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Wednesday, June 30, 2004

The Killers reach #21 on Alternative National Airplay Chart

The Killers' 'Somebody Told Me' was played 1037 times on Alternative radio, making it the #21 song in the country on that format.

Check out the Top 50 at

Tuesday, June 29, 2004


New Time In Malta cd in stores on 6/29!

TODAY IS THE DAY, the new album is NOW IN STORES. Check it out, or head over to www.equalvision.com and buy it there. Right now, Time in Malta is currently on tour with BELOVED and then this summer they will be hitting the road with the almighty SICK OF IT ALL and TERROR which starts at HELLFEST.

Monday, June 28, 2004

Bass master - Mark Stoermer - HAPPY BIRTHDAY

The suave one, Killer Mark Stoermer, adds another candle to his birthday cake today.

Killers show review at KING TUT’S WAH WAH HUT, GLASGOW

Mon 28 Jun 2004

The Killers

Written by CAMILLA PIA

The Killers ****

WHILE there is something undeniably enjoyable about upbeat indie rock, I’ve always found its dark side infinitely more appealing. That is why Yes by the Manic Street Preachers will always be a better song than Australia for me, and I’d rather listen to Suede’s Dog Man Star than Coming Up.

For an unashamedly morbid music fan like me then, last night’s gig at King Tut’s was an godsend, and I wasn’t the only one revelling in the eloquent misery of the band as people crammed into the venue and went wild for both of them. Northampton’s dapper five-piece Departure were up first. . They dished out edgy music driven by tense guitars, frenetic rhythms and Ian Curtis-esque vocals, and look set to make a huge impact on the music scene before the year is out.

With melodrama in the air and a shadowy atmosphere set the Killers took to the stage, kicking off with Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine. The audience sang along with every word, while front man Brandon Flowers made for compelling viewing, all dramatic dances and camp hand gestures. He led the crowd in the Las Vegas foursome’s infectious tales of androgyny, murder and stalking, with the highlight coming in the form of funky chart smash Somebody Told Me, the perfect soundtrack to both bedroom boredom and indie discos. It even had the furrowed brows at the back cracking a smile and moving their feet in time.

Saturday, June 26, 2004


The Killers play the GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL in the NEW TENT - Saturday

Zero 7
Tim Booth
Hope of the States
The Killers
The Stills
Carina Round
Marjorie Fayre
Dogs Die In Hot Cars
Milk Teeth
The Others
Nowhere Near the Garden

Friday, June 25, 2004

The Downloadable Desktop Theremin

This one is for anyone that loves The Beach Boys, The Flaming Lips, or anyone that gets off on the sound of a theremin. Go here to download it.

"We are a great rock band - it's as simple as that"

Thursday, June 24, 2004


The following dates are with Beloved and Classic Case:
June 24th- San Francisco, CA @ The Pound SF
June 25th- Portland, OR @ Meow Meow
June 26th- Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
June 27th- Boise, ID @ The Venue
June 28th- Salt Lake City, UT @ DV8
June 29th- Denver, CO @ Rock Island

This summer starting at Hellfest we will be on tour with Sick of it All and Terror, and then with Tsunami Bomb. Dates coming soon!!!!

Review of last night's Killers show at The Mercury Lounge

[06.24.04] Live - The Killers Kill It With The Money Note In NYC

The Killers have done it. The Las Vegas quartet took this whole ‘80s revival and wrote songs for the masses. Don’t hate them for that because The Killers are here to stay, tapping everyone’s feet along the way.

The key to the sound of this band is the “money note.” If you aren’t familiar with the “money note,” it’s the note or part in the song where the crowd all feels it in the pit of your stomach. The sound never leaves your head and you end up singing it the entire way home and wake up humming it in the shower. Record executives all across this great land supposedly have the ear to hear this in music and hope that it catches on. Oh, it’s caught on all right, with the other side of the pond already showering them with praise and records sold. Next up, the U S of A. The Killers have their “money note” with “Somebody Told Me”, the first single from their debut Island release, Hot Fuss.

