A Giant Dog-“Sex And Drugs”

We’re still a few months away from the official release of A Giant Dog‘s new album Pile, their first on Merge Records. Yesterday, the lead single for the record was posted to YouTube and it’s every bit as fun as you’d expect from the Austin rockers. The tune blends the piano jams of early Elton John with a lo-fi punk attitude. It feels as free … Continue reading A Giant Dog-“Sex And Drugs”

Blitzen Trapper-American Goldwing

 I picked up Wild Mountain Nation in 2007 on a whim, and ended up enjoying it quite a bit. I thought Blitzen Trapper was a great mid-level underling band in the tropes of amazing acts hailing from the northwest. The most immediate reaction I had was that they sounded a bit like a more melodic-based Modest Mouse. With their Destroyer of the Void, Blitzen Trapper … Continue reading Blitzen Trapper-American Goldwing

Michelle Bachmann Is A Crazy, Ignorant Bigot

I don’t intend to get political in this forum often. Mainly because it can turn ugly very quick, and I’m not here to spread any hate toward anyone-with the exception of Michelle Bachmann. After she announced she would be running for President of the United States of America, Colin Meloy offered her the use of “Calamity Song” by his band The Decemberists, to use as … Continue reading Michelle Bachmann Is A Crazy, Ignorant Bigot

March To The Drums EP by Golden Bloom

When I think of pop music, there are few names that come to mind as people who got it right. Guys like McCartney, Cat Stevens, Elton John (with much of the credit going to Bernie Taupin). They understand the basics of writing a pop song and making it great. What Shawn Fogel has delivered, under the moniker Golden Bloom, is a reminder that pop music … Continue reading March To The Drums EP by Golden Bloom