Jared Siemens

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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.

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October 18, 2014 on Watch Beach House Play A New Song In Montreal

Undeniably awesome all around. Love SSLYBY.

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June 19, 2013 on Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – “Nightwater Girlfriend” (Stereogum Premiere)

Google my good citizen. Google.

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June 14, 2013 on Kanye West Yeezus Comment Party

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

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June 14, 2013 on Kanye West Yeezus Comment Party

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

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May 8, 2013 on The National – “Sea Of Love” Video

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

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May 7, 2013 on Vampire Weekend – “Ya Hey” Lyric Video

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…

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May 3, 2013 on Vampire Weekend – “Ya Hey” Lyric Video

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

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February 8, 2013 on In Defense Of Mumford & Sons

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.

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November 16, 2012 on Deconstructing: Sufjan Stevens And Christian Music

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.

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August 24, 2012 on Elliott Smith – “Ballad Of Big Nothing” (Alternate Version)

Okay, Stereogum…You know I love ya, but you missed one of the greatest indie basball songs OF ALL TIME!!

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin’s “Cardinal Rules”.

Here’s the link. You’re welcome :)


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July 24, 2012 on Six More Indie Songs Inspired By Baseball

Nicely written article, Amrit. You managed to describe in words exactly the feeling of listening to 2:54. Why aren’t there more music journalists like you?
Keep it up.

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December 1, 2011 on Band To Watch: 2:54

Clearly this is just one giant ass-kissing with artists and their songs arbitrarily numbered.

For God’s sake, look at this – Radiohead’s Let Down is a full 100 steps behind Amy Winehouse’s Rehab?

I think NME needs to take its ears to rehab, ’cause they’re clearly on some seriously heavy drugs.

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October 12, 2011 on NME’s 150 Best Tracks Of The Past 15 Years