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Sub Debs – She's So Control 0

Sub Debs – She's So Control

i never went to senior prom or anything, but i would have if the sub debs had played there. i would’ve shaked my ass into the wee hours. this 3 piece rock outfit delivers...

Stone Temple Pilots – No. 4 0

Stone Temple Pilots – No. 4

I really don’t have to review this seeing as how I actually purchased it in a record store (as opposed to receiving it as a promotional item). When I was on tour with Ink...

Stereolab – The Free Design 0

Stereolab – The Free Design

It slowly looks like an ultimate collaboration between international genuises, the sultry kraut french discoisms of Stereolab being backed by the new jazz production of the Tortoise clan. Invite Rob from Isotope217, Jim O’Rourke...

The Statue Factor – A Mission Of Five 0

The Statue Factor – A Mission Of Five

Less soul than make-up, more fashion than your average silly bunch of white kids. Where does that leave the Statue Factor? Somewhere between early Rolling Stones and James brown (with a keyboard). A five...

Starmarket – Four Hours Light 0

Starmarket – Four Hours Light

Pop rock from Sweden. The songs are boring and middle of the road. I don’t think I’ll remember this after it comes out of the CD player. The songwriting lacks the hooky melodies that...

Staring Back – The Mean Streets Of Goleta 0

Staring Back – The Mean Streets Of Goleta

There’s something to be said about that patented Southern California pop-punk sound that infects people to skate so damn well. I envision this in a long street winding session of a skate video. I...

Starflyer 59 – Everybody Makes Mistakes 0

Starflyer 59 – Everybody Makes Mistakes

i always thought tooth and nail was a christian record label… then i heard they weren’t… now i don’t know. all i know is that the 4 members of stayflyer 59 make some pretty...

Squarepusher – Maximum Priest E.P. 0

Squarepusher – Maximum Priest E.P.

Tom Jenkinson is fucking crazy. He often is compared to that other Warp artist, Aphex Twin, but while they definitely are in the same boat, Tom’s the bastard that’s banging away at the hull...

Spazz – Crush Kill Destroy 0

Spazz – Crush Kill Destroy

I love this band. For the nonbelievers, allow me to quote some lyrics off this record: the complete and utter destruction of all generic pop-punk – “you’ll be run out of town, in the...

SOS – SOS, The Mob And The Limo Love Scam 0

SOS – SOS, The Mob And The Limo Love Scam

These 3 guys from nyc have been at it for over 5 years. according to the press release, SOS have been drawing comparisons to bands like Metallica, Nirvana, COC, Stone Temple Pilots, Creed, Soundgarden...

Sonic Youth – Good-bye 20th Century 0

Sonic Youth – Good-bye 20th Century

sonic youth does it best. of all the bands that are influenced by them, of all the bands that they cover, they always do it best. i listened to his album in its 100...

Solar Twins – Rock The Casbah 0

Solar Twins – Rock The Casbah

i realize these are the days of covering old bands songs, and cashing in. heck, even limp bizkit the worst band in the world, got famous off of george micheal. the solar twins attempt...

Snuff – Numb Nuts 0

Snuff – Numb Nuts

snuff: “dude, let’s superimpose our heads onto bodybuilders bodies and that will be the cover for our new album!” me: “where’s my gun?” snuff: “let’s write a bunch of silly songs that aren’t even...

Snapcase – Designs For Automation 0

Snapcase – Designs For Automation

i’ve always held a soft spot in my heart for snapcase. there’s always been something about this band, to me, which was separate from the rest of the seemingly tough guy, macho, pigeon-headed other...

The Smugglers – Rosie 0

The Smugglers – Rosie

These wacky rockers from Canada are back with yet another album full of garage pop songs that will get your ass shakin out on the dance floor. The Smugglers have been around for a...

Smoking Popes – 1991-1998 0

Smoking Popes – 1991-1998

The smoking popes final full length record (and only decent one), “destination failure” was a favorite of mine about three years ago. A favorite in the sense that it has been my ticket to...

Slum Village – Fanatastic Vol. 2 0

Slum Village – Fanatastic Vol. 2

“Slum Village” is part of the up and coming Detroit hip hop scene. I don’t know if “Kid Rock” or “ICP” count in this circle. The “village” features soon to be super star “Jay...

Slow Fore – Oil 0

Slow Fore – Oil

slow fore manages to pull off the very difficult task of making a highly emotional record that escapes the meaningless lyrical trappings that is characteristic of so much “emo.” the seven tracks of “oil”...

Slick Shoes & Cooter – Split E.P. 0

Slick Shoes & Cooter – Split E.P.

I think someone over at Fueled by Ramen records thinks that they are one funny fuckin motherfucker. Yes someone over at that label is trying to pull a smooth one over on us kids...

Sleater-Kinney – The Hot Rock 0

Sleater-Kinney – The Hot Rock

The title tells you what this is all about. This is hot rock music! Three girls from the northwest just rocking for you. They don’t even care. I still think their last record is...

Sleater Kinney – All Hands On The Bad One 0

Sleater Kinney – All Hands On The Bad One

you can’t help but adore a band of three talented, beautiful girls playing a jet set of harmonic rock n roll. sleater kinney delivers this record whole-heartedly with power and progression, sweat and tears,...

Situation At 1200 – De-Luxe 0

Situation At 1200 – De-Luxe

any band referring to guns n roses and iron maiden in their press release is enough for me, but situation at 1200 does it musically too. influences of hum, float through the cd, but...

Silver Scooter – Orleans Parish 0

Silver Scooter – Orleans Parish

So it says on this record that they are from Texas. They don’t sound like they are from texas. Although I’m not really sure what bands from texas sound like. The only band I...

Shutdown – Something To Prove 0

Shutdown – Something To Prove

shutdown takes their dull as hell brand of frat boy hardcore to disparagingly low levels with their latest ep on victory. the four tunes including the earth shatteringly original “don’t look back” (hmmm anyone...

Showoff – Self-Titled 0

Showoff – Self-Titled

Oh boy! More lame ass I want to sound like blink-182 and all those other Bands. 13 songs of misery..blah blah blah. Not much else to say on this one Kids.

Shiner – Starless 0

Shiner – Starless

I like Shiner. I like this record. It sounds much like their earlier efforts. Big guitars, Melodic vocals, and great production. Think Jawbox tuned down and from the Midwest! Does that sound yummy? Well...

The Shindigs – Self-Titled 0

The Shindigs – Self-Titled

when the shindigs decided to disband a few weeks ago there is no doubt that austin, texas lost one of the best things it had going. lead by the completely stunning and charismatic melissa...

The Shield Around The K (VHS) 0

The Shield Around The K (VHS)

The history of K records as told by Calivin and company. Actually the whole video is 85 minutes of various people saying how much they love Calvin Johnson. Ian MacKaye, Slim Moon, Mecca Normal,...

Shelter – When 20 Summer Pass 0

Shelter – When 20 Summer Pass

I heard the last Shelter record had a ska song on it. Now, I never actually heard this song but can you imagine a ska version of “Flame still burns” or how about a...

Sharks Keep Moving – Self-Titled 0

Sharks Keep Moving – Self-Titled

i saw these guys in seattle last year and was quite impressed. 90 percent of the impression however, was made by their drummer. they had the kid from nineironspitfire playing drums and he blew...

Shake Ray Turbine – The Sauce Of Solution 0

Shake Ray Turbine – The Sauce Of Solution

these guys peaked my curiosity with their interesting rock sound that is occasionally on the abrasive side. most of the songs here start out pretty mellow then progressively rock harder. the drawback here is...