It’s a wonderful thing to love what you do and to see the excitement in other people who love it too. The concert experiences I’ve treasured the most are the ones in which I felt like a ping pong ball bouncing back and forth between two walls electrified by pure joy.
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In 2008, Drew Danbury released the album This Could Mean Trouble, You Don’t Speak for the Club and every single thing that could have happened to impede its progress did. Exploding vans, sabotage, and global economic collapse all conspired to ensure that the album’s gorgeous die-cut packaging never made it into the hands of fans.
All of my favorite artists were releasing albums in 2013, so it makes sense that Drew Danburry saw fit to do the same – not just one, but several, including (exclamations!) a new album under the For All The Girls moniker. Pump those kicks. (more…)
How to make the perfect breakup mixtape – downers and uppers.
If you listened through Sandy Kilpatrick’s debut album Redemption Road, you may have noticed the track “Wilderness Gone” lay a bit outside the normally sunny sound of the record – not too far from the songs that surrounded it, but slightly more introversive and overcast. Today, Sandy released the “Wilderness Gone” music video on his website, and was gracious enough […]
When I first listened through Redemption Road, “Wilderness Gone” was one of the songs that really impressed me in the way it deviated from the collection without really sacrificing Sandy’s sound and the overall feeling of the record. Earlier this week, Sandy released the trailer for the song, with a full video to be released soon. […]
Rant on Billie Joe Armstrong’s rant at iHeart Radio Music Festival.
There’s a point in “Stay That Way”, the second track from Haun’s Mill’s new album, Away, where I’m sure I can hear the ghost of “Heart-Shaped Box”. Never hear another voice I never go outside Living in the cabin grandpa built after he died (more…)
And other unnecessary dilemmas. I love “Only The Horses,” oh dear god, I love it so much. It’s the best Basement Jaxx song not written by Basement Jaxx and probably my favorite Scissor Sisters track of all-time.* (more…)
When I posted Sandy Kilpatrick’s single “We Don’t Need Tomorrow” on TRT in March, I described it as <quote> a little gooshier than I usually go for </quote>. Well, upon further inspection, and in the context of the excellent Redemption Road, I withdraw my statement and can happily confirm that this is exactly the type of […]