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 Lee Adcock

SOTD #729 – Quimper

SOTD #729 – Quimper

Blast. There’s this pianist that I used to know the name of. Howard? No, Harold. Harold something. Active in the late 80s. Don’t give me that patronizing look. The fact that I don’t buy vinyl doesn’t make me any less of a music scholar. I imagine the folks who dedicate entire rooms to albums lose […]

 Mike Turner

SOTD #728 – Ani Glass

SOTD #728 – Ani Glass

Have you ever seen the movie Rad? It’s a movie about a small town boy that makes good on his BMX bike while he is constantly kept down by a corporate BMX company which is worried that if he races he will win. Anyway, there is a scene about a quarter of the way through […]

 Mike Turner

SOTD #727 – Big Bill

SOTD #727 – Big Bill

Big Bill hail from Austin, Texas and sound like nothing else that has come out of the town that SXSW has devoured. Tons of guitar twang with just the right amount of bending and swagger, that somehow brings to mind the super cool non-solo solos of the Dead Milkmen and the peckin’ party stomp and […]

 Mike Turner

SOTD #726 – Foxtales

SOTD #726 – Foxtales

Sometimes you find yourself in this weird place where you are looking for stuff but stuff finds you. I’m not a writer, and yet somehow I’m on a bunch of press lists. Like an insane amount of press lists. I have 30,000+ unread emails in that inbox, but then I’ll check that email and something […]

 Lee Adcock

SOTD #725 – Blue Jeans

SOTD #725 – Blue Jeans

“Dad, why are all the songs on the radio about love?” I remember asking my dad this in our basement twenty years ago, back when the only songs I knew were golden oldies from the Supremes and Elvis and moptop-y Beatles. Even my six-year old self was bored of the heterosexual narrative, that constant refrain […]

 Lee Adcock

SOTD #724 – Nachthexen

SOTD #724 – Nachthexen

Didn’t Everett say that only women should form punk bands in this modern world? Time and again, the proof to that thesis bubbles and fizzes through the cracks. Filter through all the jorts-sporting boys that goof around with guitars and wanna chill with everyone, and eventually gold like this blasts through the mesh. Sheffield! You […]

 Lee Adcock

SOTD #723 – Emily Rodgers

SOTD #723 – Emily Rodgers

For a writer, the first step in any work is to earn the reader’s trust. Never mind clever wordplay, reliable narrators, action-packed plots, or even correct grammar – inherent in good prose is the promise of discovery. A fact, a feeling, a revelation, anything that the reader didn’t have from the start. We bury the […]

 Mike Turner

SOTD #722 – Mandy

SOTD #722 – Mandy

This song of the day came to me via their PR company. I usually just find my own songs without trying, but this track found its way into my inbox, and without a press person pitching this I’d probably never have heard it, and that would have been a real shame. Mandy is the band […]

 Mike Turner

Song of the Day #721 – The Orielles

Song of the Day #721 – The Orielles

The Orielles might call Halifax (which is as middle England as you can get) their home, but their hearts sound deeply rooted in California. Replace the cobblestone hilltop roads with miles of flat asphalt running alongside the beaches and piers, replace the woolly sheep with dogs wearing sunglasses, replace the nonstop rain and overcast skies […]

 Lee Adcock

SOTD #720 – Jeff Runnings

SOTD #720 – Jeff Runnings

Come to think of it, “dreampop” is a horrible tag. Rarely anything that the indie world perceives as “pop” is ever popular, and then the stuff we perceive as “dreamy” rarely lulls us into any dream-like state of bliss. Mired in the existential angst of post-punk, “dreampop” done right leads us further into ourselves, to […]