Ted Chase

  • The Autumn Defense : Live

     "In the great, big city, an oasis of quiet."  This was how Pat Sansone, one-half of The Autumn Defense, described their performance at The Mercury Lounge in New York City.  And The Autumn Defense were "quiet", and not just with their laid back,...
  • Grant-Lee Phillips : Strangelet

     Since the demise of Grant Lee Buffalo back in 1999 (following a dispute with label Warner Bros. over lack of promotion), Buffalo’s singer/guitarist/songwriter Grant-Lee Phillips has delivered five solo records, each better than the last.   ...
  • The Shins : Live

    The Shins are big. This may not come as a shock to you, but it still does to them....
  • Prosser : Prosser

     Alt-country is a tricky thing.  At its best, it can be a whole new breed of Americana, uniting the original country/western sound with today’s indie rock (and skipping the homogenized ‘New Country’ on today’s charts).  ...
  • Clinic : Live

     Clinic has claimed to sound “like no other band,” but on stage their presence is kind of a throwback to the nineteen-eighties: a mixture of New Wave and Reagan-era punk rock.  All four members wear surgical scrubs and masks, along with top hats,...
  • The Broken West : Live

     The Broken West started their tour with The Walkmen in the Big Apple, on March 8th, 2007, and while the L.A. boys’ sunny rock would seem a poor fit for a cold Manhattan night, The West definitely warmed up The Bowery Ballroom.  ...
  • stellastarr* : Live

     stellastarr* treads a fine line: a little more emotional, and they’re emo; a little more jangly, and they’re pop-punk; a little more affected an appearance, and they’re just for show.  But between those lines, the Brooklyn-based quartet has crafted an effective and appealing...
  • The Go Find : Stars On the Wall

     Low-key electronic rock has been sprouting up everywhere in the past few years, from the Pacific Northwest (like surprise U.S. hit, The Postal Service) to Germany (like genre godfathers, The Notwist).  So it should come as no surprise that Antwerp, Belgium is getting...
  • Illinois : What the Hell Do I Know? EP

     Pennsylvania’s Illinois (yes, you read that right) deliver on a lot of different stylings with just seven songs on their What the Hell Do I Know? EP....