TWO NEW BLOG POSTS:
And both of them involve the wonderful Empire State! http://www.geographyrockproject.blogspot.com/
AND WITH THAT SAID:
I’ve been working on a project lately, under the unofficial title of “geography rock.” What is geography rock, exactly? It’s when you’re leaving Grand Central Station and imagining boarding a train to the Grand Army Stop—like the Mountain Goats sang a song about. It’s when you’re headed towards I-85 and it won’t stop raining, or you see Future...
FIRST NEW RECORD I LISTENED TO IN 2010:
Nana Grizol- Ruth. The members come from Defiance, Ohio and Neutral Milk Hotel, which fits because those two bands immediately sprung to my mind. Imagine Defiance, Ohio singer Theo Hilton combining campfire folk-punk and K Records animal-scribble-dance—all with NMH-esque horn arrangements. This second album’s a little more subdued, with the whisper of “Cynicism” and...
OLD OFF WITH THEIR HEADS INTERVIEW
If you haven’t heard of Off With Their Heads yet, it may not be long until you do: With the release of their latest album From the Bottom, the Minneapolis band is as popular within the punk community as they’ve ever been. Their music is generally described as frenzied, energetic pop-punk (although they might object to that classification) that details having a job, puking out windows, and general...
OLD THE FAD INTERVIEW
I’ve spent all of today listening to records, reading Mitch Clem, and amping myself up about the idea of music as a community. So it’s timely that I recovered an interview my friend Karl and I did with ska-punk band The Fad in 2007. I’d guess that the beginning and ending make sense to maybe five people, and even I had to have Karl remind me what the first paragraph meant. Since...