Enter the Slasher Flicks holds bouncing beats and creepy synths

Outside of its intensively psychedelic sound, experimental gurus Animal Collective are best known to the music-obsessive community for the equally wonderful side projects it generates. Between singer and multi-instrumentalist Panda Bear’s Tomboy and now singer and multi-instrumentalist Avey Tare’s most recent outfit Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, the plethora of outrageous material the men behind the Baltimore-based psych-kings have released is enormous. Continue reading Enter the Slasher Flicks holds bouncing beats and creepy synths

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Artist Profile: Radkey

A Band Called Death is the critically acclaimed, yet under-the-radar, documentary centered around Death, a punk band formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1971. Earlier than even the Ramones, Death provided some of the most revolutionary music ever heard—encompassing the speed and fury that would become a cornerstone of the late 70s punk movement in California, New York, and Washington D.C.—while no credit was given to Death on behalf of the work they did for punk. Yet the thrashing, peculiar music they created wasn’t what made them so unique at the time Continue reading Artist Profile: Radkey

An Ode to Green Day: a band worth more than your love in 7th grade

By Patrick McKenna

I know I discussed alternative music from the 90s in my last column, and I swear I’m not some sort of addict when it comes to the guitar work and lyrical performance of that era. But I had an epiphany that involved a genre so unexplainably marvelous that it deserves to be brought up often, specifically when noting a certain blend of 90s greatness that came from California. Continue reading An Ode to Green Day: a band worth more than your love in 7th grade

Love’s Crushing Diamond full of melodic breeze and bliss

Beauty is an adjective placed upon music that touches a fan. With that in mind, any challenged fanatic can make the argument that Lana Del Rey and Led Zeppelin hold equal levels of loveliness. However, some music thrown at a listener just has a certain sound that just screams beauty. Continue reading Love’s Crushing Diamond full of melodic breeze and bliss

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