Happy birthday Elliott Smith!

August 6th, 2019

Today would have been Elliott Smith's 50th birthday. In celebration, UMe have reissued his two major label classics, XO and Figure 8 as expanded digital deluxe editions with several tracks that have never been available before digitally, Read more at Consequence of Sound. Here's my favorite track from Elliott's major label years...

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Three From Hell

July 31st, 2019

I think that Rob Zombie is hit or miss as a filmmaker. I suppose that with the exception of House of 1000 Corpses, I generally like most of his movies. I think the aesthetics of his work are pretty interesting. His films feel like 70s cinema to me which is my favorite era of film. My favorite film of his is easily The Devil's Rejects. The endi...

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The return of Stereolab!

July 24th, 2019

I've been so thrilled to see the return of the legendary 90s act, Stereolab! They've announced reissues of their classic albums and have started playing live shows again including a brief set at this past weekend's Pitchfork Festival in Chicago. I really love this band. They meant a lot to me in the 90s and still sound unlike anyone else. Here's an...

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Happy birthday Ian Curtis!

July 15th, 2019

Today would have been Ian Curtis from Joy Division's birthday! He would have been 63 today. Here are 5 of my favorite Joy Division tunes to celebrate!              

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Good Shade

July 2nd, 2019

Our buddies in Columbus' own Good Shade recently released their fourth album, "Way Out" on the venerable punk rock label Dirtnap Records. Check out the new video for "Must Have Been".     

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