Tom Dozois

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.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Tourist
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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - The Tourist

Tom Dozois | 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
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Are the Grammys getting you down?

Tom Dozois | 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
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Matthew Squires - Tambaleo

Tom Dozois | 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 Dozois | 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
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S#!T I missed in 2016

Tom Dozois | 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 Dozois | 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...
madaila, traces, indie music, album review, psych, pop
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Madaila - Traces

Tom Dozois | November 7, 2016
Now, I don't condone or promote the use of LSD, but I love when songs sound like they were written on acid. Especially when the trippy quirks are unexpected and fresh as fabric softner. When the term 'psychedelic' is used my mind automatically ventures to the...
syffalist, indie music, play list, new music, august, september
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SYFFAList - August/September 2016

Tom Dozois | October 6, 2016
Before we jump into this, I'd like to apologize (if anybody cares) for missing last month. But I wasn't feeling 10 songs. Not because there wasn't anything good, but because I got sucked into a few albums and didn't want to listen to anything else.  SO, I...
Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam, I Has A Dream That Your Were Mine, album review
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Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam - I Had A Dream That Your Were Mine

Tom Dozois | September 23, 2016
So what happens when Hamilton Leithauser (of Walkmen fame) and Rostam (formerly of Vampire Weekend) get together? A venn diagram with nipples and a center that sounds something like Dr. Dog. At least that's what I'm hearing,...
Communist Daughter, Roll A Stone, music video, indie music
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Communist Daughter - Roll A Stone

Tom Dozois | September 21, 2016
I shit you not. The pull quotes in Communist Daughter's press release referenced everyone of these bands: Arcade Fire, Of Monsters and Men, The Civil Wars, Fleet Foxes, and Bon Iver. ...with grunge stylings.  Normally this why I hate press...
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