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Approaching Lil Peep On The Other Side Of Tragedy

On the evening of April 9, 2017, I stopped at a brewery on my way to a Radiohead concert. I was alone, so I played…
Patrick Lyons | November 12, 2018 - 1:40 pm

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Was Refused’s The Shape Of Punk To Come Actually The Shape Of Punk To Come?

"They told me that the classics never go out of style, but... they do, they do. Somehow, baby? I never thought that we do too."
Patrick Lyons | October 26, 2018 - 9:40 am

The Anniversary

Passion Pit’s Chunk Of Change EP Turns 10

Based on their early aesthetics alone, Passion Pit arrived at exactly the right time. 2008 was a moment when rainbow-hued, fizzy, synthy indie rock reigned…
Patrick Lyons | September 14, 2018 - 1:40 pm


Thou Frontman Bryan Funck On The Summer Of Thou And Magus, The Band’s Towering New Album

There's a lyric on Thou's new album that sums up their 11-plus year existence pretty succinctly: "We are vast unknowable beings without the confines of…
Patrick Lyons | August 27, 2018 - 12:11 pm


Pharrell’s 18 Biggest Hits From Worst To Best

Twenty years ago this past weekend -- on July 8, 1998 -- something very predictable happened on the Billboard Hot 100: Mase's "Lookin' At Me"
Patrick Lyons | July 12, 2018 - 12:31 pm

The Anniversary

Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk Turns 20

"This is the half-light, see me as I am."
Patrick Lyons | May 25, 2018 - 12:35 pm


Phil Elverum On Critical Acclaim, Lil Peep, & Mount Eerie’s New Album Now Only

Since adopting the Mount Eerie moniker almost 15 years ago, Phil Elverum's mostly remained in the same place. In the early 2000s, he returned to…
Patrick Lyons | March 14, 2018 - 11:45 am

The Anniversary

The Lonesome Crowded West Turns 20

When Modest Mouse released their second album -- on November 18, 1997; 20 years ago this Saturday -- the Seattle area was in a state…
Patrick Lyons | November 17, 2017 - 9:19 am