Tag Archives: Dusk at Cubist Castle

The Self-Hating Hipster’s Top 12 Albums of 2012

24 Jan

2012 Albums

Year-end articles always seem rather arbitrary and questionably pointless, but one thing is for certain…this year-end article is late.  It’s already the fourth week of January 2013!  To make the list even more arbitrary I decided to do the Top 12 of 2012 (I did the Top 11 of 2011 last year) and you can expect the Top 52 Tracks of 2012 soon.  I refuse to make honorable mentions as that defeats the purpose.  I hope that you deem this article worthy of reading despite its tardy release. Continue reading

RIP Bill Doss

2 Aug

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 Olivia Tremor Control – Music From the Unrealized Film Script, Dusk at Cubist Castle

11 Sep

Music From the Unrealized Film Script, Dusk at Cubist Castle by The Olivia Tremor Control (1996)

The Olivia Tremor Control’s first album, Dusk at Cubist Castle, is a psych pop tour de force.  It is supposed to be the soundtrack for an unreleased film about two girls, Olivia and Jacqueline, and an apocalyptic quake in California.  The album offers a wide range of genre exploration: neopsychadelia, indie rock, lo-fi, folk, Krautrock, surf rock and noise.  The first time I listened to it, I expected Continue reading