Obsession by OK Go

I’ll be honest, it took me a while to think, wait a second, do I really like this? But after sifting through a pile of new releases this week I realized that yes Virginia, I really do. The Chicago based OK Go has created a really dynamic album for their 5th full length, which I…

Our Love by Caribou

Let’s just call today #Tunesday instead of Thursday and pretend that I posted this a couple of days ago when I was supposed to have. I don’t often go back if I’ve missed a post but sometimes the particular release is just too good to not write something up and share with all of you. Caribou‘s sixth…

Tunesday: Brasilia by Populous

  I’ve been yearning for something lately that pushes at the edges of musical boundaries but yet remains beat driven and melodic. This desire could be from the change of seasons here in Seattle which was quite pronounced this year. It could also be the influence of my wife Angie’s NIA practice and her own yearning to find…

Tunesday: Trainwreck 1979 by Death From Above 1979

Sometimes time really does heal all. Or I suppose, it lumps enough dust, dirt and leaves over the garbage and pain to at least make it look healed. In the case of Death From Above 1979, we get a ten year time span out of which stomps the triumphant second full length record, The Physical World. “Trainwreck 1979″,…

Tunesday: Dripping by Blonde Redhead

  “Dripping” by New York trio Blonde Redhead, from their ninth album titled Barragán, is this week’s #Tunesday hightlight. As they have since their inception, the group continues its exploration of new sounds as they have ever since they formed in 1993 and I love them for it. Their very name is a juxtaposition, in both how they decided…

Tunesday: Shake Baby Shake by Gemma Ray

Just like the sun never seems to set on the endless summer here in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest is blessed with day after day of perfect weather, 2014 has also seen a number of fantastic surf/noir/60s girls group influenced releases, and this week, like last, gives us another gift with which to relish these longer days. Gemma Ray…

Tunesday: Inside Out by Spoon

Few things are as soul soothing as music. Outside of warm embraces, the endless blue of cloudless skies or the birth of one’s children, music is the closest thing we have to reaching that other side that we all strive to reach. A good song is one that grounds us, lets us close our eyes…