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Holly Golightly & Dan Melchoir: Desperate Little Town

This morning I pulled out this under-appreciated gem by Holly Golightly and Dan Melchoir. Why? Released in 2000, Desperate Little Town stands out with its bluesy drawl and country swagger infused with a garage rock punch. Immediately, the song “Why Don’t You Love Me” jumped out at me. Melchoir takes the lead in the verses,… Continue reading Holly Golightly & Dan Melchoir: Desperate Little Town

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Muzz Shares New Video for “Red Western Sky”

Muzz is a relatively new project featuring Interpol frontman Paul Banks, Matt Barrick from The Walkmen, and Josh Kaufman of Bonny Light Horseman. They’ve given us a video for “Red Western Sky” to hype their forthcoming debut LP. Relatively new. Technically, the band has been around for a few years. The trio began early recording… Continue reading Muzz Shares New Video for “Red Western Sky”

Album Reviews · Features

R.I.P. Tres Warren of Psychic Ills, New Posthumous 7″ Single Out Now

On March 20 we lost Tres Warren of Psychic Ills. One of the lead vocalists to the psychedelic group, Tres and his cohort Elizabeth Hart released five albums spanning 15 years. The band was preparing to record new material and has a new 7″ single on their longtime label Sacred Bones Records: At the time… Continue reading R.I.P. Tres Warren of Psychic Ills, New Posthumous 7″ Single Out Now

Features · Song Reviews

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down Returns with “Temple”

Oh I like this. Thao Nguyen and her group Thao & The Get Down Stay Down are back with a new song called “Temple” and it’s superb! “Temple” is the title track off the band’s forthcoming LP currently due out mid May. About the new album, Nguyen, of Vietnamese heritage, said to DIY Mag: I… Continue reading Thao & The Get Down Stay Down Returns with “Temple”

Lists And Mixes

COVID-19: A Pandemic Playlist

It’s spreading–this craze to create a Pandemic Playlist. And I caught it. As we all–or, at least the smarter of us non-essentials–self-isolate at home, it’s given many of us time to tackle assorted projects, renew our personal goals, reconnect with folks we lost track of in the obsessive quest for the almighty dollar, and, finally,… Continue reading COVID-19: A Pandemic Playlist

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Revisiting Rare David Bowie Cuts: “My Death” by Jacques Brel

On a rainy Monday 21 days ago, I pulled my truck out of my garage in Washington state for the last time, my motorcycle angled in the bed to fit and a house plant strapped into the seat beside me. I was on my way to Texas…just as we saw cases of Coronavirus, also known… Continue reading Revisiting Rare David Bowie Cuts: “My Death” by Jacques Brel

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3 Noteworthy Reissues from 2019 Worthy of My Record Collection

In the process of compiling my Best of 2019 list, I came across a few vinyl reissues worthy of highlighting. I was going to add this as a bonus to that post, but it grew into something worthy of its own. Here are three noteworthy 2019 reissues on vinyl that I found worthy enough to add to my collection.