"S is the solo project of Carissa's Wierd guitarist and vocalist Jenn Ghetto... (she) records as S almost entirely on a four track alone in her bedroom... Her latest... Puking and Crying is an immensely satisfying album, far superior to S's minimal solo debut Sadstyle." 4 stars - All Music Guide
"Puking and Crying is a wonderful effort that thrives because of its unrepentant honesty. Those looking for something grittier than the Postal Service and Styrofoam will find much to admire in S. Ghetto has created an album that isn’t always an easy listen, but rewards its audience with a unique and rich emotional experience." - Pop Matters
"S... something approaching a female-fronted Xiu Xiu minus, say, the lyrical shock tactics and intense noise workouts. Or Xiu Xiu perfected... At first, much like Xiu Xiu, Puking and Crying can be a disorienting listen. Ater a few listens, though, it all makes complete sense, as though the song was just waiting to be written by someone with enough foresight and talent to forge it." B - Stylus
"In the last year, Said The Whale was honored with the highest music accolade of their homeland, bringing home the 'New Group of the Year' JUNO award. Their year also included a whirlwind of traveling and performances with two U.S. tours; two Canadian tours; a tour of the U.K.; performances at international music festivals SXSW, Liverpool Sound City, and The Great Escape... More diverse than previous album, Islands Disappear, Said the Whale’s third LP Little Mountain is a multi-stylistic tour-de-force that ventures into everything from soaring, horn-laden cabaret to jaggedly syncopated rock and effervescent guitar pop" - Behind the Hype
"As immediate and blatant the charm of Islands Disappear, there are layers to the band’s sound which beg for exploration... For listeners who find no fault in sing-a-long pop-rock, Islands Disappear is a record that many will be helpless against." 7/10 - Pop Matters
"Said The Whale deliver with a standout sophomore album, Islands Disappear, and give the listener an album that is truly an honest effort and that can make anyone that listens want to head up to the Great White North." - Fake Plastic Tunes
"Islands Disappear is a beautiful, inspired record that delivers intelligence and awareness similar artists lack. A collection of songs that simultaneously move you and get you moving. Solid and well done." 5/5 - Toronto Music Scene
"While the sunny melodies and lush arrangements mean that Islands Disappear is an immediately enjoyable listen, it’s the lyrics that ensure its replay value. It’s easily one of the best albums of the year." - Chipped Hip
With three full-length albums, six national tours, and hundreds of live shows in the rear-view mirror of their 99 GMC Safari van, Saint Anyway continues to move at breakneck pace. Their music is an original recipe of hard-drivin’ and hard-pickin’ north country stomp grass. This musical racket will certainly get your feet moving.
"Instrumental prowess combined with interest and talent in the folk-rock-bluegrass field. Petersen’s banjo hits the mark with crisp lines that sound like Don Reno in his prime.” - Duluth News Tribune
Psychedelic garage rockers The Saint James Society play electric rock music that brilliantly connects the dots between the late ‘60s British blues-based bands and the brooding atmospheres of early ‘80s post punk resulting in a hypnotically powerful sound the fabulous five-piece has coined "Pentecostal Desert Glam."
"The Saint James Society inflict a sound that instantly announces their influences—the Doors, Roky Erickson, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Black Sabbath... Ideal music for black lights and bong hits at midnight." - Weekly 7
"More big-sounding psych-rock to fuel the fire kindled by the 13th Floor Elevators and more recently tended to by the Black Angels." - The Austinist
"The Saint James Society... specializes in psychedelia, and true to their Texas roots the Saint James Society puts a bit of a southwest spin on some of their tunes." Grade A - CampusCircle.com
Saint Orleans brings a gumbo of styles to the industry. The New Orleans born, Saint Louis based artist prides himself on realistic content which people from all walks of life can relate.
"Saint Orleans displays his style and range between St. Louis and New Orleans with his music. Remixing some popular songs and blending original joints, Orleans shows why he’s a force to be reckoned with." - Radio One StL
Saint Rorschach is one of Tucson's coolest indie/post-rock/intrumental/expiramental acts... They are often compared to Explosions in the Sky, Bedhead, Mogwai and Sigur Ros, but also shoegaze acts like My Bloody Valentine - not a bad lot with which to be compared!
"Some of the best new young talent in town... My Bloody Valentine guitar layers and OK Computer-era Radiohead drama." - Tucson Scene
"...sorta like Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky... though Saint Rorschach is a bit more shoegazey." - Tucson Weekly
Salvador Duran is a Mexican-born flamenco guitarist. He can be heard on the title track to the new Iron and Wine/Calexico CD In the Reins and has toured with both bands worldwide. A unique talent and a mesmerizing live performer, he comes equipped with his acoustic guitar, wooden stomping box, harmonica and gorgeously resonant voice. The sleeper hit of this past Lollapalooza fest with Calexico!
Sam DuPont, a young local singer-songwriter, creates mellow progressive-folk. He has significant experience for his young age and has already played some very well respected national clubs, including The Bitter End in NYC and The Tin Angel in Philadelphia, PA.
"Indiana native (Sam) Vicari has a high almost adolescent warble, and he looks like a nerdy kid, but don't let that stop you from enjoying the strong guitar and Buddy Holly meets Weezer goodness of his debut Keep Careful." - Powerpopaholic
"Vicari writes the types of songs every high-schooler and every grown-up can relate to. His themes are universal, his delivery is simple, and his commitment is complete." - The Chicagoist
"Samantha Harlow is no stranger to a good story. She grew up hearing them around the kitchen table, listening to the ebb and flow of her father's voice spin daily life into colorful tapestries. Her songs are an extension of every hot cup of coffee drank on a cold winter's night, propped up beside some of life's more unfortunate truths." -Bandcamp Bio
"Dubbing her style Cali-Soul, this San Francisco singer has become a fortified member of the Bay Area's song-driven hippie rock revival alongside pals New Monsoon and Tea Leaf Green. Along with her band the Ritual Stollenwerck has also helped restore the genre's folkier tendencies, as documented on her debut album Square One." - Relix
"The girl with the longest name in the scene, soulful pop rock songstress Samantha Stollenwerck is saturating the scene with her self-coined â€œCali-Soulâ€ from Wakarusa to Bonnaroo and beyond. After recently playing four nights as part of The Everyone Orchestra featuring Steve Kimock, Samantha is looking forward to performing two nights as the opening act for the Dave Matthews Band at Shoreline Amphitheatre in September." - Glide
Student in Geography, born in 1983 Sammy Decoster in 2001 became the guitarist of the group stage Ultra Orange. He founded his own trio in parallel, called Tornado, with participants changing. gaunt Blues For five years, he honed his models to finally sign Barclay. Preceded by a mini album of the same name, Tucumcari released in 2009 looks like an excercise of French blues rock, penetrated and penetrating. Sammy Decoster defines a world of blues gaunt songs to the very personal tone, a new author is emerging with lot of promises that this entails. Copyright 2010 Music Story François Alvarez
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