* Indicates Canadian Artists
1 MOONFACE* – With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery (Jagjaguwar)
2 TRUST* – TRST (Arts & Crafts)
3 GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS* – New Wild Everywhere (Nettwerk)
4 MISSTRESS BARBARA* – Many Shades Of Grey (Energia)
5 THE JOEL PLASKETT EMERGENCY* – Scrappy Happiness (MapleMusic)
6 AMADOU AND MARIAM – Folila (Because Music)
7 IS/IS – III (Self-Released)
8 BEST COAST – The Only Place (Mexican Summer)
9 BEACH HOUSE – Bloom (Sub Pop)
10 JACK WHITE – Blunderbuss (Columbia)
11 TWIN LIBRARY* – The Abandoned Reel (Self-Released)
12 ERIC CHENAUX* – Guitar and Voice (Constellation)
13 THE STURGEONS* – The Wood Shop (Fluent Sound)
14 GREY KINGDOM* – The Weeping Suns (Dine Alone)
15 LEEROY STAGGER AND HIS BAND* – Radiant Land (Rebeltone)
16 GRIMES* – Visions (Arbutus)
17 THE SHINS – Port Of Morrow (Columbia)
18 ALABAMA SHAKES – Boys & Girls (ATO)
19 SILVERSUN PICKUPS – Neck Of The Woods (Dangerbird)
20 UNSANE – Wreck (Alternative Tentacles)
21 MAPS & ATLASES – Beware And Be Grateful (Barsuk)
22 SIDI TOURE – Koima (Thrill Jockey)
23 LIZZO & THE LARVA INK – Due Process & Product (Self-Released)
24 SPIRITUALIZED – Sweet Heart, Sweet Light (Fat Possum)
25 KINDNESS – World, You Need A Change Of Mind (Casablanca)
26 CHEAP TIME – Wallpaper Music (In The Red)
27 THE TOURE-RAICHEL COLLECTIVE – The Tel Aviv Session (Cumbancha)
28 BASSNECTAR – Vava Voom (Amorphous Music)
29 LIJADU SISTERS – Mother Africa (Knitting Factory)
30 LEARNING* – Live in a Living Room (Self-Released)
Windsor (and some would argue SouthWestern Ontarioʼs) hardest rocking band CELLOS have been busy lately. When they arenʼt blowing the helpless and unsuspecting minds of Windsorʼs downtown music scene at their usual go-to venues, such as Phog, Villains, Dugout, FM and Coach theyʼre in the studio making quality sounding recordings, pressing really cool vinyl, and now making some kick-ass music videos.
CELLOS used the song Toronto for this music video, which is definitely one of my favorite tracks off their forthcoming debut album entitled Bomb Shelter. Toronto plays off the metaphor that cities can consume you and the music really makes that metaphor believable because of CELLOSʼ signature heavy noise rock style.
The first screen of the music video starts off with a vintage ʻcoming attractionsʼ opening as if you were watching movie trailers from the 1960s. The video then gets right into the soon to be continuous opening riff and a really cool time lapse shot of the city of Toronto at night. The video then progresses into a series of live footage clips of the band playing at different venues in Windsor. Toronto was produced and shot well, the videographer really captures the image that the song portrays by editing noise and grain overtop of the footage. The rest of the video is basically just more clips of the band playing live, save for a bowling ball plowing through an old television set that has been set on fire (random, maybe. Awesome, definitely).
As fun as it was to see CELLOS playing at various venues in Windsor I found it kind of distracting to see the guitarist and vocalist Kyle with and without a full beard. My only other criticism is that it would have been cool to see footage of CELLOS actually playing in Toronto.
Overall I thought this song and video was great and I think itʼs safe to say that you can expect much more from CELLOS as they continue to progress. I give it 8 out of 10 sweltering bowling pins.
It’s Victoria Day. , which means the long weekend kicking of summer is coming to a close, and everyone’s back to work tomorrow.
But here in Windsor, we believe in partying until the last minute, and that there’s nothing wrong with going to work a bit tired the next day. In addition to the arrival of summer, we’re celebrating the season of weekday shows. So here’s what you can find around town for the next four days.