Last night, they performed at the small and intimate Mercury Lounge in NYC for a hotbed of hipsters and high rollers. The set was similar to previous shows of showcasing the latest album and playing the UK singles for the kids. They did not disappoint anyone with a set strong starting with “Jenny Was a Friend of Mine” and in turn the crowd started dancing and clapping along. My one reservation with seeing bands for the first time is wondering whether they can pull it off live. True to the hype, The Killers spend more time in the practice room than on the slot machines. The band is tight as a machine: one- note riffs by guitarist David Keuning, steady and sure bass playing by Mark Stoermer, Gonzo-induced drumming by Ronnie Vannucci, and for the ladies, singer Brandon Flowers. When the band started “Somebody Told Me” the place erupted to a fever pitch and everyone seemed a bit taller trying to catch of glimpse on the tips of their toes. For most bands playing their first single they sometimes seem tired and bored. Picture the middle of a third encore by Aerosmith performing “Dream On”. Not so here, with the swagger of Brandon giving it his all as a preacher delivering a sermon to his disciples. Those same disciples at the Mercury Lounge have already told their friends they just saw The Killers. It’s spreading my friends, come along for the ride. Have you heard the next single “Mr. Brightside”? That shit’s money.

-Reported by Tom Mullen

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

TIME IN MALTA tonight @ The Epicentre in San Diego

6/22/04 @ The Epicentre - 8450 Mira Mesa Blvd. SAN DIEGO

Time in Malta
Classica Case
Lower Definition

Start time : 7:00
(Presale tickets available online)

said this about them.........CLICK HERE.

Monday, June 21, 2004

DAVID HOPKINS + his band tonight @ THE MAKE OUT ROOM

The first glimpse of David's band will be there for all those attending his show tonight at THE MAKE OUT ROOM in San Francisco.

Monday 21st
David Hopkins
Dominic East (Our Lady of the Highway)
8:30pm $6


A big birthday shout out goes to THE KILLERS' Brandon Flowers today.

Friday, June 18, 2004

Time In Malta - Alone With The Alone out 6/29 - PREORDER NOW!

Tuesday, June 29th will mark the release of Time In Malta's highly anticipated follow-up to 2002's A Second Engine, entitled Alone With The Alone.

To gear up for the release, Equal Vision, in conjunction with the kind people at Interpunk and Smartpunk are offering a FREE limited edition Time In Malta t-shirt to the first 100 people who preorder Alone With The Alone.

To preorder the album, please visit Interpunk or Smartpunk.

Time In Malta is out on tour with Classic Case and Beloved until the end of June. To win a pair of tickets to one of the shows, please visit www.radiotakeover.com/contests!

Review of last night's Killers show at POPSCENE in San Francisco

06.18.04] Live - The Killers Do Just That To Packed House At popscene In SF

For the second time in a week, I was given the pleasure of catching one of my favorite new acts, The Killers, live. But instead of in the open expanse of the second stage at Live 105’s BFD event like last week, this time it was from the cozy confines of popscene in San Francisco. A small packed club and The Killers’ energy and hooktastic tunes led me to believe that this was one not to miss. As is usually the case, I was dead right.

The Vegas quartet had been frequent guests at the indie danceclub, but had never been on the stage until last night. The room was full of hipsters and indie kids alike, waiting to catch what was for the majority of them their first glimpse of the hotly-tipped act. With their debut, Hot Fuss, having dropped via Island this week, it was perfect timing and the band ripped through a hit-laden 40-minute set. Album highlight and second single “Mr. Brightside” was burned early in the set, but it shone ever-so-brightly, as did other songs from the record like “Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine,” “Smile Like You Mean It,” “On Top,” “Midnight Show,” and, of course, the show-stopper and floor exploder that is “Somebody Told Me.” They even threw in UK album track “Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll” for good measure. An encore was planned, but since the band couldn’t make it past the crowd pressed at the front of the stage to get off stage and back on, they stayed to rock two more songs, including the swelling closer “All These Things That I’ve Done.” The crowd went mental throughout the whole show, the first three rows proving me wrong by singing along to each and every song, and all present lapping up the growing stage presence and ever-expanding sound of one of the most engaging bands of 2004. Miss them at your own peril. Big ups to Jesse Camp’s wife, Christine Chiappetta, Roland “West Test” West, Killers' manager and owner of the world's biggest dome, Braden Merrick, and So Cal bandwagon driver, Mark Chotiner.

