Bastille – Bad Blood – CD

Bastille – Bad Blood – CD

Bastille – Bad Blood – CD (Virgin Records) Like many others I became aware of Bastille due to their infectious hit “Pompeii” with its great driving rhythm, haunting vocal lines and unique instrumentation structure. As I dug deeper into this indie electronic...
Butterfly Joe – Butterfly Joe – CD

Butterfly Joe – Butterfly Joe – CD

Butterfly Joe – Butterfly Joe – CD (Razler Records) Do the names Joe Genaro and Dean Sabatino sound familiar? How about Joe Jack and Dean Clean? Yes, it’s one-half on the infamous Dead Milkmen. While this band has that same quirky feel, the songs...
Bargain Music – 77 03 – CD

Bargain Music – 77 03 – CD

Bargain Music – 77 03 – CD (Beatville Records) Maybe it’s just because they’re from Long Beach, CA too, but Bargain Music just wants to be Sublime. Everything about this is a complete rip-off: lyrical and vocal style, the ska influence, all of...
Billy Mahonie – The Big Dig – CD

Billy Mahonie – The Big Dig – CD

Billy Mahonie – The Big Dig – CD (Beggars Banquet) Boy, this one is a tough one to really put my finger on. It’s all instrumental. The name of the band seems to come from a character in the cool film Flatliners, starring K. Sutherland, J. Roberts, K....
Bela – ‘Til Summer Ends – CD

Bela – ‘Til Summer Ends – CD

Bela – ‘Til Summer Ends – CD (Mother West) I’ve been listening to this CD for hours on end trying to figure out who they remind me of and it just hit me. They are a way mellower The Dream Academy. Remember the band that did that song Life in a...
Blue Spark – Transmitter – CD

Blue Spark – Transmitter – CD

Blue Spark – Transmitter – CD (Goodink Records) Another great cow punk release for me to review for this issue of MR. This band has a more rockin’ sound as compared to the other cow punk releases we’ve received. I also loved the use of the...