From its auspicious packaging of cute cartoon caricatures of animals, it's easy to pass off Heart to Elk by Point Juncture, WA (who are really from Oregon) as another cutesy album made by indie rock kids that have a knack for writing songs that will...

Do you enjoy tea parties and cucumber sandwiches? Do you make regular visits to your grandmother, or in other cases, your local senior citizens' home? Does your wardrobe consist of mostly sweaters, slacks, and loafers (vintage, of course)? If so, you probably already know about...

When it comes to pop music, bands can try to "defy convention" in a myriad of ways. Some reach for far off musical influences, seeking to add some contrived spice to their normally pedestrian songwriting. Some try to create jarring textures that say to the...

Anyone familiar with Interpol's Antics might notice a strange similarity between that and the first few seconds of Little Brazil's Son. This is actually a compliment, but it all goes downhill from there. If this interviewer was age 16 or below, then Son might be...

"I feel like music can put thoughts in people's minds. It's there to lay blueprints." -- Phil Moore...

Sometimes the best records are the ones you don't get off on the right foot with. I can honestly say that I one hundred percent hated bands like Guided By Voices and Sonic Youth after my initial encounters with them, and now they're some of...