-Reported by Jeremy P. Goldstein

THE DRAMA plays MOBFest in Chicago tonight!

Sacramento's THE DRAMA play Chicago's MOBFEST tonight at The Subterranean in Wicker Park.

ASCAP Presents
12:00 Bulldog
11:15 Scotland Yard Gospel Choir
10:30 Life at Sea
9:45 Lying in States
9:00 The Drama

FILM SCHOOL Tonight at Thee Parkside in San Francisco

FILM SCHOOL to play Parker-palooza

Headlining will be Preston School of Industry.
Also on the bill: Kingdom First, Jackshack

What is Parker-palooza??

Parker-palooza: Celebrating a Complete Asshole
Date: Friday June 18, 2004
Time: 9:00 pm - 6:00 am
Type: Appointment (Public)
If you've ever met Parker Gibbs, you know what a fucking asshole he is. A real smartguy, or so he thinks. Me, if I heard anyone punched him in the face or poisoned his dog, I'd only have to wonder why did it take so long. Actually you don't even have to talk to him. He has one of those faces; stupid little smug grin, forehead the size of a small New England state, always in some sorry looking hipster shirt. You see him from across the room and you just say to yourself, "man, look at that guy. He really looks like a complete asshole". And you'd be right.

Thursday, June 17, 2004


David Hopkins will be heading down to LA tonight to play at The Gig in Hollywood. He goes on at 9:30 PM (sharp). Sitting in with him tonight on cello will be MATT FISH - from Matt Nathanson fame.

The Gig
7302 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA


Wednesday, June 16, 2004


Oranger will be performing a live original score to Dziga Vertov’s Man with A Movie Camera (1929), Russia’s greatest experimental film. So get your head straight and come on down to the John Anson Ford Ampitheater this Saturday.
- Sat, Jun 19, 8:30 pm.. The Ford Theatre

Tuesday, June 15, 2004



1. HABITFORMINGIntermingle
The sound of San Francisco’s HABITFORMING instantly grabbed me and caused me to pick up the phone. Think JOE STRUMMER fronting THE RAPTURE on this track, but there is much more to this band than meets the eye. I just received the full length of the record and I can honestly say it is one of the most exciting records I’ve come across in ages. The west coast’s version of TV ON THE RADIO, but harder rockin’, more insane, and more potential. Needs: Legal and booking.
HABITFORMING – Album Preview – No label.

2. BLOC PARTY – She’s Hearing Voices
Describing themselves as ” an autonomous unit of un-extraordinary kids reared on pop culture”, or “art punk funk”, London’s BLOC PARTY have made enough noise to get their neighbor’s attention (Wichita Recordings). Since sending their demo to FRANZ FERDINAND, which got them some gigs, it has triggered the attention from the BBC’s Steve Lamacq and eventually the record deal that they’ve just announced. This will be released in the US on Dim Mak in September, but hear it first here now!
BLOC PARTY – Demo – No label.

I know I’ve talked about this release already months ago, but it is finally “officially” released, and this song is so damn good (ZEPPELIN?) that I can’t miss the opportunity to pimp them to those that aren’t aware of one of the finest live units out there today. This three piece, originally from Texas, contains the Curtis brothers, plus drummer Josh Garza, and have already released their record early on iTunes, and now open it up to retail for everyone less savvy. Now they live in New York City, have gone the way of a major label, and the music has only improved. Buy it.
THE SECRET MACHINES – Now Here Is Nowhere – Reprise Records.

