El Ten Eleven

Jan 22nd, 2008 Indie, Instrumental, Post-Rock steve 1 min read

Stumbled across these guys after recently watching the fantastic documentary Helvetica. You’d expect a full length feature about a font to drag, but the combination of compelling interviews and beautiful photography with a standout soundtrack made it one of my favorite documentaries of the year. Kristian Dunn, of Los Angeles-based instrumental duo El Ten Eleven (and also a member of SoftLightes) is responsible for putting…


Jun 12th, 2007 Instrumental, Rock steve 1 min read

Been a while. I know. Work has been all-consuming for nearly a month but now, finally with a chance to exhale, I can turn to the accumulating stacks and chose from a number of new gems to post for you. So why not start the return to posting off on the right foot, with a new track from the newest album from Athens, Georgia’s Maserati….

The Cinematic Orchestra

Apr 30th, 2007 Downtempo, Soul steve 1 min read

Big week of new music in store. Advanced apologies as the job has gotten the best of me over the last few weeks. But in that time I’ve received a superfluity of sickness, some truly unreal gems, with the biggest, baddest and most exciting the newest record from The Cinematic Orchestra, Ma Fleur, which is scheduled to land stateside over the summer. Longtime readers know…


Dec 18th, 2006 Electronic/Dance, Shoegazer steve 2 min read

Today’s post starts a busy week for scissorkick before a short holiday break. Wednesday will mark the introduction of our very first ScissorCast which is basically a pre-recorded hour-long radio show that can be downloaded to the portable media player of your choice. We don’t play favorites here. Then Friday, we will list our Top 25 Records of the Year, which we always look forward…