Archive Tag: review
Future Monarchs Weird Weather
“They might not be ready to rule a country, but the ‘Weird Weather’ should be allowed to rule your stereo for a while.”
Album review: They Might Be Giants, Nanobots
“Over three decades as They Might Be Giants, the Brooklyn duo of John Flansburgh and John Linnell have developed into a sort of post-modern Flanders & Swann, crafting sharp, witty and entertaining little satires on contemporary mores, set to a dizzying range of styles chosen for humorous emphasis.
On Nanobots, they cram 25 tracks into 45 minutes, ranging from “Call You Mom”, a brisk Sixties rocker, and the quietly threatening secret-service satire “Black Ops”, to “The Darlings of Lumberland”, an infectious, multi-sectioned jazz suite of accordion, sax and bass clarinet. “Tesla” offers a two-minute potted biography of the scientist, while “Sleep” undertakes a complex philosophical discussion of daily renewal in just 38 seconds.
Download: Black Ops; Tesla; Sleep; The Darlings of Lumberland”
Ken Stringfellow review in the new issue of Classic Rock magazine
The Impaler Speaks: Tsar – The Dark Stuff EP
Great TSAR review
Tsar – The Dark Stuff EP (Aderra)
Have you heard? Tsar is back. Wait a second. Reset. Have you heard?! TSAR IS BACK!!! Yes, the power-pop monsters from Los Angeles that – alongside such contemporaries (and tour-mates) as Marvelous 3 (of course I threw in a Butch Walker reference… why…