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Mark Kozelek Wants The War on Drugs to Fellate Him

October 7th, 2014 · Comments Off on Mark Kozelek Wants The War on Drugs to Fellate Him

Last week, Mark Kozelek seemingly joked that he’d written a song called “War on Drugs: Suck My Cock.” “I challenge War On Drugs to let me join them onstage and play a hilarious song I’ve written called ‘War On Drugs: Suck My Cock/Sun Kil Moon: Go Fuck Yourself’ at the Fillmore, October 6,” Kozelek wrote […]

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Leave Chillwave Alone?

January 19th, 2011 · Comments Off on Leave Chillwave Alone?

Leave Chillwave Alone – Page 1 – Music – New York – Village Voice.

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USA Today slags Bird and Bee tribute to Hall and Oates

March 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on USA Today slags Bird and Bee tribute to Hall and Oates

“The pop duo’s ‘Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates’ just misses the mark.” Maybe they should have chosen to do Journey covers instead?

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A Visual History of Loudness or Why Compression Makes Music Sound Like Balls (in Poster Form)

January 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on A Visual History of Loudness or Why Compression Makes Music Sound Like Balls (in Poster Form)

NPR piece on compression and the trending of loudness in modern music.  Anchor Robert Siegel interviews legendary mastering genius Bob Ludwig, who has 40 years of experience in sound engineering. He references the following YouTube clip entitled “The Loudness War” as an example of the decline in dynamic range.

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“It was all a bit of a Blur…”

June 1st, 2009 · Comments Off on “It was all a bit of a Blur…”

A handful of the behind-the-scenes pillars of the Blur legacy reminisce about the band’s origins, coming of age, and imminent future. By comparison, the American perspective on Blur is wildly different from pretty much any other country in the world. Even though we know Blur were the titans of the Britpop movement in England, it […]

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The Outsiders

November 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on The Outsiders

Great article in the Ireland’s Independent from Johnny Marr on Outsiders in the Music Industry. It always came from the outside, from outsiders created in the real world. These people, out of necessity, rejection, frustration and talent, and with vision, built their own ark and sailed it alongside and ahead of the music industry. In […]

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Unbearably Sad Stephin Merritt

October 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Unbearably Sad Stephin Merritt

The Voice has an interview with Mr. Merritt on the cusp of his Fall tour. I’ll be catching him in DC. “Ordinarily we completely ignore the sound of the record when we develop the live show, but in this case I have made one tiny concession, which is that instead of playing the ukulele, quietly, […]

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A Million Little Decisions

May 12th, 2008 · Comments Off on A Million Little Decisions

Andrew Bird’s blog over at the New York Times discusses the recording process and all of the myriad decisions made that eventually “make a song.” We discuss a lot of things to help us get the songs just right — like not hitting cymbals because the crashes can be “cheap thrills.” Instead we favored the […]

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