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Artist: 
The Whisperlights
Label: 
None

The Whisperlights are a local band, located in Phoenix, Arizona. They were established in 2008, and have been actively touring since then. Self proclaimed “hard dark pop,” they give new name to the term, which is especially evident in the songs Broken Sails and Death, both of which are catchy. There are some 50's and 60's era hints in their style, and the rhythmic beats and varying instuments definitely keep your interests peaked throughout the entire CD.  

Sounds Like: 
Tobie Milford
Sounds Like: 
What Laura Says
Sounds Like: 
Black Carl
Name: 
Joyce Lo
Date Reviewed: 
11/10/2010
Artist: 
Locksley
Label: 
Feature

Locksley's major influence is the Beatles and from the album, you can definitely tell there is a hint of Beatles in their music. For those "classic rock" lovers, this would be an ablum that would grow on you. This album is very fun and poppy. It is very energetic and can lift one's mood. Each song has it's own uniqueness to it (great vocals and beats) and it does not become boring easily.

Sounds Like: 
Ok Go
Sounds Like: 
The Strokes
Name: 
Jennifer Yang
Date Reviewed: 
11/10/2010
Artist: 
Leonard Cohen
Label: 
Columbia

If you're a fan of Live CDs, or people with really deep, smoker's voices, then spin this.  Otherwise, I'd advise you to steer clear.  Leonard Cohen has been a staple of my parent's for some time now, so I had to check out this CD.  With his vast array of instruments, it's remarkable how many of his songs sound the same.  To be fair, I never really liked this guy, so maybe it's not a perfectly fair review.  If you've heard Mr.

Sounds Like: 
Tom Waits
Name: 
Chris Panzero
Date Reviewed: 
11/10/2010
Artist: 
The Salteens
Label: 
Boompa Productions ltd

Ok, I'll give it to you straight.  I've been on an Apples In Stereo kick for some time now, and I only picked these guys up because the album sticker said they sounded like them.  And they do.  And so, this CD has my 110% endorsement.  They're not as good, but exactly what were you expecting?  They're still pretty good, and they give off the same vibe that AinS do.  I've listened to this CD twice already, trying to pick out my favorite tracks.  The album doesn't stick to any particular feeling, but the overall tone is quite bouncy and happy.  Perfect

Sounds Like: 
Apples In Stereo
Sounds Like: 
New Pornographers
Name: 
Chris Panzero
Date Reviewed: 
11/10/2010
Artist: 
Starfolk/Typsy Panthre
Label: 
(mpls ltd)?

Well, these two are aparently pretty big in Minneapolis.  And despite the CD's claims, they sound a lot alike.  Both are very mellow, with underlying rock drums and unmistakibly indie lyrics.  The only big difference is that The Starfolk use considerably less of the Synthesizer than Typsy Panthre.  Because of that, I'd recommend Starfolk over Panthre, but there's not anything on this CD that I'd say I dislike.  Both are above average, and good for your show.

 

Sorry this is so short, but so is the CD.

Sounds Like: 
Portishead
Sounds Like: 
Kraftwerk
Name: 
Chris Panzero
Date Reviewed: 
11/10/2010
Artist: 
Neil Young
Label: 
WEA International Inc.

This single, help produced by Grammy-winner Daniel Lanois, is phenom. Yes phenom. Although there is no drum or bass, the rawness still makes this a rock song.

Sounds Like: 
Neil Young,
Sounds Like: 
Crazy Horse
Name: 
DJ Knite friday 3-5
Date Reviewed: 
11/10/2010
Artist: 
Antony & The Johnsons
Label: 
Secretly Canadian

This woman has some serious pipes on her... she sounds like a flaily, endearing frog. Antony's voice is endearing and powerful, but not necessarily overpowering in light of the experimental music occurring behind her. Many tracks are mid-down tempo, accompanied with various winds, strings, piano clinks, and occasionally a harp. The music is mostly dependent on the atmosphere of each track: it sounds hollow at times, murky at others, yet always completely straightforward and honest in the "experimental" sense. Worth a listen, for sure!

Sounds Like: 
Devendra Banhart
Sounds Like: 
Cocorosie
Name: 
Hannah Hollins
Date Reviewed: 
11/03/2010
Artist: 
Foals
Label: 
Sub Pop

The Oxford formed band, Foals continues to rebel against the college indie-pop norm with their sophomore album Total Life Forever. The new album departs from the more predictable (but still well produced and executed) and catchy melodies of their first album Antidotes, too an erie electronic composition in Total Life Forever. The new sound is unique, creative and has a track or two for any Electronic/Indie lover to enjoy.

Sounds Like: 
Bombay Bicycle Club
Sounds Like: 
Yeasayer
Name: 
Tori Morris
Date Reviewed: 
11/09/2010
Artist: 
Biters
Label: 
Monkey Puzzle

Fun album! Indie rockish, nothing too hardcore. Definitely a fun and safe album I feel that everyone will enjoy/at least find bearable. Nothing too special, but worth spinning!

Sounds Like: 
The Fratellis
Sounds Like: 
Poison Arrow
Name: 
Shuqi Li
Date Reviewed: 
11/08/2010
Artist: 
Typhoon
Label: 
Tender Loving Empire

There are 7 core members of this band, and 17 total contributers from Portland Oregon. They all live within walking distance from each other, and their average is 21.8. I really enjoyed this album! They are very very mellow, and acoustic. They utilizing lots of harmonies, and obviously a lot of different sounds since they have so many members. But their album is still simple and minimalistic. Their songs have interesting structure. I dig them. 

*You can start playing 9, let it segway into 10 for however long you want, or start 10 at like 1:30
Sounds Like: 
Beirut
Sounds Like: 
Pinback
Sounds Like: 
Grizzly Bear
Name: 
Shuqi Li
Date Reviewed: 
11/08/2010
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