Skip to content

New Music Week Of August 17th, 2009: Modern Sounds Of Electronica

I.D.G.A.F – Breathe Carolina
Electronica duo from Denver come up with the goods on this addictive pop crossover mover EXCEPT who is gonna play a song whose chorus goes: “I don’t give a fuck, I don’t give a fuck…” . Yeah, and bleeping won’t help. Maybe, re-record it, right? The two guys hit it with a cool sneer and it is really a place where Electronica can go and evolve outta the dancefloor and on to the charts. I got another song off the album as well, the title track, “Hello Facination” and it is really good. I’ve been writing about the new face of dance for months, folks like Drop the Lime the who play with a full band. This is the other side, it is like emo rock for drum machine lovers. SINGLE OF THE WEEK.
Jackie Collins Existential Question Time – Manic Street Preacher – After Britpop went bust MSP and Primal Scream were the best possible reasons to take notice of the UK for at least two years but it has been a long time since Every Thing Must Go and though the title deserves it’s own place in rock and roll heaven these aging Marxist’s have done this hard rock punk with a strong hook sound for decades and though I like it fine and they never ever let down live, it is a little been there, done that.
A Whole Lot Better – Brendan Benson
Backwards Down the Numbers – Phish
I saw the Raconteurs (the band he shares with Jack White) opening for Dylan and wasn’t thrilled but I am thrilled by this power pop rocker which recovers from a crap way over the top opening (you’re meant to be Big Star not ELO) but steadies itself nicely with cute harmonies on the chorus and a revved guitar attack holding off the hook just like in the old days. Is this Phish’s best song ever? As song’s go more than possibly, it is to Phish what “Uncle tom’s Band” is to the Grateful Dead -just a song that needs nothing else (though Phish jam out in the end) to make it perfect.
Baby (featuring Raheem Devaugn) – Ghostface Killah
Luv Witch Ya boy (featuring Ron Browz) – Lloyd Banks
It has been three years since Fishscale and Ghostface has gotta try a bit harder. With his hat squarely in the ring as greatest rapper alive Killah keeps on bunting, here to the extremely tedious Raheem. Banks is shouting out G-Unit? If you thought Fitty was deader than Elvis meet the rest of these losers who were just diabolical at Summer Jam a coupla years ago and what hurt G-Unit (the lack of team unity made for a messy amateur show and when they realized the extremely knowledgable audience wasn’t buying it they started hurling chairs into the audienc) still hurts, Banks rap against a two note sample is a fast ride through to the end and the rest of G-Unit ride it hard.
Consider Me Gone – Reba McEntire – This is what McEntire does best, not crap TV sitcoms but over blown country ballads. It is a blousy, bluffy, over-produced, over-wrought, over-sung, hammy bangy pleasure with every instrument in the country spectral world of sound vowing to get that buck outta your pocket.
Bonfire – Third Eye Blind
Architecture – Mutemath
Third Eye Blind, Matchbox 20 and 3 Doors Down belong to this exclusive club called “the really sincere pop bands who think they’re rock bands but aren’t with terrible, terrible bands names”. The thing is if you are a commercial rock band be a commercial rock band, and if you’re a sorta grungy come on for the unwashed masses be that but when you are both you come across as whole new vistas of insincere. It’s like they exist for the sole purpose of having people take Soul Asylum seriously. MuthMath exist for the sole purpose of having people take Mutemath.
Modern Day Delilah – Kiss – Todd Leibowitz things it’s a great return to Kiss ‘s head banging 70s hey day, Gene Simmons thinks Sonic Boom is their best album since Destroyer, I think the guitar solo is really hot shit and I also think it is completely bizarre they can pull this shit off at this stage of the proceedings. This song pounces and claws with a raw and pure metal sound and the voices alone and together are like 3 Robert Plant’s singing in yer ear and the bass weighs the song down so it sinks into the riff.
Melody – Kate Earl
Beach – Mew
It seems to be a week for alternative rockers trying to break pop. Both Earl and Mew are pretty gifted guys and “Melody” especially is a slight, pretty song. Reminds me of a sleek pop rip off of Lily Allen, Mew are the only band this week who have managed to straddle the line between Top Forty Rock and Indie Pop and if I liked the lead singers voice I would be raving about it.

Leave a Comment


Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at

The Daisy Jopling Band To Perform “Who’s Who” At The Transfiguration Church In Tarrytown, NY Sunday May 12th, 2024 7 PM ET

By admin | May 9, 2024 |

The Transfiguration Church in Tarrytown, New York Presents “Who’s Who”, original violin arrangements of iconic songs by The Who performed by the Daisy Jopling Band featuring the Sleepy Hollow High School Chamber Orchestra on Sunday, May 12th, 2024. Location: Transfiguration Church 268 South Broadway Tarrytown, NY 10591 United States Tickets are $25 and can be…

Cyborg Drummer/DJ DRMAGDN Headlining Montauk Music Fest

By admin | April 9, 2024 |

Major Label BMG Records Artist & Producer DRMAGDN Cyborg Drummer / DJ will be making his Montauk Music Fest debut this year in May. DRMAGDN will be the Official Host & MC of The Montauk Music Fest plus play headlining sets on Friday 5/17 and Saturday 5/18 from 10pm-12am at Gurney’s Montauk Resort (290 Old…

RED CARPET EVENT @ Chelsea Table & Stage 4/12/24 Featuring THE AMERICAN RELICS & DRMAGDN

By admin | March 25, 2024 |

On Friday April 12th, 2024 beginning at 6:30 pm ET  there will be a Red Carpet event pre-show sponsored by Tribeca Records at the trendy nightspot Chelsea Table and Stage located in the heart of Chelsea at 152 west 26th street (inside the Hilton Fashion Hotel) in NYC. The Red Carpet will be followed by…

Live Review: Composer Randy Edelman Live at Chelsea T&S “2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Massacre” 03/16/24 and Record Release in NYC

By admin | March 17, 2024 |

There was an infinite vitality of velvet green flowing deliciously through the air as Composer Randy Edelman presented his 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Massacre at the trendy new nightspot Chelsea Table & Stage in the heart of NYC on March 16, 2024….. a vivacious close to the spirited Irish Parade. His music is the…

DRMAGDN: Cyborg Drummer/DJ Debuts @ Chelsea T&S With Retro 80’s Party & Red Carpet Event 4/12/24

By admin | February 29, 2024 |

BMG recording artist, producer and World renowned, Global Touring Electrifying Powerhouse, DRMAGDN: Cyborg Drummer and DJ will make his debut at the popular, trendy night spot Chelsea Table & Stage (located at 152 west 26th street inside the Hilton Hotel) on  Friday April 12, 2024 @ 9:00PM. DRMAGDN will be celebrating his high energy brand of Electronic Dance Music (EDM)…

Going Steady: New Singles 2-23-24- 2-29-24 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2024 |

dance pop, gooey confection

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 2-16-24 – 2-22-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2024 |

75K EAUs is abysmal

Our Friend Tony Orlando’s Farewell Tour

By admin | February 25, 2024 |

“I still hit the ball, I just can’t run the bases!!!”

Sneak Peaks: New Album releases 3-1-24 – 3-7-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 25, 2024 |

contenders for the best punk rock around

Child Bite, Lamb Of God, Pantera At Madison Square Garden, Thursday, February 22nd, 2024, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 25, 2024 |

A three hours of hard rock, metal not metal, swift, loud, egoless pure metal

Scroll To Top