Videos

Videos

The Holy: Can't Remember Your Name

The Holy

Can't Remember Your Name

Joel Frieders | September 20, 2016
Mondo Cozmo - Shine (Lyric Video)

Mondo Cozmo

Shine (Lyric Video)

Joel Frieders | September 19, 2016
SUSTO - Chillin' On The Beach With My Best Friend Jesus Christ (official Music Video)

SUSTO

Chillin' On The Beach With My Best Friend Jesus Christ

Joel Frieders | September 13, 2016
Dreller - A Signal That Comes Back

Dreller

A Signal That Comes Back

Joel Frieders | September 9, 2016

Album Reviews

Googie, 'Tis What 'Tis, album review, rap, indie, karma kids

Googie

'Tis What 'Tis
9 out of 10
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St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Sea Of Noise, album review

St. Paul & The Broken Bones

Sea Of Noise
9 out of 10
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glass animals, how to be a human being

Glass Animals

How To Be A Human Being
10 out of 10
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Articles

audego, i dont need you
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One Song: Audego - I don't need you

Joel Frieders | September 19, 2016
Audego kill me.  That lilt of her voice paired with that fucking thwap of dude's beats, fuck that shit kills me. I'm dead bro. Seriously though, after obsessing over "I don't need you" I'm the human demonstration of what your body would look like if you were one of those toys where the animal is stiff until you push up on the bottom button and then it falls limp. Every stutter start of every verse finds me limp as shit, slowly erecting myself until I'm at full mast, and then the galloping happy happy that the plinking synth exudes makes me fall to the ground in a pile of my own happiness. Audego keep me on my toes broes. Playful, but unbelievably pained and therapeutic. I LOVE THEM. THEY LOVE ME. WE ARE A MATCH MADE IN CHINA. 
From Indian Lakes, The Monster
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One Song: From Indian Lakes - The Monster

Joel Frieders | September 9, 2016
I don't think I've heard the end of this song yet.  I can't make it all the way through the 3:38 without starting it over. The start of this song is so fucking perfect I'm almost offended by the remaining 3:10 seconds.  Whoever the fuck From Indian Lakes is, this shit is shimmery, clicky, pleading, and completely fucking gorgeous. I've been closed eyes and neck a floppin' for the last half hour as this song has ruined any chance I had of finishing that last TPS report before lunch. "The Monster" sounds moody enough to be about a dead body, but bright enough to be about 10 for 10 limes on sale this weekend at La Markita on the west side.  I'm not sure if this is pop or rock, but the instrumentation being so eerie and the vocal being so dainty, fuck, it's almost like a project based on...
Zack de la Rocha, digging for windows
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One Song: Zack de la Rocha - digging for windows

Joel Frieders | September 8, 2016
I have no idea what to say. For those of us in our mid-30s, Zack de la Rocha's voice makes our bowels rattle. Dude makes my skin vibrate. Dude makes me want to scream until there's nothing left but a whistling whimper. This dude makes me lift weights like I'm saving the oppressed. This dude makes me think thoughts about the problems of people that my white skin normally allows me the pleasure to never have had to experience I can't review this song. I can only share what I think I've been waiting years for, I just can't remember there ever being a moment where I didn't hope this dude would help speak the thoughts I never thought I knew I needed to think. I will say this about "digging for windows", I punched the air on the fifth listen of this shit. Zack de la Rocha, welcome back homie. 
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Quick Fix: In The Whale - American Eyes

Joel Frieders | September 1, 2016
I fucking HAAAAAAAAATE In The Whale. Not like HATE hate, but like dude, I haaaaaaaaate In The Whale. These classy dames are always having fun, smiling brightly, learning from their mistakes (shitty penmanship, previous run ins with the authorities, left handedness), and not wearing pants on Sundays during the football season. As a Bears fan, I haven't been really interested in football because of our suckage, but dude I haaaaaaaaate In The Whale for always having the best time everywhere they go.  WHERE ARE THEY GOING THIS TIME?!?! FUCKING EVERYWHERE! LOOK AT THIS TOUR LIST!  In The Whale - Fall 2016 Tour 09/03 - Rollinsville, CO - RMNPS 09/10 - Englewood, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre (High Elevation Rock Fest) 09/22 - Austin, TX - Barracudas (Red...
Kinder, Stone Cold
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World Premiere: Kinder - Stone Cold

Joel Frieders | August 30, 2016
As cocktail umbrella season comes to a close, it's time to prepare our respective sex dungeons with seasonal incense, a good vacuuming, and an update of the all important sex playlist. KINDER just showed up with the sassiest sex song of the summer send off. "Stone Cold" makes a motherfucker wanna rub ice cubes all up on his nips and dip each big toe in a pumpkin spice latte and then thrust them hips all up in a northerly direction. Yes, we bought pie pumpkins in September, and YES, those are phallic shaped gourds on the bedside table, and YES, the lube has a faint hint of cinammon and mulling spices. It seems like this KINDER fellow is all about making me feel comfortable with all of the impending sex. And while the beat is helping me Michael Stipe dance across the bedroom, since we had...
Trails and Ways, Happiness
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One Song: Trails and Ways - Happiness

Joel Frieders | August 25, 2016
OH, I'M SORRY.  IS MY WAVING ARM DANCING DISTRACTING YOU FROM YOUR OWN SENSE OF JOY THAT THIS SONG SHOOTS UP YOUR POOPER LIKE A HAPPY SQUIRTING BIDET? Did I just equate using a bidet to lisning to Trails and Ways? I did. I do. I'm into the butt stuff. "Happiness" is exactly what I needed today. It's all cloudy outside and I needed that inside sunshine that only a T&W track can elicit. I fucking love these assholes.  Like I said, butt stuff. I likes. 
Future Generations, Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, 8.12.16
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Future Generations - Johnny Brenda’s - Philadelphia - 8.12.16

Alex | August 24, 2016
For the last couple weeks, I’ve been obsessed with the band Future Generations. They stormed into my world with the song “Thunder in the City” through the amazing power of Spotify’s Discover Playlist and boy-oh-boy did it hook me, like Thom’s mom on the corner of Girard & Frankford (cue Family Guy cut scene). By some stroke of luck they happened to be playing a show in Philly that same week. The show was only $10 (just like Thom’s mom) so I knew I’d be able to badger some of my friends into attending. Girard & Frankford is an interesting segue because, I set that shit up on purpose. This busy street corner is the home of Johnny Brenda’s, which just so happens to be my favorite venue in the city. It’s relatively tiny (100-200 people) and therefore smaller indie bands come through...
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Tif Impson | August 4, 2016
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Brandon Backhaus | July 20, 2016
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Brandon Backhaus | July 13, 2016
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Joel Frieders | July 10, 2016
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