The Ghost of a Good Thing By Matt Sam Beam’s latest Iron & Wine production is different, but it’s still money. Ghost on Ghost exhibits a strong stylistic shift towards New Orleans-y jazz and reminds me a bit of Feist’s … Continue reading
Tall, Gawk and Trance-some By Eric Webb Shoot. I don’t even know what to say. James Blake has broken my word hole. You know that thing that writers do when they aren’t smart enough to deftly craft complete sentences, so … Continue reading
This Is an Album by the Band Dawes By Matt There’s an episode of This American Life that investigates the idea of “imitation calamari,” a less-than-savory alternative to the popular fried squid appetizer that’s purportedly being passed off as the real thing … Continue reading
Subtlety Is A Superpower By Eric Webb Telekinesis is a golden retriever. Singer-mastermind Michael Benjamin Lerner doesn’t want much from you. He just wants to you to throw the metaphorical stick of approval, and he will return with his no-frills … Continue reading
Freshman Orientation By Matt IO Echo’s debut album, Ministry of Love, is good. But it’s not very good. It’s a frustrating listen, because it reaches some exhilarating highs but draws up a sort of middling compromise between shoegaze and dark alt-pop in between. … Continue reading
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Hard Core Parkour! By Matt There’s been a swell in productive output from the “pop-punk-meets-melodic-hardcore” genre in recent years. Bands range from the more pop-punk (Fireworks, Transit) to the more hardcore (Set Your Goals, Title Fight, Such Gold). 2013 is shaping up to … Continue reading