Archive for October, 2004

Cordovan – Cordovan

October 28th, 2004

One Man Cordovan

From the combined forces of trip hop and jazz comes a new one-man act called Cordovan (AKA Greg Reeves). Reeves utilizes his experience and skill as a musician, having played in bands of several different styles, to create fresh new grooves for even the most novice of dance beat aficionados. Though the first track “Magma” starts out with a lush, pulsating, heavy elegance near to predecessor DJ Shadow, Reeves deftly switches gears to enthrall listeners with his own brand of electronic salad. Read more…

By Elizabeth Halvorsen Posted in Reviews

Lloyd Banks – The Hunger For More

October 27th, 2004

Through Hunger, Comes Passion

It seems that the G-Unit camp just refuses to stop flooding the industry with new music. Lloyd Banks is now coming at us, with his aptly titled The Hunger For More. Does this mix-tape master have the skills to hold his own record? In a word, yes. Read more…

By Fred Pilarczyk Posted in Reviews

The Hives – Tyrannosaurus Hives

October 27th, 2004

A Living Dinosaur

Late 70’s punk rock, much like late 60’s hard rock had a raw confident sound. An unrefined, brash and fun approach to distorted guitar and blues swing. Each era saw some of its’ brightest move on to explore unfamiliar territory with strikingly surprising success. Now, in 2004, The Hives have landed their own fusion bomb of energetic garage rock diversity. Read more…

By Raymond Flotat Posted in Reviews

The Prodigy (Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned) –

October 26th, 2004

A Day Late, A Buck Short

Seven years after 1997’s The Fat of the Land, The Prodigy is back with a new album, Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned. After such a hiatus, expectations for AONO would be relatively high. After all, these were the same kids who had us screaming out lyrics to “Firestarter” and baiting us to smack our bitches up. Prepare for disappointment. Read more…

By Ben De Leon Posted in Reviews

Ween Cancels Rest of Fall Tour

October 23rd, 2004

Ween has announced that due to “personal reasons” they have cancelled the rest of their fall/halloween tour. Read more…

By Raymond Flotat Posted in News

Flaming Lips Working On New Studio Album

October 13th, 2004

The Flaming Lips have been working on a new studio album that is slated to be called At War With the Mystics. The band has also completed a song for the upcoming cartoon movie SpongeBob & Patrick Confront the Psychic Wall of Energy and are currently working on their long awaited self-made movie Christmas on Mars. Read more…

By Raymond Flotat Posted in News

Killswitch Engage – The End of Heartache

October 6th, 2004

Aching For A Bit More

Storming in on the coattails of the post metalcore-meets-emo wave, Killswitch Engage have quickly made a name for themselves after their solid major label release, Alive or Just Breathing. But with that initial success came a blow that threatened to derail that success – the loss of their original lead singer. Perhaps nothing characterizes a particular band more than its vocalist, something that holds true particularly in the metal community. But despite finding a solid replacement, The End of Heartache remains a slightly uneasy blend of styles. Read more…

By Taylor Whipple Posted in Reviews