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Watch Me: “Trees” by Nights

photo by Kayla Sanders Can I tell you a story? Frank Maraldo, the guitarist for Nights, used to play guitar for the Cleveland folk-pop band, Lowly, The Tree Ghost. I happened to catch them one night when they were slotted between Phosphorescent and Herzog, and it had to be one of the worst nights of [...]

Play Me: “Water Damage” by Dick Diver

Part of the deep Melbourne rock scene, Dick Diver specialize in jangly pop somewhere along the garage and indie rock spectrum. The exact place isn’t all that important, really.  Rather, let’s focus on the ease of which they deliver their melodies. Their music is not fussed about, and spoken/sung with their strong, Australian accents in [...]

Watch Me: “I’ll Be Around” by Yo La Tengo

Subtle is our word of the day. Used in a sentence, Yo La Tengo’s most recent album, Fade, is a subtle album, one where the listener must pay close attention to hear the multi-layered structures created by the band and producer John McEntire. Similarly, subtle can also be used to describe the video for “I’ll [...]

Veronica Falls

It’s embarrassing to tell you how much I love this band. It’s embarrassing to admit that I listen to this band over and over and over and over again. I admit that I completely give up my critical faculties when I listen to Veronica Falls. P…

Watch Me: “Ecstasy” by Iceage

I neglected to hop on the hype train when Danish punks, Iceage, released their debut album in 2011. I can’t say why it didn’t hit, or click with me. That would take going back in time. It just didn’t. “Coalition,” however, the first track released upcoming Matador album, made my ears perk up almost immediately. [...]