Monthly Archives: January 2014

Album To Check Out: Broken Bells – After the Disco

For fans of the Shins and of Gnarls Barkley, the 2010 debut of Broken Bells – a collaboration between James Mercer and Danger Mouse – was met with great anticipation. Both the Shins and Gnarls Barkley have already found considerable … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Drowners – Drowners

For a lot of us millenial music lovers who were around at the turn of the century, The Strokes’ debut record, Is This It, has been a touchstone that has shaped and formed our malleable musical minds. We were enamored … Continue reading

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Concert Gallery: Phosphorescent w/ Caveman @ The Firebird

Last night brought the Brooklyn via Alabama singer Matthew Houck aka Phosphorescent to a bitterly cold night in St Louis. While it was one of the most frigid nights during this winter in the Missouri area, Houck was able to … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Dum Dum Girls – Too True

The Dum Dum Girls is the imagined vision of what an all-girl garage band would be according to one Kristen Gundred. Renaming herself as Dee Dee and recruiting three other girls – Jules, Sandy, and Malia – to form the … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Quilt – Held In Splendor

Quilt are the trio of Shane Butler, Anna Fox Rochinski, and John Andrews. The band formed and recorded their first self-titled record in 2011 whilst Butler and Fox Rochinski were both studying at the School of the Museum of Fine … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Hospitality – Trouble

Hospitality, the Brooklyn trio of singer and guitarist Amber Papini, bassist Brian Betancourt, and drummer Nathan Michel had that sort of typical indie-based debut in 2012 with their self-titled record. Hospitality the album is a little record that pleases and … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Gem Club – In Roses

Boston-based trio Gem Club makes the saddest music. Led by Christopher Barnes on vocals and piano and Kristen Drymala on cello and Ieva Berberian on back-up vocals, the compositions that Gem Club makes are melancholy and tragic. Barnes has that … Continue reading

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