Thursday, January 16, 2020

Lightning Bolt - "Spaceman"

Gods of Noise, Lightning Bolt, have shared a new song following last year's awesome Sonic Citadel. It's called "Spaceman" and is part of the Adult Swim Singles series.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Westerman - "Blue Comanche"

Westerman has shared his first new piece of original music since 2018 and the song is called "Blue Comanche."

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

The Strokes played Barclays Center

The Strokes made up for their cancelled Governor's Ball headlining slot on New Year's Eve with a midnight performance at Barclays Center with help from Mac DeMarco and Hinds.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Albums of 2019

Another difficult year in the books, but another year of incredible music as well. Even as streaming services continue to dominate and Spotify's "Wrapped" becomes a cultural staple shared on Social Media, I remain a firm believer in the art of the album. To me, it's still the best way to enjoy music and to back up my claim, I purchased over 100 records this year to enjoy off-line. However, with music more accessible than ever before, genres begin to blur and tastes become more eclectic. For me, rock still remains the core of my taste and this year once again proved that it's not dead. From the return of The Raconteurs and Duster to the best work in years from Wilco and Sunn O))), it was clear that guitars still have a voice, and a loud one at that. This year also saw the uprising of acts like Weyes Blood and Angel Olsen finally getting proper recognition, TWO new albums from Big Thief, ambient masterworks from Telefon Tel Aviv and Fennesz, and the final words from David Berman. I spent a lot of this year listening to the reissues from Stereolab, countless Neil Young records (reissues and the return of Crazy Horse), the triumphs of FKA twigs, and the surprise return of Vivian Girls. To wrap things up, I'm sharing fifty of my favorite records this year and I hope something here strikes a chord for you. Thanks for reading!

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Songs of 2019

Closing out the year feels a bit nice, but a little lost in the end of the decade as well. To me, 2019 was another stellar year for music and for once, it feels like a lot of different bands and artists are making appearances on "best of" lists around the internet. For me, rock music was very much alive and well thanks to veterans like the Raconteurs and punk heroes Sleater-Kinney. I still think albums are the primary way of listening to music, but with streaming and surprises releases dominating the industry, single songs are still the best way to find new music. I listened to hundreds (maybe thousands) of songs this year and ranked 100 of my favorite below. I hope you find something fun.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

James Blake played Brooklyn Academy of Music

After releasing his fourth record, Assume Form, earlier this year, James Blake is rounding out 2019 with intimate shows featuring only himself and a piano.