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The Faint – Exclusive Interview (2008)

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

By | 2015-08-11T02:17:24+00:00 October 3rd, 2008|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Malcolm Middleton – Sleight of Heart

  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

By | 2009-01-27T03:14:59+00:00 July 8th, 2008|Categories: Album Reviews|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Husky Rescue – Interview with Marko Nyberg (2008)

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

By | 2015-08-11T02:17:53+00:00 June 29th, 2008|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Santogold – Santogold

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 --

By | 2009-01-27T03:17:11+00:00 June 18th, 2008|Categories: Album Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments