Smooth New York jazz rappers Fun Lovin' Criminals have quietly built their popularity stateside and particularly in Europe over the last six years by wrapping their tales of the Big Apple's underbelly with sweet grooves and live instrumentation akin to Cake, the Roots, and Luscious Jackson. The smoothness of their grooves and underground culture has always been just a stone's throw away from lounge-lizard heaven. With Mimosa, the band gives in to their Velveeta-smooth cheese urges and delivers a quirky collection of far-out covers and retoolings of their own songs.
This album opens with jangly pop song ‘Don’t take the silence too hard’ and includes the operatic ‘Ave Lolita’. “Looking back through the years, it’s pretty obvious I have a fondness for overblown melodramatic music,” Colin said. In recent tours, the track has been reinterpreted acoustically. This album was the first to be released on Black’s own label, and was licensed to major labels for distribution.‘Are we having fun yet?’ was produced by Mike Hedges. Mike’s other production credits include work with The Associates, The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, U2, Travis and Texas.
Clocking in at 45 minutes, Matthew Sweet's third record of guitar-dominated, hook-laden power pop runs through its 12 songs at a classic speed, piling up songs that lovingly conform to the three-minute pop tradition. Richard Lloyd's gnarled guitars save Sweet's melodies and harmonies from being saccharine or sappy. Behind Sweet's bright hooks lies something darker – the self-loathing of "Sick of Myself" and the mental manipulation of "We're the Same" aren't evident from the sound of the record, which obliterates any hidden meanings with its chiming guitars and driving rhythms. It might not have the consistent barrage of great songs like Girlfriend, yet it tames the wilder impulses of Altered Beast into an album that rocks its worries away without ever getting rid of them.
Pelotan is not another average Pop Punk band. Formed on 2004, in Tokyo, Japan, they are totally obsessed by Surf harmonies, as well with the best standards of the 60s music. You have get an idea. Yep, here is you will find (again!) the same sunshine style, well-known as the Ramones meets the Beach Boys. Beach/girls/surf/and the oldies radio. Actually, they are play the most fantastic Surf-Punk stuff around the world today. Please welcome for your new favorite band - here is the summer never ends.