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[Song of the Day] Temple of the Dog - "Say Hello to Heaven"

[Song of the Day] Temple of the Dog – “Say Hello to Heaven”

TEMPLE OF THE DOG “SAY HELLO TO HEAVEN”   This one hurts. I almost feel like I lost a friend. Vague memories of time spent with my brother around our house as kids, and the Superunknown record cover with its flashes of red and blaze and blurred black and white ever present. Chris Cornell felt it all,...
[Song of the Day]/[Video] The Dirty Moogs - "I'm Alright"

[Song of the Day]/[Video] The Dirty Moogs – “I’m Alright”

  You want the most sensual kraut-rock space-disco this side of the interstellar-Mississippi? Then vibe with The Dirty Moogs. Constituents of Boise, Idaho (where is that? did he even fact check?), these groovy cats know how to put down rainbow-highway-melodies with the best of them. Daft Punk, eat your gahdamn robo-hearts out.  
[Song of the Day]/[Video] The Growlers - "Good Advice"

[Song of the Day]/[Video] The Growlers – “Good Advice”

I’ve been a huge proponent of the latest Growlers release, Chinese Fountain. The introduction of dynamic space in production, the addition of glam, disco, and some rarified-neon to the song structure, and the growing sense of maturity from Brooks’ songwriting all combine to create a more complete and holistic album than they’ve put out previously....
[Song of the Day]/[Music Video] "Murmurs" - Hundred Waters

[Song of the Day]/[Music Video] “Murmurs” – Hundred Waters

  Impeccable song construction personified (see what I did there?), Hundred Waters‘ newest video casts a dark and hypnotic gaze that you can’t escape. Perfect color grading and piano playing combine to create a video that makes you feel way too many “feelings.” “Murmurs” is autumnal introspection in a pretty little 3 minute and 45...
[Song of the Day] Grimes - Go

[Song of the Day] Grimes – Go

Grimes “Go” I’ll say it: I’ve become a sucker for pop music. As a seasoned veteran of the blogosphere (~4 years!? I don’t know…) I’ve reached the point of irrelevance and I’ve seen the passing trends sky-rocket, explode, and fade in to the retrograde. I’m not on that hype shit anymore, I just don’t have...
Treefort Music Fest 2014 // Saturday Recap

Treefort Music Fest 2014 // Saturday Recap

Saturday of Treefort 2014 arrived with a well-seasoned befuddlement, a piercing and oscillating sensation between the ears, and a difficult to reach 2PM “wake-up-call.” PHOTOGRAPHY by BEN LINDBLOOM and TRAVIS GILLETT.   The Main Stage // The Grizzled Mighty from Seattle     El Korah Shrine // Mr. Gnome from Cleveland     El Korah...
[Song of the Day] Bombino - Amidinine

[Song of the Day] Bombino – Amidinine

Bombino “Amidinine” It’s old news. That being said, I’m old now — and I finally understand how those unfortunate souls above the age of 25 (roughly, the age of dirt) fall out of touch with what the whizzbangers and teen-boppers are listening to on their gramamamophones. Now, in my salt-and-pepper hair phase I’m finding myself...
[Listen] Magic Sword - Debut Album

[Listen] Magic Sword – Debut Album

Magic Sword Debut Album Summary: A dark psychotropic sensual swim right under the surface of pure pop bliss. On Mars. If “In The Face of Evil” doesn’t prepare you to strap in to that goddamn jump-seat and take off towards the untrod surface of Mars and the promise of extra-terrestrial danger I don’t know what...
[Video] Father John Misty - "I'm Writing A Novel"

[Video] Father John Misty – “I’m Writing A Novel”

Father John Misty “I’m Writing A Novel”  Now everywhere I go in West Hollywood It’s filled with people pretending they don’t see the actress and the actress wishing that they could We could do ayahuasca, Baby if I wasn’t holding all these drinks. Father John Misty and I are one in the same. After watching...
[Video] CocoRosie - "Child Bride"

[Video] CocoRosie – “Child Bride”

CoCoRosie “Child Bride” If not for the awkward lengths of direct eye contact from a small child mouthing disturbing lyrics, one may mistake this stark Scandinavian-esque visual for a Bon Iver music video. Granted, there are a lot of scenes of children looking longingly out windows, beautiful bokeh, and serene waterways, but it’s that whole...
[Interview] Seven Questions with Unknown Mortal Orchestra

[Interview] Seven Questions with Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Seven Questions with Unknown Mortal Orchestra WORDS and PHOTOS by TRAVIS GILLETT I still remember the first time I heard UMO, which means quite a bit coming from the haze and fog that would come to be known as “The Summer of 2012.” I still remember the first time I saw UMO, again, one of...
Treefort Top Twelve: Travis

Treefort Top Twelve: Travis

The haze has lifted.  Apollo shifts on his perch.  This week has sucked.  My top twelve things — or whatever — of Treefort 2013. 1.  A heavy shortage of neon, face paint, feathers, glow sticks, and all other things that cause your brain to fucking hurt.  Often, these festival accoutrements hinder all good times.  Idaho...