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Strawberry Jacuzzi 5-18-14

Strawberry Jacuzzi 5-18-14

What is it about relationships? At the beginning, you feel like the king of the fuckin’ universe. By the time it ends, you feel like a bucket of puke. And why do we always picture the Other Person as a glass of milk? You stalk her on Facebook, check her Twitter feed,...

Newglads – Navel Gaze

Newglads – Navel Gaze

My dad rose from the couch and stomped across the room to the television. Ignoring the announcer’s exhortation – “Don’t touch that dial!” – he dialed through the three channels that beamed out from Nashville to our home in the hills of the Upper Cumberland. Channel 4,...

Still Life With Ex Cops

Still Life With Ex Cops

I first heard of Brian Harding in late 2009. The Food Guy went to the Austin City Limits Festival and came back talking about this band called Hymns that had backed Daniel Johnston. The Food Guy said Daniel Johnston is a good songwriter but that his live performance...

Among Moons – Girlfriend

Among Moons – Girlfriend

Hey, cats! What do you want to do tonight? Oh yeah, I know what you want to do. You want to watch the chipmunks on the front porch. In an act that made me question my professionally-questioned sanity, I spread some corn and sunflower seeds outside my porch window. Not...

Newglads – Here We Go Again

Newglads – Here We Go Again

I am told that the globe is warming. I am told that, by driving my car down to the Shell station to pick up a bag of beef jerky and a six-pack of Bud Light, I am sowing the seeds of our planet’s future destruction, an apocalypse to be preceded by the watery...

Josaleigh Pollett – Strangers

Josaleigh Pollett – Strangers

Josaleigh Pollett inscribes letters, never written or mailed but spoken aloud in a room without light, staring at an unseen wall, a glass half-empty of bourbon on the side table, messages to the departed, the estranged, the source of her ache. Strangers comprises...

Feral Conservatives – A D

Feral Conservatives – A D

Full disclosure: The first time I visited Feral Conservatives’ Bandcamp page, and saw that the “band” is a little girl with an electric mandolin and a badass-looking guy on drums, I thought “Oh god this is gonna suck.” I anticipated some sort of lo-fi noise rock that...

Donald and Jack – Sad Covers

Donald and Jack – Sad Covers

“You don’t write about popular music. You write about unpopular music.” - Anonymous Donald and Jack, by any and all of the usual standards, are Unpopular. Not unpopular in the sense of having been evaluated, and rejected by, the Great Unwashed or Washed Masses of the...

The Sweets – Greatest Hits

The Sweets – Greatest Hits

The Sweets Greatest Hits is a wonderful lo-fi mess of hooks, stuck-in-your-head melodies, reverby guitars, and wistful energy. But through the hum, hiss, and distortion, you hear, feel, and enjoy the unique creativity that drives The Sweets. The Sweets are brothers...

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