Tom Doz

Every morning I wake up and take a dull pencil to the dimple of my chin to ensure that it stays deep enough to utilize for everyday activities well into my old age. I call it shaping for the future. These activities include opening beer bottles, getting deep into those back massaging pressure points and storing Monopoly pieces. I also listen to music. I love music. Especially music that Employee hates.

The Japanese House, Saw You In A Dream, album review, ep
Album Review

The Japanese House - Saw You In A Dream - EP

Tom Doz | July 5, 2017
When I stumbled across The Japanese House it transported me back 15 years to the time when I'd submerge myself into a sensory deprivation tank to listen to Frou Frou on repeat.  I could've SWORN this singer was Imogen Heap (of Frou Frou and...
war on drugs, richard edwards, father john misty, big thief, temples, phoenix, the drums
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Catching Up On 2017 - Multi-Album Review

Tom Doz | June 30, 2017
You may have noticed that we've been, for the most part, absent for 2017. SYFFAL is now pretty much just me (Tom) and Joel. Oh...and Tif, but she has the cushy job of going to free shows and taking pictures. Joel is one of those people who has 20 kids and...
raveonettes, fast food, inide music, music video
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The Raveonettes - Fast Food

Tom Doz | March 3, 2017
Jesus H. Crackers. It's like I'm being water-boarded with tears. 
haerts, your love, indie, new song
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One Song: Haerts - Your Love

Tom Doz | March 3, 2017
I draw hearts on my Trapper Keeper for Haerts. I listen to Haerts in a rented tux with the untied bowtie dejectedly hung around my neck. I kick the dirt on the ground in frustration for Haerts. Why? Becuase...
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Tourist
Album Review

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - The Tourist

Tom Doz | February 24, 2017
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah was always one of those bands I could only take in small doses before Alec Ounsworth's vocals would make me want to shove pins in my ear drums. And while his voice didn't change there is something...
grammys, adelle, beyonce, music indutry
Article

Are the Grammys getting you down?

Tom Doz | February 13, 2017
What was it that the great George W. Bush said? “There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.” Well, you get the idea: Shame...
matthew squires, tambaleo, indie music, experimental
Album Review

Matthew Squires - Tambaleo

Tom Doz | February 2, 2017
When I was young one of the only restaurants that had a soda fountain machine that the customers could use was Fudruckers. I loved it because you could make your own concotion of soda flavors...a little root beer, a lot of Orange Crush, a little Sprite, a...
syffalist, january, thundercat, the xx, grandaddy, cryptic one, ty segall, Old 97's
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SYFFALIST - JANUARY 2017

Tom Doz | January 31, 2017
Thundercat - Show You The Way (feat. Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins): Holy Del's balls on the hood ornament of a  late 70's Cadillac Deville with white leather interior. If this song doesn't make you want to sport that coat in the back of...
dr. dog, oh pep, jim james, avett brothers, majical cloudz
Article

S#!T I missed in 2016

Tom Doz | January 23, 2017
There is a 'dead time' for new music. It usually lasts from the second week of December to the second week of January.  During this time I try to catch up on what I missed from the the previous year. And with all the year-end list inundating the inter-webz,...
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SOHN - Hard Liquor

Tom Doz | January 17, 2017
I'm not familiar with SOHN's entire catalog, but I do know that I fell in love with their song 'The Wheel' a couple of years ago. That shit was trancy and glitchy at the same time, like I was seizing in a euphoric dream.  On Friday they...
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