Tag Archive: indie

May 09

Music Review: "As You Were" by Brother (2006)

"As You Were" is a compilation of fan-selected favorites from Brother’s 13-year pre-Pax Romana repitoire, from Black White to Urban Cave. The tracks chosen, though limited to only one disc, match up well to my personal favorites mix, Point of View. To fit as many songs as possible, most of the tracks have been edited …

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Mar 14

Music Review: "Pax Romana MMV" by Brother (2005)

As promised, here’s my review of Brother’s Pax Romana MMV. The grading scheme is as follows. Really Bad Bad OK Good Excellent 1. Photograph This band’s sound at the start of this track, particularly the guitars, is reminscent of their 1997 release Digging Bone. The up-beat bagpipe-drive bridge harkens back to Black Stone Tramp. The …

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Mar 01

Music Review: "Urban Cave" by Brother (2003)

Brother is one of my favorite bands. The following is a slightly modified version of review of their 2003 release "Urban Cave". I’ll be posting a review of their latest album "Pax Romana MMV" soon. The grading scheme is as follows. Really Bad Bad OK Good Excellent My initial reaction to this album was "Who …

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Dec 14

Dean Gray Tuesday…er…Wednesday

I didn’t get around to posting this yesterday, so I’ll tell folks about it now. Actually, I’ll let BoingBoing explain. Today is Dean Gray Tuesday, a net-wide day of protest over Warner Brothers attempt to censor a stupendous noncommercial mashup album called American Edit that remixes Green Day’s album American Idiot. For today, websites across …

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Nov 11

Band of Brothers

Brother is an awesome independent rock band that uses bag pipes and didjeridus. They call themselves “Australian Mongrel Rock”. I call them genius. Anyhow, the following is an open letter from me to all Brother fans. I’ve noticed a disturbing trend developing in Brother’s internet fan base. Within and between several electronic communities, I have …

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