David Glickman
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 +1Posted on Feb 25th, 2014 | re: Perfect Pussy - "Interference Fits" (11 comments)

The thing is, Meredith Graves has spoken to not wanting her vocals to be loud and clear, as to overtake the track. She wants them to meld with the rest of the track. Those buried vocals are what allow the sudden burst of clarity at the song’s center with the line “since when do we say yes to love?” that much powerful. I think part of what makes Perfect Pussy so great is the capacity to detect the emotions contained within the songs, in spite of & thanks to the chaos that swarms around them. Plus, tell me how it is not awesome when the song explodes during the second half and the vocals are crashing into each other.

 0Posted on Jan 17th, 2014 | re: The 5 Best Songs Of The Week (17 comments)

I thought for sure Perfect Pussy’s “Driver” would make this list. I wasn’t the only one in thinking it was amazing, was I?

 +13Posted on Oct 25th, 2013 | re: Premature Evaluation: Arcade Fire Reflektor (95 comments)

There is nothing I nitpick in this article besides Breihan saying “The Suburbs” was better than “Funeral”. That just in no way could be true.

 +4Posted on Oct 24th, 2013 | re: Stream Arcade Fire Reflektor (135 comments)

First person to say “This album is perfect/this album sucks” before the hour has passed gets a bonk on the head.

 0Posted on Oct 21st, 2013 | re: Perfect Pussy - "I" (4 comments)

This is perfect in every possible way.

 0Posted on Oct 8th, 2013 | re: Los Campesinos! - "Avocado, Baby" (4 comments)

I would definitely say to give “Hello Sadness” another listen. I know what you mean by it being different, but speaking with the bias of a super fan, I would say it really grows on you, especially the likes of “Life is a Long Time” & “To Tundra” (see also the very excellent non-album “Tiptoe through the True Bits”). However, after hearing this & “What Death Leaves Behind”, I am beyond excited for this album. I feel like it’s going to have the spark that was in “Hold on Now, Youngster…” while balancing it with their new sound. I mean, this stuff is just spectacular.

 +1Posted on Aug 8th, 2013 | re: The 10 Best Pulp Songs (51 comments)

I will never be able to listen to “Like a Friend” without thinking of the Venture Bros., and I am completely ok with that.

 +3Posted on Jun 4th, 2013 | re: Stereogum's Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far (752 comments)

I know they got a honorable mention by Michael, but I can’t be the only one who thought Iceage’s “You’re Nothing” was one of the greatest albums of the year, right?

 +12Posted on Feb 13th, 2013 | re: Deconstructing: Chris Brown, Surfer Blood, And Villainizing Entertainers (114 comments)

The thing is these people haven’t done anything to make up for what they’ve done, no desire to repay in a social form for the harm they’ve inflicted, not even a proper apology for their crime. They hurt people, in real, tangible, scaring ways, and simply because they make something we enjoy, it should be OK to support them and what they make? I’m sorry, but I have to disagree. Simple making something enjoyable or interesting or great should not excuse actions, and we should hold people like Chris Brown or John Paul Pitts to the same standard that we do anyone else who commit these actions. Maybe once they begin to repair what they’ve done, to remove themselves from their actions, we can go back to appreciating what they’re making. But to throw up your hands and say something along the lines of “These things happen, and we should allow for the split between art and artist to allow for it”, to me, seems wrong and akin to avoiding the issue.

 +1Posted on Jan 30th, 2013 | re: Deconstructing: How The USPS Is Killing Indie (64 comments)

For those who don’t know, Shawn Reed runs the awesome tape/vinyl label Night People, and toured the country as part of Raccoo-oo-oon, so he is a very viable source on understanding the dynamics of the indie underground, and the networks that keep it together.