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The Pharcyde – Testing The Water 0

The Pharcyde – Testing The Water

Wow, this layout really sucks. Hey guy’s did we need the address for your booking agent on the inside sleeve and covering the entire back case as well? I don’t think so. Don’t even...

Pengo – …Climbs The Holy Mountain 0

Pengo – …Climbs The Holy Mountain

Unfortunately, this one kind of went over my head… which is actually why I respect it. This album is pengo’s fifth live performance, a performance accompanying the first 31 minutes of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s film,...

Peepshot – Welcome 0

Peepshot – Welcome

in the micro world of alt-country, the more things change, the more things stay the same. between the blue collar sensibility in the songwriting and the straight faced appeal of two guitar rock the...

Pedro The Lion – Winners Never Quit 0

Pedro The Lion – Winners Never Quit

let me get a few things straight. I don’t do the beards. And I don’t do the Christian rock. For some unknown reason Pedro the Lion allows lines like “The good Lord smiled” to...

Asie Payton – Worried 0

Asie Payton – Worried

The often elusive Asie Payton, who opted to tend his dirt farm rather than record a blues album, died of a heart attack in 1997 before any solid recordings could be done. After his...

Paul Newman – Machine Is Not Broken 0

Paul Newman – Machine Is Not Broken

this is the third full-length record from these chicago instrumentalists. this record impressed me. i know, i know, when you think chicago music with no vocals you think tortoise and others alike. well, this...

Park Ave. – When Jamie Went To London 0

Park Ave. – When Jamie Went To London

described as a pop group, i expected something like bis when i read the band info. but it wasn’t. it was teenager mellow pop. the group didn’t even have their own instruments. i was...

Papa Roach – Infest 0

Papa Roach – Infest

So I happened to be at the living hell known as the Warped Tour a few weeks ago cos Weezer was playing and it was free, so what the hell. Me and Travis figured...

PanAmerican – 360 Business / 360 Bypass 0

PanAmerican – 360 Business / 360 Bypass

Chicago’s sound is notorius these days, running from the hype of the Tortoise-ed new jazz all the way across city traffic over to Casey Rice’s studio. PanAmerican definitely don’t break any of the speed...

Overthrow – React 0

Overthrow – React

oh no, pics of dudes in basketball jerseys jumpin in the crowd. don’t you hate it when they put pics on the record of a buncha kids singin along to these nobody bands, and...

Osker – Treatment 5 0

Osker – Treatment 5

remember back in 95 right after mainstream punk hit big and there were about 8 bands at your high school that sounded like green day? well, osker is out to make sure that you...

Orchid / Red Scare – Split 7" 0

Orchid / Red Scare – Split 7"

this is the soundtrack to someone beating up your grandmother with a monkey wrench in the middle of the street. Orchid plays brutal fast paced hardcore . . .hmmm, when I say that you...

On Point – Demo 0

On Point – Demo

4:20 (weed sucks!) : “come to the show high as fuck, you just smoked up all your luck. YOU LOST IT! hang your head in disgrace while my straightedge gang will put you in...

One King Down – Gravity Wins Again 0

One King Down – Gravity Wins Again

Damn, better than I thought. Not so on the neo-metal tip as their contemporaries or obsessed with the old school thing either. Heavy riffs, genuine scrawling vocals, some tricky guitar playing, and solid arrangements....

Old Man Gloom – Meditations In B 0

Old Man Gloom – Meditations In B

I guess this is supposed to be an alien signal transmitted by some life force beyond this world. To me it sounds like these aliens own a couple of Neurosis/Tribes of Neurot records. Distortion,...

*NSYNC – No Strings Attached 0

*NSYNC – No Strings Attached

Just like Boyz II Men, ‘N SYNC has really grown up, and it would seem that Motown Philly’s back again· for the third time. No Strings Attached touches on everything on these growing men’s...

No Use For A Name – More Betterness 0

No Use For A Name – More Betterness

let me explain the theory behind just about every fat release. the drums go doo dat-doo doo dat, while the guitar plays the same 2 note lead in every song. hey nufan! when you...

