“The palm-tree aesthetic seems like a way to put some distance between oneself and certain realities that aren’t too ‘chill.’”

Titus Andronicus

“Why would we break bread with snakes like that?”

Ted Leo

“Hey, we’re musicians! Let’s fuck around in the studio a little more!”


“Y’know, everybody’s got their level and we just had to drop out of playing the game.”

Transverse Temporal Gyrus

Animal Collective & Danny Perez at the Guggenheim

Noise Pop 2010

A Highlight Reel

Scout Niblett

“I don’t want to use the word “liberated,” but that’s really how I feel.”

TMT Cerberus 11

Into That Good Night

Apache Beat

“Something heavy and hallucinogenic.”


“I fell in love with my double-neck guitar when I first saw it at Doc Holiday’s pawn shop in Austin.”

Five Problems with the IFPI Digital Music Report

And three suggestions to help save the major music industry

Label Profiling: Drip Audio

“I couldn’t be happier that all these large corporate record companies are now looked down upon and seen as losers.”

Favorite 100 Albums of 2000-2009: 20-01

From “Vision Creation Newsun” to “What Do You Think”

Favorite 100 Albums of 2000-2009: 40-21

From “Since I Left You” to “Arular”

Favorite 100 Albums of 2000-2009: 60-41

From “Mount Eerie” to “The Getty Address”

Favorite 100 Albums of 2000-2009: 80-61

From “The Radiant Mirror” to “Dopesmoker”

Favorite 100 Albums of 2000-2009: 100-81

From “Gamelan into the Mink Supernatural” to “Knife Play”

Owen Pallett

“If I ever said that, I was probably intoxicated.”


“So, it’s a lullaby, but at the same time, about this murderer. We like to play with these juxtapositions.”