Lyric Of The Week: Silver Jews, “Random Rules”

In the second verse of “Random Rules,” the standout, opening track from Silver Jews’ 1998 album American Water, singer David Berman confesses, “I know that a lot of what I say has been lifted off of men’s room walls.” In … Continued

Silver Jews: Early Times

Silver Jews Early Times Drag City Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Simpler pre-Pavement times of recording on Walkmans and answering machines are captured on Silver Jews’ aptly named Early Times. The epitome of lo-fi, Early Times consists of the … Continued

Daily Discovery: Mississippi Live and the Dirty Dirty, “Trouble”

ARTIST: Mississippi Live and the Dirty Dirty SONG: “Trouble” HOMETOWN: Bolton Mississippi CURRENT LOCATION: Vancouver, BC Canada AMBITIONS: To be a better man TURN-OFFS: Donald Trump, racism, cruelty, close-mindedness. TURN-ONS: The South, music, meeting good people, humility. DREAM GIG: Any gig with The … Continued

Daily Discovery: The Cartoons, “& Weird Culture”

ARTIST: The Cartoons  SONG: “& Weird Culture” BIRTHDATE: 2013  HOMETOWN: Me and Joe are from Nashville. Jared and Trey are from Kentucky. Ramona is from Ramona, CA.  CURRENT LOCATION: Bowling Green, KY AMBITIONS: To sign to a major label and … Continued

Parquet Courts: Content Nausea

Parquet Courts Content Nausea (What’s Your Rupture?) Rating: 3 out of 5 stars If any of the Pavement-inspired indie bands out there have outgrown the comparison, it’s Parquet Courts. While contemporaries struggle to find identity beyond their influences, the New … Continued