Latest Posts

Moving Pictures: "Welfare Bread (Live at P4K08) by King Khan and The Shrines

The Supreme Being of King Khan and The Shrines is quite the bold album title, especially for a band on their first US release. As with all things ...
Read More

“Proud Utility Infielder” by Houseguest

Jamey Carroll, I'm there for you, man, and so is the Akron band, Houseguest. All you did was play solid defense and hit better than Asdrubal ...
Read More

“Furr” by Blitzen Trapper

As Blitzen Trapper's last release, Wild Mountain Nation, played like the Flaming Lips on a massive folk trip, I'm willing to bet that "Furr," the ...
Read More

The Clash Is the New Black: A Brief History of Sampling and The Clash

In the past couple weeks, two prominent female musicians have received considerable attention for songs which liberally sample the music of The ...
Read More

Moving Pictures: "Freak Scene (Live at P4K08)" by Dinosaur, Jr

Dinosaur Jr's Sunday night set at the 2008 Pitchfork Music Festival was definitely the highlight of day 3, and looking back now, it just may have ...
Read More

“The Birthday Wars” by Oxford Collapse

Tip number one on avoiding a birthday war: Ditch the double middle finger pose. Maybe, just maybe, your sulky, spoiled salute was the reason you ...
Read More

“If I Get Myself Anywhere” by Buffalo Killers

Do my ears deceive me, or is this some long lost T. Rex track? Has Rolan Bolan been holding back on a treasure trove of sweet boogie oogie laid ...
Read More

So Nice I Listen to it Twice: “My Only Offer” by Mates of State

If I could explain it I would. In between jamming the new F*cked Up EP on Matador (which kills BTW), I've been spinning a lot of Mates of State. ...
Read More