Monthly Archives: April 2016

Waxahatchee — Cerulean Salt & Ivy Tripp

Music in this post:

faviconfaviconfaviconfaviconfavicon Waxahatchee — Cerulean Salt (2013) [youtube, spotify]

faviconfaviconfaviconnofuegonofuego Waxahatchee — Ivy Tripp (2015) [youtube, spotify]

Waxahatchee’s music transitions from a first album of can’t-put-down lower-fi incantations to more deliberate and mature but in my opinion less gripping melodies. What stylistic changes contributed to the different listening experience?

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Open Mike Eagle — Dark Comedy

Music in this post:

faviconfaviconfaviconnofuegonofuego Open Mike Eagle — Dark Comedy [youtube, spotify]

Dark Comedy starts extremely strong then loses a lot of momentum as it progresses. I tried to break down and understand exactly what pushed me out of sync with it. Full review after the jump!

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Pastor T. L. Barrett and the Youth For Christ Choir

Music in this post:

faviconfaviconfaviconfaviconfavicon Pastor T.L. Barrett and the Youth For Christ Choir— Like A Ship… (Without A Sail) [youtube, spotify]

I discovered this incredible album at, of all places, a beach house in the San Francisco Bay Area which mysteriously happened to have a vinyl collection rumored to belong to the founder of Amoeba Music. How’s that for an origin story? It gets better (statement by album reissuer):

To many on Chicago’s South Side, Barrett has been known for more than four decades as an activist and pastor (…). To record collectors, he’s known for recording the classic, much-sought gospel record Like A Ship…(Without A Sail). To the Illinois legal system, he’s the man who fronted a series of pyramid schemes that defrauded thousands of people (for which Barrett was ordered to pay restitution to avoid a prison sentence).

This album is a super hot fuego banger. Review after the jump.

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First post! clipping. & Brian Jonestown Massacre

Music in this post:

faviconfaviconfaviconfaviconnofuego clipping. — Work Work (feat. Cocc Pistol Cree) [youtube, spotify]

faviconfaviconfaviconfaviconnofuego Brian Jonestown Massacre — (David Bowie I Love You) Since I Was Six [youtube, spotify]

First post! Full review of these two tracks after the jump. Continue reading