Monday May 21st
At Villains Beastro (256 Pelissier Ave.) there’s a solid lineup of bands ready be loud and throw one hell of a party. Kicking off the night at 10 pm we’ve got locals Jeffrey David’s Blue Connection, featuring past and present members of Omnisyn and Wicked Angel. These guys have a tight presentation of some crunching blues tunes. Joining them from London, and making their Windsor debut, is Ghostship Victoria. These guys blend progressive and hardcore into a violent pool of squealing, raging guitars, aggressive vocals, thunderous drums, and punchy, growling bass. Rounding out this night will be Anchoress from B.C., who are currently on tour and have just released a new album, available via their Bandcamp page. This is a band that I highly recommend catching. High-energy tunes presented with vigor, a sound that blends British hardcore punk band Gallows with Alkaline Trio’s jumpy vibe and various influences from rockabilly to southern metal. This show is 19+ and there is no cover.
Over on the west end at The Dominion House Tavern (3140 Sandwich St.) it’s hardcore bands all night long. New York hardcore band Dr. Acula will be making an appearance. Signed to Victory Records these guys make a party of their music on their records, so I can’t even fathom the excitement to be found at their live show. Joined by metal band Bermuda from California, hardcore outfit The Last Ten Seconds of Life from Pennsylvania, and locals Always a New Day (who are debuting a their new second guitarist) and We Sleep At Dawn this show promises some nasty pits, great music, and an all around awesome time. Doors are at 6 pm, all ages are licensed, and if you didn’t manage to pick up an advance ticket for $12, they will be available for $15 at the door.
Tuesday May 22nd
I’ve been waiting almost a year for these guys to come back, and I couldn’t be more excited now that the time is finally here. Five Alarm Funk is a 10-piece party funk band from Vancouver who make it impossible to resist the temptation to dance. They always pack Phog with an appreciative and enthusiastic crowd, blasting out a high-energy show that get’s everyone moving. Rock solid performances each and every time, and a brand new album to boot, there’s no way music lovers can afford to miss the spectacle that will be taking over Windsor’s coziest of venues. Advance tickets for $12 are still available, or you can hope to find a few leftovers for $15 tomorrow night (but I wouldn’t count on it).
Thursday May 24th
After the recent release and success of their first EP, The Cities Will Fall, Falling With Glory is ready to release their first music video, and will be doing so Thursday night at Loft Nightclub (20 Chatham St. E) with help from Windsorites Bleach and Torontonians Riding Shotgun. The video was filmed by Glenn Fricker, and you’re likely to notice a few faces on the screen wile you follow the story that the song has to tell. An all ages show that starts at 5pm, even kids who have to go to school the next day should have no problem making it out to this one. Advance tickets are available for $8, or you can pay $10 at the door.
With the recent more pronounced wave of pop punk bands playing all over the city again one might think that itʼs 2003. With Glowing Hearts is a self proclaimed Windsor Pop Punk band with attitude. This pop punk trio do not waste any time on their recent 6 track EP, entitled Hang in There. They dive right into fast riffing, snare popping, raspy vocal pop-punk awesomeness. All of the songs on this EP seem to follow a similar formula, which can usually be expected with music like this. The vocals on all of the tracks have a consistent aggressive rasp, comparable to other Windsor bands such as Shared Arms, The Nefidovs, or Orphan Choir. Not much changes to the vocals except for scattered ʻgroup vocalsʼ and various harmony with the other band members. The other instrumentation is basically just your pop punk distorted guitar, bright bass and your standard punk rock beats (The Offspring, Blink 182, Sum 41 etc.).
Itʼs hard for me not to like bands like With Glowing Hearts because they remind me of the music I listened to when I was younger, and the music that inspired the modern genre (you know, The Ramones, The Buzzcocks, Social Distortion..). What is easy, is to pick out the things in pop punk that I like and donʼt like.
To get a few criticisms out of the way, some of the things I longed for on the Hang in There EP is more experimentation. I think With Glowing Hearts chose a safe compilation of songs for this project and because they stick to a very familiar format it is easy to hear their influences without the necessary production.
I think I would have really enjoyed this EP a whole lot more if the band had spent more time producing the album. That may sound like a cheap jab because it can be expensive putting out records, but in my opinion pop punk demands a certain amount of production needed to make it easier on the ears.
What I do like about this band is their attitude, their drive to defend this genre of music and their obvious ability to play their instruments really well. If these guys continue to make music of the pop punk persuasion I would recommend collaborating with a producer/sound engineer that knows this genre really well, like Marty from SLR Studios.
I give this EP 6 out of 10 laid back sloths trying to cross the road.
