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listen to a new song from split screens

split screens hail from san francisco and tend to embody some of the distinct musical traits associated with the bay area: concise melody, sunny disposition, and a penchant for throwing wonderful, unexpected curveballs.  

listen to a new song from split screens

split screens hail from san francisco and tend to embody some of the distinct musical traits associated with the bay area: concise melody, sunny disposition, and a penchant for throwing wonderful, unexpected curveballs.  

month in review – july

month in review – july

july has been a progressive month.  wide varieties of musical trajectories have been pursued, to a wide variety of generally positive results.  from lo-fi to electronic to hip-hop to folk, there wasn’t a genre represented that didn’t offer up something to truly be reckoned with.  i’ll start with the customary list of albums before whittling my way down through the month’s noteworthy tracks.

july…

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watch the music video for alvvays’ “archie, marry me”

the self-titled debut from alvvays was a pleasant surprise this summer.  front-loaded with earworms and back-heavy with introspection, 

listen to a new song from j mascis

j mascis has catapulted back into the spotlight ever since reuniting the original dinosaur jr. in 2005.  

listen to a new song from j mascis

j mascis has catapulted back into the spotlight ever since reuniting the original dinosaur jr. in 2005.  

listen to a new song from mannequins on 7th street

we’ve been following mannequins on 7th street in earnest ever since their dark, soothing synth pop began appearing on soundcloud late last year.  

listen to a new song from mannequins on 7th street

we’ve been following mannequins on 7th street in earnest ever since their dark, soothing synth pop began appearing on soundcloud late last year.  

max martin, ariana grande, and overcoming my fear of pop

my long and storied history with pop music probably isn’t much different than others who are roughly my age. 

kexp sessions – sharon van etten

sharon van etten’s are we there is an arresting body of work, largely due to her sheer prowess as a songwriter and a perceptive knack for effectively setting - and resetting - moods.  

daughter - smother (tennyson remix)