Shrek is love, Shrek is life. You are warned not to google that phrase, unless you follow it with “bandcamp”, lest you find something distinctly less musical and more “bowels of the internet” than what I’m writing about. At the Shrek is Love bandcamp, find the amazing union of the talents of vocalist Michael Mayo,… Read More The Shrektacular get down
Digging the new Amber Coffman single. No release date on the album yet (titled City of No Reply), but if the rest of her music sounds like this, let’s hope it’s out in time for summer.
Oakland-based artist Jay Som (Melina Duterte) released her excellent debut album today. It’s a true DIY effort, created in just three weeks with Duterte responsible for playing all the instruments as well as the writing, recording, and producing. Her ability to blend a variety of unique sounds and styles to form a cohesive album is… Read More Jay Som – Everybody Works
Welcome to our new series, “Bad Music Journalism,” where we analyze and laugh at bad writing. For our inaugural entry in “Bad Music Journalism,” we are lucky enough to have a double-whammy. Let’s begin with Slate’s article, “Cry Me a River (of White Male Tears).” (Just start by reading the subheadline. I’m not even going to… Read More Bad Music Journalism, 3/2/17
They’re back, self-titled, and as beautifully bizarre as ever. Diving headfirst into hardship, founder David Longstreth begins Dirty Projectors with a solemn nod to ex-bandmate and ex-girlfriend Amber Coffman. “Keep Your Name” samples Coffman’s vocals off their 2012 track, “Impregnable Question,” repeating “We don’t see eye to eye.” To be clear, he opens the album… Read More Album Review: Dirty Projectors