Favorite tracks: Ramirez! Do Everything & Dead End Streets
* – Indicates Canadian Content
1 GRIMES* – Visions (Arbutus)
2 BATIDA – Batida (Soundway)
3 VARIOUS – The Original Sound of Cumbia (1948-1979) (Soundway)
4 ANDRE WILLIAMS & THE SADIES – Night and Day (Yep Roc)
5 MISSTRESS BARBARA* – Many Shades Of Grey (Energia)
6 THE DEADLY HEARTS* – The Deadly Hearts (Transistor 66)
7 CHAINS OF LOVE* – Strange Grey Days (Dine Alone)
8 DEL BARBER* – Headwaters (Six Shooter)
9 AMADOU AND MARIAM – Folila (Because Music)
10 CFCF* – Exercises (Paper Bag)
11 ALABAMA SHAKES – Boys & Girls (ATO)
12 GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS* – New Wild Everywhere (Nettwerk)
13 LEARNING* – Live in a Living Room (Self-Released)
14 YUKON BLONDE* – Tiger Talk (Dine Alone)
15 FIVE ALARM FUNK* – Rock the Sky (Self-Released)
16 JON BRYANT* – What Takes You (Self-Released)
17 SAID THE WHALE* – Little Mountain (Hidden Pony)
18 PS I LOVE YOU* – Death Dreams (Paper Bag)
19 SPIRITUALIZED – Sweet Heart, Sweet Light (Fat Possum)
20 THEME PARK – Wax (Transgressive)
21 LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS – Faithful Man (Truth and Soul)
22 TRUST* – TRST (Arts & Crafts)
23 THE DANDY WARHOLS – This Machine (The End)
24 DIAMOND RUGS – Diamond Rugs (Partisan)
25 THE JOEL PLASKETT EMERGENCY* – Scrappy Happiness (MapleMusic)
26 GEMMA RAY – Island Fire (Bronze Rat)
27 LOST IN THE TREES – A Church That Fits Our Needs (Anti-)
28 THE RAMBLIN’ AMBASSADORS* – Ramble On (Mint)
29 EMILY WELLS – Mama (Partisan)
30 THE PYGMIES* – The Pygmies (Self-Released)
More Info? : www.earshot-online.com
Being as curious about these things as I am, I used TWZ as a front to get some answers regarding the project, and figured I might as well share them with all you lovely folks as well. If you aren’t interested already, perhaps you will be after this.
Adam Craig is a name not unknown to Windsor music aficionados, after time spent in a number of popular acts. Now, he’s started up a new solo endeavour to let out his “feelings” in a way that doesn’t fit into any of his other projects.
Every so often you’ll find a link to a new song posted on Soundcloud, and very shortly there will be another one up there.
This Song is Called Anderson Lunau Even Though It Has Nothing To Do With Him is an aptly titled, brooding track that is what I imagine Trent Reznor on a terrible terrible shroom trip might come up with. Equal parts Massive Attack, Ministry, and Dysleksick this is a song that entices feelings of boreboding, constantly making me look over my shoulder for the serial killer surely lurking behind the curtains.
Now, not all GUN tracks are quite so…Frightening… But they are all most definitely strange, so be prepared for that going into it.
So with that, let’s get right into Adam’s own words on the project.
-Let’s start off with your musical background, as an introduction.
The two things that people might remember are the band Measured in Angles where I was playing drums and Poughboy where I sang. Measured has been done for a long time, and Poughboy exists in limbo at the moment since we haven’t really played since we released our last album.
More recently I was involved in the This is War album and live show, and that was the first time I had played drums on stage in something like four or five years. That led to me playing drums and writing with a band we’re calling ‘ends.’ We’ve been looking for a singer for many months now and we may have found someone. It should be cool when it’s ready. Sex rock. Groovy.
The other thing that’s going on right now is BALLS, which is an AC/DC cover band that I’ve been doing with the guys from FiftyWatt Head. I can not overstate the amount of fun that doing this has been. Of course, two years ago I would have laughed at the idea of playing in a cover band, but this is great.
I’m incredibly lucky right now. Being able to play music three or four nights a week has been a real treat. Being in bands with great guys and playing great music, whether that is music that I was a part of writing or AC/DC covers… It doesn’t matter, it’s been an amazing couple of months.
And on top of all this, having the time to make stuff on my own too…Which I’ll wager is why you contacted me in the first place.
GUN was actually supposed to be the name for a band that i was going to put together with a couple of other guys from around Windsor. Those guys are too busy for me to want to push them into doing something else and frankly, I don’t believe the interest level was all that high in the first place. I just thought that the name GUN was too good to let go.
