Alex Thomas Hanson

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They're just fun. I have an old car with a cassette player. It's fun to pop in a physical copy of current record into an old car and listen to it over and over again without loading/cherry picking tracks. It's similar to why people enjoy letting a record play through as a Record. Vinyl fer yer car! Fuck the warm sound/aura. Tapes aren't coming back proper, but there's no reason to get upset about people producing/buying/enjoying them. Lots of noisy bands sound cool on a noisy format. If I ever want to listen to Joanna Newsom's fingernails on the harp strings, I'll just pono that shit.
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October 14, 2015 on Urban Outfitters Launches Cassette Program With Retro Players, Exclusive Run The Jewels & Halsey Tapes
Hey this is very good!
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October 1, 2015 on Stream Larry Gus I Need New Eyes
This is very very good news. I'm very very excited!
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August 4, 2015 on Parquet Courts Sign To Rough Trade, Announce New EP
I'll be dat guy. Just gave it a second listen, this time with headphones. Woooofta. Some crazy sonic blippeez and gurgles and channel slides and a lot more going on than through computron speakers. It's good either way, but a lot more fun with headphones on.
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July 16, 2015 on Download Wilco’s Surprise New Album Star Wars
I'm digging it more than anything since A Ghost is Born. Even seems Loose Fur-y at times which I think is a good direction to work towards. Maybe Jim O'Rourke was involved in some capacity? I know there were some conflicting reports about a new Loose Fur record coming this year or next.
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July 16, 2015 on Download Wilco’s Surprise New Album Star Wars
Was digging a couple of months back and found this. At the veeeeery end of this article it mentions, "Kotche is also a member of the trio Loose Fur, along with Jim O'Rourke and Jeff Tweedy, who have just recorded their third studio record." http://www.broadwayw...-Today-20140324 Maybe one of the records he mentioned?
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May 27, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Jim O’Rourke Simple Songs
Yeah, it's kind of like how I always make sure to fart in my car right before I get out. Just in case somebody steals it while I'm shopping at Home Depot.
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March 11, 2015 on Kanye West – “Awesome”
A big reason why I like this song is because it reminds me that the Ghostbusters theme exists.
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January 14, 2015 on Watch Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars Funk Up Ellen’s Studio Audience
If some of these returntorootsfolksongs have a bit of noisy electric guitar flourishes in them (a la Pickerel Lake), I'll be a happy camper.
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January 13, 2015 on Sufjan Stevens Announces Carrie & Lowell Album, A Return To His “Folk Roots”
Cellphone Commercial Rok Songz
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November 25, 2014 on Watch Bleachers’ Apple Pay Ad
Maybe it's just me, but I feel like "Santeria" builds to something even more Sublime, than "Santaria" does.
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October 1, 2014 on The Black Ryder – “Santaria” (Stereogum Premiere)
Eeeeeh. I was at this show. There was quite a bit of cat calling/"look how funny I am" type-things being shouted in between songs, and I'm pretty sure the gang around this camera was involved. At one point, SVE just said "" to her bandmates. I mean, she took it all in stride, but it was preeeetttaaay annoooooying.
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July 17, 2014 on Watch Justin Vernon Join Sharon Van Etten In Minneapolis
I was having the same issue. Give this link a try (the widget player): The song is fuckin rad.
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February 13, 2014 on Thee Oh Sees – “Penetrating Eye”
This is the record of the year :)
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May 6, 2013 on Download Adult Swim’s Garage Swim Compilation
Goddamn. You look at those dudes, and then you listen to those dudes, and then you realize that they were the coolest motherfuckaz ever.
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May 5, 2013 on The 10 Best The Band Songs