Jared Siemens
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 0Posted on Oct 18th, 2014 | re: Watch Beach House Play A New Song In Montreal (12 comments)

That was incredible. Thanks! Didn’t get to hear this one in Calgary!
They played two new ones here – I managed to snap a shot of the set list, and the songs were called “Summit” and “Sparks”. Victoria was rocking the bass on the one song, which I haven’t seen before. The other was a grooving jam with blistering slide work from Alex. Hard to describe, but I’m sure you know what I mean if you heard it.

Undeniably awesome all around. Love SSLYBY.

 0Posted on Jun 14th, 2013 | re: Kanye West Yeezus Comment Party (320 comments)

Google my good citizen. Google.

 +4Posted on Jun 14th, 2013 | re: Kanye West Yeezus Comment Party (320 comments)

Really could have used a whole album of “Bound 2′s”, but perhaps I’m more fond of Graduation-era Kanye.

 +2Posted on May 8th, 2013 | re: The National - "Sea Of Love" Video (15 comments)

I suspect God himself wept with joy while listening to this one. Incredible.

 0Posted on May 7th, 2013 | re: Vampire Weekend - "Ya Hey" Lyric Video (57 comments)

Okay, so a few more listens, and I’m hooked. I redact my above comment ;)

 +10Posted on May 3rd, 2013 | re: Vampire Weekend - "Ya Hey" Lyric Video (57 comments)

I could do without the bizarre-ass chipmunk voices in the chorus, but the rest of the song is so fantastic I’m hoping it will grow on me…

 0Posted on Feb 8th, 2013 | re: In Defense Of Mumford & Sons (341 comments)

Well worded, Tom. This is a fantastic article. I couldn’t agree with you more.

 +12Posted on Nov 16th, 2012 | re: Deconstructing: Sufjan Stevens And Christian Music (60 comments)

Chris DeVille, you are one hell of a writer.
You managed to masterfully articulate my feelings about Sufjan and Christianity in one behemoth essay.
When Age of Adz was released, I wondered where the guy who wrote “To Be Alone” or “Sister” went; it felt disconnected, disjointed, and confusing. I felt the same way when I became disillusioned with the “Christian” church machine in North America. But the doubt and questioning lead me back around to a deeper, purer faith not reliant on systems or formulas – a real relationship with Jesus that isn’t confined to a building.
Sufjan’s music seems to often highlight his personal emotional/spiritual states – you’ve made me want to give his entire body of work another listen.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings with us, man.

 0Posted on Aug 24th, 2012 | re: Elliott Smith - "Ballad Of Big Nothing" (Alternate Version) (2 comments)

I agree with Randy ^^^^^^^^^
The snare drum also seems turned up slightly. Right after “filled with smoldering anger” there is a different snare fill. The harmonized vocals (oooo’s) at the end are also mixed differently I think.
Still sounds good, but I think I prefer the album version.