June 2005 Archives
The Place Promised in Our Early Days by Makoto Shinkai (Review)Ultimately, the film is a nostalgic and romantic tale of childhood promises and dreams.
Liz Janes Will Hush Your Weary Heart to SleepThe chance to hear Janes’ voice in an even more stripped down, traditional setting is not without its allure.
First We Waited… Then It Started by Summer Lawns (Review)The long and short of it is that the band sounds just a little too much like Radiohead for their own good.
Waves & Echoes by Portal (Review)Scott Sinfield’s gorgeous atmospherics are sometimes undone by some nondescript programming.
Concert Review: mewithoutYou & Make Believe (June 12, 2005, Omaha, NE)In concert, these songs become absolute maelstroms, as the band handily moves past their punk comparisons and launches right into the stratosphere with ear-shredding noise.
The Baby Teeth Album by Baby Teeth (Review)Baby Teeth makes me love the ’70s all the more.
The Richard Swift Collection, Volume One by Richard Swift (Review)He recalls a sincerely heartbroken Burt Bacharach working more with an acoustic guitar than a piano.
Virðulegu Forsetar by Jóhann Jóhannsson (Review)A highly evocative composition that is both joyful and uplifting, infinitely sad and haunting.
Catch for Us the Foxes by mewithoutYou (Review)An album where nearly every single song grabs you by the throat.
Advent Rising by Donald Mustard, Geremy Mustard (Review)“Advent Rising” is ambitious, but perhaps just a little too ambitious for its own good.