Summer Fiction

So, funny story. Well, sort of. I was stalking Twitter, as usual (what the hell else do you do on Twitter?), when I see our good buddy Dave Rawkblog absolutely GUSHING about this random band, Summer Fiction. With the respect I have for Dave’s music taste (and more-than-occasional distaste – if you read […]

[Hype Hype Hooray] How Frightened Rabbit Could Turn Into Smash Mouth

Every [two weeks?] Jamie Hale takes a long, hard look at the music industry and the blog scene that feeds it. Here, he releases those findings and makes snarky, sarcastic remarks. Admittedly, both Jamie and Knox Road are a part of this scene. So sue us.

I used to LOVE Smash Mouth. […]

Pastel Group

It’s Free EP Friday! Pastel Group, out of Boston (in case you can’t tell from the album title below), began as the solo project of singer/songwriter Nick Pastel and turned into a threesome after the first songs were recorded. Now we have the privilege of hearing guy-girl harmonies with the original experimental pop.


[MP3] The Good Natured: “Be My Animal”

Lots of Sarah McIntosh this week (check out her Sufjan cover here, or just scroll down the page). Remember how “Prisoner” was the free b-side to the “Be My Animal” single? Well, Be My Animal was released via KIDS November 1, as expected, and now it’s available for free download.

One thing I […]

Hometown: Glorious

I’ve decided to make “Hometown: Glorious” an annual Thanksgiving post, with basically the same content every time. There’s nothing like a little familiarity to set a tone around this time of year.

For everyone in The US, Happy Thanksgiving, and for everyone else, I bet your family and friends would love a catch […]

[MP3] High Highs: “Open Season”

While I’m not entirely sold on their first single (uh oh, did I actually start off a post with some slight negative words? blogging no-no!), any band opening for The Radio Dept. deserves my attention (Knitting Factory, November 30).

High Highs are a relatively new group from New York and clearly have a […]

Mrs. Magician

I’m just full of spooky shit these past few days! Who says Thanksgiving can’t be the next Halloween?? Lots of people, probably.

I’m not one of them. Plus, Mrs. Magician’s music isn’t that creepy when you actually listen to it. But if that album cover doesn’t scare you, then you scare me.

Anyway…Mrs. […]

yaya club

Darren Vincent, from Glasgow, UK, is yaya club. And that’s about all I know. Not that I need to know more after reading his bio on MySpace:

yaya club is a torn canvas, slightly worn by years of washing at unsuitable temperatures, which will one day develop to a stage where it is […]

Arrica Rose & the …’s are back

Arrica Rose, the wonderful woman who brought us I Heart and the first, um, Arrica Rose material, is back with a new album, titled Antebellum. The EP was released November 15 (last week) and features three intense tracks. It’s comfort music as winter descends upon us. On Antebellum, Rose expertly pins her fragile […]

[Abby’s Road] Promise me you’ll never forget me…

… because if I thought you would I’d never leave. -A.A. Milne

Over the last year I’ve been lucky to have found an outlet for my ramblings. Being able to harness my twisted, musical stream-of-consciousness thoughts into a cohesive, short-ish blurb in the blogosphere is wonderful and meditative, despite how many […]