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Record Review: Bon Iver - Bon Iver

This is the most I've had to say about anything music-related in a long while. My crisis of rock critic faith may still be ongoing, but on this topic at least, I certainly know what I think. Many thanks to Stomp and Stammer, as always, for letting me say whatever the hell I want to.(This album is good but absolutely doesn't deserve a 9.5, Pitchfork. Show More Summary

Record Review: Royal Bangs - Flux Outside

For Stomp and Stammer: Royal Bangs Flux Outside [Glassnote]Though perhaps no other moment on the record can equal the frenetic, harried energy of the leadoff track, Flux Outside, the third LP from Knoxville's Royal Bangs, barrels relentlessly straight through to its finish. Show More Summary

Record Review: Eksi Ekso - Brown Shark Red Lion

For Flagpole: Eksi EksoBrown Shark Red Lion The Mylene SheathThe storm is coming. Boston’s Eksi Ekso tells us so. Via backing brass and all manner of accompanying strings, the keys, guitar, bass and drums of this orchestral pop trio turn their individual songs into lush, suspenseful compositions. Show More Summary

Flagpole Feature: Ocha la Rocha

For Flagpole: Ocha la Rocha30-Plus Members and Just as Many TV Spots It’s a far cry from working and playing at Atlanta’s Star Community Bar to having songs appear on Hollywood television shows like ABC’s “Dirty Sexy Money” and MTV’s “The Hills.” Somehow, however, Johnny la Rocha and his band Ocha la Rocha seem to be at home doing both...[Read more]

Record Review: Secret Cities - Strange Hearts

In which I for some reason lead with more talk of chicken fillets. For Creative Loafing Atlanta : Secret Cities - Strange Hearts Sometimes a mallet can do more than beat chicken fillets into submission. Occasionally, it's the essential ingredient in an already-virtuosic experimental psych-pop band's rhythmic impact. Show More Summary

Tiny Mix Tapes' 50 Favorite Albums of 2010

I feel so privileged to have contributed to Tiny Mix Tapes for the duration of 2010, and weighing in on their best albums of the year was just the icing on the cake. Some of the top 25 albums I voted for made their cut, some didn't,Show More Summary

Flagpole Calendar Pick: Bridges and Powerlines

This is a little out of date, but here's the mini-feature I wrote on Bridges and Powerlines for Flagpole Magazine: Bridges and Powerlines New York’s Bridges and Powerlines share more aesthetically with composer John Philip Sousa than anyone would have expected—especially them. Show More Summary

Live Review: Jimmy Eat World @ Center Stage, September 21

For Atlanta Music Guide: (Photo courtesy of Luca) Live Review: Jimmy Eat World at Center Stage, September 21 As unseasonably hot inside the venue as the month of September has been outside, Jimmy Eat World frontman Jim Adkins took the stage and within a song had soaked through more than half of his shirt. Show More Summary

Flagpole Feature: Broken Bells

In which I talk on the phone with Danger Mouse from the inside of a hot car: For Flagpole: Broken Bells An Unlikely Pairing Breeds Unlimited Creativity In 1995 world-famous producer Danger Mouse wasn’t yet called Danger Mouse. He hadn’t...Show More Summary

Q&A with Cymbals Eat Guitars' Joseph D'Agostino

For Atlanta Music Guide:Q&A with Cymbals Eat Guitars' Joseph D'Agostino; Playing The EARL March 11What do you do when your debut record gets more attention than you ever thought it would? When it’s the blogosphere that drives your success,...Show More Summary

Night of the Living Dead: Atlanta's Carnivores Rise From the Grave

Night of the Living DeadAtlanta’s Carnivores Rise From the Grave By Julia Reidy The first time I saw Carnivores play, they were members of a band that is now dead. In early 2008, the four were still playing around Atlanta as Chainestereo, and I had low expectations. Show More Summary

Record Review: Kurt Vile - Childish Prodigy

Two Kurt Vile posts back-to-back?! Geez, this guy must be good.For Stomp and Stammer:Kurt Vile Childish Prodigy[Matador]With a dirty buzz and a watery echo on every vocal, Kurt Vile, Philly's self-proclaimed "Constant Hitmaker" has released his second LP of fuzzed-out noise pop, this time via Matador. Show More Summary

Paste: Getting to Know... Volcano Choir

My interview with Chris Rosenau of Volcano Choir is up on today!Getting To Know... Volcano Choir Justin Vernon of Bon Iver has been pretty public about his love for experimental post-rock outfit Collections of Colonies of Bees. Show More Summary

Live Review: Wavves @ The Earl 10/4/09

FOA proudly presents:The Most Overtly Negative Thing I've Ever Written For Publication!orWavves @ The EARL 10/4/09!For Stomp and Stammer's Tales From The Moshpit section:There's a fine line between damaging for the sake of shock value – for effect – and just plain terrible. Show More Summary

Record Review: Atlas Sound - Logos

Atlas Sound, the perhaps topographically-named solo project of Deerhunter's Bradford Cox, will release its second full-length (though certainly not second release) Oct. 20. Getting this album early was a real treat. Though a demo version...Show More Summary

Playlist: Favorite Songs of 2009 (So Far)

So this year, I'm not procrastinating. I've been adding my favorite songs to a playlist as I go all year. When I stumble across a good one, it goes in, and now I've got something to show for it. It'll grow, of course, before list season this December. Show More Summary

Record Review: Julian Plenti - Julian Plenti is...Skyscraper

It's my first record review for Flagpole Magzine!! I read Flagpole straight through college--their reviews and features were probably what planted the idea of writing for music magazines in my head in the first place...though at the time I never thought I'd be capable of it. Show More Summary

FOAVOD: Fiery Furnaces - promo video for I'm Going Away

These guys are so freakin' charming. It makes me wish I had a brother to bicker with about song composition and album titling. The Fiery Furnaces released I'm Going Away July 21 on Thrill Jockey Records.The Fiery Furnaces - promo video 1 from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.The Furnaces will be at the Variety Playhouse Aug. 20 with White Rabbits.

Record Review: Megafaun - Gather, Form and Fly

Yay timeliness! Gather, Form and Fly releases today via FOA Crushworthy Record Label Hometapes. ("Home is where the tapes is.")For Atlanta Music Guide:MegafaunGather, Form and FlyHometapesMegafaun’s albums feel like a flocking of musical ideas rather than a linear expression of them. Show More Summary

Record Review: Bowerbirds - Upper Air

After writing a Paste Band of the Week on Bowerbirds at the re-release of Hymns For A Dark Horse last year (in which I got to interview Phil Moore), reviewing their follow-up LP was a bit of a challenge. For one thing, their style hadn't vastly changed on this sophomore effort. Show More Summary

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