About Eric Holmes

(Web Manager) My name is Eric Holmes and I’m a senior majoring in Philosophy and Psychology. I love listening to music and discovering new things to listen to. I love bands like Pavement, Can, Yo La Tengo and Neutral Milk Hotel. When not listening to music, you can probably find me in a bar.

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Monday Mixer

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After reviewing the new Mount Eerie album, Sauna, last week and becoming nearly obsessed with the back catalog of main songwriter, Phil Elverum, I thought that this Monday Mixer could serve as a good introduction to the work of a talented musician with a paralyzingly vast body of work that unfortunately seems to slip under […]

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Mount Eerie – Sauna (Review)

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Whether making music as The Microphones or Mount Eerie, Phil Elverum has remained very consistent in two aspects: poetry that confronts the biggest questions of the human condition wrapped in an aesthetic that sounds like nature in musical form. The amount of mileage he has gotten out of these ideas is staggering, though the inventiveness […]

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Foxygen – …And Star Power (Review)

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In the almost two years since their breakout album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, Foxygen has been through a lot. Between canceled show dates, injuries sustained on stage, tour exhaustion and rumors of internal drama, the last couple of years have been a bit of a mess for the L.A. […]

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The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream (Review)

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After carving out their niche with road-weary, ambient shoegaze on 2012’s excellent Slave Ambient, The War On Drugs hits the road again with their new album, Lost in the Dream. This time they take things a little slower, planting the driving tempos and open-road free spirits inside sprawling ambiance, providing a subtle evolution in their […]

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Monday Mixer

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“Crest” – Stereolab Due to its repetitive nature, it is easy to let Stereolab’s shogazey krautrock pass you by. The songs often stretch past the 5 minute mark and don’t change much as they go, but the hypnotic repetition is part of the band’s charm. The vocal melodies are catchy and pleasant, drifting along as […]

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Yuck – Glow & Behold (Review)

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It can often be difficult for a band to live up to the hype produced by their first album and deliver a fully satisfying sophomore release, but Yuck’s new album, Glow & Behold, has an even bigger burden to bear than just the typical second record stress. After the departure of their lead singer and […]

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