• MP3 OF THE WEEK September 08, 2011
    By Michael Marotta

    A few months after unleashing a 28-song month-long “Covers Project” in which he gave a solo shine to lost classics by the Stooges, Bad Brains, and Galaxie 500, indispensible Boston rock veteran RYAN LEE CROSBY is back with original material and a full backing band. The former Cancer to the Stars screamer and longtime folk singer-songwriter has released two new tracks as we await the full-length follow-up to 2009’s Out To Dry (and a possible CTTS reunion).

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  • MP3 OF THE WEEK August 11, 2011
    By Michael Marotta

    There’s a certain carefree alt-rock swing to SLOWDIMS “Wishing Well (Reverb Mix)” that suggests it could have been a lost sonic relic off the 1993 No Alternative compilation, tucked somewhere in the track listing among fuzzy contributions by Matthew Sweet, Buffalo Tom, and the Verlaines. Instead, the reverb mix of “Wishing Well” is the standout selection off February’s Spirals EP, Slowdim’s debut record that merges intelligent, ambient indie-pop with the noisy makeup of its members’ other affiliations (This Car Up, 28 Degrees Taurus).

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