“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
Alright, so a few years back there was a resurgence of sorts in the underground that found modern day bands releasing new albums on cassette. This fad, to an extent, lives on today with notable indie labels such as Sub Pop and Suicide Squeeze joining the ranks of releasing their artists on this format. I… Continue reading Cassette Nostalgia: Rediscovering Forgotten Favorites from Forever Ago
I’ve had my eye on Melody Prochet of Melody’s Echo Chamber since the release of her self-titled debut LP way back in 2012. The stunning hazy psychedelic-drenched pop blew me away with singles like “Crystalized” and “Some Time Alone, Alone” and of course “I Follow You”. Well, since it’s her birthday today, she announced the… Continue reading Finally Back: Melody’s Echo Chamber Gives us “Cross My Heart”
For as long as I’ve followed the band, Moon Duo has always created music that is dark, mystical and filled with substantial space rock drone. So it was with intrigue that I approached their new 2017 project, two LPs dubbed Occult Architecture Vol. 1 and Occult Architecture Vol. 2. The first was released by Sacred… Continue reading Moon Duo Step Out from the Dark with Occult Architecture Vol. 2
By this time, Saint Etienne has at least a dozen LPs to their name. They’ve released countless singles, several EPs, and you can find their work remixed and worked over by DJs across the globe. They are among the more prolific of European dance pop artists. And they are back. The new album is called… Continue reading The Poltergeist in Saint Etienne’s “Heather” will Seduce and Haunt You