I started recording things on my not long ago and thought it would be stupid to call it “The Adam Craig project” or some such thing, and I think that hearing that word has certain connotations. Whether the music matches what you would expect to hear from something called GUN I suppose is up to you. I just like the sound of the word. Go ahead, say it to yourself: “GUN”. Now say it slowly and with a deep voice: “GUN”.
- From reading your Facebook posts, I gather that time is of the essence with this project, everything done as fast as possible. Why is this?
I don’t see the point in wasting too much time on one thing. The whole reason I make any music at all is because I’m a ravenous consumer of music, and the handful of groups that I actually enjoy don’t put things out fast enough. So I have to make things for myself to listen to.
I don’t expect anyone to enjoy a single thing I’ve been a part of. It would be nice, but I don’t expect it. The only thing that really matters is that I’m happy. And thus far I haven’t needed to spend any more than a night or two on any one GUN track to be pleased with the results.
And besides all that if I fall in the tub and break my neck tomorrow an album’s worth of unfinished tracks won’t be any good for anyone.
-You’ve collaborated with Scott Warren on a few tracks, including the one posted above, why him, will this continue, and do you plan on bringing in anyone else?
I’ve known Scott for a long time and really enjoyed playing on his This Is War album. He and I couldn’t be more opposite in terms of the way we write music. For instance, he is a musician who knows about things like notes and keys and things, and I more or less slap a bunch of sounds together and call it music. I thought it would be kind of neat to throw some things at him that might have been outside of what he is used to doing, and the results were very cool. I’d like to make more music with Scott, maybe more of a ‘collaboration’ thing I guess, instead of just him singing over something I cooked up at home.
There is a list longer than my arm of people who I would like to make music with. Most of those people are too busy and quite honestly, I wouldn’t expect anyone to actually want to be a part of making this kind of music. I’d love to try locking a bunch of guys in a room for an evening to write and record as much of this as possible, but I realize that this is unlikely.
-Where do you take inspiration from for these songs?
If you’re asking where the music is ‘coming from’ it’s more or less dumb luck. I might be playing around with a synthesizer or drum loop and hear something that has appeals to me and then try to create a song around that. I’ve really enjoyed trying to push the machinery a little harder than it’s supposed to go. The equipment that I’m using is meant to create goofy dance music not generate the kind of noise that I’d like to hear. I haven’t gotten to what I have in mind just yet, but it’ll get there.
Like I alluded to earlier, I’m really not much of a musician, so it all really just sort of happens by chance. And then I try to slap something that resembles singing on top of it. I guess in a roundabout way the inspiration comes from recognizing my own limitations and trying to work inside of those.
And most of the words come from my utter contempt for everything and everyone around me.
(that’s a joke (mostly))
Oddly enough, and despite the haphazard way that this music is put together, there seems to be a pleasant consistency to it. It’s definitely the noisiest, most atonal and possibly the darkest music I’ve been a part of making. My wife would only describe the last track as ‘depressing’. Which I guess is a fitting term for this stuff.
-Currently, you’re releasing tracks one at a time via Youtube and Soundcloud, do you plan on a compilation at some point?
No. I’d rather just keep putting out a song or two at a time and leave it at that. Everything is and will be available for free through soundcloud, so I encourage you to download stuff as I write and record it and then make your own playlists. If there was to be an album or a compilation, that would be a little too close to me taking this seriously.
Hey kids, music is a hobby at best and the more you take it seriously in the ‘career’ sense, the more you’re going to look like a pathetic sucker when you get old like me.
Like I mentioned earlier, I started doing this to have something to listen to in my car on the way to work. I decided to start posting things online because I thought there may be a handful of people in my Facebook friends list who might enjoy it. It won’t go any further than that, and for those handful of people this is my gift to them. Above and beyond that is the realm of the stupid man, and the realm of the naive man.
The idea of doing an album, trying to get financial support from somewhere for touring, trying to build a fan base and all that is laughable to me. What people seem to fail to realize is that living comfortably and supporting yourself making original and interesting music is done; the market is dead. And you’re a shortsighted fool if you think otherwise.
Once you give up on the dream of doing something musically interesting for a living, the process becomes exponentially more rewarding. When you’re doing this for the sake of doing this and not ‘trying’ anymore, it feels better, more relaxed and somehow more honest. Basically, I recommend giving up. Not quitting, but giving up on the ‘dream’
-Is this a project that is meant to go live, eventually?
No. To do this live and be faithful would be me with a laptop and a microphone. And that’s called karaoke.
