Multi-instrumentalist Joel Burrows, most famous for his work done with The Minders and The Thermals passed away yesterday. Continue reading
The premise of this article: a friend from college reached out to me, an Albanian (the capital of New York, not south of Kosovo), for ideas/suggestions for plans if he was to meet a lady friend Continue reading
Life is filled with stress and many of life’s most stressful moments are a result of the loss of loved ones – the loss of a spouse, the loss of a parent, the loss of a child, the loss of Continue reading
I can hardly believe it, but the Self-Hating Hipster has been up and running for a year now. It seems like just last week Continue reading
Yesterday Bill Doss passed away at the age of 43. Doss was a co-founder of The Elephant Six Recording Company which championed the American neo-psychedelic resurgence in bands like The Apples in Stereo, Neutral Milk Hotel, Of Montreal and Doss’ own band, The Olivia Tremor Control. Doss is mourned Continue reading
The long awaited solo effort from the silky-voiced Frank Ocean was big enough. Add to the fever his announcement/note/whatever it was that Frank once loved (like, love loved) another man changed this from a record release, to a seismic shift in macho hip-hop culture, not to mention giving his crew, Odd Future, a new air of legitimacy and complexity in the face of all their blatant gay-bashing.
Somehow, lost in all of this, was the record. Ocean’s first release “Novacaine” left many wanting more, including Jay-Z and Kanye West. Ocean would be tapped to sing the refrain on both “Made it in America,” and “No Church in the Wild” on the duo’s epic collaboration Watch the Throne. He would release two more singles, “Swim Good” and “Thinkin’ Bout You,” the latter being the lead track to his major label debut, Channel Orange. Continue reading
As some of you may or may not know, my birthday happens to coincide with America’s: the 4th of July. You may have also noticed that there are longer gaps in between my posts. I have been working more and writing less. My apologies. My sincerest apologies if you look to my website for regular, entertaining material. Continue reading
Passion Pit’s first LP Manners exploded onto the east coast music scene in 2009. The Kidz Bop electro-twee of Manners is sweet enough to rot teeth at times, but several of the tracks are mercilessly catchy and were played on repeat in my apartment. Passion Pit’s sophomore record Gossamer is due to be released this July but unfortunately, the debut single ‘Take A Walk’ will have fans of Manners and the earlier Chunk of Change EP wanting to do the same.
Passion Pit fell off the musical map for only three years Continue reading
Bristol’s Nick Talbot has been releasing music as Gravenhurst for over a decade now. That being said, The Ghost in Daylight is his first release in half a decade. Since 2007′s The Western Lands Talbot jettisoned the band that he had toured and recorded with. On The Ghost in Daylight he melds elements of finger-picking folk, shoe gaze and Continue reading