It’s difficult to boycott an artist when the rest of the world isn’t joining you. I know because I tried to quit the Migos last year after their upsetting Rolling Stone interview, which contains homophobic quotes and ominously details an incident that resulted in a woman’s bloodied face. It was cause enough for me to … Continue reading When Do You Stop?
These year-end pieces are getting boring. I'll skip the elaborate metaphor that describes the 2017 political climate (toilet bowl, kick in the crotch, etc. etc.). Musically, pop became increasingly homogenous and boring thanks to algorithms and streaming's popularity. Rap and R&B's superstars took the year off after a busy 2016, save for Mr. Kendrick. Sadly, … Continue reading Collective Headache 2017
My knowledge of Omaha is limited to that one Rilo Kiley lyric where Jenny Lewis says she's going to move there and exploit the booming music scene. Well, if See Through Dresses is any indication, there's something special in that Missouri River water. Another excellent entry in the Tiny Engines catalog, the band's second full-length, Horse … Continue reading You Wear That Black Dress Well
I’m walking out the door for a run I’m unprepared for. It’s one of my first workouts since a substantial injury this spring and I’m nervous. I try to tell myself it’s low key and any music will be fine, but I hesitate in the doorway and stare at my laptop. I feel uneasy leaving … Continue reading Running with Japandroids
Hello, faithful readers. Nothing like an impending Pitchfork list to get me back to blogging. In case you missed it, at 1:00 AM EST (one hour from now), Pitchfork will publish its list of the 200 "greatest" albums of the 1960s. Famous for its coveted "Best New Music" distinction, the site has actually proven most … Continue reading Predicting Pitchfork Vol. 1/x
Today's post is about a hometown act—Altered Axiom. Jacob Taswell, the human behind the music, is from Bethesda, MD and just graduated from Yale. You can find his Bandcamp here and stream his music on various platforms. Jacob Taswell wanted to make a statement with Insulation Kit. Self-released last month under the moniker Altered Axiom, the … Continue reading Altered Axiom – Insulation Kit
It's hard to find real life people to talk music. Especially if you're someone like me who doesn't talk to many people, period. Even the music writing world seems to existing mostly within the confines of Twitter (bringing me EXTREMELY niche and good jokes like this). How many people in the universe would you guess know … Continue reading untitled unedited