Samantha Crain – Kid Face

written by: Tyler Remmert on February 22, 2013

Making a living in Americana has to be difficult in the post-Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom universe. The fearless freaks of the San Francisco folk scene, and to a lesser extent the ascent of poet of the back porch, Sam Beam, have delineated a clear marker between what could reductively be titled “retro folk” and […]

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Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse

written by: Tyler Remmert on February 6, 2013

On their major label debut, Scottish indie rockers Frightened Rabbit emulate indie heroes Death Cab For Cutie with tasteful refinements on heartache.

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Bloody Spaghetti

written by: Tyler Remmert on January 7, 2013

There’s a moment, well actually there are a lot of moments in auteur Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained in which …

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Dan Deacon – Wish Book Vol 1

written by: Tyler Remmert on December 10, 2012

The only person to ever take mash-up that seriously was Gregg Gillis. Given that Gillis, better known as Girl Talk, was the best at it, it made sense for him to refer to what he did as “performance art” in an interview I conducted with him a few years ago. Appreciating Night Ripper, Feed The […]

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Folk to Funk

written by: Tyler Remmert on December 5, 2012

Sphynx, one of Austin, Texas’ newest generation of funk-poppers, qualifies among those precious few able to …

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Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city

written by: Tyler Remmert on October 24, 2012

One of Compton’s brightest reaches a new creative heights, crafting an album so charged with woozy west-coast beats and poetic ideas it’s almost unfair.

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P.O.S. – We Don’t Even Live Here

written by: Tyler Remmert on October 24, 2012

Anger-rap is taking over the airwaves, but P.O.S. is here to prove that he’s not just Minneapolis’ finest, he’s one of the best.

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Benjamin Gibbard – Former Lives

written by: Tyler Remmert on October 16, 2012

Breaking free from the bonds of Death Cab For Cutie, the winsome Seattle songwriter collects his odds and sods for a largely trifling solo debut.

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GOOD Music – Cruel Summer

written by: Tyler Remmert on September 25, 2012

Kanye West brought his disciples to spread the good word of his late summer religious experience. Ready to hear the sermon?

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