Sorry for being one day late with this; I wasn’t able to listen to much music yesterday. Faceless by Adult Toys (B) Aside from Starflyer 59, I don’t hold much esteem for music emanating from my “hometown” of Riverside, California.… Continue Reading
This Friday’s mix honors a certain someone whose birthday was yesterday, with some of her favorite songs, past and present. Enjoy!
Motivational Jumpsuit by Guided by Voices (C+) Guided by Voices, Ohio veterans of underground noisy indie-rock, are a reliable source of two things: one or two catchy songs per album, and plenty of dissatisfied distortion. Robert Pollard, Tobin Sprout, and… Continue Reading
I’ve dropped a few hints here and there. If you’ve been reading, you know I harbor much love for the heavier side of things. In honor of the fatigue and frustration many of us feel on this day of romantic… Continue Reading
Today on #ThrowBackThursday we remember SoCal alt-funk band Adam Again. Led by the incomparable Gene Eugene (RIP), Adam Again released five albums between 1987-95. The lyrics to their early songs are pointedly religious, while their later albums focus more on… Continue Reading
Hotel Valentine by Cibbo Matto (B) Hotel Valentine falls somewhere in between Cibo Matto’s first two full-length albums. It blends Viva! La Woman’s underground hip-hop vibe with Stereotype A’s Sean Lennon-produced metro-pop (yes, I just made that up). One thing… Continue Reading
PopHeartEtc. Friday Mix – Feb 7 from PopHeartEtc.com on 8tracks Radio.
Kansas City does not have a sterling reputation for producing rock music. If it weren’t for it’s influential blues and jazz scenes, especially in the 60s, it wouldn’t have much of a musical reputation at all. One group, to me,… Continue Reading
Today two duos released new music. They both feature legends, though in terms of style and sensibility they couldn’t be more different. Broken Bells is the partnering of James Mercer of The Shins and Brian Burton, better known as Danger… Continue Reading
As my friend Nick has always said, I’m a sucker for female vocals over weird rhythms. While that may be a bit over-simplified, it’s not far from the truth. Enjoy these selections from the female of the species. PopHeartEtc Friday… Continue Reading