[FUZZ BOMBS] As its mid-career name change might imply,
Big Black Cloud (formerly “Here Comes a Big Black Cloud!”) isn’t the
same band it was while soundtracking summer house shows with its
[SLICK SYNTH-POP] O come, all ye corporate America
heatseekers, I have the perfect 30-second snippet for your next
iPad/Target/Electric car ad. “Lift Me Up,” the opening track from
I often wonder whether The Goonies is held
in as high esteem elsewhere as it is in the Northwest. For most Oregon
natives now on the cusp of their 30s, the 1985 film was a rite of
Now that's how you write a song about a real shitty hangover and a fight with the little lady. And that's how you direct a sentimental travelogue video while also showing plenty of love to your hometown. Blitzen Trapper, nowadays known more for folksy tunes like this fine number than psych-rock freakouts (a few of which can still be found on new disc American Goldwing), is kinda killing it with th...
Well, this is a nice surprise. We haven't heard from Portland's Grey Anne—one of my favorite ladies in local music—for quite some time, and this new tune (described by the artist as a "spaghetti western" tune) is quite promising. I'm reminded more of tasteful swashbuckling music: The "hello/hello/hello/echo/echo/echo" bit might as well be "yo-ho-ho" as far as I'm concerned. The gold-searching ...
Well, this is cool. I'm not sure I have much to add to the conversation posted over at IFC (I guess this video is sorta an homage to Dennis Wilson? See, I never woulda got that), where this video premiered today, but I'm a huge Dolorean fan and anything the band comes up with is good news...
Hello, and welcome to the long-delayed second installment of my column, Deep Cuts, wherein I closely examine a song that I love and interview the artist at ridiculous length about it. Today we're talking to Okkervil River's Will Sheff about his song "Black," from the band's 2005 album Black Sheep Boy. Okkervil River plays this Thursday and Friday at the Edgefield with the Decemberis...More
Born: July 8, 1961, in Clinton, Okla.
Sounds like: Bored high-school bullies hanging out in the summer.
For fans of: Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Clint Black, Trace Adkins
Latest release: Bu
[NAKED SONGS] The first time I heard Rob Wynia’s solo
recordings, he was experimenting with soundscapes and edgy spoken-word
pieces. I was shocked at how far off course the material was from the
[POP SONGS] I don’t think I ask too much of pop songs. I
want them to physically move me and say something interesting or clever.
In fact, if a song can do one of those two things well, I’ll tak