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5 Guilty Pleasures – Brian Clifton

Let’s get down to it: I’m not always so hip with my music tastes. Sometimes, I just don’t want to think when I’m listening to music. We all do it (I hope). Anyway, here are some of my guilty music pleasures: 5) “Birthday Sex” -Jeremih: Listening to this while drunk rollerskating in Omaha was the […]

Relationship of Command Vinyl at Mills Record Company

Ever since At The Drive-In regrouped to play a few festivals in 2012, they have been on constant rotation in my ipod (again). The 14-15 year old in me has escaped, bringing with him the jittery, angular guitar riffs that carried me to and from high school. So when I saw an original release of […]

The Dodos Carry Us Into Fall

There’s something incantatory and hypnotic that weaves itself around The Dodos’ latest album, Carrier. Blending melodic vocals with Foals-esque guitar complexity, The Dodos carve out their own niche in the indie pop scene. The album begins with the glittery but unmistakably dreampop influenced “Transformer” that fades into the heavier, drum-driven “Subtsance.” This progression, one style […]

In on a Motorcycle/Out on a Motorcycle: the Mountain Goats’ All Hail West Texas Reissue

  If every song by the Mountain Goats quoted Biggie Smalls, we might have peace in the Middle East. “The Fall of the Star Running Back” does just that, weaving lyrics from “Big Poppa” with the story of a running back, who ends up selling LSD to a police officer and doing time. The All […]

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