musicforants.com’s Best Albums of 2012

Date December 20, 2012

(photo by cubagallery) We’re quickly approaching the end of 2012 and/or the world depending on your interpretation of Mayan prophecy, and that can only mean it’s time to reflect on the best albums of the year. For me, one record stood head and shoulders above the rest in 2012, so album of the year was [...]

musicforants.com’s Best Songs of 2012

Date December 18, 2012

(photo by cubagallery) These are 50 tracks that delighted, inspired and fascinated us in 2012 and that we think are worthy of remembering long after the year is over. We present them here in highly unscientific ordered list form, with Matt’s songs marked with a “-MG” and my choices with a “-TJ” next to them. To better [...]

MP3: Shearwater – You As You Were

Date January 19, 2012

One of the best indie rock bands out there, Shearwater is back with a new album. The Austin- based band, led by Jonathon Meisburg (formerly of Okkervil River) and his striking vocals, will release Animal Joy this year. It’s the band’s first album on Sub Pop and their first since completing the Island trilogy of albums: [...]

musicforants.com’s Best Music Videos of 2010

Date November 29, 2010

The end of the 2010 is approaching and I, like most self-respecting music bloggers, am scrambling to put together my year-end lists. I’m kicking it off this year with one of my favorite lists to make, the best music videos of the year. The quality of music videos this year has been outstanding, I almost [...]

Nerve.com: Five Albums + other newsflashes

Date March 3, 2010

I recently curated an article called Five Albums You Should Be Listening To Right Now which was posted today on relationship / culture webzine, Nerve.com. I think it’s awesome to be featured on a website where currently the most popular article is called The Top 43 Sexiest US Presidents. Anyways, if you’ve been following this [...]

Music Video Watch: Nobody Beats The Drum, Casiokids, Shearwater, etc.

Date February 25, 2010

I’ve just been catching up this week on some 2010 music videos. So far these five videos are the ones to beat. Great concepts, striking visuals, great editing all around. This first video, by Dutch electro band Nobody Beats The Drum is particularly impressive (I also suggest watching the making-of video for “Grindin’). NOBODY BEATS [...]