Posted by: Ryan Allen on June 5, 2008 at 3:00 pm

>>> Deerhoof are poised to do big things in 2008. Remember when we told you their new album was to come out sometime in October? Now it’s got a name (Offend Maggie), a release date (October 7, via Kill Rock Stars), and will come jam-packed with 14 songs, presented in two acts. DHoof drummer Greg Saunier, Read more

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Posted by: Ryan Allen on June 4, 2008 at 5:00 pm

Love Vs Diamond, S/T (Epic Records, 2008)

Listen: “This Is Your Life”

Rock is not dead, even though the recent surge of blog-tronica on the Internets would have you think otherwise. Low Vs Diamond, a Los Angeles-based outfit, is well aware of this, and makes it a high priority to prove in their self-titled debut. Trite though it may be, Low Vs Diamond is a record that really, really Read more

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Posted by: Johnny Loftus on May 28, 2008 at 5:00 pm

South, You Are Here (Bluhammock, 2008)

Listen: “Better Things”

Coldplay’s new record is coming out, James Blunt is still a simp, and South wants a piece of that action. The UK group has been around for more than a minute — they put out a record, 2001’s From Here On In, on boutique label Mo’ Wax, as well as a few others here and there, none of which made a bit of difference in America. Now, with You Are Here‘s crisp, consistently melodic tones and softly delivered vocals, it’s pretty Read more

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