That being said, it would be kind of neat to take some of these ideas and translate them from synthesizer to extremely loud guitar. I’ve wanted to put together a big band for some time to play material like this but again, people are busy and I’m done with asking for or expecting anything from anyone. I’ve learned that playing in bands with people can be extremely rewarding, but also extremely disappointing. Finding people who are on the same page can be difficult, but finding people who want to get the same sort of experience, or who have the same kind of desire to make music for music’s sake can be even more difficult. The higher you set your expectations of people (and I’m not just talking about music here), the more likely you are to be disappointed. This can be particularly problematic when you play with friends.
That’s the beauty of writing and recording at home, without the band environment; I have no one to be disappointed in but myself. I don’t have to schedule practices, or worry about having to cancel practices for things. Don’t get me wrong, I would take a bullet for any of the guys I play with now, and luckily the group situations that I’m involved in are extremely low maintenance, but that’s not always the way it works out with bands.
I recommend listening to these tracks either on headphones or on a decent sound system. I’ve tried hard during the mixing to play around with creating a ‘sonic environment’, i.e. your tiny computer speakers are not going to cut it if you want the full effect. In fact, without the right equipment, this is going to sound like garbage.
Thanks for being interested. And thanks to the twenty or so people who have been listening to GUN.
* – Indicates Canadian Content
1 PS I LOVE YOU* – Death Dreams (Paper Bag)
2 THE JOEL PLASKETT EMERGENCY* – Scrappy Happiness (MapleMusic)
3 THE DEADLY HEARTS* – The Deadly Hearts (Transistor 66)
4 YUKON BLONDE* – Tiger Talk (Dine Alone)
5 GRIMES* – Visions (Arbutus)
6 EIGHT AND A HALF* – Eight And A Half (Arts & Crafts)
7 BOXER THE HORSE – French Residency (Self-Released)
8 PATRICK WATSON* – Adventures In Your Own Backyard (Domino)
9 BRAZILIAN MONEY* – Doug Nasty (Gipper Tore)
10 DIESEL JUNKIES* – 2012 (Self-Released)
11 CEU – Caravana Sereia Bloom (Six Degrees)
12 LEARNING* – Live in a Living Room (Self-Released)
13 THE NOW FEELING* – The Now Feeling (Self-Released)
14 BATIDA – Batida (Soundway)
15 BALKAN BEAT BOX – Give (Nat Geo)
16 COLD WARPS* – Cold Warps/Endless Bummer (Noyes)
17 THE TOURE-RAICHEL COLLECTIVE – The Tel Aviv Session (Cumbancha)
18 TIGER HIGH – Myth is This (Self-Released)
19 RADIO RADIO* – Havre De Grace (Bonsound)
20 CHAINS OF LOVE* – Strange Grey Days (Dine Alone)
21 DISCO ASSAULT* – Disco-Graphy (Self-Released)
22 CFCF* – Exercises (Paper Bag)
23 AFROBETA – Wig Party (Do It)
24 LAL* – Lal (Urbnet)
25 YANN TIERSEN – Skyline (Anti-)
26 WEIRDONIA* – Freaks (Self-Released)
27 HERE WE GO MAGIC – A Different Ship (Secretly Canadian)
28 EAMON MCGRATH* – Young Canadians (White Whale)
29 TEENAGE KICKS* – Be On My Side (Self-Released)
30 ALABAMA SHAKES – Boys & Girls (ATO)
More Info?: www.earshot-online.com
Slow-mo wind mills, a blazing light show, and an awesome song have all come together in the form of Perpetuate’s music video for the song Above and Beyond from their self titled album, which was released last year.
The band had a hell of a time bringing this one to life, writing and re-writing, shooting and re-shooting… But all good things come at a price.
Here, we have the collusion of Spectre Sound’s Glenn Fricker, Adam Marz of Marz Media Productions, and the band themselves. What we’re given is an epic performance video with closeups on fretboards and faces, a video that really allows viewers to see the band in action. A great choice for those unable to actually catch the band live, this allows an insight into their always-impressive performances. Only now they’ll be expected to travel with insane light shows at all times.
Congratulations to the band and all other involved parties, this is one of the best local videos I’ve seen this year.
Windsor’s folk darlings, the unquiet dead, have shared a stage with Yukon Blonde, The Schomberg Fair, and Elliot Brood, and they have even found their way into Canada’s largest music festival at Canadian Music Week.
