The Earlies – Bring It Back Again (CD Review)

The Earlies are always hard to describe. They can be as strange and intoxicating as the Polyphonic Spree, effortlessly downtempo like the Beta Band or experimental like nobody else. ‘Bring It Back Again’ seems to have every side of The Earlies in it. There are layers upon layers of gentle sounds that coalesce into a groove that is unique, expansive and satisfying sound.


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The single is backed with ‘Sometimes Tomorrow Pt. 2′ a track that begins with spaced out sounds and woodwind before building slowly into a complex instrumental that is a complete delight.

Label : 679

Release Date : 28 February 2005

Website : www.theearlies.com

Tracklisting

  • Bring It Back Again
  • Sometimes Tomorrow Pt. 2

The House Of Love – Days Run Away (CD Review)

‘Days Run Away’ is a collection of songs that bear little resemblance with the indie House of Love of old or the very pop laced tracks of the later albums and singles. This album has a maturity which is to be expected, the new sound is jaunty but measured. There is nothing in the way of earth shattering sounds or music that blows its ways through barriers of genre or taste. What there are, are some very pleasant songs with an occasional country rock twist.




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If you were expecting ‘Destroy The Heart’ or ‘Christine’ then you’ll be massively disappointed. If, however, you quite liked ‘The Beatles And The Stones’ and ‘Shine On’ then this could be the album you’ve been waiting for.

Label : Art and Industry

Release Date : 28 February 2005

Website : www.thehouseoflove.co.uk

Tracklisting

  • Love You Too Much
  • Gotta Be That Way
  • Maybe You Know
  • Kinda Love
  • Money And Time
  • Days Run Away
  • Already Gone
  • Wheels
  • Kit Carter
  • Anyday I Want

The House of Love are Guy Chadwick (vocals, guitar), Terry Bickers (guitar, vocals), Pete Evans (drums), Matt Jury (bass).

ALR & Pixiesmusic.com Team Up!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, February 23, 2005

AMERICAN LAUNDROMAT RECORDS & PIXIESMUSIC.COM TEAM UP TO PRESENT THE CAULFIELD SISTERS!!!

Huntington, NY – Joe Spadaro (American Laundromat Records), and Sean T. Rayburn (pixiesmusic.com) team up to present The Caulfield Sisters “Say It With Fire” CD-EP. The CD offers six original songs that were recorded and produced by Paolo De Gregorio (a.k.a. Mr. Grieves) at Mother West Studios in NYC.
THE CAULFIELD SISTERS have been called the Brooklyn Breeders and were named one of “NYC’s 10 Bands to Watch” by Time Out New York magazine. “Fans of Belly, Galaxie 500, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Throwing Muses, and Juliana Hatfield will LOVE this band.” says ALR founder and president, Joe Spadaro, “… I just fell in love with The Caulfield Sisters the moment I heard ‘Phoebe’s song’ and had to work with them. I haven’t been this excited about a band since discovering The Blake Babies and The Pixies back in the 80’s.”

“The Caulfield Sisters embody the finest elements of what has become the New York Sound. Listen to ‘Say It With Fire’ on the subway, or while walking around Sheridan Square, and you’ve got the perfect soundtrack to Manhattan life. They are the most played band on my iPod”. Sean T. Rayburn, (pixiesmusic.com).

‘Say It With Fire’ track listing:
01. Phoebe’s Song
02. Cash
03. Box of Glass
04. Fine
05. Higher
06. Mosquito

The Caulfield Sisters are a NYC-based trio featuring former members of the band Pee Shy, guitarist/ accordionist Cindy Wheeler, and bassist Mary Guidera, with new addition drummer Kristen Mueller (Gloria Deluxe, Hidden Driveways). Pee Shy spent 4 years and 2 albums on Mercury Records, and enjoyed critical acclaim, many years as a favorite on the CMJ charts, and some commercial radio play.

Ten years of collaboration between Cindy and Mary find The Caulfield Sisters musically more sophisticated and sonically grander than Pee Shy. Mary’s solid melodic bass lines and haunting backing vocals, are the perfect cradle for Cindy’s airy vocals, reverb drenched guitar and the occasional beauty that is her trademark, accordion feedback. They’ve landed coveted opening slots for bands like Interpol, and will be joining Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses, 50 Foot Wave), John Strohm (The Blake Babies), Vic Chesnutt, and others on the upcoming ALR CD; “High School Reunion” which will tribute songs that appeared in some of the great 80’s films such as; Fast Time at Ridgemont High, Say Anything, Valley Girl, Breakfast Club, and more.

“If you are familiar with J.D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye,…” the band explains, “…The Caulfield Sisters are the musical metaphor of Phoebe, little sister of Salinger’s anti-hero Holden Caulfield; Holden’s Phoebe, the little sister as savior, a glimmer of hope in a blue coat, a sonic swirl, a beautiful blur that keeps whirling past you on the Merry-go-round.”

Joe Spadaro and Sean T. Rayburn have collaborated before on projects, and share a huge passion for music. “Our only goal here is to introduce as many people as we can to this great band. We think The Caulfield Sisters deserve to be heard and we want to help them in any way we can”.