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There Is A Softness To Your Touch

3 days agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

TV on the Radio “Careful You” A good chunk of the TV on the Radio catalog is made up of songs by either Tunde Adebimpe or Kyp Malone that deal with a romantic conflict in which deep love and affection is at odds with behavior and feelings that are slowly poisoning their relationship. Both of […]

All Your Sweet Life

4 days agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Thee Oh Sees “Savage Victory” I saw Thee Oh Sees for the first time last night, and I came away from the show feeling like I truly understood the band in way I hadn’t before. My grasp on the band’s dynamics were pretty hazy going in, to the point that I had assumed a woman […]

We Could Finally Be Done

4 days agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

The New Pornographers @ Hammerstein Ballroom 11/17/2014 Brill Bruisers / Myriad Harbour / Moves / War on the East Coast / Sing Me Spanish Techno / Crash Years / All the Old Showstoppers / Jackie, Dressed In Cobras / Another Drug Deal of the Heart / The Laws Have Changed / You Tell Me Where […]

Like I Never Met You

4 days agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Caribou @ Webster Hall 11/14/2014 Our Love / Silver / Mars / Leave House / All I Ever Need / Bowls / Second Chance / Jamelia / Back Home / Odessa / Your Love Will Set You Free / Can’t Do Without You // Sun Caribou “Your Love Will Set You Free” I went into […]

Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be

Sloan @ Bowery Ballroom 11/12/2014 Forty-Eight Portraits / Keep Swinging (Downtown) / Unkind / 13 (Under A Bad Sign) / You’ve Got A Lot On Your Mind / Three Sisters / I Hate My Generation / Carried Away / Suppose They Close the Door / You Don’t Need Excuses To Be Good // If It […]

The Night Isn’t Dark Enough

New Build “The Sunlight” Here we are with another project by a former member of LCD Soundsystem – this time it’s Al Doyle, who is also in Hot Chip. It’s interesting to me how all these records seem to run with one element of the overall LCD sound, so you can tell it’s all coming […]

Your Summer Is Coming

Foo Fighters “Feast and the Famine” I don’t think I’m actually invested in the Foo Fighters enough to be properly disappointed by a new Foo Fighters record, but I do think most of the songs on Sonic Highways are kinda dull, especially compared to the material on their previous album, which I’d say is one […]

Life And Death Is No Mystery

2 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar “Never Catch Me” I feel like you drop Kendrick Lamar into most anything and he’d figure out how to make it work, so I’m not surprised that he’d be good on a Flying Lotus track. It is cool, though, how much they complement each other. Kendrick brings out a warmth […]

Translating Poorly

2 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Wilco “Handshake Drugs” I can’t remember how often I listened to “Handshake Drugs” three years ago when the lyrics were basically my life, or if I’m only noticing that now. The sentiment of the song is extremely passive, with pretty much every line being about something happening to Jeff Tweedy, or someone or something influenced […]

Dancing Circles Around Me

2 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Lana Del Rey “Cruel World” There’s a lot for me to love in “Cruel World,” but the part that really gets me is the way Lana sings “You’re young, you’re wild, you’re free / you’re dancing circles around me / you’re fucking craaaaazyyyyy” with this genuine sense of anguish and dread. Part of what makes […]

We Have So Much To Answer For

2 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Museum of Love “And All The Winners (Fuck You Buddy)” It’s been a very good year for DFA Records, with a lot of the former members and miscellaneous associates of LCD Soundsystem putting out strong music that lives up to the high standard set by James Murphy. Museum of Love, a band featuring LCD drummer […]

Give Me One Small Sign

3 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Camper Van Beethoven “Grasshopper” This is such a simple, sweet, and empathetic song. It’s sung from the perspective of a broke Mexican immigrant who is just trying to make things work, and praying to god for any sort of blessing. The melody feels so warm and familiar; I’m sure I’ve heard it before somewhere before. […]

Your Threshold Is Astonishing

3 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Run the Jewels featuring Gangsta Boo “Love Again (Akinyele Back)” The second Run the Jewels album is pretty great, but it’d be even better if Gangsta Boo was on all of it except for just this one song. Killer Mike and El-P have amazing chemistry, but this is like finding out one of your favorite […]

On The Lips Of Millions

3 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

The Vaselines “Inky Lies” I feel like the vast majority of songs about the dangers of gossip in the media come from famous musicians who obviously have a personal stake in the matter, but here we have a spirited attack on it from a band who are only famous in very, very small circles. I […]

Become An Oaf Again

3 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Panda Bear “Mr. Noah” Have you ever had a hazy memory of a song you haven’t heard in a long time, and then heard the song again and noticed that it wasn’t quite as cool as the version that was there, half-formed, in your memory? “Mr. Noah” sounds like a vague memory of some ‘80s […]

Somebody’s Having A Laugh

4 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Andy Stott “Faith in Strangers” A lot of songs that are built around a post-punk type of bass line end up having that part completely overtake the rest of the composition, and every other sound is just some decoration for this huge, thudding thing at the center of the track. But that’s not what’s going […]

So Hard To See The Stars

4 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Tenashe “Aquarius” This song starts off in a fairly ordinary place – an R&B song in which a girl is telling a dude about how she wants to chill him out with sex that’ll be better than what he’d get with anyone else – but then makes a hard shift into astrology and paranoia about […]

The Drums Of The City Rain

4 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Gerard Way “Brother” The majority of Gerard Way’s first solo album sounds like Britpop filtered through alt-rock and grunge, and you’d think I’d be the biggest mark for that. But as it turns out, my favorite on the record is the one that sounds the most like his old band, My Chemical Romance. “Brother” is […]

Reflecting Your Eyes

4 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Thurston Moore “Forevermore” I’ve spent enough time listening to Thurston Moore over the past 20 years that his particular rhythms and tics are burned into my mind, enough that I can hear a new song by him and accurately anticipate his every move. He’s basically been on autopilot for a long time now, but I […]

How I Learned Not To Care

4 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Foxygen “How Can You Really” One of my friends made a joke that Foxygen’s …And Star Power sounds “like disc 47 of the Their Satanic Majesties Request sessions box set,” and yes, it definitely does. (With a bit of Todd Rundgren in there too, I suppose.) This isn’t surprising – a lot of the best […]

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