Month: February 2012

Show review: The Twilight Sad at Brighton Music Hall – 2/26

Let’s just be clear on the fact that I am a total fanboy for The Twilight Sad. Their formula of loud-quiet-loud shoegaze-y post-punk on Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters struck exactly the right chord for me, and I’ve been following them ever since. I was […]

Stop what you’re doing and listen to the new Spiritualized single

Right now. ‘Hey Jane’ is the first track/single to be released from the upcoming Sweet Heart Sweet Light, the first new Spiritualized record since 2008. And goddamn what a first single it is. It runs for just under nine minutes and is split into two […]

Pitchfork Music Festival announces initial lineup

…and it’s…odd. Our headliners this year are evidently Feist, Vampire Weekend and Godspeed You! Black Emperor (!!!!!!). Other notables include Hot Chip, The Field, Liturgy, Cloud Nothings and Tim Hecker. Pitchfork Fest is big news for me since it’s pretty much the only festival I […]

Let’s all be jealous of everyone who was in Miami last night

Radiohead opened their 2012 King of Limbs-supporting tour in Florida last night with what looks like a phenomenal setlist (courtesy of At Ease): 01. Bloom 02. The Daily Mail 03. Morning Mr. Magpie 04. Staircase 05. The National Anthem 06. Meeting In The Aisle 07. […]

Record review: Of Montreal – Paralytic Stalks

You can read my take on the latest record from Kevin Barnes’ long running psych-pop project over at the WRBB radio blog.

Upcoming shows you should absolutely know about

Essential slowcore act Codeine officially announced their first US reunion shows yesterday, one of which will take place at Brighton Music Hall on June 30th. I am already pumped about how sad we will all be. Also appearing in June will be the world’s only […]

So, how ’bout that Sleigh Bells backlash?

Reign of Terror, the new record from Brooklyn-based ‘buzz band’ (officially the worst ever descriptor for ‘band Pitchfork likes’) is out today. Pitchfork loves it, because of course they do. Consequence of Sound likes it as well. Reviews elsewhere seem middling but not particularly inflammatory. […]

The Grammys were on last night

The last several years have seen me avoiding the Grammys for some pretentious reason. I guess I thought it sounded cool to talk about how I was above paying attention to an awards show that regarded Katy Perry and Bruno Mars over my beloved indie […]

The James Blake live album (that isn’t really)

Ok, so it’s a fan-made compilation thing, not an official release by the man himself (as I had falsely thought), but this is still worth checking out. Sourced from the unofficial James Blake tumblr.

So, I’ve made another website.

It’s 5 pm on a Saturday, when I should be doing work. Instead, I am blogging. I’ve never run a blog before, but it seems like fun. I’ll largely be using this as a platform for random observations on music related things, record collecting, shows, […]