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I know I’m starting to sound like some dude constantly harping on his old favorites, but the reissue of Bikini Kill’s singles compilation couldn’t not be mentioned. 25-some years in, these songs still are such a monumental triumph, calling patriarchy, harassment and prejudice towards women to order, before ripping right through it. It was awesome […]

Loud And Quiet did an interview with Lala Lala.

Stereolab’s “Switched On”, “Refried Ectoplasm” and “Aluminium Tunes” have been reissued on LP. Pitchfork did an extensive review. These are among my favorite albums in the world.

I revisited a song I started four years ago and finished it today. It’s called “Lindelaan”.

Lala Lala’s album is one of the highlights of this year. She’s (supposedly) playing at Vera Groningen on February 23rd, and at the Paradiso on February 25th. Her song “Destroyer” reminds me of Pavement – in a good way.

Pitchfork reviews “3 Feet High and Rising”. When I was a kid, I bought a number of records that in hindsight turned out to be quite terrible, but De La Soul’s first album is still amazing.

Stuck in my head song of today: Le Tigre – Hot Topic (here’s also a live version).

Yay for the Beatles as on-hold music! #Paagman

The Pull of Autumn represents everything that’s terrible about the music of 2018.

I can’t in recent memory remember having disagreed so totally as with this album review of Boston band The Pull of Autumn. To my ears, it’s a bland and hopelessly boring affair that reminds me of the worst of 80’s pompous prog-rock. To DOA’s ears, it’s supposedly “what might be one of 2018’s most memorable […]

Never thought I’d be so happy recovering my stupid guitar plucking in Voice Memos after a phone reset.

In similar news, Low’s new album is out to glowing reviews. I have to admit I’m more curious that I thought I would be – they somehow lost me in the mid-’00s where none of their albums following “Trust” truly resonated with me.

Hearing from my old heroes always brings a smile to my face: Danielson is still around!

Hoo boy, Boner Petit’s second EP is just as awesome as their first one.

Holy hell, I should have linked my Songkick to my Spotify way sooner. Half Waif, Mitski, SOPHIE, Eleanor Friedberger, all in the near future!

Some of my longer posts from a while back are here. A few concert reviews are here.

How the hell did I miss Boner Petit having a second EP out?!

Stuck in my head song of today: Cold Beat – Rain.

Twenty years of R.E.M. live performances, oh my!

After a few years in limbo, The Decemberists released an unexpectedly good album this year. Colin Meloy breaks down standout song “Once In My Life” on Song Exploder.