David Simutis

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  • 12 years ago

    Despite the best efforts of Loverboy, Rush and Our Lady Peace, Canada just doesn't rock the same way we do. Canuck bands come close, but just as often miss the mark. Not so with Moneen. It hasn't reinvented the emo/pop-punk wheel, but the Toronto-...

  • 12 years ago

    It's not hard in these short-attention span, disposable-pop times to be freaks, but the two guys with Afros from El Paso's At the Drive-In are the lords of freakdom. They smoke copious amounts of pot, watch foreign films, read books with words you...

  • 12 years ago

    Ah, the music industry, where a former white-hot mama indie rock icon turns to designated hit-makers the Matrix, the Scandinavian songwriting team responsible for Avril Lavigne's success, and a teenage upstart relies on her own songs. As can be se...

  • 15 years ago

    Kingsbury Manx's self-titled debut is one of those quiet little discs that sneaks up on you with how good it is. Built around a trio of singers, mellow chord progressions and understated drumming, the album radiates simple beauty, which is what ma...

  • 15 years ago

    eels Daisies of the Galaxy Dreamworks If ever a person could sing, "Goddamn right it's a beautiful day" and make it sound great, it's E, the singer-songwriter behind Los Angeles's eels. Despite bouts of sarcasm, the eels take happiness, propelled ...

  • 16 years ago

    Former Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell had the good sense to break up the grunge kings three years ago. But then he displayed a serious lack of judgment last fall when he released his solo debut, Euphoria Morning, at a time when absolutely nobody...