Another week, another Mercury music section to ignore as you save up your hard-earned cash for the most gigantic iPod dock ever made. Seriously, it is the size of a dock. The kind of dock you tie boats to.
That's Sons of Huns above, pictured against a scenic backdrop. Oh no, Sons of Huns! Look out! There is a lion behind you! Or some kind of large cat. A cougar!... or a puma... are those the same thing? Any rate, don't get eaten, Sons of Huns, because you guys are a really good band and that would suck.
Sons of Huns - "House of Groan"
Scratch Acid is back for what frontman David Yow calls a "reenactment tour." Right down to the muskets and uniforms, no detail goes un-replicated. Oh wait, it is not that kind of reenactment?
Scratch Acid - "Monsters"
Allen Stone is not too worried about being smooth, or how he stacks against to the current factory-manufactured soul scene. Stone's soul comes direct from the heart, which is where all genuine emotions come from. (Well, that, and the pancreas.)
Allen Stone - "Celebrate Tonight"
On the other hand, Eliot Lipp is all about the smooth. The Brooklyn DJ/producer takes the sounds he loves from the past and gives 'em a modern-day shine. And if it goes into the smooth jazz territory, so be it—he's totally cool with it.
Eliot Lipp - "Move It"