But their crowning achievement to date is the independent release of their debut album, Tales of the Unquiet Dead Book One. The album was recorded with Mark Plancke and Shark Tank Studios and released at The Capitol Theatre in early April.
Produced by Plancke and Daren Dobsky, one of the group’s chief songwriters, the unquiet dead present to listeners with this album a collection of short stories. The tales follow no particular theme, ranging from regret and escape to love and loss, and everything in between. But in the presentation of every song, there is always an element, often indefinable, that is undeniably creepy.
With nine members in the band, it’s safe to assume that there is going to be a lot going on all the time. But even with the layers upon layers of vocals and various instruments, the band keeps things from getting overwhelming, leaves breathing space, through some very nice attention to dynamics, panning, and frequency ranges.
The entire album is smooth and non-offensive, slipping past with silky guitar tones, velvety vocals, and polished percussion. The actual genre of the band is difficult to pin down, as each song has it’s own unique flavour, a different bit of genre influence.
The up-beat singalong Rescue Me has some vocals that wouldn’t be out of place in an 80’s soul-pop song, While Hard Road could fit well onto the O Brother, Where Art Thou sound track, thanks to it’s heavy bluegrass sound. For The Moon could easily be from the Adam and Kris album In The Garden, a song that it likely to cause much hand-holding and swaying in unison, while St. James The Moocher might be played in some suave martini lounge where heavy-lidded ladies rest upon the arms of tight-suited men with slicked back hair.
Best described as hauntingly beautiful, in Tales of The Unquiet Dead Book One listeners aren’t going to find tracks to break their neck or fist pump to, but they’ll find stories worth hearing presented in a way that is as timeless as it is soothing. Each time listening through this album you’re likely to walk away having picked upon some new subtlety hidden within the songs innumerable layers and folds.
Let’s rate this album two stout servings of good brandy and a bonfire by the lake at sunset. Best songs? Lord Loves A Workin Man and St. James The Moocher.
Tales of The Unquiet Dead Book One can be purchased at Dr Disc in Downtown Windsor, or online at CDBaby.com. If you’re interested in catching the unquiet dead live, they have two shows this Saturday, May 5th, one at Walkermole in Walkerville during the day, and the other at FM Lounge, Downtown, at night.
* = Canadian Content
1 COUSINS* – The Palm At The End Of The Mind (Saved By Vinyl)
2 CHAINS OF LOVE* – Strange Grey Days (Dine Alone)
3 SIDI TOURE – Koima (Thrill Jockey)
4 THE BLACK SEEDS – Dust & Dirt (Easy Star)
5 GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS* – New Wild Everywhere (Nettwerk)
6 THE DEADLY HEARTS* – The Deadly Hearts (Transistor 66)
7 SAID THE WHALE* – Little Mountain (Hidden Pony)
8 LE VENT DU NORD* – Tromper Le Temps (Borealis)
9 GAZ COOMBES – Here Come The Bombs (Hot Fruit)
10 THE LONESOME WEEKENDS* – Songs From a Barstool (13th Ave)
11 LEARNING* – Live in a Living Room (Self-Released)
12 BROTHER OCTOPUS* – Yukilo (Oak Apple)
13 BOXER THE HORSE – French Residency (Self-Released)
14 SILENT MOVIE TYPE* – Broken Horses (Self-Released)
15 RADIO RADIO* – Havre De Grace (Bonsound)
16 BATIDA – Batida (Soundway)
17 LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS – Faithful Man (Truth and Soul)
18 YELENA ECKEMOFF* – Forget-Me-Not (L & H Production)
19 JORDAN CARRIER & THE SOVIETS* – Jordan Carrier & The Soviets (Stupid Nigel)
20 BALKAN BEAT BOX – Give (Nat Geo)
21 BATTLES – Dross Glop (Warp)
22 THE KETAMINES* – Spaced Out (Mammoth Cave)
23 THE PHENOMENAL HANDCLAP BAND – Form and Control (Tummy Touch)
24 THE PYGMIES* – The Pygmies (Self-Released)
25 BASSNECTAR – Vava Voom (Amorphous Music)
26 THE WOODS OF YPRES* – Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Lights (Earache)
27 TEENAGE KICKS* – Be On My Side (Self-Released)
28 GRIMES* – Visions (Arbutus)
29 FANNY BLOOM* – Apprentie Guerriere (Grosse Boite)
30 3 INCHES OF BLOOD* – Long Live Heavy Metal (Century Media)
More Info?: www.earshot-online.com