by: Sam Farzin, KUCI Music Director
We Were Promised Jetpacks - These Four Walls [Fatcat]
These dudes are gonna tour with Frightened Rabbit and the Twilight Sad. Like those bands, this band is Scottish. This is dynamic indie rock.
Discovery - LP [XL]
This is a Ra Ra Rioter and a Vampire Weekender (the Persian one) making mid 90s R&B.
Battlehooch - Piecechow [Self-Released]
This is a skronktastic insane DIY genre-melting thing.
PRE - Hope Freaks [Skin Graft]
This is poppy no-wave.
Bad Veins - Bad Veins [Dangerbird]
This is pretty and orchestral tunage; this band's live set up includes a reel-to-reel. Take that iPod!
Gay Beast - Second Wave [Skin Graft]
This is like James Chance and Franz Ferdinand holding hands.
Summer Cats - Songs For Tuesdays [Slumberland]
This Aussie-flavored C86 cuteness.
Indian Jewelry - Sangles Redux 2002-2005 [Girlgang]
This is a singles and b-sides collection by these Cali/Tex noise popdroners.
Dan Melchior Und Das Menace - Thankyou Very Much [S.S.]
This album rules! Dan Melchior used to play a lot with Holly Golightly and Billy Childish. This album is like; F it. Just play it. It's so good! Fuzzy, garage-rocky--but also no-wavey and a Fall reference is hard to avoid...PLAY IT!