Evan Greenwald’s look at ’07 and more free tunes by FJP

I’ve been quite lucky to have so much help from great writers like Farhad J. Parsa, Evan Greenwald, Jory John, and John Hell. No longer is 4F a space for one person’s look at the current world of music, but instead, it’s a true collaboration. I’ve set up a separate page for Mr. Greenwald’s epic…

The ultimate guide to music for people in need of a root canal, by FJP

764-Hero : Terrified of Flight Bad Brains : Big Takeover sadsadfun : Ever Loving Light (the old version…it’s downloadable now) Spoon : Revenge! Spoon : Underdog CSS : Art Bitch CSS : Knife (Grizzly Bear Cover) Fiery Trees: Scorpio The Organ: Brother Pavement: Silence Kit Soft Machine : Instant Pussy Portishead : Strangers Portishead :…

Kingsbury: THE GREAT COMPROMISE by Evan Greenwald

There is little room for Kingsbury to be happy, apparently.  They’re melancholy of sometimes the best quality, like the Smashing-Pumpkins-meets-a-sad-version-of-the-Violent-Femmes of their album’s opener, “Corpse,” with the heavy church bells and the distorted humming guitar, the climactic gloom of “Buried Beneath the Trees,” or the heavy, sped-up march of “Blood In the Kitchen.” And sometimes…

Animal Collective: STRAWBERRY JAM by Evan Greenwald

Well let’s not get ahead of ourselves, but really, this is a musical achievement. A band has actually combined the weird-noise beep-boop-bopping of Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, the jolly dance of the circus, and, but only sometimes, the brainless insane screech of the screemo genre into one compact nine-song album. Imagine you’ve got yourself a fifty-five-minute,…