Thursday, April 15, 2010

"Oh Lord" - Foxy Shazam

Since the band 'The Darkness' ceased being relevant several years ago, there's been a clear void in lead singers worthy enough to evoke the spirit of the late Freddie Mercury. Enter Cincinnati-based Foxy Shazam, and their glam rock lead singer Eric Sean Nally. Their self titled album was released earlier this week, and does not disappoint from top to bottom. Fat bottomed that is.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

"Opposite of Adults" - Chiddy Bang

You ever notice how sometimes a business you thought was closed down all of a sudden reopens with a banner proudly proclaiming "Under New Management!" Thought being that such an announcement will easily absolve the operation from any previous shortcomings that may have plagued the original incarnation. That's sort of what we have going on here. To streamline things and improve the site going forward, there will be an emphasis more on content and regular updates. And while we're on the topic of new management, what better way to kick off the relaunch than the band MGMT-- well sorta. If you haven't heard their new album yet, it's a stark departure from the synth driven ballads of their debut. In fact, I gave it one listen and found it pretty forgettable. But fear not, because I present to you Philadelphia based hip hop ensemble Chiddy Bang, who have manged to take MGMT's hit "Kids" and turn it into something even better. Look for their album to be dropping later this month.