Today is not only Monday, but also the day before Christmas. But rather than giving you Christmas music this fine day, I will continue a tradition that began last year on this Boxing Day Monday Mixer. Think of this mixtape as a part two to that one. So I hope this Monday, whether you celebrate [...]
Nostalgia is a big word in the music world right now, and it seems like every act has lyrics about the past in some way. Nostalgia is about a longing for a perceived better time and place of the past, and some artists go beyond lyrics to actually re-imagine the past in their aesthetic presentation. This trend has existed [...]
Coming up this Sunday is Father’s Day, so I put together a little mixtape for my father. However, the normal length playlist seemed insufficient, so I decided to make him a double LP, following in the footsteps of one of our mutual favorite albums, the Beatles’ white album. Each side has a different character to [...]
When are super-groups not a good idea? Okay, sometimes they may turn into indulgent side projects for otherwise talented musicians, but more often they bring together different creative and artistic people and produce music that these people would not have created on their own. Here we find Broken Bells, the moniker for the collaboration between [...]
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