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Play Me: “Under the Westway” and “The Puritan” by Blur

To call “Under the Westway,” Beatles-esque, is really a lazy way to describe the first of two new tracks release by Blur to coincide with their concert during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Sure, with its straightforward melody, gradual build, light harmonies and orchestration, restrained in tone, but not in scope, it shares many [...]

Play Me: “Watch the Corners” by Dinosaur, Jr

To judge by the first few seconds of “Watch the Corners,” the first track released from Dinosaur, Jr’s 10th studio album, I Bet on Sky, one might get the impression that J. Mascic, Lou Barlow and Murph are about to launch into “Sludgefeast Pt 2.” Not quite. The aggression hinted at during the song’s opening [...]

Twofer Wednesday: Jams by Thee Oh Sees and Nu Sensae

It’s been a few years since I’ve studied Latin, but if my memory serves me correctly, “Lupine Dominus,” the title of the first track released from Thee Oh Sees’ forthcoming album, Putrifiers II, translates roughly to “Poor man got his head stuck on a dog.” Or, “Lord of the Wolves.” Either one would work, really. [...]

Y La Bamba

I learned of Portland, OR band Y La Bamba late one night while scrolling through the twitter feed and saw @NekoCase tweet the following:

This was a recommendation I could not pass up. I logged onto Spotify that night and listened to their newest albu…