“Being in a band stunted our growth [laughs]. We were able to be kids — catered, driven around, here’s everything you need to party. We’re still the same in that respect, but I was just really impressed with how the band performed and played in the studio this time. And I’m getting more comfortable with myself as far as writing, and I’m getting older. I’ve always had doubts about myself writing as a young guy, ‘cause I like old men that write.”
“"Eons," built on dusty arpeggios and the quiver of singer Nate Lacy, is a house with a fire inside of it, a quietly urgent album that demands a close listen."
“A mixture of sounds that would please any fan of Bon Iver, early The Shins, Sigur Ros or Peter Gabriel, Mimicking Birds is a band whose sound captures the surroundings and attitude of Lacy when the songs were written — slightly dark, moody and contemplative.”
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“When done right, power-pop strikes a balance between wistful nostalgia and the joy of possibility. That’s certainly the case with Split Single and its debut LP, “Fragmented World.” For this album, frontman Jason Narducy — a longtime Bob Mould band mate who was also in the underrated Chicago band Verbow — enlisted Spoon’s Britt Daniel on bass and Superchunk’s Jon Wurster on drums. Naturally, “Fragmented World” combines bulldozing power-punk snarls, ’90s indie-rock grit and summery pop whispers. The results are at once dogged by melancholy and sweetened by optimism.” Read more HERE.
“July 12 at the sunny Potrero Del Sol skate park in San Francisco, Bay Bridged and Tiny Telephone bring back their fourth annual afternoon festival, Phono Del Sol. This year’s stellar lineup features the talents of Bill Baird, Yalls, A Million Billion Dying Suns, Tony Molina, Blackbird Blackbird, The Tambo Rays, White Fence, Wye Oak, Nick Waterhouse, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, plus food trucks featuring Adam’s Grub Truck, Voodoo Van, Tacos San Buena, Post Street Creamery—plus more—and we’ve got two complimentary tickets for two lucky guests.”
"….perhaps we’re playing our hand a little soon, but we think this new single, “Bad Law”, from Norwegian singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche hits all the marks.” Read more HERE!
"Seattle band Fox And The Law have a third album ready to complete and it’s due on October 21st. It’s called Stoned To Death, so no one is getting high (yet) and no one is being beaten (not to my knowledge)."
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