The fact that Richard Edwards isn’t a household name hurts my heart. He is one of the most poetically talented writers producing music and has been for over a decade. His second official solo effort, Verdugo, is the perfect follow up to last year’s Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset. It’s bolder, stronger, fuller.
KC Dalager and Brad Hale aren’t back. They’ve never left. Despite six years having passed since their ambient rock album Threads won over fans across the globe, the duo never went anywhere. They’ve spent nearly all of that time second term touring, writing, getting stuck, restarting, and figuring out what was next.
The first three months of 2018 produced so many great songs. I have a working Spotify list where I throw singles when I dig them. There were a lot of ones that burned fast and fell by the wayside, but then there were those I could listen to every single day. Here are 30 I… Read More Here are 30 songs from the first 3 months of 2018
Tancred (aka Jess Abbot) and Richard Edwards (fka Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s) have been releasing some of my most favorite music for the last half-decade. Abbot helped craft Now, Now’s Threads back in 2012, while Edwards fronted my favorite band dating back to 2006. Now, they’re both officially solo artists releasing new albums… Read More Tancred and Richard Edwards both released new songs and my heart exploded
Congratulations – excuse me, condragulations are in order. Trixie Mattel was just crowned the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars 3. She also has the number one album on iTunes. Unlike other drag queens who release EDM-based dance tracks meant to play in gay clubs across the country, Trixie release a… folk album.
Soccer Mommy’s Clean has jumped to the forefront of those fighting for my favorite album of the year. Sophie Allison’s soft melodies of self-referential emo could have been on alt-radio anytime from when Monica Lewinsky topped headlines to rap’s takeover of the mainstream to this very moment.
I made a playlist on Spotify of my favorite songs from the year. I’ve listed the 50 below by artist (as alphabetized by Spotify). You can play the mix on shuffle or I threw it together in a nonsense way that sort of flows. Just enjoy it like the radio station and get surprised with what… Read More 50 favorite songs from 2017
This year has been sweet to my ears. My favorite musician Richard Edwards released his first official solo album. Then he released a stripped down LP of some newer and older songs. Now, Now released two songs after a five-year hiatus. Lorde, Alvvays, and Haim put out their highly anticipated sophomore efforts. Then there were… Read More The best music (and podcasts) from 2017
Coming up with my top five favorite rock albums of my lifetime to jam out to of all time is relatively easy. In chronological order: Nevermind by Nirvana (1991) Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Moriessette (1995) Bringing Down the Horse by the Wallflowers (1996) Bleed American by Jimmy Eat World (2001) Hot Fuss by the… Read More Waxahatchee combines all the right elements for a perfect album
The Real Fits are no more. Don’t worry, the Phoenix-based band is still around and their sound is just as mesmerizing as ever. The quartet is now Panic Baby and they, like they have the past few months, plan on releasing new music as often as possible. Their latest song “Heavy” proves the band continues to… Read More Panic Baby (fka The Real Fits) discuss name change and release new song