Man's Child
Name: 
Alex Lopez
Date Reviewed: 
10/27/2010
Artist: 
Ravage
Label: 
Metal Blade Records

Ravage is a heavy metal band hailing form Boston, MA playing true heavy metal. They have that classic sound that you would get from an Iron Maiden album, but with a bit more thrash sound to it. They have a great vocalist hitting clear and precise notes in every sound. Their guitarist rival the singing with epic guitar pieces smooth, flowing, unending, and they have technical shredding solos, exactly what you would expect from a heavy metal band. I would give their album "The End of Tomorrow" a solid 8.5 out of 10. This album is awesome it never gets boring and always keeps you going.

Sounds Like: 
Savage Messiah
Sounds Like: 
Cyclone Temple
Name: 
Anthony Dominguez
Date Reviewed: 
10/27/2010
Artist: 
Let's Wrestle
Label: 
Merge

Simple yet catchy, Let's Wrestle, wakes up the chilin (children) with an energetic and upbeat style. The lead singer moans through every song invoking the listener's inner desire to sound like Chris Martin. In fact there is a lot of moaning. Unless you enjoy being moaned at, you will find yourself putting in another cd after one or two songs. However, that is no reason to deprive yourself of the euphoric journy through the technicolor fractal that is Let's Wrestle.

Sounds Like: 
Coldplay gone indie.
Sounds Like: 
Dinosaur Jr.
Name: 
Damian Mason
Date Reviewed: 
10/27/2010
Artist: 
Gordon Grdina's East Van Strings Band
Label: 
Songlines Recordings

The truth is that it is extremely difficult, if it is even possible, to label this. Gordon Grdina's East Van Strongs Band is a quartet coposed of four people with drastically different backgrounds. There's Gordon Grdina, the bandleader and post-bop guitarist, Jesse Zubot, violinist known for his Native American music, Eyvind Kang, musical extraordinaire with an extensive solo career in addition to appearances with the lies of John Zorn, Bill Frisell, and Mr. Bungle, and finally Peggy Lee, yet another avant gardist and classically trained cellist.

Sounds Like: 
Eyvind Kang, Secret Chiefs 3, Peggy Lee
Name: 
Jonathan Cohen
Date Reviewed: 
01/24/2010

KAMP HALLOWEEN PARTY 10/28!

Come one, come all! This Thursday, October 28th is the KAMP Halloween Party!!!!

Dress up in costume, invite your friends!

For more information, RSVP to this event on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=170718949609730 

Artist: 
Abe Vigoda
Label: 
PPM

I really love Abe Vigoda. They remind me of being on a beach but alone, and during winter. I'm sure this will make sense once you listen to a few tracks. They have really intricate, hollowed-out melodies that are perfect for muggy, overcast weather. At first the synth is very reminiscent of 80s pop, but as you listen throughout the record, they use it such a dark, modern way that makes their sound really unique. I actually like almost all the tracks on this album, but I'll just recommend the ones that stand out above all the rest.

Sounds Like: 
The Cure
Sounds Like: 
No Age
Sounds Like: 
HEALTH
Name: 
Marcea Decker
Date Reviewed: 
10/26/2010
Artist: 
Johnny Cash
Label: 
Columbia

Ok I'm sure everyone and their mom/dad/grandma/grandpa knows how awesome and badass Johnny Cash is. This is the classic recording of Johnny Cash performing live at Folsom Prison... I don't know what else I can say. It's probably one of the best performances ever recorded. Ever. I could recommend every track, it's all so so so good. But you probably already knew that.

SPIN THE SHIT OUT OF THIS, EVERYONE! PLEASE!!!!!

Sounds Like: 
Bob Dylan
Sounds Like: 
Hank Williams
Name: 
Marcea Decker
Date Reviewed: 
10/26/2010
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