So I couldn’t help but notice that, like, The Dodos are the best da** band on the planet (even better yes than… gasp… ye olde holy and righteous Trapper of the Blitzen varieties). And I couldn’t help but notice that… holy he**… that’s only two people makin’ all that unholy racket, Meric Long on guitar […]
Score: 5.5/10 . The Bandcamp blurb for this new J Mascis solo album delivers this gargantuan introduction taking us all the way back to the 1980s and the spawn of Mascis’ band “Dinosaur,” spanning six-odd arduous paragraphs and including just about every useless piece of information under the sun, it seems. And, in general, Elastic […]
(Me): Well, I would’ve loved to share the song “The Crunge” today on Facebook, but the Houses of the Holy cover was so disgusting that it rendered the entire operation lurid. I mean what’s actually UP with that cover? I’ll check out Wikipedia, my fact checking cuz. They’re always coming with some sociologically tenacious levity […]
This is just a little post I’m throwing together about the power of music. Well, I call it a “power.” But you might notice something about the “power” of music. It’s not hamhanded aggression it wields, like we’re used to valuing in our society. It’s not a move-over, there’s only one sheriff in town, only […]
Spotify playlist. . “One Week Last Summer” “Both Sides, Now” “Coyote” “Chelsea Morning” “Help Me” “The Circle Game” “You Turn Me on, I’m a Radio” “A Case of You” “Big Yellow Taxi” “River” .
Spotify playlist. .
Spotify playlist. .
Score: 7.5/10 . I probably should like Crush Crusher from LA’s IAN SWEET (via Brooklyn) more than I do. The influences she lists on the Bandcamp page for this album, after all, are basically hand-picked out of my choice basket – Bjork, Dirty Projectors and Deerhunter (especially astounding since none of these artists are necessarily […]
I have the Wallflowers song “Bleeders” on my Dolby Radio Spotify playlist and I hear it come on sometimes when I put the list on shuffle mode. To be honest, it ingratiates itself pretty well to and blends in with countless other classic ’90s alt-rock singles from Toad the Wet Sprocket’s “All I Want” to […]
Score: 10/10 . LA canary-crooner Kadhja Bonet’s sophomore LP Childqueen opens with, ironically, a little message that’s very universal and avoidant of the egotistical, naïve and hubristic: “Every morning brings a chance to renew”. A couple of things jump out at you, then, right away in your encounter of this new and majestic brand of […]