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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Foxygen – …And Star Power (Review)

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)

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

“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)

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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Monday Mixer

1 – Can- One More Night Can is a krautrock band that boasts a diverse and extremely talented group of musicians. With musical styles stretching between funky grooves, improvised jams and avant-garde experimentation, Can keeps you guessing and grooving with each record. 2 – California X- Sucker California X’s debut self-titled album came out back […]

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WPGU at Pitchfork: Day 3

Sunday was rap day at Union Park, with artists like Tree, Killer Mike, El-P and Lil B making up most of the lineup for the day. I was not familiar with the majority of the artists performing today, but that’s my favorite thing about the Pitchfork Music Festival.  Going to see bands play that you’re […]

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