Author Archives: Andy

[random] On 2014 So Far

It’s amazing how quickly time slips past us; I’ve posted on the blog literally ten times since the calendar turned to 2014. Considering that we’re already ninety-some days into the year, that’s not a great average. But it’s been a great year to this point: I’m newly-engaged and learning to not call my fiancée “my… Continue Reading

[stream] Years & Years // Real

Do people still use the word ‘banger’? I hope not, because it only makes me think of Tobias as Mrs. Featherbottom in Arrested Development, or a bunch of orange individuals dancing at a club. But if people do still use it, chances are it’s appropriate to describe this track from London’s Years & Years. The London trio… Continue Reading

[stream] SALES // Chinese New Year

SALES give me hope that there are still bands out there honing their perfect indie pop chops, because their song “Chinese New Year” is just about as perfect as it can get. Quick: think about the soundtrack to indie-ish love stories like 500 Days of Summer or Celeste and Jesse Forever, and you’ll know exactly what… Continue Reading

[stream] Wye Oak // The Tower

It’s been a long three years since Wye Oak released Civilian, their third full length album. Civilian was sharp edged, jagged and raw and clearly the Baltimore duo’s most celebrated effort. Since then, the pair ended up on opposite sides of the country. Instead of packing the band in, however, they shared song ideas back and forth,… Continue Reading