Tanlines Shed Light on Musical Adulthood

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music “You ain’t seen nothing yet,” sings Eric Emm over an industrial beat fit for a Kanye West freestyle. It’s a muscular statement from electronic band Tanlines, who made a name for themselves three years ago with an album called Mixed Emotions. Now comes Highlights (May 19 on True Panther), a release that builds upon Emm’s dark, surrealistic yin and Jesse Cohen’s fun-loving yang.   The twosome concocted the record between the basement of Emm’s childhood home in... READ MORE

Jake's Top 30 of 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 7:05 PM
Jake Miller

  News So here we are.  The end of yet another year of fantastic music.  Here are my personal favorite 30 records of the year listed with my favorite cut off of each.  Enjoy.   30.  Daughn Gibson- All Hell In The Beginning 29.  Killer Mike- R.A.P. Music R.A.P. Music 28.  Rick Ross- Rich Forever (Mixtape) Stay Schemin' ft. Drake & French Montana 27.  Divine Fits- A Thing Called Divine Fits Flaggin' A Ride 26. Jack White- Blunderbuss Trash Tongue Talker 25.  Cat Power- Sun Manhattan 24.  Action... READ MORE

Album Review - Grizzly Bear

Friday, September 28, 2012 at 1:47 AM
Jake Miller

  Music Grizzly Bear Shields Warp Records "I know it's wrong, just give until it's gone." sings Daniel Rossen on "A Simple Answer", a standout among standouts that is Grizzly Bear's fourth studio album, Shields.  Sometimes the dense, lush tones of GB's previous works, especially 2006's "Yellow House", can make you feel that way;  Crowded yet lonely, claustrophobic and uncomfortable at times.  We've become accustomed to songs that squeezed every ounce of atmospheric emotion out of the sums of their parts.  This... READ MORE