Following that Yellow Brick Road

Originally Published at Pitchfork.com "Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" belongs on the short list of skating-rink songs that terrified me in my childhood. I could never understand why, but its bright, wordless chorus was troubling—it felt like something had gone askew inside it, reminding me of my parents' voices through the bedroom wall when their conversation veered into argument. It was one of the fir...

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On Air Next @ Radio 1190

The following was originally published in the Colorado Daily. “On-Air Next @ Radio 1190!” April 1, 2013 by Sam Goldner It’s done! Spring Break’s finished! Get back to work! We’ve got one more month before the tour de force of finals and graduation, so let’s make it one for the books with our swell additions to rotation this week. Fat White Family just might be the saviors of this unholy genre we c...

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Unlabeled 03.30.14: Saddle Creek Records

Unlabeled 03.30.14 ft. Saddle Creek Records Now Its Overhead - Blackout Curtain - S/T - 2001 Sorry About Dresden - The Happy Couple - The Convenience of Indecision - 201 Desaparecidos - Survival of the Fittest - Read Music, Speak Spanish - 2002 Azure Ray - The Love of Two - The Drinks We Drank Last Night - 2003 Cursive - The Casualty - Domestica - 2000 Rilo Kiley - The Execution of All Things - The Execut...

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CD of The Month: Zentropy

Short and sweet is the name of the game on Frankie Cosmos’ coming out debut, “Zentropy”, a darling collection of twee pop nuggets to lift your spirits this spring. Cosmos has already made a name for herself through the dozens of miniature releases she’s put up on her bandcamp, but “Zentropy” is her most cohesive collection yet. Totaling at a whopping 18 minutes, Zentropy’s 10 songs evoke the lo-fi aesth...

28 Mar 6:29 PM 0 Read More...

Johnny Cash: Out Among The Stars

This article originally published at Pitchfork.   "Writing about Johnny Cash is a lot like writing about religion: It’s tough to know where to start, and most folks have their own unshakable ideas on the subject and little interest in your interpretation. At the heart of the matter lies a simple truth: it's difficult to cast a critical eye over something you’ve grown up with, a presence you've always...

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