Posts Tagged ‘Inertia’

Odawas – Into the Blue with Michael Tapscott (2009)

By • Jun 16th, 2009 • Category: Interviews

The Blue Depths which focussed on ambient old school synths and majestic, dreamy mood-scapes yielded great dividends resulting in Odawas’ most cohesive album to date. We recently spoke to Michael Tapscott about the beautiful depths of The Blue Depths, the Odawa live experience including SXSW, soundtracks and the mystery of the sea.

The Horrors – Primary Colours

By • Jun 3rd, 2009 • Category: Album Reviews

The Horrors pull off the surprise reinvention act of the century and lift the curse of the sophomore slump forever.

Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks

By • May 28th, 2009 • Category: Webcut of the Week

Stop Press, an official video has been released for “Two Weeks” and is every bit as magical as you’d expect. As we said in our review of Veckatimest (out 26 May) — only the second album to get a perfect score here — “Brian Wilson would kill to have as exquisite harmonies as these but, as is true of the whole record, it’s the entire arrangement that is so wonderful.” Put your headphones on, watch the screen and immerse yourself in four minutes of visual and auditory heaven.

Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest

By • May 27th, 2009 • Category: Album Reviews

How much can a grizzly bear? We’re not sure but this Brooklyn four piece’s third album gets a perfect 10/10.

Metric – Jimmy Shaw Q&A (2009)

By • May 22nd, 2009 • Category: Interviews

As predicted Metric have blown up, but not blown away, big time. Fantasies reached number eight on the Canadian charts and crept into the Australian Top 40 and US Top 100, while incessant touring in Europe and North America has further strengthened their fan base. Webcuts emailed Metric guitarist and half of Metric’s lead songwriting […]

Lotus Plaza – The Floodlight Collective

By • May 18th, 2009 • Category: Album Reviews

The second solo project members of Deerhunter, Lotus Plaza is guitarist Lockett Pundt’s self-fulfilling dreampop odyssey.

Trail of Dead – The Century of Self

By • May 7th, 2009 • Category: Album Reviews

Texas’ Trail of Dead increase their shelf life with their sixth album, Century of Self.

St. Vincent – Actor

By • May 5th, 2009 • Category: Album Reviews

The honeymoon of Marry Me is over for Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, as she sets her gaze on the big stage in Actor.

Prefuse 73 – Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian

By • Apr 29th, 2009 • Category: Album Reviews

No we have no idea what Ampexian means, but globe trotting Scott Herren otherwise known as Prefuse 73 does on his fifth disc of beats and pieces.

Metric – Fantasies

By • Apr 10th, 2009 • Category: Album Reviews

Canadian/American synth-rockers Metric return with their fourth (or third) album. Fantasies. Will it be yours though?

Metric – Gimme Sympathy

By • Mar 23rd, 2009 • Category: Webcut of the Week

The mighty Metric are back with their first album in four years, Fantasies (April 7, Inertia). “Gimme Sympathy” is a definite highlight from the disc and showcases Metric’s strengths — swirling synths, huge hook filled choruses and Emily Haines’ air of cool detachment. The video, filmed in one take, sees the band changing places and costumes including Emily in perhaps the shortest leopard print dress ever made.

The Whitest Boy Alive – Rules

By • Mar 11th, 2009 • Category: Album Reviews

Erlend Øye and company break some rules but also unwittingly create them on their second album entitled, you guessed it, Rules.

Vivian Girls – Vivian Girls

By • Mar 10th, 2009 • Category: Album Reviews

Brooklyn twee-punksters the Vivian Girls hit the reverb heights in a hail of cartoon tattoos and converse on their debut album.

Vivian Girls – Valentine’s Day (2009)

By • Mar 5th, 2009 • Category: Interviews

Flowers and chocolates? We brought neither but Brooklyn three-piece the Vivian Girls graciously didn’t hold that against us.

Windsor for the Derby – How We Lost

By • Feb 17th, 2009 • Category: Album Reviews

How did we lose this CD? Never mind, we finally give Austin’s other post-rock band’s eighth album a run through.

The Faint – Exclusive Interview (2008)

By • Oct 3rd, 2008 • Category: Interviews

It may come as some surprise that for a band who always seem to be on the cutting edge The Faint have actually been in existence for over a decade, combining punk attitude and guitars with a hellava lot of synthesizers and electronics. Static’s Chris Berkley sits down with The Faint’s keyboardist, Jacob Thiele, and […]

Malcolm Middleton – Sleight of Heart

By • Jul 8th, 2008 • Category: Album Reviews

  Inertia, 2008 [rating:7.5/10] Malcolm Middleton, previously one half of gritty Scottish miserablists Arap Strap, establishes the modus operandi for his fourth album Sleight of Heart right from the get go. When he sings “We’re having a week off/We’re having a rest” from “Week Off”, he means it; Sleight of Heart is a lighter, more […]

Husky Rescue – Interview with Marko Nyberg (2008)

By • Jun 29th, 2008 • Category: Interviews

Hailing from Helsinki Husky Rescue are the brainchild of songwriter/bassist Marko Nyberg assisted by the magnetic Reeta-Leena Korhola on vocals, Miika Colliander on guitar, Ville Riippa on keyboards, and Anssi Sopanen on drums. Webcuts questions Marko, one of Finland’s finest, about the new album, Ghost Is Not Real, the Finnish countryside, blueberries and all things […]

Santogold – Santogold

By • Jun 18th, 2008 • Category: Album Reviews

Downtown/Inertia, 2008 [rating:8/10] “The rules are…there are no rules” intoned one time (Transvision) vamp Wendy James and is a maxim which Santi White, better known as Santogold, takes to heart. Older and wiser than most of her peers — her C.V. includes stints as A&R rep for Epic Records and singer in rock/ska band Stiffed […]