Monday, February 24, 2014

Elternal Lips

Eternal Lips
New Mirage Records

Nice, dreamy pop.  This project from Brooklyn musician Grey Gersten, was conceived as an imaginary band.  It really does sound like a band, especially the lovely songs “Mercy” featuring Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio, and “Dream Hesitate,” featuring Sharon Van Etten.

However, I have two criticisms of this project.  First, on the spoken word track, it does not serve anyone’s purpose to make sick jokes about Charles Manson and cutting your fingers.  I was not amused.  Second, please drop the outsider tag.  That label has always been applied to disabled artists who have been shut out of the system for ablest reasons. Even though Gersten may not have meant this, it still annoys me because I have a learning disability and I want that tag eliminated.

I liked this EP a lot; this is dream pop at its best, very imaginative, and very well done. I would like to hear more, and I hope there is an album in the works.  This type of music really sticks in your mind, and makes for a wonderful, and memorable listening experience.  
Andrea Weiss

Sunday, February 23, 2014


Charlie Greene
Artist Tribe Recordings

This singer/songwriter switches between rock, pop, mainstream country, and when he get rowdy, Americana. His voice is a little rough, a little weathered, and perfect for his topics, which are mostly about relationships gone bad.  I really like the way he smoothly blends the genres he uses to make his music, and the way he inhabits the characters in his songs with his lived-in voice.  This is a very good EP.
Andrea Weiss


Meg Myers
Like A Shadow
Atlantic Records

Myers does a nice job of infusing her mainstream rock with a touch of grunge, ominous sounding music and lyrics and, at times, a full-throated scream worthy of Courtney Love.  So if you want a new way to look at the mainstream, this enjoyable EP is for you.
Andrea Weiss

Saturday, February 8, 2014


Chicago Tek
Loose Squares

Here's high-stepping techno that will have you marching grandly around the dance floor and dancing up a storm to the music of this up-and-coming Chicago producer.  It will get you moving, bumping, and thumping, and pump you up for whatever you need or want to do.


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