Thursday, September 23, 2010

Frankie Rose and the Outs

Review of the debut record by Frankie Rose and the Outs, HERE!!

In a nutshell, this record is undoubtedly a product of Frankie Rose's efforts in several other bands, and though done and done again in style, is nearly flawless. One of the better albums to come out this year, surely for fans of her former bands Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts, or Dum Dum Girls, and yet, a bit better than all of the above. Arguably.

If you're in L.A., she'll be at the Smell this Saturday, and the Echo this Sunday. Woohoo!

Purchase Frankie Rose and the Outs

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Vaselines - Sex with an X

Hallo, here's a mostly-sad review of the new Vaselines record, behind this here link. Much like the last Thermals record, this was a "dear lord, please let me like this--ah shite, I don't like this" sort of experience. Read a more articulate explanation here:

The Vaselines - Sex with an X

Track by track explanation here. Which somehow makes the record seem better than it is on its own, if only because Eugene and Frances are so damn cute and articulate.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Thermals - Personal Life

Hi, people. I started writing for a new web 'zine thingy, called Your Flesh. It's not new. I'm new to it. The Thermals have a fifth album out. It is new. My review of the record, like me, is new to Your Flesh. Looky here:

And here is a video for the Thermals' new single, "I Don't Believe You," starring the lovely Carrie Brownstein. I give the concept a five out of ten. Sort of like the record. Pains me to write that, given how much I love this band. C'est la vie.