Archive for January, 2012

The new Sharon Van Etten album, Tramp, is streaming over at NPR.

I finally listened to this new Cloud Nothings album, Attack On Memory. I’m really digging it. I think I might see them live this spring; they play Schubas on April 6, 2012. Here’s the song “Wasted Days”:

Not too shocking, but Jack White is coming out with a solo album. Read about it over at AV Club.


I was at my parents’ house the other day digging through the closet and I came across this mixtape that I got back in high school. It was actually a pretty solid mix. Looking back, I heard a lot of my favorite bands for the first time on this mixtape. Anyways, here’s what was on it:

Side A

Jeremy Enigk – “Abegail Anne”

Tuesday – “Let The Stars Play”

The Get Up Kids – “Don’t Hate Me”

Texas Is The Reason – “Antique”

Failure – “Stuck On You”

Love Spit Love – “Fall On Tears”

Jimmy Eat World – “Claire”

Karate – “Cherry Coke”

Hoarse – “Issue”

Jawbox – “Iodine”

Sebadoh – “Willing To Trade”

Jawbreaker – “Unlisted Track

Side B

The Great Detroit Riverboat Race – “The Death Song”

Boy’s Life – “Golf Hill Drive”

Smoking Popes – “Need You Around”

Duncan Sheik – “Wishful Thinking”

Gameface – “Gibberish”

Face To Face – “Walk The Walk”

King For A Day – “When I Was A Boy”

Roosevelt’s Inaugural Parade – “Darkened Sky”

Shudder To Think – “Red House”

Split Lip – “Drums + Shotguns”

Samuel – “The Leaving Kind”

Don’t let the snow get you down, just put on some Swedish music:

Now that Refused has reunited, I wonder how long until these guys come back:

Go listen to Lucero’s latest song, “Sometimes”,  over at Captains Dead.

There are a couple of albums currently streaming that are worth a listen. Over at NPR, you can listen to Craig Finn’s debut solo album, Clear Heart Full Eyes. I’m digging it so far. I can’t wait for his show at Empty Bottle next month

John K. Sampson’s debut full length, Provincial, is streaming over at

I’ve had this song stuck in my head today: