It’s every record collector’s favorite time of year, and I’m not talking about holidays or gifts. I’m talking about the time of year where we all hole up and analyze all the new albums we checked out this year to compile our best of lists. I was going to do a top 5, but then…
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Sharon Van Etten | Serpents b/w Mike McDermott | 7-Inch Single Review
Sharon Van Etten recently reissued her 2021 album We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong as a deluxe vinyl version with a few bonus songs. To commemorate that, I’m going to take a look at the 7-inch single for my long-time favorite song by her: Serpents with the B-side Mike McDermott.
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,…
The Best Albums of 2019: 10 Albums from 2019 Worthy of My Collection
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.
On Air at KSVR Mount Vernon: February 1, 2013 Playlist
I’ve been in a weird place musically of late. I’m a bit scattered, all over the map. My affinity for light, soft and playful folk has returned, but I’m also crushing on slacker pop and dream pop at the moment. Pretty hard, thank to bands like Darlings and Indians. I shouldn’t be surprised at this…
The Best LPs of 2012 Countdown: 20 to 11
Continuing the countdown to my favorite record of 2012, today I present numbers 11 through 20.
Fense’s Radio Show: August 3, 2012
Andi and I went to the beach this past weekend. And now we’re engaged, around five years and five days after our official first date. We’re pretty excited and have been talking to all our old friends about the plans (completely unofficial at this time); most likely a June 2013 wedding. I sense a show…
Fense’s Radio Show: April 6, 2012
This was supposed to be a productive week, those hours after work. But I ended up doing what any solid music nerd would: procrastinate by going through my records and singles, rediscovering old favorites and discovering new treasures hidden within my collection. We listened to The Smiths on repeat for a few days. I dug…
Fense’s Radio Show: February 10, 2012
I got pulled over tonight. Nothing big, just a bad taillight. The cop may have thought I was trying to evade him, pulling into the dark, always vacant Skagit Valley College parking lot late on a Friday night. As soon as I rounded the corner, his lights went on.
Sharon Van Etten: Serpent (First Listen)
“Serpents” is a complete departure from Sharon Van Etten‘s early work. Admittedly, I missed her sophomore release, Epic from 2010, but was fully entranced by her debut, 2009’s Because I Was In Love.