Category Archives: electronica

YYY – A Tribute to the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds

In an interview, Austin Carson, who is YYY, talked about being inspired by the same Phil Spector “wall of sound” that inspired Brian Wilson, but for most of the album (and all the songs from Pet Sounds itself) he never really achieves that. Where he succeeds is not in the wall, but more in the corners, the subtleties where his… Read more »

Review: Prints – Just Thoughts

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Label: Temporary Residence Limited Released: August 5, 2008 I hear enough Prince on Just Thoughts to make me wonder if Prints is really a clever play on the Purple One’s name. Either way, the four tracks on this EP show both similarities and key differences between Prints and Prince. Prints does manage to find a similar ability to find solid… Read more »

Chemical Brothers announce Brotherhood

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THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS ANNOUNCE BEST OF COLLECTION “BROTHERHOOD” RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 2 NEW DIGITAL SINGLE: “MIDNIGHT MADNESS” RELEASED ON AUGUST 19 Following their fifth consecutive UK number 1 album last year, the GRAMMY® award winning We Are The Night (Best Electronic/Dance Album), The Chemical Brothers return with Brotherhood a Best Of collection with a kick and a twist, set for… Read more »

Review: Hot Chip – Made in the Dark

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Label: Astralwerks Released: February 4, 2008 Chuck and I tried this once before with Out_Circuit’s Pierce the Empire with a Sound. It went well enough that we decided to take another shot at it with Hot Chip’s latest, Made in the Dark. Things definitely had a better flow this time and I was surprised at how well we fed off… Read more »