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Wow, this is hard to believe. I remember being high at night on a baseball field in the Berkshires listening to this record, with what must've been a iPod dock speaker, when all of us realized collectively that this album was a goodbye, and got real fucking dark, before ultimately ending by showing us that death needs to be a celebration of life rather than fear of our humanity, one where we all must leave our bodies. One of the best records ever and certainly of the new century.
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February 5, 2016 on Donuts Turns 10
woah, definitely getting into some Kinks flavors here, these guys are rock steady.
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February 2, 2016 on Twin Peaks – “Walk To The One You Love” + Down In Heaven Details
[chanting] Dollar Days -- Dollar Days -- Dollar Days
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January 8, 2016 on Stream David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)
yardboat is great too, considering they did it three days, too. Also, I think side B is what puts Sunswimmer over the top. I don't think you can view them as like stand alone tracks, the album is really one piece of music and "And She Smiles" takes you places. I'm all a deadhead, so my tolerance for long songs is strong.
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December 10, 2015 on New Madrid – “Don’t Hold Me Now” (Stereogum Premiere)
YES! Finally, these guys are getting their look. "Sunswimmer" is one of the most under appreciated albums of this decade, it's a total trip and lodges itself in a headspace where it never bores. Good guys, all super down to earth, hope they hit that next level.
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December 10, 2015 on New Madrid – “Don’t Hold Me Now” (Stereogum Premiere)
Oh man a co-headline tour from these two would thrust them right to the top of national spotlight. I think the true country, outlaw, western revival is imminent, if not already upon us.
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October 16, 2015 on Watch Sturgill Simpson & Jason Isbell Cover Terry Allen In Tuscaloosa
I really think Mondanile, as nice and great a person he is, might be one of the least creative, schooled guitar players in a major band today. I think he has to know it too. He's a total sweetheart, but I don't think he can play a blues scale.
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October 16, 2015 on Martin Courtney – “Airport Bar”
great songs from a wonderful album, but good lord what an awful mix.
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October 14, 2015 on Watch Craig Finn Perform Two Songs On Seth Meyers
But you have to think within the context of this label. A lot of these bands and their members probably barbacked and worked shit day jobs to get signed. These are people who are (generally speaking) weary or skeptical of money and probably see taking it from a truly sociopathic industrial titan as bad as raising those drug prices themselves. But this also isn't new to the world of music, Nine West (an amazing label) has largely been funded by Coca Cola heirs. I really don't care. Sometimes horrible things have begotten beautiful things, and that's better than throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
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September 23, 2015 on Geoff Rickly’s Collect Records Severs Ties With AIDS Drug Price Gouger Martin Shkreli
Oh god, yes. I could walk for eternity listening to Water Wheel and Lurker. I'll take Steve Gunn over Kurt Vile any day, no dissin' Kurt--[mumbly, kurt vile type of throwaway lyric]
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September 15, 2015 on Watch Steve Gunn Play “Old Strange” In An Acoustic Cardinal Session
Gotta say, this new Craig Finn album really surprised me. He's hitting on a new Springsteen wave that he couldn't in Hold Steady. Really a wonderful album, subtle and melancholy.
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September 10, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Empress Of Me
also the art looks a lot like Gregory Crewdson from YLT "Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out"--very cool
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July 23, 2015 on Futurebirds – “twentyseven” (Stereogum Premiere)
Hell yes. These guys are wonderful, great live show, great dudes, too. But they're an Athens band, not Atlanta. I'll say it here, this will be there breakout album, the first two are absolute pleasure, but I think this is their maturation point. Good luck
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July 23, 2015 on Futurebirds – “twentyseven” (Stereogum Premiere)
Does anyone else enjoy this more than "To Pimp a Butterfly"? For all the George Clinton on TPAB I feel SURF captured more of that spontaneity that Clinton became so famous for.
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June 1, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment Surf
Great effort on this essay, but we all know there's still an untapped wellspring cultural phenomena to this band that only history will show us. If nothing else you gave us a descriptor that will stick with this history of this band: "[...]catharsis is so crucial to their music; this is why James’ voice and the voluminous reverb and the seven- or eight-minute multi-part sagas are so crucial to their music. They never sink into depletion in a musical or physical landscape where they easily could. And they’d get something great out of it, too. But they commit, fully and over-the-top, to the idea that there’s always more to discover and explore." Brilliant. I think what's so intriguing about this band is that they really don't fit in. They have a space all to themselves and have no shame exploring it however they see fit. It's a beautiful thing. Thanks.
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May 10, 2015 on Opening The World Again: My Morning Jacket’s The Waterfall And The New Americana
lmao that solo at 2:20 is so jerry, was cracking up when he said it.
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April 22, 2015 on Mac DeMarco Readies Another One Mini-Album, Enormous Tour
10cc's serious cousin or ELO's artsy son.
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April 16, 2015 on Watch Tame Impala Play The Epic “Let It Happen” On Conan
Kevin Parker is making Tame Impala into 10cc's serious cousin, and it's pretty cool. Also, the texture of the song is way better now with guitar in the beginning.
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April 16, 2015 on Watch Tame Impala Play The Epic “Let It Happen” On Conan
great song, but a capo on a ukulele is fucking hilarious
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April 6, 2015 on The Staves – “Make It Holy” (Feat. Justin Vernon) Video (Stereogum Premiere)