Don’t Curse Me: Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange”

Date July 26, 2012

It is rare that a new artist fulfills their early promise. Often, an untested talent will falter under the expectations heaped upon them. We remark to ourselves that we knew they did not have what it takes, not realizing that we were part of the cause. Artists are then left with a choice: pack it [...]

The Rest of the Best Albums of 2012 (so far)

Date July 10, 2012

Honestly, you would think Taylor would have the hang of this by now. But no, instead it once again falls to me to fill in the gaps left by his recent Best Albums of 2012 (So Far) list. To his credit, my Rest of the Best list is significantly shorter this year, but these omissions [...]

Listen: Grizzly Bear – Sleeping Ute

Date June 6, 2012

Here at MFKWCRG, we usually try not to tell you something you already know, so let this post serve as reiteration: Grizzly Bear released a new song, and you need to listen to it. With the continued fracturing of any zeitgeist, “event” albums are becoming a rare thing, but there are a few bands (Arcade [...]

Five Albums You Should Be Listening To Right Now

Date May 22, 2012

Editor’s Note: Matt (on behalf of musicforants.com) contributed this post to Nerve.com’s Five Albums series this week. Check out his list / remarks below! Allo Darlin’ – Europe At first, Allo Darlin’ seem like any number of cloying indie-pop bands, good for a few spins until the next identical thing comes along to fill the [...]

Gaming the System: Soundsupply

Date April 16, 2012

Soundsupply Drop 2 from Soundsupply on Vimeo. We previously wrote about Soundsupply a few months ago, but with the release of the second bunch of albums we thought it was something worth revisiting in more detail. Over the past two years, the bundle model has become a viable distribution channel in the world of games. [...]

Past, Present, Future: Spin Magazine

Date March 12, 2012

Music magazines, like most traditional journalism outlets, have struggled to find a footing in recent years. As we have seen on a larger scale with daily newspapers, established brands are trying to figure out their place in the conversation: Rolling Stone slimmed down and shifted their focus to encompass the overarching culture rather than just [...]