crania americana

FEELING THE FEELING

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I'm sure Martin Shkreli will enjoy recording his farts with this thing.
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March 28, 2017 on Dark Side Of The Moon Recording Console Sells For $1.8M
Not to be confused with BK Steel, Burger King's new VIP section. What's it take to become a BK Steel member? Three simple things: pants, no major heart problems, and the right attitude. And by the right attitude, we mean a willingness to pay $2 extra to eat in a dimly lit room to a playlist mostly consisting of Maroon 5's recent hits.
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March 28, 2017 on LCD Soundsystem Announce 5 Shows Opening Brooklyn Steel
Almost as absurd as releasing a trailer for a music video, which is also a thing now.
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March 28, 2017 on Calvin Harris Announces “Heatstroke” Feat. Young Thug, Pharrell, & Ariana Grande
Not mentioned in the other albums of note section is Jake Xerxes Fussell's truly remarkable "What in the Natural World." I was able to snag an early copy last week at a show, and it's a really well-crafted and surprisingly poignant work. Go buy it or something.
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March 28, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Aimee Mann Mental Illness
One of the AHCA's more shocking provisions called for uninsured Americans needing emergency surgery to tear themselves open, sew themselves shut.
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March 26, 2017 on Papa Roach Address Viral Ryancare Tweet
When that new Papa John press tour content gets posted... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAhJu79UUAA8BW2.jpg
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March 24, 2017 on Watch Papa John Murphy Try To Adjust To A Morning Show Interview
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March 24, 2017 on Stream Pallbearer Heartless
Hate to say it, but we're ripe for a Mayerenaissance. I mean, "Your Body is a Wonderland" seems subtle in a post-"Shape of You" world.
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March 23, 2017 on John Mayer Seeks To Write More Hits, Not Be Racist
maybe he's just a big fan of this one https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/59/Good_Apollo.jpg
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March 23, 2017 on Kendrick Lamar Teases LP4?
Missoula is pretty much the best place in America –– glad to see they're getting more big events like this.
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March 22, 2017 on The Decemberists Announce Their Own Music Festival Travelers’ Rest
Nice –– these happen to be two of my favorite Woods songs.
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March 22, 2017 on Watch Woods Play In The Woods For Their Take Away Show
A scrub is a guy who thinks he can appropriate the melody of another popular song for some gross ode to grinding that includes a weirdly sexual description of eating at a Chinese buffet.
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March 21, 2017 on Writers Of TLC’s “No Scrubs” Awarded Songwriting Credit On Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You”
Pretty sure that in the song exploder episode about "I Want Wind to Blow" he explains that the album was about a breakup. Apparently he was in a band with the ex in question called the Thunderclouds. Hence "the Thunderclouds broke up."
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March 21, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Mount Eerie A Crow Looked At Me
Yeah, I'm guessing this will be the first Mount Eerie album a healthy number of folks hear, so I'm in favor of anything that pushes people to spend time with the rest of his catalog. The Glow pt. 2 gets the lion's share of attention, but the rest of his work is equally great. I particularly appreciate Clear Moon, Wind's Poem, and Lost Wisdom.
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March 21, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Mount Eerie A Crow Looked At Me
You did a good job with this piece, Tom. This is an album that makes the practice of assigning a number score or letter grade to music seem particularly perverse. It's incredibly touching, deeply uncomfortable, and one of the most powerful things I've ever heard.
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March 21, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Mount Eerie A Crow Looked At Me
I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues for the win! jk.
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March 21, 2017 on Elton John Interviews Father John Misty
I feel you, dawg.
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March 18, 2017 on Stream Real Estate In Mind
Putting aside the fact that a lot of this is obviously subjective, I tend to bristle at the notion that music has to be exciting or innovative, whatever that means. Often things that are more subtle or deal in well worn sounds can reveal cool new layers over time. Or sometimes, it just connects with you for whatever reason (this is my favorite thing about music –– sometimes you hear it and it just hits home, for no apparent reason). On the flippity flop, sometimes things that people deem fresh or some other cool "whoa" term end up aging terribly. For instance, we're coming up on the 10 year anniversary of Wilco's Sky Blue Sky pretty quick here, and the hip kids at the time were quick to deride it as some sort of bland, dad rock snoozefest. But I'll be damned if it doesn't have near as much replay value as Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. If I'm looking for a record to throw on while making breakfast on a Sunday, Sky Blue Sky is a near-optimal choice. Not saying Real Estate's on that level or whatever but they have a similar appeal –– it's warm, vibey, full of great guitar sounds, and occasionally manages to strike a deeper chord.
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March 17, 2017 on Stream Real Estate In Mind
I like how they wiped all vestiges of their reviews from the '90s from the site, like a teenager weirdly embarrassed that his Mom keeps showing old baby photos to his girlfriend.
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March 17, 2017 on Stream Spoon Hot Thoughts
Seems like this is being greeted with a shrug in most quarters, but I've been listening to it this morning and it sounds pretty good. A few new tricks and guitar pedals thrown in the mix, which I appreciate. I dunno, maybe I'm a sucker for some chiming guitar interplay but I always end up digging these dudes' albums.
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March 17, 2017 on Stream Real Estate In Mind
"First Caress" not the prequel to "Last Caress" that I hoped it would be. OR IS IT?
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March 17, 2017 on Stream Spoon Hot Thoughts
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March 16, 2017 on Justin Vernon Narrates Funny UFO Documentary Trailer
It might feel like summer, but it sounds like shit.
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March 16, 2017 on Weezer – “Feels Like Summer”
It feels kind of cheap to compare this to other music. But whatever it is, it's a uniquely powerful and absolutely essential thing.
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March 16, 2017 on Stream Mount Eerie A Crow Looked At Me
I'm sure people with treat this album title with the same respect they've been known to show mad libs.
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March 14, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Sorority Noise You’re Not As __ As You Think
Every article should begin with the sentence, "The rumors are true."
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March 14, 2017 on Feist Announces Pleasure, Her First Album In Six Years
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March 12, 2017 on Pearl Jam Invite Excluded Former Drummers To Rock Hall Induction