Nine Great Songs: Apr 2018

Foreword: I listened to more new music in April than I did in March! Plus I did a better job of jotting down when I found a song worth writing about. As a result, I have a lot more new-to-me songs I want to write about now! Funny how a little effort can go a… Read more »

Four Great Songs: Mar 2018

Foreword: I know, I know. Only four songs this month. And March was such a long month! I simply didn’t hear a ton of new music I loved this month. Partially it was the mood I was in–I spent a solid week and a half exclusively listening to old favorites–and partially it was just a down… Read more »

Six Great Songs: Feb 2018

Foreword: As promised, another entry in my “great songs” catalog. Here are 6 of my favorite songs from February, 2018~ awakebutstillinbed – “life” It was tough to narrow down to just one song from awakebutstillinbed’s album. The whole album is consistently great. Probably because the band’s style is what draws me in the most: the… Read more »

Nine Great Songs: Jan 2018

These are 9 of the songs I kept coming back to in January of 2018. They’re in no particular order and most likely not released that month. This is a snapshot of the songs I liked in January that are worth listening to. Breakfast Muff – “R U A Feminist” Twee/indiepop was one of my… Read more »

17 songs, 2017

Foreword: One of my favorite parts of every year are the year-end lists that media commentators come out with in December of every year. It’s kind of a stupid system especially with these mid-year lists that are happening with ever-more-frequency. But I like it! I like lists. I love lists. I’ve done music lists in previous… Read more »

R&B of the Aughts comes to 2017

Rina Sawayama, London musician, has released RINA, her first EP. It’s a short little thing if you’re not counting interludes, just six tracks. But it’s a whopper! It’s a fun EP of R&B that would have sounded at home (if a bit experimental) in the late 90s/early 00s. I can’t get enough of it. I think… Read more »

The Mountain GOATs

The Mountain Goats is probably still my favorite band of all time. I absorbed a lot of the tape deck lore back in college. “02-75” is named after the drop box John and his wife would share letters in before they married. “Going to Georgia” might be about anyone. It might be about you. Or… Read more »

In Real Life – “Eyes Closed”

So I just found out that boy bands are back*. Really! I didn’t realize boy bands were gone, to be honest, but here we are in 2017 and if I scan the memory banks it occurs to me that One Direction disbanded a few years ago. Anyway. It turns out one of the boy bands… Read more »

Smidley – “Milkshake”

i listen so closely ~ Man, this track has got me good. I love every moment when I’m fucked up listening to “Milkshake.” It’s a simple track with little flute-y noises (synth?) and a guitar walking up and down a little tune. And lyrically it’s a few different variations of a basic idea. But to me this… Read more »

Tonight in Dreampop Masterpieces: Yeule’s Coma

how could i forget you The latest from inimitable netlabel ZOOM LENS, Coma is the perfect EP to listen to with headphones on and the lights out. It’s tricky for me to try to describe music but I can describe how this makes me feel: like I’m floating in pitch-black water on a cloudless, yet starless… Read more »