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Record Review: Murder By Death – Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

Murder By Death Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon Bloodshot Records (9/25/12) A very common descriptor for Murder By Death’s sound is “unique.” You can’t read an interview of the band, or a review of any of their records without the mention of their genre-bending music stylings. I myself have certainly said the exact same things. Being … Continue reading

Album Review: Tame Impala – Lonerism

Tame Impala  Lonerism Modular Recordings (10/9/12) Has it become long enough for emo to become cool again? We really fucked it up the last time we did it, but the heyday of that movement was almost a decade or so ago at this point, so maybe we’ve finally been given enough breathing space to turn … Continue reading

Chelsea Wolfe / Light Black @ Urban Lounge SLC, UT 08/29/12

Okay I will readily admit that I was extremely late on hoping on to the Chelsea Wolfe bandwagon-train thing. I know her album Apokalypsis, was on pretty much everybody’s 2011 best of list, but forget all that non-sense. I discovered Apokalypsis back in May of this year and it is absolutely addicting. It’s one of those albums that I … Continue reading

My Morning Jacket – The Twilight Concert Series (Pioneer Park) SLC, UT 08/02/12

In May of this year, an impressive lineup for Salt Lake City’s Twilight Concert Series was announced. Beach House and The Walkmen were to open the series, big names like Nas and Common would assuredly attract the masses to Pioneer Park and Utah favorite – Band of Horses, “The Great Salt Lake” : enough said. … Continue reading

Record Review: Grizzly Bear – Shields

Grizzly Bear Shields Brace yourselves; The Beatles / Radiohead comparisons are coming. Not that they aren’t well-deserved. At this point in their career, getting compared to Grizzly Bear themselves should be considered a huge honor. This band’s rise from relatively unknown solo vehicle to Top 10 Billboard selling power-group has been unprecedented throughout the past … Continue reading

Record Review: Animal Collective – Centipede Hz

Animal Collective Centipede Hz December 2008 was the last month of my four month alcoholic binge sometimes referred to as the first semester of first year university. Its safe to say I don’t remember much from this period of time in my life, and what I do remember takes on a very blurry, surreal tone…recalling … Continue reading


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