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Archived Since:February 2, 2008

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Ford & Lopatin

Ford & Lopatin – Emergency Room I know it seems like I’m late to this party, but truthfully I’ve been following Joel’s work all along – from Tigercity to Games to now. It’s been such a natural evolution, with each release getting better. The Ford & Lopatin album is such a perfect album for these [...]

Subtracting = adding

SBTRKT – Wildfire. I don’t usually write about music that people dance to. Sure, sometimes the kids dance to the indie rock, but c’mon. That’s not exactly dancing. That’s spilling beer. The truth is, I don’t really know the vocabulary or the background for music like this. I respect it, and I usually like it, [...]

Make a good movie.

Sun Airway – Wild Palms. I’ll be honest: I have no idea what Jon Barthmus is saying. It’s loud where I am right now, with screaming children, elderly people yawping about Filene’s Basement, a barking dog. But that somehow only enhances the experience; tracks like this are made for haze and background. Sun Airway hails [...]

Why We Need They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants – Can’t Keep Johnny Down. It’s not like anybody is saying we don’t need They Might Be Giants. But when the band puts out a release every few years, the flurry of media attention is generally reverent but unoriginal. “They’re quirky!” is the usual message. “These dudes are still around, making [...]

Slow Club

My favorite part of this video is imaging what song the two dudes are actually listening to.


This track from Hypnolove’s new EP Holiday Reverie on RecordMakers is actually better without the MTV Beach House vacation clip. The video makes the song seem like a retro joke when in fact it’s a smooth little number with a nice breakdown. So there you go. Speaking of Record Makers… there’s a nice new odds [...]

Milk Music

Milk Music – Beyond Living I have heard lots of fuzz rock comparisons for this band… the wipers, dinosaur jr, husker du. But I hear two American bands when I listen to this 12?: The Replacements and Milk Music. There is just something so pop about the vocals on the chorus. It is incredibly savvy [...]

I know I've told you these things before

Oh sweet '80s pop, will you save me from Tuesday? I think it's entirely likely. Just take a listen to this track by Brooklyn's My Teenage Stride. It's all catchy licks, sweet reverb, and steady beats. It sounds like the '80s in the best possible way. Show More Summary

I Have A Message For You

Mae Shi - Forecasting (Double Beta Demo). First things first: Mae Shi are playing a show in Los Angeles on Saturday. They're playing at GroundZero Coffeehouse, which is on the USC Campus. It is a free show. The all ages show starts at 8, and Mae Shi go on last. Show More Summary

Hundreds and Thousands

Wreck Of The Zephyr - The Rolling Over Process - Live at the Hobbyshop. My friends have been doing some interesting work here in LA lately. Some of them are in the band, others are filming. It's all happening at the Hobby Shop which is a recording studio / performance space, which is why the sound quality is so good. Show More Summary

All the bells on earth shall ring.

Christmas music. Megafaun - I Saw Three Ships. Despite my excitement in the previous post, I have not done my musical job this Christmas season. I've listened to A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector a handful of times, and tried...Show More Summary

Thicker terrain.

I don't know why I'm writing about Minneapolis so much these days. I think a lot of Twin Cities music has just come my way, for some reason. Dosh - Subtractions. When I lived in Minneapolis, I never fully looked into Mr. Martin Dosh and his amazing drumming, sampling, and looping abilities. Show More Summary

Up there on the hills

Here's another one I've been waiting for. Basia Bulat's 2008 record Oh My Darling was a sweet little album, full of winding melodies, thumping percussion, and, best of all, lots of autoharp. Basia Bulat - Gold Rush. Basia Bulat is back. Show More Summary

Radiohead contest!

Aw man, look at those guys. Someone must have told a Radiohead joke! Or maybe they're laughing because you're about to take free music from them, and they didn't even announce it mysteriously a few days ago. Music For Robots has a set...Show More Summary

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