Nick Drake was the spokesman for my teenage depression.
The dysfunctional family reunion of sound on Phantom Paddle Boat.
The attempted OK Computer ransom; Radiohead’s admirable response; and the value of limited appeal material for obsessives.
Captain Beefheart taught us how to walk with Trout Mask Replica in 1969.
They're back, and don’t say you don’t remember the nicknames.
Stanley Booth’s latest chronicle of musical leaders, losers and lovers.
On Robert Dean Lurie's new biography Begin the Begin about the band's early years.
Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart on regret, gratitude, and movies.
The antiseptic Queen of Folk.
A psychotic storm of static sound on We Pull the Stars Over Our Heads Like Covers.
Lizzo's career shows that you have to make compromises if you want to be a mega success.
The Infinity Mirror Tricks of The Beach Boys.
Sven-Erik Geddes' Planet Pimp, garage rock ubiquity, and the ouroboros of its influences and its relative success in the 1990's.
The Bowtie meets The Boss.
Cyndi Lauper's first appearance on record is her best.
All he needs now is a commemorative postage stamp.
Steel Blossoms is country both classic and of this moment.
It's not all cheating, man.
This 1970s-90s duo was the greatest novelty act in popular music’s history.
What Bangs accomplished was trickier than it looks.
When I discovered the Velvet Underground, I was spellbound.
Extraordinary new album by the Serbian sound artist.
From the album Zero Player Game, available now on Ehse Records.
An old solo demo of a song that ended up on Girlpool's latest album What Chaos is Imaginary?
A new album by Chad Beattie out now on Sara Laughs Records.
Live improvisations and interviews captured in a short documentary.
Full show shot by Thomas Kessler.
Radio show programmed by Animal Collective's Geologist (Brian Weitz).
A new music video directed by Cole Bennett.
It's one of the tragedies of the pre-Cloud, analog world that the best local bands of my youth, specifically those performing during the Marble Bar Era 1978-1985, recorded just a handful of songs during their existence.