SARAH BLASKO – AS DAY FOLLOWS NIGHT

Sarah Blasko doesn’t fit in to any of the established roles for female Australian singer-songwriters. She’s not a chirpy pop songstress, nor an indie/alternative wallflower. … Read more

NEW WEIRD AUSTRALIA – VOLUME 1

Sometime FBi-presenters and musos Stuart Buchanan and Danny Jumpertz have struck on a good thing with their new bimonthly compilation, New Weird Australia. The … Read more

THE YOUNG FRESH FELLOWS – I THINK THIS IS

The Young Fresh Fellows, twenty-five year stalwarts of Seatle’s indie scene, are a certain kind of eclectic rock band, which is both their biggest strength … Read more

THE DIRTY PROJECTORS – BITTE ORCA

Bitte Orca is a beautiful, difficult, and ultimately rewarding album. Like much avant-guarde rock music (Deerhoof being perhaps the closest contemporary reference), it’s impressionistic first … Read more

MICHAEL BUBLÉ – … MEETS MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

If you haven’t made your mind up about jazz-pop vocalist Michael Bublé, his latest release isn’t likely to make a convert of you. It’s a … Read more

REGINA SPEKTOR – FAR

For all that’s made of her Russian roots, Regina Spektor’s songs comes straight out of the 90s New York post-pop scene that gave us They … Read more

THE GALVATRONS – LASER GRAFFITI

Melbourne glam-rockers The Galvatrons are doing for 80s rock what The Darkness did for 70s rock – expert pastiche – which is to say, they … Read more

DINOSAUR JR. – FARM

I used to play in a band that was a bit like Dinosaur Jr., just three guys in a basement, big over-driven amps, raucous guitar … Read more

THE MACCABEES – WALL OF ARMS

The Maccabees’s garnered not a small bit of praise from British press like NME with their debut Colour It In – all the standard indie … Read more

ALEXISONFIRE – OLD CROWS/YOUNG CARDINALS

Old Crows/Young Cardinals is so heavy it feels like someone is punching you in the head (Friday evening in the Cross, anyone?), and simultaneously riff-ier … Read more