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 +1Posted on Mar 19th | re: Stream The Hold Steady Teeth Dreams (9 comments)

I’d like to start off by saying this is way better than Heaven is Whenever. But man, they produced the shit out of this album. I saw them play a few of these songs live at SXSW, and I gotta tell ya, the recordings filed the edges right off. If I didn’t already know some of the great lines in these songs, I would’ve glossed right over them. The guitars are also much more subdued than they should be. These songs fucking rock live.

But just to reiterate, it’s WAY better than Heaven is Whenever, and I am enjoying it quite a bit.

 0Posted on Mar 19th | re: Stream The Hold Steady Teeth Dreams (9 comments)

I had to click on the link again after iTunes opened and it finally worked. Hooray!

 0Posted on Mar 19th | re: Stream The Hold Steady Teeth Dreams (9 comments)

All that link does is launch iTunes. From there I can’t find it. Sup?

 +3Posted on Mar 18th | re: Stream Tokyo Police Club Forcefield (12 comments)

This is surprisingly good. I haven’t really connected with anything they’ve put out since their debut on Saddle Creek (I can’t remember what it was called and I’m too lazy to Google it). This is some pure pop goodness.

2014 is shaping up well.

 +1Posted on Feb 12th | re: Young Widows - "Kerosene Girl" (3 comments)

I guess Soundcloud took it down? Er…at least I’m getting a 404 error.

 -1Posted on Jan 13th | re: Stream Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues (18 comments)

I confess I’ve never listened to Against Me! until this morning because I’m not really into punk, but this shit is killer. Getting a strong Hedwig and the Angry Inch vibe here (which considering the circumstances is probably just projection, but whatever).

 0Posted on Jan 8th | re: The Hold Steady Announce New Album Teeth Dreams On New Label (5 comments)

Studio-wise, I totally agree. But they still make it all work live. I’m just excited that they’ll be playing new songs next time I see them.

[insert comment downplaying Deafheaven's contribution because "everyone's freaking out about them" and i don't want to look like a lemming here]

These Alcest songs are the shit. Even if it is a retread, it’s a retread of things I really, really like.

I feel like you didn’t read the article.

 +2Posted on Jan 6th | re: Graveborne - "Men Behind The Sun" (Stereogum Premiere) (4 comments)

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