As summer winds down and the weather begins to chill, Croque Madame give us one last trip to the coast, the lake, the river, or even the local pool. We have no information about this band or who they are, reminiscent of Stereolab, Stereo Total, April March, and the Lucksmiths all at once, yet not […]
I had this one kid that worked for me at my label ages ago who listened non-stop to French electro-pop and Italian disco. He now works at a major electronic label working with some of the biggest electronic acts around. I never could understand all the stuff he was so into at the time. I […]
Pictures and words by Matthew Chin-Quee — EDITOR’S NOTE: You know how it goes when you get to a gig early: you sit on the steps outside the door, and the cool kids gather in a corner and chat about the indie bands they follow and make you feel old and unwanted. But every once […]
By Mac Double …Finally, I remember you from the (very) early 90s when I was reading both the Melody Maker & the NME quite religiously. (This passion of mine nearly ruined my mom but I told her it was good for my English. It was.) You made three consecutive Pastels releases the ‘MM’ single of the […]
Everyone’s a winner, babe. Everyone’s a winner. It makes me choke, my taste. Choke over. Even when it’s someone else’s. For years, I helped define the notion of ‘cool’ in music. You think you can cast off that skill so easily? You’d be wrong. This is great. A motorik beat, a playful refrain, a touch […]
I have a new favorite band and they have quickly dominated my heart.
Splatter paint art. Elegant yet awkward. Playful. Trance-like
Worthing’s answer to the delicate, frayed English pop of Robert Wyatt – only shaken up and down, given a good stomping and bashed about gleefully