Album Art Lover: Sepia

Date March 9, 2011

If you haven’t noticed, the modern vintage / antique look is in right now. Whether it’s Polaroids, found/aged photos, or retro commercial style, the vintage look is forever ingrained in modern culture, and it seems to have especially permeated the indie music scene. One of the most popular methods of achieving this look is the [...]

The F-Bomb Mix

Date October 6, 2010

When Sufjan Stevens’s new album Age of Adz hit the web, apart from the auto-tune section in “Impossible Soul”, the most talked thing about the album was the multiple F-bomb drops in the song “I Want To Be Well”. Rewind a couple months back and Cee-Lo’s delightful anthem “F*** You” was making waves for it’s [...]

Lawrence Arabia

Date February 12, 2010

Anything but the word “pop” comes to mind when first glancing at the cover of Chant Darling. The depths of grays and somber portrayal of a rather pensive looking fellow convinces the mind that its ears are about to hear something serious and almost isolated… but then–surprise–it’s not. In fact, it is perhaps the only [...]

My Favorite Albums of 2008

Date December 30, 2008

Photo Illustration by Nick Duncan. Click for hi-res version. 2008 is taking it’s final bow and a what a year it has been. While ’07 was dominated by a slew of  indie rock heavy hitters releasing awesome albums (Spoon, Of Montreal, Arcade Fire, Wilco,  Radiohead) this is a year where new talent seems to be garnering the [...]

My Favorite Songs of 2008: The Top 25

Date December 18, 2008

Here is the much-anticipated conclusion to my favorite songs of the year list (if you haven’t already take a look at the first 25 and read the foreword/ground rules).  These are my favorite 25 songs of the year. As before, there’s a link by each song choice where you can download/hear the song or you can get all [...]

Best Music Videos of 2008

Date December 2, 2008

The holiday season is upon us, which for any self-respecting music writer means making end-of-the-year lists.  I, like many a blogger, live for this kind of year-end reflection, so this will be the first of many lists.  Here before you are the absolute 25 best music videos of the year 2008.   All the videos are [...]