Ted Chase

  • Private Eleanor : Sweethearting

     Baltimore isn’t exactly a renowned city, but Private Eleanor could be with their fourth album of nu-gaze harmonies, Sweethearting....
  • Cracker : Live

     Some musicians' works naturally lend themselves to electric guitar-only sets.  Bob Mould’s is one, with intricate-yet-speedy guitar and raw, emotional vocals (QRO review).  Cracker’s David Lowery and Johnny Hickman are too, with their old school alt-country mix of guitar twang and indie rock....
  • The Electric Soft Parade : No Need To Be Downhearted

     With their third full-length release, No Need To Be Downhearted, indietronic brothers Alex and Tom White, otherwise known as The Electric Soft Parade, have ventured further into the lappop genre than in their previous LP’s, Holes in the Wall (2002) and The American...
  • Dinosaur Jr. : Beyond

     Eighties/nineties punk rock icons Dinosaur Jr. have returned with Beyond, an incredible reunion that ranks among the best material that the band has ever released.  The original Dinosaur trio, guitarist/singer J. Mascis, bassist Lou Barlow, and drummer Murph (Emmett Patrick Murphy), have together...
  • Pela : Anytown Graffiti

     Brooklyn’s Pela rides down these streets on their driving debut LP, Anytown Graffiti. ...
  • Ola Podrida : Ola Podrida

     Ola Podrida bring a relaxed beauty to their sound on their self-titled debut. ...
  • Electrelane : No Shouts, No Calls

     Despite their Brighton, England roots, there’s always been something rather Continental about Electrelane.  Maybe it’s the band’s vaguely Romance language-sounding name, or that the four women have a look reminiscent of the sixties New Left ‘Women of the World, Unite!’ that was found...
  • The Nerd Parade : A Delicate Bashing

     Randy Garcia is the founder of South Florida’s electronic label Nophi Recordings, and has been creating his own electronica for over a decade.  Yet his newest project, the Atlanta-based Nerd Parade, has created a truly original mash-up of lappop, video games, R&B, electronic voices, powerfully...
  • Art Brut : Live

     Is there a more engaging and enjoyable frontman in indie rock than Art Brut’s Eddie Argos?  The band has yet to release their second album (It’s A Bit Complicated drops this June - QRO review), yet they have legions of fans and ‘franchises’...