Monthly Archives: August 2012

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti — “Mature Themes”

The Writing’s On The Wall, But Who Knows What It Means By Eric Webb Flavorwire, in its recent rundown of “10 Indie Musicians Who Would Make Great Pop Stars,” placed Ariel Pink (and presumably his Haunted Graffiti, unless we’ve got … Continue reading

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Jessie Ware – “Devotion”

Evening Ware By Matt Jones Jessie Ware is cool. But dont let me, or the BBC, or Pitchfork, or any of the myriad of sources teeming with praise for the British soulstress influence your assessment. Go on, listen for yourself. … Continue reading

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Yellowcard — “Southern Air”

We Were Just 32 And It Felt So Right By mattneric Greetings, loved ones. Let’s take a journey. (1) “Awakening” Matt: YOLOCARD Eric: Let’s rock or maybe roll. Matt: BOTTMZ UP 2NITE Eric: Normally, I think songs about drinking pander … Continue reading

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Niki & The Dove — “Instinct”

Femme83 By Eric Webb I’m running through the plains, streaked in tribal warpaint that was once the lifeblood of a Tibetan antelope. My hair is matted; I’ve been on a vision quest for a fortnight. The moon, a great alabaster … Continue reading

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Lianne La Havas – Is Your Love Big Enough?

Para Bailar La Havas By Matt Jones Hello, barista. It’s quite cold outside, don’t you think? Rather wintry. I’d like a hot drink. Something smooth. I’ll have a latte, please. How are things? Haven’t been here in ages. Is business … Continue reading

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Joshua Radin – “Underwater”

JUST STAY IN BED By Matt Jones Warning: this album is not for the productive at heart. Singer-songwriter Joshua Radin’s fourth album, Underwater, is full of a lot of things, but energy is not one of them. From someone prone … Continue reading

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Joss Stone — “The Soul Sessions, Vol. 2”

Blues Genes By Eric Webb Joss, Joss, Joss. What are we going to do with you? The queen of the growling throat is back with a sequel to her 2003 debut, The Soul Sessions, and it’s dropping into a post-Adele world. … Continue reading

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