Posted in on May 25th, 2010 by Rusty Manoff
Small Black Small Black EP Jagjaguwar www.myspace.com/smallblacksounds Casios and samplers have become common ground in almost all realms of music these days, but it’s what you do with those keyboards and samplers that make you standout. Small...

Posted in on April 27th, 2010 by Rusty Manoff
Never Shout Never What Is Love? Sire Records www.nevershoutnever.com Most 18-year-old boys (or men, depending on the person) are either graduating high school or in their first year of college, either way they are trying to find...

Posted in on April 22nd, 2010 by Rusty Manoff
Miike Snow Miike Snow Downtown www.miikesnow.co.uk Swedish pop groups have been all over the music charts since the 70’s with the likes of the Cardigans, the Concretes and the Hives but now the greatest pop group has...

Posted in on April 20th, 2010 by Rusty Manoff
Pato Banton Destination Paradise Creative Freedom www.patobanton.com Being born and raised on the beaches of San Diego, reggae music has just been a way of life for me. The same can be said for Pato Banton. Born...

Posted in on April 16th, 2010 by Rusty Manoff
Yeasayer Odd Blood Secretly Canadian www.yeasayer.net The newest face of indie rock has arrived. Yeasayer’s are the “it” band to start 2010 and I bet their success is far from over. The threesome includes singer-keyboardist Chris Keating,...

Posted in on March 17th, 2010 by Rusty Manoff
Thrice Beggars Vagrant Records www.thrice.net I know I’ve reviewed a Thrice album before but their newest record Beggars is so good I just had to write about it. Each song, like most of their songs, can and...

Posted in on March 9th, 2010 by Rusty Manoff
Tegan and Sara Sainthood Sire/Warner Bros. Records www.teganandsara.com The beautiful twin sisters Tegan Quin and Sara Quin have been making their own music since they were in high school and released their first studio album in 1999....

Posted in on February 26th, 2010 by Rusty Manoff
Driver Side Impact Double Vision EP Victory Records www.myspace.com/driversideimpact When I think of a Victory Records band or artist I think of some pretty hardcore rock but they do have a poppier side to the predominantly hardcore...

Posted in on February 24th, 2010 by Rusty Manoff
You Me At Six Hold Me Down Epitaph Records www.youmeatsix.co.uk Finding new bands is great but there’s always something better about new music when it comes from overseas. I was introduced to You Me At Six from...

Posted in on November 5th, 2009 by Rusty Manoff
Lights The Listening Sire Records www.iamlights.com This one is for the ladies, well kind of. The hot Toronto, Canada electro-pop sensation has released her debut full-length album The Listening. But mistake her for another smoking hot girly...

Posted in on November 3rd, 2009 by Rusty Manoff
Discovery LP XL Recordings www.dscvry.net As soon as I was introduced to Discovery I knew this band was going to do great things. What I didn’t know was that the band wouldn’t leave me alone. Everywhere I...

Posted in on November 3rd, 2009 by Rusty Manoff
Sonny Gypsyhook Atlantic www.myspace.com/sonny Sonny Moore formally of the screaming, high-energy hardcore punk band From First to Last has branched off for a long-awaited solo run. After starting the fast paced punk band the age of 16...

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