Another Blog Falls Victim To The Hype Machine: I Made A Year End List

The last thing I wrote here was a letter to the Music Internet. I wanted to turn it off. But who am I kidding? I couldn’t look away. It’s easy to preach Don’t… Continue reading

I’m All Out Of Love With The Music Internet

Dear Music Internet, I’ve spent a lot of time over the last few years devoted to you. I became involved with Music Twitter and my obsession over releases, news cycles, album reviews and… Continue reading

I’ve Been Listening To Reflektor, Dancing Alone In My Bedroom For Days: Love Is Plastic, Break It To Bits

Indie rock no longer wears a disguise. We see Win Butler behind his stripe of black. We see the band he fronts, Arcade Fire, win the Grammy for Album Of The Year. We see him and his… Continue reading

What Have You Been Listening To Lately? Fuzz, Archy and Danny

Earlier today I got in a scuffle on twitter with the editor/founder of Stereogum. It reminded me to be happy that I’m not “writing about music” anymore. Since school started (and since I’ve… Continue reading

I Reviewed Dr. Dog For A Website That Isn’t My Own And It Was Weird

[Reader’s note: remember when I said I was going to review B-Room for a website? Well, this is how that turned out.] For their seventh studio album, B-Room, Dr. Dog built a whole… Continue reading

My Love For Dr. Dog Is A Massive, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Easy Beat Or Go Home

I remember my very first interaction with Dr. Dog. I was a freshman in college and learning my way around our campus radio station. On the overly-heavy studio door was a bunch of… Continue reading

I Love Deer Tick And Its About Time You Do Too

Deer Tick records are like drunken nights when you get ripped with your friends and blab the truth. Or maybe you lose your friends, and cry your heart out alone about a bad… Continue reading

Man Man Is Weird. Let’s Get Weird With On Oni Pond

There really is no other way to say it: Man Man is a weird band. Their records are a soundtrack to your daydreams and nightmares. They paint their face making their shows more… Continue reading

What Have You Been Listening To Lately: The Back To School Edition: Monae, Mazzy, HAIM (I knowww) and The Stepkids

OK, so yes. A lot has happened since I’ve actually “blogged” on my own blog. School has started and I’ve kind of been all over the place: meeting new people, going on friend-dates,… Continue reading

The Retro-Renaissance, Brought To You By Jonathan Rado: Law & Order

The psychedelia of the 1960s was when the smoke got in your eyes. Listening to records of that era is surreal and colorful, mystical and mental. The roots of it are folk –… Continue reading