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 Wallace Wylie

Dan Bejar of Destroyer – The Collapse Board Interview

“I’d much rather have a minute of awkward silence than me asking people how their night went. Awkward silence has way more to do with the music we’re playing than casual banter”

 LewisG

Collapse Board manifesto: The Pervert

It’s this insecurity with my place in the world that leads me to hang on to culture like a bible

 Wallace Wylie

R.I.P. Gil Scott-Heron 1949-2011

Don’t allow Scott-Heron’s expansive genius to be whittled down to who it influenced. Instead, approach it as necessary in its own right.

 Logan K. Young

10 REVIEWS OF THE NEW CULTS ALBUM – 8: pretzel logic

Thus, Ms. Rikki, the following list of 12 cults far better to cultivate than the cult that Cults’ Cults will inevitably inculcate

 Wallace Wylie

Cass McCombs – Wit’s End (Domino)

If you like museum pieces, by all means pick this album up.

 Scott Creney

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop)

Helplessness Blues is 50 minutes of laments for one’s self in the face of shifting uncertainty, framed in endless soothing harmonies, an opiate of sighs.

 Logan K. Young

Pretzel Logic – 5: In Concert: Brandeis University (Bob Dylan)

So, Rikki, here’s your Logic 101 homework done for you. Easy A.

 SuzyNorman

Elbow – Build A Rocket Boys! (Fiction)

They’re not afraid to make an album that whispers.

 Everett True

holy crap. it’s the new Lady Gaga video.

There’s nothing like a three-minute spoken word intro to set the blood racing. There’s nothing like a space-birth scene to really get those dance muscles pumping.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 91: Cornershop

I’m sure this album came out two or three years ago in the UK. Maybe not. You lose track of time here. Anyway, it’s just being issued in Australia, and seeing as how a) I love it, and b) The Vine have commissioned me to write a review, I thought I’d post this song here. […]