2019 saw some great releases. Here are ten I felt were worthy of adding to my collection. This list is far from comprehensive, but as of right now it’s my top 10.
“There’s a lot to unpack in the listener’s guide and sections,” notes Gallagher. “The idea is for my sons to uncover the hidden and more sophisticated things as they grow.”
This past weekend, I spent some time record shopping in Vancouver, BC. Visiting Vancouver sure beats dealing with the horrors of Seattle traffic. Plus, the exchange rate favors the US Dollar right now.
Alright. So Black Lips are back with a new song called “Odelia”. And after a few listens, I’m not the biggest fan. So I devised an idea: let’s see if I can find 5 songs in my collection by Black Lips for you to listen to and enjoy more.
“Against the Day” is the band’s first new material since their 2017 LP Cry Cry Cry. In this post: hear the song, watch the video, and revisit their 2005 debut LP.
On “Så Underbart Va Livet”, their first new material of 2019, the Swedish duo Club 8 continue with softly ambient melodies similar to what they gave us on their previous LP, Golden Island (2018).
To say that 2018 has been somewhat of a tumultuous year would be an understatement. It’s been erratic and transformative for sure, filled with chaos and excitement and monumental, life changing catalysts. Upheaval, though, doesn’t have to be a bad thing. But even good, it requires periods of adjustment, rejuvenation, and contemplation–especially for a classic… Continue reading Falling Man: A Mixtape for a Tumultuous Year
The turning of the clock. Another year gone. I’m now rooted in middle-age. Mikey’s all growns up, as Vince Vaughan’s character would shout in the 1996 film Swingers. Today is 2017. Tomorrow is 2018. The change from one year to the next always evokes a clashing sense of poignancy and hope. People create lists of… Continue reading Jukebox Rebellion: An Entirely Disruptive Year Gone
Alright, so there’s really no one way to do pretty much anything under the sun. That includes “How to Shop on Discogs” — there really is no RIGHT way. But this post is about how I shop and how I recommend shopping on the music marketplace platform. It’s also about how this method led me… Continue reading How to Shop on Discogs (or, How I Discovered a Side Project of The Brian Jonestown Massacre)
Depending on which article you read, and what your own personal definition of various sub-genres may be, Tactics fit into the realm of post-punk, art rock, and/or new wave. The band formed in the late 70s as an answer to the growing presence of these styles of music in Europe and the US, but somewhat… Continue reading Tactics: A New Australian Favorite (From Decades Ago) Has Been Discovered