Issue 79 of the mPlayer features Frightened Rabbit, Jim James, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Indians, and actress Beth Grant.
Read it here!
Paste has some insane turn-around. I emailed in my Thao review at noon today (in my defense, it was a last-minute assignment). Dang-guh-guh.
Wild Nothing dropped a new offering, Nocturne, Tuesday. It’s pretty great but not terribly memorable—not that the two need to be mutually exclusive. Anyhow, I offered some words on it via Paste.
So I wrote about some bands from my homestate that are actually quite good for Paste.
Icky Blossoms released their debut record and I kind of hated most of it. One song in particular made me want to leap from the fire escape. Some cuts showed promise and I look forward to checking ‘em out again once the identity crisis settles.
Here! Read me complaining about it via Paste. Don’t forget to send me anonymous hate mail via Tumblr! That Howe Gelb thing was a hoot.
Ohio’s Pomegranates dropped a new full-length, Heaven, today. I wrote some fan fiction about The O.C. disguised as a an album review for Paste.
Go stare at it yonder. There will likely be no comments to avoid here, folks.
Sun Kil Moon dropped a new full-length yesterday. I spun together some words about it for Paste.
grandweerachael replied to your post: Is Paste paying writers now?
(Guessing they’re just reposting whatever the original review was, for the most part, which is what they did last year)
Yeah, I figured that. I just have found that a lot of pre-existing brands that have been decimated by the Internet age still retain authority among readers, even after their staffs are gutted — people are still citing “the New York Press” as a source in things, too.
This time last year the staff included the three founders (of which only one regularly wrote), a web editor who never had much time to write and myself and another unpaid editorial intern. Bonnie (their now web editor) and I worked around the clock in a hollow office without a single paycheck to make sure anything ever appeared on the website. It wasn’t the internship we had signed up for, but we were all they had left.
So yeah, a little reposting happened then when I had to take an extra shift at the pub to make rent. As for this year, their staff hasn’t expanded much. And I agree with Maura’s take — just happens sometimes.
Kurt Vile: “Downbound Train”
c/o Bonnie Stiernberg: “Kurt Vile covering the Boss. I feel like they should rename this song ‘Beca Grimm, You Will Like This.’”
[via Rolling Stone]
G’awn ‘n Get It.
Golden-throated dudes Peter Wolf Crier now offer an early, complete-style stream of upcoming album Garden of Arms. It plays a little less melancholy than 2010’s Inter-Be, but there is an inherently dark quality about it. Garden drops for real on Jagjaguwar Sept. 6.
Stream it at Paste’s bangin’ new site and check out PWC’s Tumblrino.
Peter Wolf Crier serenades Mercury Lounge Sept. 30. Holla. But holla softly.
Omgomgomgomgomgomg. I cannot wait to talk with this man tomorrow!