“Sugar Tastes Like Salt” seems to be the new Heavenly Records norm, and also the song title from the label’s latest signee, a band called The Orielles. Alright, since returning to the blogosphere a few weeks ago after my near two-year hiatus, my attention has predominantly been inward. A focus centered on artists of which… Continue reading Getting Dirty with “Sugar Tastes Like Salt” by The Orielles
Today, Swedish pop artist Jens Lekman released a video for his song “How We Met, The Long Version” off his new Secretly Canadian LP Life Will See You Now. And, to be honest, as of the writing of these first few paragraphs, I have not yet watched it or heard anything off the new record.… Continue reading 4 Minutes of Jens Lekman Dancing in “How We Met, The Long Version”
Pretty stoked about the forthcoming LP by The Afghan Whigs. Out May 5 on the band’s longtime label Sub Pop, it’s called In Spades and it promises more of the great rock Greg Dulli and the guys have been doling out since 1986 (minus the 10 year hiatus in the aughts). Want proof? They posted… Continue reading The Afghan Whigs Share Video for “Demon in Profile”
This news burst onto my feed earlier last week: Harry, I’m going to let you in on a little secret: Chromatics and Johnny Jewel are involved with the new season of Twin Peaks And it got me super excited for the long awaited reboot of the cult classic 90s show by David Lynch and Mark… Continue reading Chromatics Join Twin Peaks Reboot, Continue to Tease “Dear Johnny”
After 6 full years of nothing new by Fleet Foxes, they return in 2017 with their third LP, Crack-Up on June 16. A lot has changed in the past 6 years. Frontman Robin Pecknold ditched his beard (as seen in the photo below by Shawn Brackbill. J Tillman left and now creates music under the… Continue reading Crack-Up with Fleet Foxes: “Third of May” is a Little Early.
Superb garage punk rock band Bleached has a new EP called Can You Deal? and it promises to be just as stunning as their recent LP Welcome the Worms. The release dropped Friday and with it a video for the release’s title track: I dig the black and white video. In fact, I dig Bleached… Continue reading Can You Deal with the New Video by Bleached?
I’ve been crushing on The Fresh & Onlys since their widely heralded 2009 LP Grey-Eyed Girls. (Hard to believe that it’s almost been a decade since that release.) A year later, Play it Strange would become one of my favorite sleeper albums of the year. However, it wasn’t until two years later that they were… Continue reading A Retrospective Look at Animal of One by The Fresh & Onlys
This is the first chapter of my new Formative series, in which I recount in long form how certain artists or bands have had significant impact on my life, from a variety of vantage points: musically, personally, and through my career. In Chapter 1, I look at Death Cab for Cutie. We Have the Facts… Continue reading Formative, Chapter 1: Death Cab For Cutie
This is the introduction of my new Formative series in which I recount, somewhat autobiographically, how an artist or band lent itself to substantial moments in throughout my life. These are pivotal moments, both from an obsessive, music-loving sense, as well as the personal lifetime milestone sense. Through time, I hope to discuss the works… Continue reading Formative: The Prelude to a Musical Autobiography
Number game: Ride is prepared to release its 1st new album in over 20 years, and with that on the way they’ve leaked 2 tracks off the forthcoming album over the last 24 hours. Ride’s sound has always been synonymous with a wall. Their signature sound hits you hard, echoing through your brain in a… Continue reading Ride Releases Two New Shoegaze Tracks!