4. ASH – Meltdown
Ok, so it sounds like ASH, but that is why I buy their albums, as they do that Ash sound so right. The first track off of their Meltdown LP set to come out June 29th, this trio from Ireland always deliver those big summer anthems that aren’t bogged down in heavy ideals, they just want to rock the kids. Nothing new from them in terms of musical direction, but I’m not asking them to either.
ASH – Meltdown – Sony Records.

5. D JON – It Ain’t Nothin’ Like
Las Vegas’ D JON is known in Sin City as the rapper that entered KLUC’s Battle Zone and won the contest until they forced him to retire. Since then, the young one (22) has started his own independent record label (Duce Family Records), has begun producing his material and others (he did this track on his own), and is putting the final touches on his self released debut record, Versatile. The west coast NELLY. Needs: Booking.
D JON – Demo – No label.

6. BUMBLEBEEZ 81 – Pony Ride
Championed by the YEAH YEAH YEAHS, BUMBLEBEEZ 81 hail from a tiny town in Australia, but that hasn’t stopped them from getting the word out. Mastermind, Chris Colonna left home to attend Pratt College in New York, where he developed his cut and paste style in all forms of his art, which ends up like a cross between BECK and N.E.R.D.. Look out for their video and catch them this summer on the Lalapalooza tour.
BUMBLEBEEZ 81 – Printz – Modular Records.

7. THE BRAVERY – No Brakes
New York City’s latest “IT” band, THE BRAVERY have offers on the table from just about everyone. After their residency at Arlene’s Grocery, and playing to the A&R circus, they should be holding some kind of prize before too long. If you love THE KILLERS, which I know every single one of you do (right?), then these guys are up your alley.
THE BRAVERY – No Brakes – No label.

Taking their name from THE FLAMING LIPS, this band from Sunderland, England are another one of those English bands that are getting lots of lovin’ from NME and the like, and are slowly creeping over to the US. I got this song as a demo, but since they’ve hooked up with 679 Recordings and have the proper releases lined up. Somehow, DR. DRE became a fan of theirs, with their DEXY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS-THE JAM type of vibe.
THE FUTUREHEADS – Demo – No label.

9. THE ORDINARY BOYS – Week In, Week Out
Speaking of THE JAM, here’s another one of the UK buzz bands of the moment (I know, almost makes you shiver) that come through with a fine outing. From Brighton, THE ORDINARY BOYS may have nicked their name from MORRISEY’s tune on Viva Hate, these guys openly worship PAUL WELLER and have crafted their throwback mixed with today sound with these influences in mind.
THE ORIDNARY BOYS – Week In, Week Out – B-Unique Records.

10. THE PONYS – Little Friends
This record actually came out in February, but I kept putting off tracking it down until it turned up. Better late than never, and here you can feel the late ‘70’s NYC scene influence on this band from Chicago. Part RAMONES, DEVO, RICHARD HELL and TELEVISION, part SONICS-‘60’s garage rock. You can usually count on anything on In The Red Records to be tasty, and this one holds true.
THE PONYS – Laced With Romance – In The Red Records.

11. THE SUBJECTS – Silver
I know almost nothing about this band. Can’t even find a thing on them when Googlin’. Come to think of it, I can’t even remember who emailed me this mp3. I think they are from New York City, I’m pretty sure they are perhaps a 3 or 4 piece, and I’m pretty sure they’d like to get a record deal. If you know more about them, send me an email, but until then, do what we should be doing anyway, just enjoying the music. Make up your own history-story on them.
THE SUBJECTS – Demo – No label.

12. THE THERMALS – How We Know
On their sophomore record on Sub Pop, Portland’s THE THERMALS decided to record their record in proper fashion, getting Chris Walla of DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE to co-produce this effort, and it shows in the results. A power trio in every sense of the word, big energy and great drive make this track memorable. ‘Hardly art, hardly garbage’.
THE THERMALS – Fuckin A – Sub Pop Records.

