Well Rome’s premier killed by death purveyors, TAXI, have came a long way since Dead Beat released their debut LP/CD ‘Like A Dog’ in February of 2003. This debut recieved some phenomenal press from a band that, to many, seemed to have literaly come out of nowhere. Pretty much unknow when that debut was released, their international fan base has grown immensely in the past year and a half. (more…)
by Mike DaRonco
The Boss Martians’ style of ’60s-influenced guitar pop was debuted in 1995 upon the release of their first self-titled full-length on Dionysus Records. Accompanied by an influence of Paul Revere & the Raiders, the Beach Boys, the Trashmen and the Astronauts, the Seattle natives also had the chance to scatter several singles throughout the years on various different labels before their second album, 13 Evil Tales, came out in 1996. But it wasn’t until 1998 that the Boss Martians had the chance to branch outside of America with a tour of Europe that summer. After 2000’s Move, they signed with MuSick Recordings, releasing 2002’s Making the Rounds and 2004’s The Set-Up. “I Am Your Radio,” from the latter album, won the listener-driven “Coolest Song of the Year” contest on Little Steven’s Underground Garage radio program.
BOSS MARTIANS – “THE SET-UP” reviews
Reminiscent of Elvis Costello’s Angry Young Man period, meaning the good Elvis Costello, this group kicks ass, from “I Am Your Radio” (voted Coolest Song of 2003 by Little Steven’s Underground Garage) to the disc’s last, titular track. Start listening now and hold bragging rights over your friends for years to come. (Martin Stein) (more…)
The Devastations formed in Melbourne, Australia in September 2002. After just 4 gigs they joined UK band, Tindersticks, on their Australian tour, and their reputation further enhanced with support from legendary Birthday Party guitarist, Rowland S. Howard, who was moved to write an insightful and lengthy article on the band in the Australian press, as well as join them from time to time onstage. (more…)
Interview with Rowland S. Howard
The DEVASTATIONS are: the sound of a meteor cooling in the cut grass; the clash of a terrible beauty with the customary; Tom Carlyon, Hugo Cran, Conrad Standish.
This is what happened. (more…)