Category Archive: reviews

Kurt Vile Has Me In A Daze

Kurt Vile is doing everything right. He’s a breath of fresh air since folk music has become a popularized-morphed version of itself. Vile’s new record Wakin On A Pretty Daze is charming. It’s loaded. It… Continue reading

New White Fence: Psych Heads Rejoice For Cyclops Reap

If you follow along, you might remember my undying love for White Fence. The project of Tim Presley, White Fence lives in another decade. I know that’s why I’m drawn to it. Presley… Continue reading

New York City: New Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Lately, I’ve been thinking about New York City a lot. For a lot of reasons, but first and foremost because I was just there for a day. Really, it was less than 24… Continue reading

The Strokes: A Personal History: “…Call It Karma” Says Goodbye

The Stereogum comments section should really be its’ own website. Every Friday afternoon I look forward to their Week’s Best And Worst Comments feature. After reading their Premature Evaluation of The Strokes‘ latest Comedown… Continue reading

The Year Of Justin Timberlake: Another Blog Falls Victim To The Hype Machine

There’s this scene in High Fidelity where Rob Gordon (Nick Horby) says, “Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?” There’s no need… Continue reading

Duckspeak: Your New Favorite Folk Rock

So, I wanted to try something new here. Over the course of the Internet, I’ve had the pleasure of making Internet Friends. If you don’t know what these are, sort through your followers… Continue reading

What Have You Been Listening To Lately? FIDLAR, Parquet Courts, Beach Fossils, YLT, etc.

The thing is, I feel bad about not putting anything down here. It’s been a long ten days and since. And I want to keep you all informed on my musical intake. As… Continue reading

We Love Foxygen: We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic

So there’s this new record out by this band called Foxygen. Out on January 22nd on Jagjaguwar, We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic is full of sounds of the sixties. Which I know… Continue reading

Brace Yourself, Humans. I’ve Been Drinking Haterade: Overrated Albums of 2012

I did listen to these records but did not enjoy them. (OK there is one I didn’t listen to. You’ll find out which one soon enough.) They are in no particular order, not… Continue reading

My Favorite Songs of 2012: you should’ve Started Listening to these yesterday

Last year when I started compiling my favorite tracks of 2011, the list kept growing until it was 50. (I don’t even remember the original number I was aiming for.) So here’s a… Continue reading