Twenty Best Albums of 2011


20. Clan of Xymox – Darkest Hour The progenitors of Dutch darkwave, Clan of Xymox are now in the third decade of their existence – a spectacular feat by most standards. To consistently produce quality albums within those thirty years, that is even more spectacular. But it seems that Ronny Moorings and company have surpassed [...]

Review: Dum Dum Girls – “Only in Dreams”


Oh my, the new Dum Dum Girls record is totally not what I was expecting! I guess I sort of holed up with I Will Be, their 2010 debut LP that made a lot of noise in cyberspace and was, well, noisy. Dee Dee’s lo-fi vocals were so uncouth and cool that they influenced my [...]

Review: Ringo Deathstarr @ 529


Here’s the setup. Ringo Deathstarr is a really loud, analog effect heavy, three piece, upbeat shoegaze band from Austin, Texas. My band played on a bill with them at the Drunken Unicorn here in Atlanta a while ago (maybe three years). That’s a significant amount of time – long enough for both their band and [...]

The Brian Jonestown Massacre to Release 10th Album


The Brian Jonestown Massacre is set to release their tenth studio album, “Who Killed SGT Pepper?”, on February 23rd. The musical commune that makes up The Brian Jonestown Massacre has been composed of many respected musicians over the years; including artists that have moved on to other band formations.