Andy Votel

Andy Votel absolutely kills it with his mix tape CDs. There are four albums to check out: Music To Watch Girls Cry (2003), Songs of Insolence (2005), Vertigo Mixed (2005), and Songs In The Key of Death (2005). They’re all hands down my favorite rock dj mixes to date. Each Album is an eccentric mix of vintage Psych, Prog, Folk, Krautrock, Tropicalia and other bizarre …

The Kooks: Inside In/Inside Out

Named after the David Bowie song, The Kooks bear more of a resemblance to Kings of Leon—still young with great indie hair, and dynamite live. But instead of coming from the Deep South, they're from England's South coast. While the Arctic Monkeys are stealing all the headlines at the moment, this four-piece group from the other end of the country tightly wrap up their impeccable …

Boards of Canada : Campfire Headphase

Not new but worthy of mention here, the latest Boards Of Canada album "Campfire Headphase," released last month on Warp records is to me the music my dreams are made of. The new arrival of guitar (however warbled) to the BOC sound just adds a new layer of authenticity to their magical oeuvre. Its so easy to forget how cold it is outside when you …