Steve Marth

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Trilogies that began and ended in between the first two Maxwell trilogy albums: - Twilight - The Hunger Games - The Hobbit - Captain America - The Hangover - The Expendables - Atlas Shrugged - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Swedish) Worth it!
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April 8, 2016 on Maxwell – “Lake By The Ocean”
Also just have to mention... having been following these guys since Failure broke up and buying their handmade 'Demonstration' disc off their website 12-13 years ago, it's SO surreal seeing them perform on a network talkshow. Cool to see a band 'make it,' especially when they've clearly not cared one bit about 'making it' since day 1.
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April 7, 2016 on Watch Autolux Absolutely Bring It On Colbert
Granted it's probably been a solid decade since I've seen them live, but Autolux absolutely does kick volumes of ass on stage. Especially for a trio. They're total pros, and clearly know how to engineer their sound in a live setting. Really one of the great under-appreciated bands of the 2000s.
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April 7, 2016 on Watch Autolux Absolutely Bring It On Colbert
Welcome to the Machine.
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March 18, 2016 on M83 – “Solitude”
"Back when Matt Sharp was still in the band."
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March 10, 2016 on Nerf Herder – “We Opened For Weezer”
(I'm sure I'll somehow regret this comment, or else have it lost forever after this story leaves the front page, but here we go...) So obviously there's 100 different angles to take on the whole #OscarsSoWhite thing, but part of it that I haven't really seen anyone mention is situations just like this, where there are probably hundreds of young, talented, eager-to-make-a-name black actors who would be great for this role (and others), and yet they just give the part to a rapper, either because he has name recognition, or the showrunner is friends with somebody, or some production company owes a favor to a record company, who knows. Joey Bada$$, nothing against him, he's a great rapper, performer, all that, but he's not a trained actor, is he? What can he really bring to that role? How can a great unknown black actor ever create a body of work when half the parts go to Joey Bada$$ and Andre 3000 and Common and Mos Def and Ludacris (and Ice Cube and Ice T and on and on... granted those guys are all older, but you still see Chance getting some roles, A$AP Rocky has had a couple things, etc.). And I guess there's a history of the two intermingling, with Will Smith obviously being the most successful of them. It just seems that, tying it all back to this Oscars thing, of course you're not going to get as many great roles/performances from black actors when half of the parts they could be getting (and yes, there are 100 other reasons, but I'm just focusing on this one) are being filled by guys who aren't even actors to begin with, as glorified cameos with a much lower bar for greatness, while real trained, experienced actors are left out in the cold. Just a thought.
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March 4, 2016 on Joey Bada$$ Cast On Mr. Robot
Commenting on this mostly because it seems as if the only thing getting comments on this site lately is Kanye news, Grammy updates, or general pop music gossip and/or sniping (or gossip related to pop music sniping), and I'm bummed that Eleanor Friedberger news has a sad little '0 Comments' underneath it. So here's my comment: Eleanor Friedberger is the best.
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February 16, 2016 on Eleanor Friedberger – “Because I Asked You” Video
Worth noting, this is still a fantastic festival lineup. But last year's was a work of art in itself. I'm not a huge Bon Iver fan, but that dude can certainly curate with the best of them.
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February 11, 2016 on Eaux Claires 2016 Lineup
Ha. I just posted essentially this exact comment! Here's to redundancy!
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February 11, 2016 on Eaux Claires 2016 Lineup
Not quite as sublime as last year's lineup, but I think seeing Cornelius do Fantasma is worth the price of admission in itself.
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February 11, 2016 on Eaux Claires 2016 Lineup
("...so innocuous as at is." What on earth was I trying to type there?)
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February 8, 2016 on The Shins Tease New Album On Instagram
I saw a similar news story on a competitor's music site earlier today, and they too linked to a song from Port Of Morrow. "Port of Morrow?" I asked myself, "What's that?" I checked my iTunes library, and it only went as far as Wincing The Night Away. I checked the iTunes store, and sure enough, 2012, Port of Morrow. I totally forgot that record ever existed, so innocuous as at is. And at some point during a new-laptop transfer, I lost some iTunes files, so it disappeared from my life entirely and I apparently didn't even care. I guess what I'm trying to say is: I hope this new one is better than Port of Morrow.
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February 8, 2016 on The Shins Tease New Album On Instagram
I'll take one full-length Tortoise/Hubley LP please.
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January 26, 2016 on Tortoise – “Yonder Blue” (Feat. Yo La Tengo’s Georgia Hubley) Video
More likely: The stock footage and stock photography worlds are full of that sort of thing. Not that it's laziness on anybody's part (either at Robitussun's ad agency or at Future's record label art department), because that's what stock is for, but just a bit of a peek behind the curtain of how most of the world's advertising sausage gets made.
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December 28, 2015 on Somebody At Robitussin Must Be A Big Future Fan
I'll be so happy when this generation grows out of the "pronounce an R in every vowel like that Billie Holiday song I heard one time" vocal affectation. Or really, the "pronounce an R in every vowel like those other girl singers who started doing that 5 or 6 years ago after listening to an Amy Winehouse record" vocal affectation.
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December 7, 2015 on Stream Zanders Buried Men
"When we introduced Diet Cig at the beginning of the year, they had barely played any shows and were just gearing up to release their debut." ...ladies and gentlemen, the state of 21st century music!
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December 2, 2015 on 25 Great EPs From 2015
Screaming Females is unforgivably low, and Trust Fund is unforgivably absent. But I'll forgive you. Because who cares.
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December 1, 2015 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2015
Adding this to my Really Long Song Takes Really Awesome Funky Turn Right Around the Halfway Point" mix tape, along with "Pyramids," "Chief Inspector Blancheflower," and of course, "Station to Station."
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November 20, 2015 on David Bowie – “★” (Blackstar) Video