Odes to Cali By Matt Jones I mentioned in an earlier review that The Ting Tings’ new album Sounds From Nowheresville was one of the first good summer albums of the year. Where The Ting Tings win at being first, … Continue reading
Sturm und Angst By Eric Webb It’s summer, music fans. That means it is time to shed your cares and worries about work, financial security and adult interpersonal relationships, and take yourself to a simpler time, when emo was king … Continue reading
Riding in on a Song By Matt Jones The first time I found about the Turnpike Troubadours was about two years ago, when I heard the song “Every Girl” on the radio. The instant I heard it I was hooked. … Continue reading
Slow(sun)burn By Eric Webb Everything you need to know about Silversun Pickups can be discerned from the opening track, “Skin Graph.” You’ve got your clever turns of phrase (the title); a slow and tense build that gives way to dystopian … Continue reading
Keeping Up With the Jones By Eric Webb Norah Jones is perfect. I have made no secret of this belief. She’s from Texas. She’s a jazz singer. She collaborates with plenty of badass artists, like the Foo Fighters and Ray … Continue reading
Light Up the Folk By Matt Jones Things I learned this week: 1. I really like The Lumineers. 2. The lead singer looks a lot like Aaron Ivey. 3. If you do a Google Image Search for “Lumineers,” you will … Continue reading
The mattneric April 2012 playlist is now available on Spotify.