Notaword – Self-Titled 7" 0

Notaword – Self-Titled 7"

This label keeps putting out quality music. So far everything I’ve heard I’ve loved. And all the layouts I’ve given an A+. This band gives off a very East Coast post hard core feel,...

No Redeeming Social Value – THC 0

No Redeeming Social Value – THC

this is one of those shock rock, “we’re all about fuckin chicks, drinkin beer, and not givin a fuck” kinda things. except these guys sound like slayer. either this is supposed to make us...

Nora – Theneverendingyouline 0

Nora – Theneverendingyouline

Shrill painful vocals, beefy guitars, backward baseball caps, Nora has it all. Five songs in total, but it seems like there are thirty. Each song goes from a dime stopping hush, to a blurting...

NOFX – The Decline 0

NOFX – The Decline

i think nofx figured out all their songs sound the same, so they’d finally make it easy on us and just put all the songs on 1 continuous track. i’m not sure if i...

Nine Inch Nails – The Fragile 2

Nine Inch Nails – The Fragile

I listened to this from Portland, Oregon to Los Angeles, California. I didn’t think much of it. It wasn’t bad. It wasn’t good. It was just there. A nice soundtrack for our drive through...

New Wet Kojack – Do Things 0

New Wet Kojack – Do Things

New Wet Kojack, comprised of members of GVSB, Grey Matter, and other notables have returned with some accomplished song writing and music. ‘Sultry Rock’ may be the best way to put it. The kind...

The New Rising Sons – Self-Titled E.P. 0

The New Rising Sons – Self-Titled E.P.

All I can think of for some reason is Medevil Times. You know the resturant. I’ve never been there but ever since I saw “The Cable Guy” (which by the way is great fucking...

Neutrino – Motion Picture Soundtrack 0

Neutrino – Motion Picture Soundtrack

first thing i thought when i heard this was, “these guys are from chicago.” closer inspection revealed my suspicion as accurate. steve albini recorded this, hence: it sounds awesome. throughout this entire 10 song...

The Nerve Agents – Days Of The White Owl 0

The Nerve Agents – Days Of The White Owl

These guys have that Misfits, Damned, 45 Grave look thing goin on. Appropriately, they even cover 45 grave here. The face paint thing brings early Ink & Dagger to mind as well. Musically they...

Nerf Herder – How To Meet Girls 0

Nerf Herder – How To Meet Girls

When I first moved to Los Angeles about three years ago Nerf Herder was on Arista records and was also in the process of making this record. I ended up blowing a few rolls...

The National Acrobat – Self-Titled 0

The National Acrobat – Self-Titled

i have to say, this is probably the best band i’ve heard coming out of louisville in quite some time. this is pretty good stuff very much in the vein of universal order of...

Nash Kato – Debutante 0

Nash Kato – Debutante

1 cup – voice of monster magnet 1 teaspoon – part electro cheese sound effects 1 cup – gospel backup singers 1 cup – country roots and tobacco spit 1 cup – potential for...

98 Mute – Slow Motion Riot 0

98 Mute – Slow Motion Riot

Growing up in the south bay and listening to punk rock can be a difficult thing. 98 Mute is from the south bay just as I am. If you are involved in punk rock...

Tom LoMacchio – Five Years Later 0

Tom LoMacchio – Five Years Later

The first time I heard Tom LoMacchio I knew this guy was just overflowing with talent. This new record is beautifully crafted by himself and some help from a few friends and is the...

The Line – Dissimilar 0

The Line – Dissimilar

First of all, I feel just by reviewing “The Line” I am put in a conflict of interest. So my first words of advice to this band are to change your name as soon...

Simon Joyner – The Lousy Dance 0

Simon Joyner – The Lousy Dance

slow swaying prettied up folk music is what simon joyner plays. with a bob dylan influence, simon joyner will have you with lighter in hand swaying in the dark. don’t forget the hint of...

Murder City Devils – Dancing Shoes 7" 0

Murder City Devils – Dancing Shoes 7"

This is what I call ROCK N’ ROLL. Two ass-kicking songs that will leave you bloody and loving it. The flipside is a pre-view of their new Sub-Pop album, yep these kids will be...