RawkCharts, May 13, 2013 at 07:17AM
Mariah Carey (17) Kacey Musgraves (12) Daughter (10) Mikal Cronin (10) Still Corners (7) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
People I Saw in the Pitchfork Office Today
markrichardson: http://printedinternet.tumblr.com/ http://jamiesoncox.tumblr.com/ http://theremixbaby.tumblr.com/ http://jakec.tumblr.com/ http://airgordon.tumblr.com/ http://contrarybritt.tumblr.com/ Bummed I am still on the other coast and missed this field trip.
The Veronica Mars and Zach Braff projects have brought tens of thousands of new people to Kickstarter. 63% of those people had never backed a project before. Thousands of them have since gone on to back other projects, with more than $400,000 pledged to 2,200 projects so far. Nearly 40% of that has gone to other film projects. Kickstarter confirms what I wrote about Braffgate.
New albums you can buy this week
Jim Guthrie, Takes Time Mikal Cronin, MCII Deerhunter, Monomania Still Corners, Strange Pleasures Recommended in that order. I didn’t like Savages but it’s worth peeking at. Haven’t listened to She & Him yet but I’m firmly Team Zooey and look forward to it.
Went to see Iron Man 3 and mostly loved it but felt like it had tonal issues in comparison to the first two and it is so hard to make film trilogies or art in general that keeps a certain sensibility intact and this one embraces its Shane Black-ness, which is not a problem but it just creates a level of dissonance. It is mostly a terrific movie, just less of a Marvel-y movie. I’m very...
matthewedwards replied to your link: Album Stream: Saturday Looks Good To Me - One Kiss Ends It All :: Featured Audio :: Paste So true. Also, I don’t know about you, but I think this new one is 100% better than Fill up the Room. I loooove Fill Up The Room but the new one definitely has more of a classic noisy SLGTM feel.
Album Stream: Saturday Looks Good To Me - One Kiss... →
Since Saturday Looks Good to Me single-handedly proved Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound could be recreated in a garage over a decade ago, a number of boy-girl, major label-polished bands have followed in their reverb-drenched wake. Nobody beats the originals.
As promised, a Ryan Adams cover by yrs truly....
I am so glad Brooklyn Vegan is posting emo. I love...
Things I learned while being 27: 1) Be humble. 2) Go the gym That’s plenty.
RawkCharts, May 08, 2013 at 05:17AM
Slayer (12) Deerhunter (12) Ashley Eriksson (11) Baths (10) The Motels (8) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
The Zombies' Daytrotter session is up today →
Actual brag: I sat on a couch a few feet from these men, these legends, and watched them play the breathtaking versions of songs they wrote over 40 years ago that you can hear in this session. Don’t miss it.
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theunpro asked: Thoughts on Monomania? If I remember correctly you're Bradford Cox fan. Forgive me (or link me) if you went over this already...
jackkerouwhack-deactivated20130 asked: While I respect your taste, Dave, your feelings toward "joyless music" perplex me a bit. I feel like disliking music made by musicians who don't sound like they are enjoying themselves is a rather dismissive outlook. For as much as you champion mainstream pop, this view criminally passes up a large and important spectrum of music. As a fan of saturnine sounds, I interpret this the...
"Mad Men" Season 6 / TV Recaps
After a month, the consensus on this sixth season of AMC’s Mad Men appears to be that the show has lost a step. The writing is still sharp, yes, the art direction immaculate, its march through history keen enough. But something’s missing. The critiques I’ve read have centered on Don, a lost sailor tossed about in the waves of his life and unwilling or unable to reach for rescue....
lewisandhisblog replied to your post: lewisandhisblog replied to your link: Stream the… i’ve been ignoring savages, i enjoyed swearin’, and i’m probably not going to listen to paramore because i heard a single from the new album that was pretty cheesy & bad but hayley williams reps Topshelf bands that were cool in 2010 so theres that Listen to Paramore’s “Daydreaming.”...
First Listen: Mikal Cronin, 'MCII' : NPR →
This record, on the other hand, is a MONSTER OF SUNSHINE.
lewisandhisblog replied to your link: Stream the new Savages record i don’t think there’s anyone who’s ignoring both paramore and swearin’ for the same reasons I didn’t say there was, but they’re more similar than not, especially in contrast to this Savages disaster.
Stream the new Savages record →
Savages ‘Silence Yourself’ Released 6th May 1) The label’s decision to stream this one without a media partner is bold and demonstrates a level of probable awareness I wasn’t aware the band had. Or nobody wanted it, but I doubt that. 2) The band can play and I’m sure they’re as compelling live as everybody says they are, but this is the most joyless music...
colinjoyce replied to your audio post: Here’s some dizzying, wonderful lo-fi indie-pop… The whole album was recorded on a boombox incidentally! It sounds awesome.
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This story appears in the May 6, 2013, issue of Sports Illustrated. A big moment.
RawkCharts, April 29, 2013 at 07:02AM
Paramore (19) Pete Yorn (16) Beach Fossils (15) Ciara (13) Kacey Musgraves (13) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
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uncoolmag: Thanks to everyone who picked up issue #1 this week. The feedback has been amazing and we’re really pleased you’re enjoying it. If you liked our first issue, please tell your friends — given that we’re marketing an essay collection about musical embarrassment, we need all the word of mouth we can get. It’s still some sales away from breaking even financially: if we can do better...
Won my Dragon's Maze prerelease tonight
Warning: this post is nerdy as hell. Here’s the deck I played. I thought really hard about what packs I was going to get — I figured a token deck would be too hard to play w/ the Dragon’s Maze cards so Selesnya was out, but I wanted to play green - I finally settled on Golgari as the pack that would have pretty good odds on a strong rare and would match up well with whatever the...
Limited Resources | MTGCastMTGCast →
Limited Resources is a Magic: The Gathering podcast about playing limited/drafting. I am listening to their Dragon’s Maze set review and the competitive analysis is smarter and more useful than any information I’ve ever heard on ESPN.
1) This movie coasts through the plot, knowing you’ve seen variations of it all before, if not in this order. Its decisions are safe but not unwelcome. It leans hardest into the human element, the wounded, battered power of Tom Cruise’s patiently aging face. Outside of one particularly badly acted scene where he shouts the name of my least favorite Who song, his hero charisma remains...