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I love this song. My favorite trick at weddings is to tell the DJ that the bride requested it, nod my head like “Alright, alright” when it comes on, and then dance like a fucking maniac.

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September 2, 2015 on Chromatics Cover “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” For MANGO Ad

Cath… is on Narrow Stairs, no?

I agree, though. This was the last Death Cab album that I really spent a lot of time devoted to listening. Plans came out while I was in high school during a rather formative time (read: first love*). But then again, what time in high school is not a formative time?.

*Yea, I’m rolling my eyes, too.

I guess on Narrow Stairs I was hoping to replicate that sensation, but it just didn’t happen.

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August 29, 2015 on Plans Turns 10

Good god, James – this is some beautiful writing.

Plans is an important album for me as well, albeit for different and far less life-altering reasons.

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August 29, 2015 on Plans Turns 10

The email came from Matador a about 2 weeks (?) after pre-ordering. They said that the next 100 copies would get the 7″, but since I already had the 3xLP that it would be included. That was on July 30.

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August 27, 2015 on Preview New Kurt Vile Songs In Latest b’lieve i’m goin down… Trailer

Total KV fanboy here, so I find it really tough to compare his albums like that. The tone on each is so drastically different that I can’t call any (of his last three, at least) objectively better or worse than the others. Plus, the cracks between the albums are filled with EPs that make the album transitions almost seamless. That is, until b’lieve i’m goin down – I don’t really count the “it’s a big world…” EP more than just a Wakin’ supplement.

I knew there was a leak out there, but I figured Chris got an advance copy or something. I’ve got that full 3xLP on the way (apparently with another 7″!), but can’t bring myself to download the leak.

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August 27, 2015 on Preview New Kurt Vile Songs In Latest b’lieve i’m goin down… Trailer

If that spaced-out, swirling groove on Lost My Head There is any indication… yea. All of the excitement.

Very jealous you’ve listened to this already, Chris!

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August 27, 2015 on Preview New Kurt Vile Songs In Latest b’lieve i’m goin down… Trailer

(in a “Dad get off my computer” kind of way)

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August 26, 2015 on Hear Yo La Tengo Perform On NPR’s Morning Edition

NPR Music comments are hilarious. Always.

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August 26, 2015 on Hear Yo La Tengo Perform On NPR’s Morning Edition

That percussion is on point.

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August 25, 2015 on Motörhead – “Sympathy For The Devil” (Rolling Stones Cover)

They’re both kind of like a boring version of Uncle Neil’s ‘This Note’s for You’ video, but I like Majical Cloudz more so I’m on their side.

That’s how this works, right?

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August 25, 2015 on Director Of Unreleased Majical Cloudz Video Says The Weeknd Ripped Him Off

My high school band – The Chilly Dippers – were much tighter than this doing our cover of Fix You at the homecoming week open mic night back in 2005. And by much, I mean a little bit. And by a little bit, I mean this is comparable.

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August 24, 2015 on Watch Mark Hoppus, Tom Morello, T-Bone Burnett, And Mumford & Sons Play Blink-182’s “What’s My Age Again?” In LA

To be honest, I’m not really familiar with her other work, but saw the track on GvB and really dug it.

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August 21, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Oh yea, Deerhunter and Deafheaven are my two favs this week, easy. I love when Bradford Cox delivers the “I was born with a snakelike walk” line. Sooo fuckin groovy.

Just surprised that gum slept on this awesome track.

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August 21, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Molly Nilsson – 1995

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August 21, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Ahhh this is so good. Love me some Nathan Salsburg – ‘Affirmed’ was a 2011 highlight.

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August 19, 2015 on James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg – “Reel Around The Fountain” (The Smiths Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Ugh, is there a leak out? I don’t want to do it, but 5 weeks is a long time to wait for the LP.

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August 18, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Carly Rae Jepsen E•MO•TION

8/28: Destroyer (coin toss)
9/11: IDC but probably Beirut
9/18: Battles (easy)
9/25: Kurt Vile (mega-easy)
10/2: Deafheaven (easy)
10/16: Deerhunter (a little tougher)

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August 18, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Carly Rae Jepsen E•MO•TION

All this talk of BJ’s and HJ’s and not a single “You Raise Me Up” joke?

Come on ‘gummers, I expected more from you.

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August 14, 2015 on Josh Groban Says You’ll Probably Get A Blow Job If You See Him In Concert

God this song is fucking awesome.

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August 12, 2015 on Majical Cloudz – “Silver Car Crash”