Justin: Porch-core. Acoustapunk. Whatever you want to call it, the style that the Ramblin' Boys of Pleasure play gets you singing along by the second spin. Recalling shades of Foundation mixed with that of Tim Barry's solo material, the band forges little new ground but retreads all that is good about sitting on a porch drinking your favorite beverage. Add in a couple covers of the original rambling boys of pleasure and you have a nice package. To top it off, it's all free.
The Ramblin' Boys of Pleasure Myspace page The Ramblin' Boys of Pleasure - Pillow Talk at Mattress World (free album download)
The Ramblin' Boys of Pleasure - Prohibition (free EP download)
Aubin: Ever since Brian's review motivated to pick up their debut, I've been enamored with Jena Berlin. Taking a sound that is equally influenced by post-hardcore/early emo torchbearers, Braid and the flawless history of Fugazi, Passion is a driving, intense and emotional album that manages to sound both fresh and mature at the same time.
Jena Berlin - Looking Over the Wall