13. AGENT BLUE – Snowhill
This band, given a little more a little more seasoning, could grow into a monster. Stoke, England’s AGENT BLUE have the FUGAZI drive that mixes with the grittiness of THE CLASH. If history teaches us anything, it’s that Fierce Panda knows how to spot them early (OASIS, COLDPLAY), and these youngsters could slide in and gobble up fans of THE COOPER TEMPLE CLAUSE and MUSE.
AGENT BLUE – Snowhill – Fierce Panda Records.

14. PLURAMON – Hello Shadow
Germany’s PLURAMON is happy to provide all those MY BLOODY VALENTINE-RIDE fans with a new shoe to gaze at. This track, and album for that matter, came out in 2003, but I don’t really care. I don’t think they made enough of a splash with it, so I’m putting it back into the mix. As much electronic and prog as it is dreamy, track this one down. Beautiful, swirling, buzzing, floating, I think you can see and hear where this one will take you.
PLURAMON – Dreams Top Rock – Karaoke Kalk Records.

15. THE VEILS – More Light Than Heat
New Zealand’s THE VEILS are thundering in and getting attention. Producing an excellent debut record on Rough Trade, this band is going to get some mileage before they wear out. Fans of THE VERVE, STARSAILOR, and SUEDE will like them, for their grit and dark imagery, although they can make that KEANE sounding business just as easily. I like this one as it has that ZEP kinda blues stomp.
THE VEILS – The Runaway Found – Rough Trade Records.

16. ART BRUT – Formed A Band
Art rock is en vogue at the moment (see FRANZ FERDINAND-BLOC PARTY-PART CHIMP) and ART BRUT is running at the front of this pack. Think THE RUTS, A CERTAIN RATIO, THE FALL or GANG OF FOUR, and you’ve only started to figure out how to accept this incredible act from the UK. A mission statement of a song, 'Formed a band, We formed a band, LOOK AT US, We formed a band!'
ART BRUT – Formed A Band – Rough Trade Records.

17. THE FRENCH KICKS – One More Time
Their debut record bored me, thought it was going to take me somewhere, ended up putting me to sleep whenever I put it on (might not be a bad thing?). This time around, I think they have their wheels heading in the right direction. Bouncy and light with that creamy synth part trickling about, I like it when a band can change your mind about them and grow.
THE FRENCH KICKS – The Trial Of The Century – Startime International.

18. GRAM RABBIT – New Energy
Something happens over at the headquarters of Stinky Records, perhaps spiking the water cooler, or the vision from the top, but each release that hops out of this mighty little label is interesting and experimental and just plain fun – music for the sake of being into music. GRAM RABBIT’s record is a complete experience, from start to finish. A record to buy and then go tell your friend’s about.
GRAM RABBIT – Music To Start A Cult To – Stinky Records.

19. THE DIRTY PROJECTORS – (Throw On) The Hazard Lights
Describing the record as an album about shrubs at the edge of a parking lot, main man Dave Longstreth put out this double album on Western Vinyl and Happy Birthday To Me Records, and it is about that strange and abstract. Here, this art collective is backed by a ten-piece chamber orchestra (called The Orchestral Society for the Preservation of the Orchestra), do I need to elaborate?
THE DIRTY PROJECTORS – Slaves’ Graves & Ballads – Western Vinyl Records.

20. WHYSALL LANE – The Way Back
San Francisco’s WHYSALL LANE is a new band that is just getting started. Consisting of brothers Richard and James Baluyut of VERSUS and featuring Sooyoung Park of SEAM, they are starting to make waves outside of the Bay area. They just played a date with MISSION OF BURMA at the Fillmore, you’ll hear plenty more about them going forward.
WHYSALL LANE – Demo – No label.

