Videos

Videos

Zavala - Roosevelt & Letting Go (Official Music Video)

Zavala

Roosevelt & Letting Go

Joel Frieders | December 1, 2016
Ultimate Painting "Monday Morning, Somewhere Central" (Official Video)

Ultimate Painting

Monday Morning, Somewhere Central

Joel Frieders | November 29, 2016
Secret Company - Lightning Parade

Secret Company

Lightning Parade

Joel Frieders | November 28, 2016
Yussef Kamaal vs Brownswood Basement Session (VHS Version) -Calligraphy

Yussef Kamaal

Caligraphy

Joel Frieders | November 23, 2016

Album Reviews

madaila, traces, indie music, album review, psych, pop

Madaila

Traces
9 out of 10
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busman's holiday - popular cycles

Busman's Holiday

Popular Cycles
9 out of 10
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warpaint, heads up

Warpaint

Heads Up
9 out of 10
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Articles

The Jezabels, Double Door, Chicago, live music, concerts, photos, no words
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The Jezabels - Double Door | Chicago | 11.23.16

Tif Impson | November 30, 2016
Hanging Valleys, TBD
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One Song: Hanging Valleys - T.B.D.

Joel Frieders | November 28, 2016
When I used to live in California, my roommates and I would sort of meet up around the same time every day after work. We'd dick around for an hour or so, talk about what food to cook or whatever, prepare to intoxicate ourselves, and then walk towards Sands Beach in Isla Vista, CA. There we'd then sit in silence and watch the surfers watch the sun sink into the ocean. I never really remembered us making plans to actually do that, it just turned into something that anywhere from two to seven of us would end up doing anywhere from three to seven nights a week.  Call it instictual, call it habit, call it the perfect time to separate mind from body, but it turned into something that I sort of carried with me into my early adult years. Now that I'm over 35, I don't have the luxury of enjoying...
Bayonne, Lincoln Hall, Chicago, Live music, concert, photos, No Words
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Bayonne - Lincoln Hall | Chicago | 11.18.16

Tif Impson | November 22, 2016
Serengeti + Sicker Man - Doctor My Own Patience
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One Song: Serengeti + Sicker Man - Doctor My Own Patience

Joel Frieders | November 22, 2016
I sat on this song all weekend.  Meaning, I started it and then tuned out, almost on purpose, before starting the song over. If you looked at my play count it would reach into the two tree dozens. It somehow distracted me from my own distractions. Was Geti singing? Did I like it? Why am I so sad? But then why am I so comfortable in this sadness? Was this dude talking about anxiety? I've been thinking a lot about my own anxiety these last few weeks. Is me addressing my anxiety enough to conquer it? I've been making a lot of assumptions about the image I portray and relying on people's opinions of me instead of what I assume to be the real me, but that gives me anxiety too.  "Doctor My Own Patience" deserves your attention for a few plays, at least. Serengeti + Sicker Man sort of kill this...
Kauf - Paify
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One Song: Kauf - Pacify

Joel Frieders | November 21, 2016
I consider Kauf one of my favorite fonts.  It isn't like his music is just a "type", or of a certain "style", it's that his music is so fucking appreciated I use it like I use my favorite fonts; all day, and sometimes in all caps, and occasionally bold and underlined, much like my wardrobe. His new jamjam, "Pacify", feels like that one scene in Revenge of the Nerds where the dude gets lucky in the moon bounce with the hot cheerleader. While you aren't necessarily certain if you're going to get anything wet, when you finally ascertain the proper amount of warmth and moisture, you're weightless, happy, arms flailing every which way. You're just fucking fuck-happy.  Kauf makes me post-moon bounce coitus happy. (SOMEONE PUT THAT ON HIS NEXT PRESS EMAIL!) IS ANYONE ELSE FUCK-HAPPY WITH THIS...
Foals, Riv, NA Tour, Chicago, Photos, No Words, concert, live music
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FOALS - Riviera Theater | Chicago | 11.9.16

Tif Impson | November 17, 2016
Hembree - Holy Water
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One Song: Hembree - Holy Water

Joel Frieders | November 16, 2016
I'M BUSY. IF I WAS STAYING IN A HOTEL ROOM I WOULD HAVE PUT THE PLACARD ON THE DOOR HANDLE ALREADY BRO. WHAT AM I DOING YOU AXE? I AM PERFORMING AIR DRUMS FOR THE BAND HEMBREE BRO. HOLD MY BEER. I'M ABOUT TO GO IN. Holy fuck I love this. Hembree is like the Trainspotting soundtrack just pegged the band Foals and they livestreamed it on facebooks so all of us could salivate and shit our pants simultaneously. I always love when I see the visual wavelength of a song and it's ALL MAXXXED THE FUCK OUT, and then when I hit play it doesn't disappoint! YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!  "Holy Water" is now the soundtrack to me walking out of work tonight on the way to an adminstration committee meeting where we discuss tax abatements and tax levy estimates AND I PLAY THE BEST CONFERENCE ROOM TABLE DRUMS IN THE...
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Joel Frieders | November 16, 2016
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Joel Frieders | November 16, 2016
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Joel Frieders | November 14, 2016
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Joel Frieders | November 11, 2016
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Tif Impson | November 9, 2016
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Tif Impson | November 8, 2016
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Joel Frieders | November 1, 2016
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Tif Impson | October 31, 2016
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Tif Impson | October 26, 2016
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Joel Frieders | October 26, 2016
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Tif Impson | October 12, 2016
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Joel Frieders | October 7, 2016
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Tif Impson | October 6, 2016
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Joel Frieders | October 4, 2016