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“Wonderful, Glorious” by EELS

“Wonderful, Glorious” by EELS

If you weren’t acquainted with Los Feliz, California band EELS’s nine albums prior to this month’s Wonderful, Glorious, it wouldn’t be such a revelation. The album is sprinkled with feel-good songs with grunge-rock inspiration, thanks to lead singer Mark “E” Everett’s signature, scratchy cords. For fans of EELS, this album is the last thing one […]

“m b v” by My Bloody Valentine

“m b v” by My Bloody Valentine

On February 2nd, music fanatics around the world brought their Saturday nights to a screeching halt when the legendary shoegaze band My Bloody Valentine announced they were releasing their follow up to their 1991 album Loveless that very night. Band leader Kevin Shields has been teasing at the album for decades, and it got the […]

Adam Green & Bikini Shapiro

Adam Green & Bikini Shapiro

In 1998 Adam Green left Emerson College (it’s true!) after a semester to form The Moldy Peaches with Kimya Dawson. Although the band parted ways in 2004, the two truly had a charming run, perhaps reaching their apex when their song “Anyone Else But You” was featured in the 2007 award winning film Juno. Since […]

“Regions Of Light And…” by Jim James

“Regions Of Light And…” by Jim James

You can tell a lot about Regions Of Light And Sound Of God just from listening to the opening track. It begins quietly: a muted drum roll, a simple but catchy piano riff, the distant sound of a kettle whistling, and then the crooning comes— Jim James’ signature vocals sounding almost unfamiliar in this strangely […]

“Meanwhile In Afghanistan” by David Rovics

“Meanwhile In Afghanistan” by David Rovics

A long time political activist and as self-proclaimed “professional flat-picking rabble-rouser,” David Rovics is a musician on a mission. In Meanwhile in Afghanistan, a musical WikiLeaks, Rovics seeks to expose governmental corruption with colorful social commentary through song. The opening track, “Breivik,” is named after Anders Breivik, the man responsible for the deaths of 77 […]

“Anything in Return” by Toro Y Moi

“Anything in Return” by Toro Y Moi

Anything in Return, the third album by Toro Y Moi, is a collection of electropop songs built from an amalgam of diverse elements; house, R&B, and even funk come to mind when listening. The record seems clearly to be striving for an air of nostalgic sensuality, which it successfully borrows from the 80s. Its most […]

“Beta Love” by Ra Ra Riot

“Beta Love” by Ra Ra Riot

When it comes to the latest music releases, apart from recommendations by friends and trusted sources, the artwork of an album is so important in deciding what we take the time to hear. When looking at Ra Ra Riot’s three full-length LP’s, their album art has been actually incredibly well representative of what lies within […]

“Things I Should Let You Know” by Seth Glier

“Things I Should Let You Know” by Seth Glier

Seth Glier’s 2012 Grammy nomination came as a massive surprise. Born and raised in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, the young songwriter was barely out of the gate when his second album The Next Right Thing was nominated in the Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical category. While he did lose to one of the most popular bands in […]

Discover: “Battle Born”

Discover: “Battle Born”

Dec.’s album of the month is the Killers “Battle Born” read more about it here

Artists Raffle Items for Project

Artists Raffle Items for Project

As December 1st was celebrated world wide as World AIDS Day, it also marked the beginning to a project entitled, the AIDS Day Music Project. Throughout the month of December, numerous up and coming artists such as Grimes, Dum Dum Girls, King Tuff, and more have been generous enough to donate various signed merchandise, personal […]

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