Ted Chase

  • Fields : Live

     English with a pinch of Icelandic, Fields finished up their U.S. tour on Saturday, May 19th at New York’s Mercury Lounge with a powerful, encompassing performance....
  • Tonight Is Goodbye : The Birds and The Bees EP

     The U.K.’s Tonight Is Goodbye delivers an emo pop/punk on the four-song The Birds and The Bees EP that is fresher than most of what the aching genre delivers in its native U.S....
  • Southerly : Storyteller and the Gossip Columnist

     After a number of well-received shorter efforts and taking time out to start his own booking agency, Krist Krueger has found the time to turn his solo project, Southerly, into a full-fledged band with a full-fledged LP, Storyteller and the Gossip Columnist. ...
  • The Sea and Cake : Everybody

    Chicago's The Sea and Cake have been on hiatus since 2004, but they've got a new release in 'Everybody', and on it, their indie-rock take on '70s easy-listening is at its best. ...
  • Elliott Smith : New Moon

     With New Moon, the late, lamented Elliott Smith gets a fitting and evocative send-off in this collection of early, unreleased session material from the (unfortunately named) Kill Rock Stars label....
  • Polytechnic : Down Til Dawn

     Manchester’s Polytechnic are not some rave act from the nineties, nor a school devoted to retraining laid-off steelworkers, but a fresh new slice of indie-pop from England’s ‘Capital of the North’, out with their debut LP, Down Til Dawn....
  • Frog Eyes : Tears of the Valedictorian

     Casey Mercer and Frog Eyes return with Tears of the Valedictorian, their first full-length original release since 2004, and it is a unique record that suffers from unique problems....
  • Cat-A-Tac : Past Lies and Former Lives

     One rather under-the-radar development in American indie music these days is the slow but steady growth of ‘nu-gaze’, an atmospheric mixture of fuzzy guitars, understated lyrics, and pure harmony.  ...
  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club : Baby 81

     Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has returned to their alt-road ways with their fourth release, Baby 81, a record far more in line with their first two albums, 2001’s B.M.R.C. and their 2003 breakthrough, Take Them On, On Your Own, than their last, 2005’s...