Dwarves – Come Clean – CD

Dwarves – Come Clean – CD

Dwarves – Come Clean – CD (Epitaph Records) How’s it Done is a very Ramones-ish tune that is a catchy lead-off to this release. After the initial track the Dwarves burst into their standard punk rock style. Over You is a more industrial influenced...
Deep Reduction – Deep Reduction – CD

Deep Reduction – Deep Reduction – CD

Deep Reduction – Deep Reduction – CD (Get Hip Recordings) On first listen I thought of the Stooges fronted by a sedate Iggy, butmid-periodd R.E.M. keeps spring to mind as well due to the instrumentalizations. It has its moments, but overall has too much of...
Divit – Low Speed Chase – CD

Divit – Low Speed Chase – CD

Divit – Low Speed Chase – CD (Coldfront Records) This band has the punk with a pop edge sound. The sound is fast and the vocals are clean. I really like the lyrics for their positive slant. This band would be a treat to see live. - Mite Mutant...
Drown – Kerosene – CD

Drown – Kerosene – CD

Drown – Kerosene – CD (Slipdisc Records) / Mercury) I don’t know, isn’t there enough of this around…this is Korn wannabee stuff. I mean, I could definitely hear this on top 40 alternacrap radio and MTV. It seems like more product because...
Dance Hall Crashers – Purr – CD

Dance Hall Crashers – Purr – CD

Dance Hall Crashers – Purr – CD (Pink & Black Records) The Dance Hall Crashers are back and on their own label…no more major label blues. They still play the same great ska-flavored punk-pop and Elyse & Karina’s vocals make me melt. Among the...
Discount – Love, Billy – CD

Discount – Love, Billy – CD

Discount – Love, Billy – CD (Fueled by Ramen Records) Discount covers five Billy Bragg songs on this EP. They are a grrrl fronted garage punk band. The vocalist Allison sounds very natural singing these songs, almost like she wrote them. The songs sound...