American Men

Jul 8th, 2010 IDM, Post-Rock steve 1 min read

Jeff sent this EP over and said he was “90% sure” I’d be into it. Fuck, I must be hard to please or something because this is so squarely in my wheel house I can’t imagine why he thought 10% of me wouldn’t be feeling this. American Men are a group of Scotsmen doing instrumental, futurist rock their own way (god I’m watching too much…


Sep 18th, 2008 IDM, Krautrock, Post-Rock steve 2 min read

The Thrush sounds like a mixtape made by the dude down the hall with the ill Krautrock collection who’s dating a dancer into Afrobeat and old UK downtempo.


Nov 6th, 2007 Downtempo, Electronic/Dance, Rock steve 1 min read

So, as promised, you get your second “state” related posting, this time on a definitively more British note. I know that for a lot of you Stateless may not necessarily be something brand new. Truth is, I slept on this record for a while, not fully convinced of its merits — even though both Roots Manuva and DJ Shadow were singing its high praise. Shadow…

Ben Benjamin

Oct 22nd, 2007 Electro, Electronic/Dance, IDM, Instrumental, Rock steve 2 min read

You may remember that a while back I was given a number of demo tracks from Ben Mullins, former member of Midwest Product and currently in PostPrior (both essential Ghostly International artists) to post. That was one of the more commented upon recent posts and I received quite a few emails begging me to get Ghostly to put the stuff out. So, I picked up…

Ben Benjamin

Jun 28th, 2007 Downtempo, Electronic/Dance, Instrumental, Rock steve 2 min read

Not sure if you all know about The Hype Machine but if not, you should check it out. It’s basically an aggregator of all the music posted on every significant music blog out there. Seriously. Scissorkick and all the links to your left are there, in addition to hundreds more, and you can search by artists and find a handful (and more) songs available right…


Jan 11th, 2007 Electronic/Dance, IDM, Rock steve 1 min read

Ben Mullins, the architect behind the brilliant Midwest Product on Ghostly, returns from a hiatus with that project as one half of PostPrior, a new duo with vocalist/drummer Michael Kuzmanovski. Fans of Midwest Product will absolutely enjoy the pair’s new digital EP, Touched Pilot, available in the iTunes store. I may get in trouble for posting the title track, but I’ll take the risk of…

Cassettes Won’t Listen

Nov 24th, 2006 Electronic/Dance, Instrumental, Rock steve 1 min read

You can thank our friend Jay Drake, the mastermind behind Cassettes Won’t Listen for this little holiday gift. He’s leaked Scissorkick his newest full-length record The Quiet Trial, and we will return his kindness by posting a track for you all. I posted a favorite CWL track a while back (“Lunch for Breakfast”) but his newest LP may appeal even more to SK readers since…

Home Video

Aug 16th, 2006 Rock steve 1 min read

Considering the recent tragedy in New Orleans, it comes as little surprise that Louisiana transplants Home Video would release a record painted in lingering melancholy. Blurring the lines between electronic and rock music is certainly nothing new but too often the success of this combination is measured by the inability to separate its increasingly disparate parts. But Home Video’s Collin Ruffino and David Gross seem…