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35. Yo La Tengo- Fade

I knew Yo La Tengo were old and I knew they had released some very culturally important albums in their past, but to be honest the first album I ever sat down and listened to by them was their 2013 … Continue reading

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Fragment 2- These New Puritans

Haunting and beautifully simple, the opening piano notes of “Fragment Two” just suck me in like a black hole, entrapping me in the song and the endless hidden splendor of the way the melody rises and falls, like a heart … Continue reading

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No Below- Speedy Ortiz

The contrast of gentle guitar and the even gentler voice of Sadie Dupuis in the beginning of the song and the chorus punctured by the withering guitar that slams through the song while Dupuis, still almost whispering cries out “I … Continue reading

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Deerhunter- The 40 Watt Club, November 2013

Goddamn! Deerhunter turns up for live shows! It was literally the exact opposite of what I thought I would be witnessing and I have never been more pleased with a show simply because I was expecting drone or soft quiet … Continue reading

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Foxygen- Pitchfork Music Festival, Union Park, Chicago, July, 2013

I saw one song, and one song only, but it was apparently the liveliest and most interesting of their whole set. From what I read later on, the lead singer of Foxygen never recaptured the energy he had for his … Continue reading

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Chris Kasper- Bagabones

Artist: Chris Kasper Album: Bagabones Label: East Ghost Music FCC Clean Using the description, “a more rocked out version of old Iron & Wine,” has never felt more appropriate than for an album like Bagabones. A lot of blues, horn … Continue reading

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Phosphorescent- Pitchfork Music Festival, Union Park, Chicago, July, 2013

What I thought would just be a filler band between two punk/hard rock bands turned into something a whole lot more. From what I vaguely knew about the band was that it was softish, and not really my thing. But … Continue reading

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