12. Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool It also feels like an album that’s been allowed time to gestate: despite being virtually veteran in buzzband terms, they have benefitted from beefing up their sound on tour – as evidenced on the heavy romance of Your Loves Whore, the dirty degenerate chug of You’re a […]

12. Girlpool – “Crowded Stranger” spotify:track:0Nm6y7XLVIjEIftxL9pJS7 11. Matthew E. White – “Take Care My Baby” spotify:track:5em113swI4OcJz8TIajJ2N 10. Empress Of – “Kitty Kat” spotify:track:4ZoAPJWstmmq0dtKmeI8fK 09. Courtney Barnett – “Depreston” spotify:track:4bEoMybiLPYgavb9CsvxF9 08. Tame Impala – “Let It Happen” spotify:track:2X485T9Z5Ly0xyaghN73ed 07. Nicole DOllanganger – “You’re So Cool” spotify:track:6cZvpqGxdv9uecOw4chV7H 06. Colleen Green – “Deeper Than Love” spotify:track:5tlsX4W0cdn8oFtASNPUkK 05. Wet […]

“I know how to let the voices and hums and rhythms reverberate in dark moments and in the memories that follow them, the musicians serving as unwitting narrators to a life they have not witnessed.” – Alana Massey in “Songs I Mourned Men To” for Brooklyn Magazine Sometimes fans are wrong. Sometimes we may love […]

Here’s my latest article for Paste, a feature on Massachusetts trio Wet. I first saw Wet perform in 2013 at the Orange Peel in Asheville. I was transfixed. I started following the group and got the chance to interview them almost two years later when they visited the Orange Peel again, this time for a […]

Novelist and screenwriter Alex Garland makes his directional debut with Ex Machina, which is expanding to 2,000 screens this weekend. Garland, who wrote the novel The Beach and the screenplay for Sunshine, explores artificial intelligence with Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina, Seventh Son) playing an AI, Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis, A Most Violent Year) cast as […]

“My first ‘good’ headphones—a pair of Bose AE2s—sat waiting for me under the tree this past Christmas, and as I flipped through my iPod looking for their Very First Song, I felt like I was being made to play some version of the famous Desert Island game: What song would take me into a brand new […]

It’s a little late, but I make these lists more for my own records than anything else. Anyway, here are my favorite albums and favorite songs from 2014. Favorite Albums of 2014 10. Lowell – We Loved Her Dearly 9.  Sylvan Esso – Sylvan Esso 8.  Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence 7.  Run The Jewels – […]

Yeah, so pretty much I haven’t updated my blog since this time last year when I posted my end of the year music lists for 2013 music. Seeing as it’s time for my 2014 end of the year lists I figured now is as good a time as any to re-commit myself to blogging more […]

Okay, so yeah, it’s March and I’m just now posting my favorite albums of 2013. My fulltime job really gets in the way of this blog. Anyway, here is the list, and I hope to find some time to write some blurbs on each on album eventually. 1. Haim – Days Are Gone 2. Waxahatchee […]

Here is a list of some of my favorite songs from 2013. Spotify links are included, and for a link to all the songs in one playlist click here. I’ll be publishing my favorite albums soon. 15. “Pink Rabbits” – The National 14. “Pusher Love Girl” – Justin Timberlake 13. “Help” – Xenia Rubinos 12. […]