Final Vinyl?

I got into collecting vinyl because I’m a fan of ritual, lover of album art, I’m mildly OCD, and ever since I was a little kid I’ve been obsessed with music. I’m not one of those people that theorizes about how much better vinyl sounds than any other format. I still think CDs are the […]

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Father’s Daze

This is probably the most absent Father’s Day that I’ve had since getting my “Father” membership card on May 13th, 2000. Every Father’s Day since my oldest was born has been a big deal. Some kind of gathering, cards, and sometimes a shared Father’s Day celebration between our household and having my own father over […]

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Isvisible Isinvisible : Exhaler

Simon Pott’s Isvisible Isinvisible project has been a source of joy for my ears ever since I heard his Burning Witches Records self-titled debut back in 2018. His modular synth wizardry is nothing short of brilliant, as very few can conjure such melody, harmony, and nostalgia from such an unpredictable machine. The nostalgia comes from […]

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Andrew Bird : Inside Problems

It’s been pretty amazing to watch the evolution of Andrew Bird as an artist. Starting out in the 90s collaborating with Squirrel Nut Zippers, then moving onto his own “Hot Jazz” outfit Bowl Of Fire and putting out four great albums with them. Then with Weather Systems there was a shift in his style. Leaving […]

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Sorry Mrs. Jackson(I Am For Real)

I feel like growing up everyone had that one friend that lived in the neighborhood whom you kept in a very particular relationship bubble. You had your school friends and sports friends and maybe some weird YMCA club friends that might have intermingled and bled over into each other. You have your best friends that […]

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Wilco : Cruel Country

Chicago’s native sons Wilco have returned after almost three years with a follow-up to their quiet, reflective 2019 album Ode To Joy. Cruel Country is yet another quiet, reflective album; songs that feel whispered by songsmith/singer Jeff Tweedy in hushed, breathy tones as if he’s recording songs next to a room where a small child […]

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Long Story Short : Teeth Of Glass, Polypores, Night Sky Pulse, Boy Called Crow, Cat Temper, Sermons By The Devil

Greetings everyone. I’ve been a little under the weather the last week. One of those late spring/early summer head colds that began as allergies and evolved into something “more”. I’m on the mend, but taking it easy this weekend so I can get back to my daily walks and not feeling like complete garbage. One […]

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Weird Nightmare : Weird Nightmare

Alex Edkins main gig is guitarist/vocalist for Canadian post-punk/noise stalwarts METZ. The three-piece band has been blowing minds and eardrums for nearly 15 years now, releasing four full-lengths, a compilation of b-sides and unreleased tracks, plus a live album in 2021. Their sound is a cacophony of jagged feedback, punk rock drumming, and thunderous bass […]

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