Mar 7, 2006

np: "Dimension" - Wolfmother

Yeah yeah, I know what you're thinking - the last thing we need is another band with the word "wolf" anywhere in its name. Well unfortunate name or not, this Australian power trio (and I don't think I can emphasize POWER enough) is a buzz band well worth paying attention to. They've been making some noise on their home continent for some time now, but are just getting ready to bust out in the States in a big way. If, as some people are saying, metal really is the new indie rock - these guys may very well be this year's Led Zeppelin. A very apt comparison given this band's classic heavy metal/classic rock vibe - but one that is very justified this time around. Best part is how fresh these guys manage to make a, let's face it, tired and stale genre sound. The Zep, Sabbath, Floyd, and Allman Brothers comparisons are all very much accurate in their own ways - but please don't let that stop you from checking out one of this year's most promising new bands. The band's Dimension EP is already available across the U.S., while the full-length self-titled disc is due out later this year. Click on the link above and the one below to get a taste of the rock action.

"Where Eagles Have Been" - Wolfmother

Mar 5, 2006

Mar 2, 2006

np: "Gold Lions (Diplo Remix)" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Both versions of the lead single off the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs album are fantastic, leaving me very excited to hear the whole thing when it drops.
I meant to add these to my last post but I apparently forgot, more of my reviews are up at Static - the fantastic Jason Collett, the latest Robert Pollard solo album, and a recent Lou Reed DVD. Click on the links to read my thoughts.
Some other albums I've been diggin' on lately:

J Dilla - Donuts
Mclusky - Mcluskyism
VA - Big Apple Rappin': The Early Days of Hip-Hop Culture in NYC 1979-1982
Liars - Drum's Not Dead
Nine Black Alps - Everything Is