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Entries Tagged as 'Listening'

What’s wrong with Grizzly Bear?

May 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Not to run this space into Grizzly Bear overload, especially since I quite honestly haven’t ever given them the proper attention they’ve deserved in my own musical rotation, but since running into the video above yesterday afternoon, I’ve been as utterly disgusted as I am transfixed, and unless and until I work out exactly why […]

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Tags: Listening · Watching

RJDJ Takes Me Into The Rainbow Vein

October 14th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Last week I noted the release of Bloom, Brian Eno’s first generative music iPhone app, which — to say the least — is beautifully done. Less accessible, perhaps, than the anthropomorphic charm of the lively Electroplankton, but as duly hypnotic and engaging as you would expect. It’s safe to say, though, that less than a […]

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Tags: Listening · Playing

Curious Confluence: The Mtn. Goats Do Mario Bros.

September 6th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I told you the one thing I know how to say, through the bright ringing drone of 8-bit choirs. I’ve got a remarkably long history with The Mountain Goats that stretches back some 13 or 14 years — had frontman John Darnielle give me impromptu relationship counseling in my teens, used his Sweden (quite possibly […]

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Tags: Listening

Easy Riding With Human Highway’s Moody Motorcycle

August 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Back in the summer of 2007 I met with a lot of resistance when I predicted an as-yet un-Pitchfork’d Brooklyn band called Vampire Weekend would emerge as one of the Next Big Things, not so much on the quality of their music as their name alone. I say that less as an I Told You […]

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Tags: Listening