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Long before Billy Corgan cornered the market on superfluous melancholy-rock … … there was Australian trio Crowded House and its 1986 smash single, “Don’t Dream It’s Over.” Perhaps it’s not fair to allow one song to usurp an entire band’s sound and career – but honestly, we’re so obsessed with this one that we’re just […]
It starts with a single snare blast, but over the next measure and a half it unrolls into a crescendo of sound that rivals any other on the track. We’re talking about the drum fill a half-minute or so into Mondo Cozmo‘s anthemic debut single, “Shine.” To casual listeners, it’s probably the least memorable aspect of […]
In the digital age, every band has got to have a schtick. For The Lemon Twigs, at least from what we can tell thus far, it’s assuming an over-the-top (and difficult to take seriously) neo-hipster look while churning out music that’s actually really, really good. Perhaps the teen-aged D’Addario brothers inherited the talent from their once-famous musician […]