jj wants to kill you

jj – Kills (Sincerely Yours, 2010) There was a time when jj was an anonymous Swedish pop project that hid Lil’ Wayne lyrics under balaeric beats and were presented as nothing nothing than blood splattered marijuana leaves.  Blood on the cover was ironic at the time because the music was so quiet and the female voice so sweet, but the… Read more →

‘oh my god, I can feel it in my body’

Autre Ne Veut – Autre Ne Veut (Olde English Spelling Bee, 2010) Autre Ne Veut translates to ‘I want no other’ and is a one-man act from Brooklyn who still remains in the shadows of obscurity.  Choosing anonymity over publicity, his music speaks for itself.  The danceable alternative to How To Dress Well, his first full length is electronic/synthpop with… Read more →

‘going to sleep as punk rock kids, waking up part of the machine…didn’t see this coming’

Two Cow Garage – Sweet Saint Me (Suburban Home Records, 2010) The fifth album from Columbus, Ohio‘s alt-country band was released on Ft. Collin‘s Suburban Home Records last year, but I didn’t spend much time with it until this holiday break.  The band sounds a lot like label-mates Drag The River as well as Lucero with a little less smoke… Read more →