Red Spot Rhythm Section-Hard To Give Thanks

With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching, I thought today would be a good time to share this track from Red Spot Rhythm Section. It’s about the inability we have to be thankful when things aren’t going well and that’s never been more relevant than right now. With the Coronavirus pandemic continuing to get worse, many of our traditional plans are being thrown out in favor … Continue reading Red Spot Rhythm Section-Hard To Give Thanks

Mooner-The Alternate Universe Of Love

If you are still ignorant of the band Mooner, do not try to pin that on me. I checked, and Mooner (as well as their associated acts) have been featured on the pages of this site seven times. Perhaps fewer than they deserve, but certainly enough to avoid any claims that I haven’t been trying to tell you. For my money, Mooner is one of … Continue reading Mooner-The Alternate Universe Of Love

Gloom Balloon-So Bergman Uses Bach To Get His Point Across, I Feel Like I Have Chosen Rock But At What A Cost

Every Gloom Balloon release is a cause for celebration. Whether it’s a single or an album, there is something intrinsically heartening in knowing Patrick Tape-Fleming is out there making music. More than any other musician, I feel like his songs speak directly to me. Be it our close proximity in age and midwest upbringing, or just a case of being caught in the same cultural … Continue reading Gloom Balloon-So Bergman Uses Bach To Get His Point Across, I Feel Like I Have Chosen Rock But At What A Cost

The Steak House Mints-Don’t Let The Russian Bots Win

Donald Trump is a racist, human-shaped pile of garbage. I’m not surprised he slurs his words so often, as I imagine it’s hard to talk with all the bullshit in his mouth. He lies. Always. If his lips are moving, he’s lying. I don’t even know if it can be considered gaslighting anymore. If the people are still falling for his tricks, maybe it’s on … Continue reading The Steak House Mints-Don’t Let The Russian Bots Win

Bright Eyes-Down In The Weeds, Where The World Once Was

I had a funny thought (to me) listening to the new Bright Eyes album, their first in nine years. Since the beginning, the constant trio of Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, and Nate Walcott have been interested in taking risks in their production. They alway have weird clips of people talking and swirling mixtures of noise that seem to be completely unrelated to anything and still … Continue reading Bright Eyes-Down In The Weeds, Where The World Once Was