2014 was an interesting year for Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek. After releasing the critically lauded Benji, increased media attention brought to light Kozelek’s crude sense of humor with the whole “War On Drugs: Suck My Cock” circus. It was a surprisingly polarizing year for an artist who has been working since 1992. Given the […]
About Eric Holmes
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.
After expanding the distinct bedroom psych pop of their debut album into full on guitar odysseys on II, it seemed like Unknown Mortal Orchestra had carved their niche in the world of guitar-centered indie pop. It would have made sense, given that lead singer/song-writer/producer Ruban Nielson is a great guitar player with a real ear […]
With graduation coming up this weekend, I can’t help but get nostalgic about the past several years and all that I’ve gone through. I’ve made a bunch of great friends, learned some things and listened to a crazy amount of music. So much so that it’s hard to remember everything, even the things that I […]
Barbacoa – Italian Medallion I originally grabbed the Italian Medallion disc because of the intriguing cover art. The sun-burst color scheme and kitschy fonts suggested some kind of throw back sound – something psychedelic or at least something that would rock hard – while the back sleeve has a Stephen Malkmus looking dude holding a […]
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 […]
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 […]