Mixtapes – A Short Collection of Short Songs

You may remember Mixtapes from my review of their split with Milwaukee’s Direct Hit!, about which I said: “…the least convincing band rivalry since Radon burned that church down and Bad Religion wrote them a really stern letter.” Hey, go check out their joint video if that has you curious! So, since then the boys and girl in […]

Stegosaur – Adventure 7″

The excellently-named Stegosaur hail from San Antonio, Texas, and play tremulous indie power-pop with delicate sensitivity and walloping distorted choruses. The Adventure 7″ boasts three such tracks. Opener ‘A Headache’ opens with simple palm-mutes and a tamborine underpinning the lines “Strike a balance between mean and pop sensibility hoping the tracks that we chose keep the interest […]

French For Cartridge – Oooh! 7″

Who are French For Cartridge, aside from responsible for sickly MS Paint-esque artwork? They’re art-pop duo Catherine Hontz and Henri Vaxby, a pair of European musicians who met at London’s Goldsmiths College. You might know them via the older moniker of Cartridge, a name apparently abandoned after a few line-up changes. And now to abandon […]