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A Cursive Memory Changes

Released February 19th on Vagrant records, A Cursive Memory is nothing more than your basic power-pop album. The piano riffs are quite pretty at times and there are some fairly effective 80s style guitar solos hidden throughout the album. The albums lyrics, however, sung by a very whiny Colin Baylen, leave a lot to be desired, never really venturing off the safe path often used by artist. However, it’s important to remember that these are just (very, very talented) kids with a lot of room and time left to grow. I expect some pretty big things from them in the future. File this album in your CD collection between A Cursive Memory’s cousins, Something Corporate‘s Leaving through the Window and Motion City Soundtrack‘s Commit This To Memory.

A Cursive Memory’s Website
A Cursive Memory’s Myspace
Vagrant Records

No KidsCome Into My House

What would you get if The Flaming Lips decided on a whim to make a R&B album? You would get ComeInto My House, the debut full length from No Kids. The album itself is very tight, laced with a mesh of marching drums, strings and horns. It’s planned and precise, completely contrasting the norm of a band consisting of members remaining fairly young in age. Released Feb 19th on TomLab Records, come into my house should be in stores now. They’re a great find, so do check them out.

No Kids Myspace
TomLab Records

The Redwalls- The Redwalls

The follow up to the critically-acclaimed album, De Nova, The Redwalls self-titled album, released October 23rd, 2007 was recorded live in an effort to capture the band’s larger-than-life live show. Combining the finer aspects of The Strokes with The Kinks or The Cars, this album features both dance friendly beats with rock fist guitar riffs. You can’t go wrong with that can you? Searching for this album released on Capitol Records would be well worth you effort. Give it a shot.

The Redwalls’ Webpage
The Redwalls’ Myspace
Capital Records

Dub Trio– Another Sound is Dying

Color me impressed. The collective members of Dub Trio have a resume that would make monster.com very proud. They’ve recorded with the likes of 50 Cent, Mos Def, Common, The Fugees, Tupac, and Matisyahu. They’ve also toured with Gogol Bordello, Clutch, Helmet, Gnarls Barkley and The Who. I don’t care what anyone says, that’s kind of a big deal.

What’s even more impressive is their ability to accomplish the achievements listed above without the use of vocals, generally the dynamic views as the driving force of a band. This album is as big as the stages they’ve played and worth a listen. Look for it in stores now, as it was released to the general public Jan. 29th, 2008 on Ipecac Records.

Dub Trio’s Website
Dub Trio’s Myspace
Ipecac Records

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One Response

  1. Young Hollywood does an interview with A Cursive Memory, you can check it out here:
    A Cursive Memory

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