Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Gaslight Anthem – “Handwritten”

Jersey Score By Matt Jones The Large Hadron Collider is the world’s largest particle accelerator. Lying hundreds of feet under the earth near the Franco-Swiss border, its experiments have answered inconceivably intricate questions about physics and the universe. It is … Continue reading

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Frank Ocean — “channel ORANGE”

Frank? Earnest. By Eric Webb A lot of music comes out every Tuesday. Some of it is good. Most of it is not. And occasionally, while sorting through the catchy and the bland and the quite strange, you will come … Continue reading

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Old Crow Medicine Show – “Carry Me Back”

Come for Wagon Wheel, Stay for Everything Else By Matt Jones Sometimes you create an old-time string band with your friends. Sometimes your old-time string band is awesome and fun and amazing and you put out sweet, sweet music like … Continue reading

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Twin Shadow — “Confess”

Better Noir By Eric Webb Here’s the thing about Twin Shadow’s Confess: In a perfect world, it’s the soundtrack to a low-budget-but-too-sexy-to-see-with-your-parents 80’s horror movie. There would be zombies, P.J. Soles, and a lots of letterman jackets stained with fake … Continue reading

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Zac Brown Band – “Uncaged”

What Can Brown Do For You? By Matt Jones As a country band, how do you synthesize elements of bluegrass and jam bands with tropical overtones while still remaining true to your roots? I don’t have the answer for you, … Continue reading

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Gold Motel — “Gold Motel”

We’ll Leave Delight On For You By Eric Webb The opening scene of David Lynch’s “Blue Velvet” has stuck with me. The camera lingers on postcard-perfect images of small-town Lumberton, all white picket fences and well-kept rose gardens, as Bobby … Continue reading

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mattneric presents: Too Hot? Time to Jam

It’s been a lackluster past couple of week for new music, so let’s revisit some tried-and-true tunes. Whether you’re sweating outside or sweating indoors, a good soundtrack will make or break your summer. Here’s a little mixtape to get you … Continue reading

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