21. THE RIDERS – Take Away
Back to back months on FUTURE SOUNDS you ask (ok, maybe you didn’t ask)?? Well, the band sent me their demo with a new track on it, and it jumped out as one of the best songs I’ve heard all month. Apparently it is their set closer at times, makes everyone drive home feeling all fuzzy and warm. Kind of like ‘Easy’ by THE COMMODORES or early ELTON JOHN. Here’s another band that if you know now, you can brag later about after they appear everywhere for years and years to come. Needs: Booking, legal, management, and a label deal.
THE RIDERS – The Riders Demo – No label.


It’s always tough to limit myself to one CD’s worth of new tunes in a given month. Here are some others that are worth checking into:

JEFFREY LUCK LUCAS – track: anything off of Hell Then Divine. This guy sounds like West Texas, like CALEXICO gone David Lynch. From San Francisco, this guy has a rich, aged voice that isn’t fad or hip, just genuine and real. Needs: Legal, label deal.

THE GUILTY PARTY – track: Lapse. San Francisco’s TGP are wonderful, that is if you love dark, NICO-lead VELVET UNDERGROUND fans. Excellent band.

THE BIG SLEEP – track: Fast B. Members of THE HONG KONG plus some blonde chanteuse frontlady make up this NYC band that is artful and tasty and howling. Needs: Everything but talent.

ON! AIR! LIBRARY! – track: Faltered Ego. Great music, another cool NYC band with roots in post-punk-no wave- goth. Like BAUHAUS and MASSIVE ATTACK. Album out now on Arena Rock Recordings.

LAURA VEIRS – track: Cloud Room. Seattle new-folk chickie that blows away ALANIS.

DEATH FROM ABOVE – track: Romantic Rights. More cool art rock, dirty and bass heavy. Canada’s DFA put this out on Sound Virus Records. Look into it if you want to freak out on something new.

THE CINEMA EYE – track: What You Die For. Like a crazy PRETTY GIRLS MAKE GRAVES, with more electronic insanity. Another really cool release from Sound Virus Records.

THE NEW YEAR – track: Chinese Handcuffs. BEDHEAD lives! This release on Touch & Go Records has been one of the ‘coolest’ records I’ve heard all month.


THE KILLERS’ Hot Fuss is now out in the world. It finished its first week in the UK at #6 and just popped it’s head out in the US on the 15th. They are playing the Jimmy Kimmel show, Pepsi Smash, and are headed to Glastonbury, T in The Park, and the Fuji Rock Fest in Japan.

Early reviews are coming in regarding the upcoming TIME IN MALTA release, Alone With The Alone, and we’ve yet to encounter a bad review. They hit the road with BELOVED, TSUNAMI BOMB, and SICK OF IT ALL for the next few months, as well as playing HELLFEST this summer.

THE DRAMA are heading out to Chicago for MOBFEST, where they will be playing at The Subterranean, before returning to The Hearse in Berkeley to finish up songs for their debut record with Jeff Saltzman.

DAVID HOPKINS will be in Los Angeles a number of times leading up to his 5 week Ireland and the UK tour this September. New tracks from the ongoing studio sessions will find their way on upcoming future sounds, but they are amazing!

MINT CHERRY, a new arrival to the FROM THE FUTURE family from New York City, recently wrapped up a week in the studio in Chicago. Five new songs that are getting mixed and polished should be ready for your ears soon enough. Think Sympathy For The Devil- Stones meets MOBY.


