Archive for May, 2010

Top 20 Charts – 5/5/10

May 5, 2010

1 – MGMT        Congratulations     Columbia

2 – JONSI    Go    XL

3 – CARIBOU    Swim    Merge

4 – DUM DUM GIRLS     I Will Be        Sub Pop

5 – BROKEN BELLS    Broken Bells    Columbia

6 – ROKY ERICKSON W/OKKERVIL RIVER        True Love Cast Out All Evil    Anti

7 – BLACK TAMBOURINE    Black Tambourine    Slumberland

8 – DR. DOG     Shame, Shame      Anti

9 – MINUS THE BEAR    Omni     Dangerbird

10 -FRIGHTENED RABBIT    The Winter of Mixed Drinks      Fat Cat

11 -MURDER BY DEATH     Good Morning, Magpie         Vagrant

12 – JJ    No.3        Secretly Canadian

13 – MIDLAKE    The Courage Of Others        Bella Union

14 – GOLDFRAPP        Head First     Mute

15 – DRINK UP BUTTERCUP     Born And Thrown On A Hook     Yep Roc

16 – ORGAN BEATS   Sleep When We Are Dead   Self-Released

17 – LIARS    Sisterworld    Mute

18 – HOT CHIP        One Life Stand    Astralwerks

19 – STRANGE BOYS      Be Brave     In The Red

20 – JOHNNY CASH    American VI: Ain’t No Grave     Lost Highway

*The LoveSound Magazine Top 20 Charts come from a collection of reports from a group of wonderful college radio, public radio, and internet radio stations!

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Next In Line

May 4, 2010

I’m not going to say a lot about Matthew Gair’s new album ‘And She Whispered I Told You So…’, because there’s not a lot to say.
The name Matthew Gair is far from being a household name in the US, as a matter of fact, he’s not even got an underground name for himself in the States yet.
I would have a hard time believing that things won’t just keep getting better for Mr. Gair, though.
This South African singer/songwriter is knocking on the door of the room that holds the likes of Damien Rice, David Gray,  Sam Beam, and  Colin Meloy.
Enjoy….  I think you will….

LoveSound Rating – 7/10

Favorite Tracks – ‘Halo’ & ‘Number 37’

Matthew Gair – http://www.MatthewGair.com

Don’t Let The Name Fool You…

May 3, 2010

I fear they will sell less records due to their name…
When you see the name Evangenitals, there are several genres that come to mind – Metal, Screamo, Emo, Novelty, Comedy, etc.  But, you certainly wouldn’t think, “Ya know, I bet this group is filled with musical intelligence and raw talent at every angle, especially in their female lead singer.  I can’t wait to hear this mellow blend of eclectic tunes based around a country vibe…”.  Okay, if you haven’t guessed by now, then that’s exactly what you should think!

Evangenitals are based in Los Angeles, California and lead by front-girl Juli Crockett.  Their new self-titled ep is 7 tracks worth of listening pleasure.  I mean, the songs are so good that the name, the album art, or even me telling you about them simply will not do it justice.  And, here we go with comparisons again…. It honestly gives me the same feel as She & Him (which is, for those of you that don’t know, a project consisting of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward) but, I’ll go ahead and say it, I like this considerably more!!

So, if you can get past the name, do!  If you love the name already, then, you’re set!  Go buy this album from iTunes!

LoveSound Rating – 7/10

Favorite Tracks – ‘Home’ & ‘Work Song’

Evangenitals – http://www.myspace.com/evangenitals