Listen up:: Ghost Cousin Breakfast and Tea

Listen up:: Ghost Cousin Breakfast and Tea

I don’t know if the storm has passed or is waiting to explode, but for now, we are basking in morning’s first light. Anticipation and hope; two things quickly being taken from us every time our news feed is refreshed. Ghost Cousin‘s new song is a beautiful escape. Three and a half minutes of peace.(…)

Ritchcraft – Swaine

Ritchcraft – Swaine

Comparisons. These have been the lifeblood of music bloggers & writers for ages. This is especially true when an act comes out of a somewhat smaller, lesser known geographical area and makes a splash. Each subsequent act to emerge from said area with a sound even remotely similar sound gets tagged as the new so(…)

Listen Up:: The Gunshy Silent Songs

Listen Up:: The Gunshy Silent Songs

It’s been a long time since The Gunshy has been in the studio, to the point I just assumed that Matt Arbogast had called it a day. Days move on, responsibilities begin to add up, and the road becomes a less attractive companion. Gradual retirement is not a new story. Then, out of nowhere a(…)

Shad – Stylin f. Saukrates

Yes, everyone on the Internet has already posted or linked to this awesome new Shad video, but guess what Chauncey? I’m posting it too. As someone who’s already admitted to posting anything Shad releases, while also, just the other day in fact, saying that a Saukrates hook gets you an auto-post, it’d be delightfully hypocritical(…)

Favorites-of ’13:: Odd Years Drawing Lines

Favorites-of ’13:: Odd Years Drawing Lines

Yesterday, Shane talked about how growing old widens the gap between the music we love and the voice of the hip, young crowd. The torrent of electronic blips, noise and nonsense cats like RiFF RaFF have seemingly swallowed up tight bands and polished players, and honestly, I’m less willing to dive in and hunt for(…)

Favorites-of ’13:: Ought More Than Any Day

Favorites-of ’13:: Ought More Than Any Day

Let’s start this with the required hat tip. Without the tuneful ears and talented pens over at Said the Gramophone, I’d still be in the dark, instead of basking in the Magnesium like glow of Ought. And that glow is spectacular. The Montreal based popsters burn with the intensity of instantaneous affection, but also conjure(…)