Call me nostalgic, but I still enjoy each new release from SONIC YOUTH. Their latest, Sonic Nurse (Geffen) picks up where Murray Street left off, making their 19th release very memorable.***Have you purchased that COMMUNIQUE record, Poison Arrows yet? What are you waiting for, do it now. ***I’ve heard the demos for this band from the UK called APARTMENT, and the three songs are incredible. The singer has a voice that is stunning. I had to promise not to put the songs up, as they are trying to develop on their own speed, but if someone slips on this one, they won’t have a choice. *** If you have never had the pleasure of hearing ARTO LINDSAY, do yourself a big favor, go out and buy any of his solo records. His latest, Salt, was just released on Righteous Babe Records and will fill any AL fan’s fix for new material.*** I also heard a very interesting new project called NOVATONE. From Seattle, they are a mini all star Seattle supergroup. I’m just waiting for mastered demos and you’ll be hearing them in FS15. *** RAY CHARLES – R.I.P.
*** If you really dig something on this list, especially the unsigned artists, send me an email with some comments, as I share them with the bands/artists and the feedback is extremely helpful. -- email me @ larry@fromthefuture.org

***I strongly encourage you to go out and BUY these artists if you like what you hear. Support the arts.***
Accepting demos and new releases – send them to:
Larry Little c/o From The Future Management, LLC. - 3872 24th Street - San Francisco, CA 94114




Friday, June 11, 2004

THE KILLERS play LIVE105 BFD @ Shoreline today



This morning on SMOTHER.NET

Time In Malta - Alone With the Alone

After their critically acclaimed full-length debut “Second Engine”, Time In Malta was written off in some circles as perhaps a one-hit wonder in some respect. But they easily suckerpunched every slackjawed critic with their progressive post-hardcore follow-up “Alone With the Alone”. Frenetic guitars wall you in while the vocals, which are reminiscent at times of a sort of Quicksand and Snapcase soup, lead you down the tunnel to get punished by the rhythm section. They further cemented their fan base with tours with Snapcase, Boy Sets Fire, Glassjaw, Atreyu, Coheed and Cambria, Hot Water Music, Thrice, and The Blood Brothers. Truly a maverick and pioneer in the hardcore realm their talent and delivery will never be questioned again.

- J-Sin

On LAMBGOAT - fan shits pants over record....

Time In Malta
Alone With The Alone

The new Time In Malta, Alone With The Alone, is so fucking good that I just shit my pants after listening to it in it's entirety. Heavy, dynamic songs that range from pulverizing hardcore to straight forward hard rock. They take a little bit of many current sounds of hardcore and fuse them together to create a unique sound all to them. This cd owns from start to finish.

Rating: 9 out of 10
by: Josh on 6/1/2004 9:58:00 PM

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

HOT FUSS runs over

The current issue of NME might as well be a special on THE KILLERS. They are currently #1 on the NME MTV2 Chart Show and were the featured album in the REVIEWS section (although only getting a 7 of 10).

This week's BILLBOARD lists SOMEBODY TOLD ME in their BILLBOARD PICKS section:

Somebody Told Me
Producer(s): the Killers, Jeff Saltzman
Writer(s): the Killers
Publisher(s): ASCAP
Label/Catalog Number: Island ISLR 16049 (CD promo)
Source: Billboard Magazine
Originally Reviewed: June 12, 2004

The debut single from Las Vegas' the Killers is as addictive as nickel slots. The retro-leaning song features keyboard squeals that reference Ric Ocasek and an infectious chorus celebrating androgyny that recalls Blur's "Girls and Boys": "Somebody told me, you had a boyfriend, that looks like a girlfriend that I had in February of last year/It's not confidential, I've got potential." The members of the quartet, all in their early 20s, are likely too young to remember the skinny tie era, but they do a great job of bringing it back in all its glory. The song, from the band's forthcoming album, "Hot Fuss," recently debuted on the modern chart and should continue to climb well past the album's June 15 street date.—BT

Tonight, you can catch them in Brighton (UK) at THE ZAP CLUB.

Monday, June 07, 2004

MINT CHERRY - The Chicago Sessions

Just spent the last week, holed up in a house in Chicago working on the first 5 songs from the New York City based band, MINT CHERRY. This band contains members from the Elektra signed act, RESEARCH

Think 'Sympathy For The Devil' meets The Chemical Brothers....

I'll have mp3's soon.


Finally, at long last, THE KILLERS' debut album, HOT FUSS, has officially been released in the UK. The US version drops JUNE 15TH.