TRACK: Whirr - "Heavy"

TRACK: Whirr – “Heavy”

I’ve been following Whirr for quite a while. Since back when they were Whirl. Distressor is everything I want from a shoegaze album and so when Pipe Dreams came out I was more disappointed than I probably had any right to be….

VERY IMPORTANT THOUGHTS: HOMESHAKE - "Cash Is Money"

VERY IMPORTANT THOUGHTS: HOMESHAKE – “Cash Is Money”

A new feature! This is essentially where Elissa and I bang out a bunch of track reviews really quick without having to dedicate any more time than it takes to listen to them. Here’s what we do: one of us…

MIX: Static + Distance July 2014 Mix

MIX: Static + Distance July 2014 Mix

Our second monthly mix! The site has been up a little over a month and has grown tremendously. I’m ecstatic with the direction things have gone and look forward to some more new stuff in the works along with more…

STREAM: Spoon - They Want My Soul

STREAM: Spoon – They Want My Soul

I hesitate to say too much about new albums. It usually takes me a while to really make a solid judgement and I tend to jump the gun on saying an album is “best of the year” only to change…

TRACK: Girl Tears - "Candy Darling"

TRACK: Girl Tears – “Candy Darling”

Sinderlyn is a label specializing in… well, nothing really yet. The label just formed and has two artists under their belt of which they’re reissuing an album a piece. One of those bands is Walter TV, who are better known…

FEATURE: Numero Group's Capitol City Soul

FEATURE: Numero Group’s Capitol City Soul

I haven’t really written about Numero Group or their releases before. That’s partially because they’re new to me and partially because everything they release is pretty old. The label’s goal (by their admission) is to collect and preserve music that…

TRACK: Spoon - "Inside Out"

TRACK: Spoon – “Inside Out”

Spoon is a band that I’ve had my ups and downs with. Some of their work I absolutely love. 2001’s Girls Can Tell, for example, is exactly what I look for in an indie rock album. Catchy hooks, evenly paced…

VIDEO: Father John Misty - Live on KEXP

VIDEO: Father John Misty – Live on KEXP

Sometimes I wonder what deeply traumatic event must have taken place in a person’s childhood that would cause them to grow up and take a perfectly sincere recording and smother it in reverb. These songs as performed in the following…

TRACK: Low - "I'm On Fire" (Bruce Springsteen Cover)

TRACK: Low – “I’m On Fire” (Bruce Springsteen Cover)

I have the good fortune of seeing Slowdive play here in Portland this November and saw that Low were opening. I’ve never been a huge fan of them, but I can see the appeal. I do enjoy their album Drums…