steering clear of the mainstream
since 2001

june 2010

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Danielle Howle and the Tantrums

"Skorborealis" CD

Daemon Records

Genres: indie pop, indie rock

Daemon Records P.O. Box 1207 Decatur, GA 30031

May 4 - 11 2002

Danielle Howle has has a long history with music; she's recorded releases for many of the great labels on the indie scene, including Kill Rock Stars and Sub Pop.  Now she's reteaming with Daemon Records (who released her 1997 album, "Do A Two Sable") in order to release a new sixteen-track CD.

All of the songs on this album are very pleasant.  Howle's songwriting talents and durable voice are clearly evident on "Skorborealis."   Howle tries out a whole plethora of styles on the album, so you're really in for a mixture.  "Swamp Song" and "High School Dance" sound like Julie Doiron songs, while "Camaro Power" and "Subclassic" find her dealing in the hard rock genre.   Meanwhile, "Could Be Here" and "Cut A Rug" are country-tinged rock songs, and "Soft White China Patterns" and "I'm In It" are moody indie pop tracks.

From hard rock to country to indie rock to dream pop, and everything in between, Danielle Howle has proven herself to be an amazing songwriter and musician.  Everyone will find something they like in this album.  And as for the bad?  Well, there isn't much of it.


Matt Shimmer