Dead Is The Cat: Inter-Dimensional Disco Balls

Woke up to this track in my inbox this morning and weirdly had a minute to check it out before heading to work. There’s a lot going on here and it’s a fun four minutes. Then I read the quotes from the two current members of the band and I appreciated the song even more. There’s something very compelling about an album that makes the … Continue reading Dead Is The Cat: Inter-Dimensional Disco Balls

The Foons-Summertime Summary

On my birthday last month I received an email from Erik Rothlind of The Foons. He was at Handwritten Records working with Rick Riggs, the gentleman who helped propel Hasty Revelations to the heights we reached. I’m always happy to check out anyone that records with him, so I told Erik I would check it out. And I did, insomuch as I gave it a … Continue reading The Foons-Summertime Summary

Punk Icons The Damned Return To Chicago

It’s been 40 plus years since The Damned first electrified the radio waves with their single “New Rose.” They beat The Sex Pistols by a few weeks with the first punk single and album in the U.K. they followed their first success with a failure and nearly gave it all up after that. They’ve stuck it out, however. Through many comings and goings within the … Continue reading Punk Icons The Damned Return To Chicago

Ezra Furman-Calm Down AKA I Should Not Be Alone

My birthday was a week ago today, and now I have reason to keep the celebration going! Ezra Furman, easily one of the finest songwriters and performers making music today, has a new album called Twelve Nudes coming out at the end of August. Not only that, but a brand new video for the first single “Calm Down AKA I Should Not Be Alone” is … Continue reading Ezra Furman-Calm Down AKA I Should Not Be Alone

Blood Orange-Hope (featuring Tei Shi and Puff Daddy)

Dev Hynes has been one of the great music makers of the last decade, and “Hope” finds him bringing his best. He’s also added support from Tei Shi and Puff Daddy. It’s a beautiful track, and the video is really great. My favorite part isn’t even the song. The video ends with Puff Daddy returning to Sean Combs to talk about trying to get to … Continue reading Blood Orange-Hope (featuring Tei Shi and Puff Daddy)