Weird Owls-Ever the Silver Cord Be Loosed

Weird Owls Ever the Silver Cord Be Loosed:

Brings some post-rock weirdness combined with Neil Young-esque country rock. Cool riffs, cool lyrics, cool production. These guys have peaked my interest more so than any other new releases in the last few months.

Rating: 14/15 peaked interests

Fight Bite-Emerald Eyes

Fight Bite Emerald Eyes:

Boring minimalist Indie pop, only Sunn 0))) drones more.

Rating: 4/15 Yawn-core vocals

Asobi Seksu-Hush

Asobi Seksu Hush:

Indie pop with a dash of shoe-gaze. Remove anything potentially interesting from these two genres and you pretty much have this album.

Rating: 8/15 You’re horribly outdated points

Jesus Lizard-Goat

Jesus Lizard Goat:

A solid rock album which borrows from post-punk. David Yow and crew manage to write innovative riffs while not giving up any attitude. One of the most tasteful trios in rock music, the backing band never overplays usually sticking to fairly simple riffs, allowing Yow space to do his trademark meth-addict style of vocals. Despite the delivery Yow’s lyrics tend toward the intelligent and funny. A solid fucking band.

Rating: 15/15 Nineties bands which are better than Pearl Jam

Fourteen Year Old Girls – Strategy Guides

Fourteen Year Old Girls Strategy Guides:

Fuck you, this is not funny.

Rating: 2/15 for dorks who think is funny stuff

Isis & Aereogramme – In The Fishtank 14

Isis & Aereogramme In The Fishtank 14:

One absolutely amazing song followed by two meh songs.

Rating: 13/15 yes thats how good that one song (Low Tide) is

Modern Life Is War – Midnight In America

Modern Life Is War Midnight In America:

It’s sad to see a great band break-up, but it’s nice when the final note is amazing. One of those hardcore albums that you could get away with almost not calling hardcore.   Intelligent, interesting lyrics are backed by awesome riffs and great rhythm.  Hopefully the next wave of hardcore will look at this as an example of what to do.

Rating: 13/15 intelligent windmills in the pit