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  • Eclectic Vibes

    by Andrew Frey

    Reviews From: Rock
    8889 - Zoology

    8889 - Zoology

    8889
    Zoology
    Label: Self Released

    Singer/songwriter styled alt/indie rock from Madison. This follow-up to their MAMA winning debut album finds a well-defined, well-thought through chunk of moody alt music. For my ear candy I prefer a bit more intensity and cleverness.

    8889 Website

    Melvins - Nude With Boots

    Melvins - Nude With Boots

    Melvins
    Nude With Boots
    Label: Ipecac Recordings

    Repeating the lineup of their prior release, King Buzzo and crew blast through a perky platter of lowbrow musical adjectives and adverbs to arise victorious and refreshed after the 872nd year of the band’s existence. Viva La Melvins!

    The Melvins WebsiteThe Melvins Wiki

    Mock Orange - Captain Love

    Mock Orange - Captain Love

    Mock Orange
    Captain Love
    Label: Wednesday Records

    Casting an indie rock aura for meters in all directions, this tried and true band has weathered thru a lawsuit from George Lucas (for their Dead Droid Record Label) and come out crafty, quirky and generally plucky.

    Mock Orange WebsiteMock Orange Wiki

    Natalia Zukerman - Brand New Frame

    Natalia Zukerman - Brand New Frame

    Natalia Zukerman
    Brand New Frame
    Label: Weasel Records

    It is a bit of a conundrum how the daughter of a flutist and a violinist manages to find herself producing tantalizing bluesy guitar rock driven by her husky vocals. Her Americana attitude intermingles with a country and folk backbone while being complimented by the Willy Porter production.

    Natalia Zukerman WebsiteNatalia Zukerman Wiki

    Scifi - Scifi

    Scifi - Scifi

    Scifi
    Scifi
    Label: Coma Gun Music

    Spaced out, mostly non-vocal jam rock that finds footholds in the jazz, funk, soul and techno world. At times the floaty jazzy grooves have whisked me off to a distant planet of fuzz, love and murmur. Delightful!

    Scifi Website

     - Drown Out The Daylights

    - Drown Out The Daylights


    Drown Out The Daylights
    Label: Crustacean Records

    Highlighting the cream of their musical crop, Crustacean Records (Wisconsin’s most prolific and longest lasting punk/indie label) provides us with a double DVD visual vanguard for 10 of their most amazing performers. Over 2 ½ hours long with tons of extras.

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    Emory Joseph - Fennario - Songs By Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter

    Emory Joseph - Fennario - Songs By Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter

    Emory Joseph
    Fennario - Songs By Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter
    Label: Iris Records

    Dead fan or not (and I’m not) these 12 cherry-picked tunes culled from Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter’s considerable repertoire form a charming selection of what these legendary song writers and performers are all about. Well produced, good sounding and chock full of guest musicians.

    Emory Joseph Website

    Legendary Pink Dots - Plutonium Blonde

    Legendary Pink Dots - Plutonium Blonde

    Legendary Pink Dots
    Plutonium Blonde
    Label: ROIR

    Disquieting platitudes from the sardonic seedy underbelly of pop music adoration. Edward Ka-Spel and crew spin tales of gothic disturbances that uproot and empower unknown musical pathways to your brain.

    Legendary Pink Dots WebsiteLegendary Pink Dots Wiki

    Infernofonic - Spark It Up

    Infernofonic - Spark It Up

    Infernofonic
    Spark It Up
    Label: Godlyke Distribution

    Empowered female vocals from Elaine Tuttle lead the charge for this hard rockin, metal outfit. The big rock riffs and punchy drums blast out some decent grooves, but they shine when flirting their edgier, experimental facets.


    Teddy Presberg - Blueprint of Soul

    Teddy Presberg - Blueprint of Soul

    Teddy Presberg
    Blueprint of Soul
    Label: Ropeadope Records

    A flowing improvisational funk-jam experience created as a musical impression of Portland; all done in one take. Quite an impressive excursion into the instrumental psychedelic jam rock realm

    Teddy Presberg WebsiteTeddy Presberg Wiki

    Zach Hill - Astrological Straits

    Zach Hill - Astrological Straits

    Zach Hill
    Astrological Straits
    Label: Ipecac Recordings

    This tumultuous solo project by “Hella” drummer provides a blizzard of percussion and inventive sideline groove activities that are turbo-charged up by an eclectic selection of guest musicians, including Les Claypool, Jonathon Hicshke and Steve Borth. Zowie!

    Zach Hill Wiki

    Abney Park - Lost Horizons

    Abney Park - Lost Horizons

    Abney Park
    Lost Horizons
    Label: Self Released

    Forerunners of the oncoming “Steampunk Artistic Movement,” this Seattle outfit takes flight with a story of roving time travelers and airship pirates while gallivanting through and amalgamating the most admirable traits of a variety of genres including gothic, gypsy rock, punk, industrial, and electronica. Eclectic, elegant and unique.

    Abney Park WebsiteAbney Park Wiki

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