Monthly Archives: June 2013

Album To Check Out: Smith Westerns – Soft Will

For the last couple of years, ever since their self-titled debut record came out in 2009, Chicago trio the Smith Westerns have been one of those buzzy indie bands that everyone seems to be talking about. With their long hair … Continue reading

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Band Discovery: Houndmouth

One of my sub-goals when I went to Bonnaroo earlier this month was that I wanted to check out some new up-and-coming bands that I did’t know a lot about. Unfortunately (or fortunately) because there was so many great bands … Continue reading

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Favorite Albums of 2013 – Halfway Point

As we are wrapping up the last few (mildly-cold actually) days of June, it’s just about time to look back at the first half of 2013 and see which albums have captured my love and attention. Up until May, the … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Sigur Rós – Kveikur

When Sigur Rós came out with their album Valtari last year, it seems that the Icelandic band were going back to the formula that defined them as a band. Valtari was a soft, beautiful, ambient record – full of quiet shoe-gazing … Continue reading

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Concert Gallery: Bonnaroo 2013

Last weekend, me and my friends descended upon the magical land that is Bonnaroo. It was first time ever visiting the farm. And it ended up being one of the most memorable, wonderful, and life-altering experience of my life. We … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Braids – In Kind // Amends EP

Raphaelle Standell-Preston, the lead singer of Braids has had a busy year so far, one that is marked by progress and change. Earlier this year, she and her friend Agor Cowan, as part of the electronic music duo Blue Hawaii, … Continue reading

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