Category: 2013

Still Alive

Detritus from my time of listening to whatever random-ass EDM songs I could find. My club-kid moment was short-lived and half-hearted – it’s hard to be an anything -kid when you’re not a kid anymore. But I did download a lot of dubiously sourced compilation … Continue reading Still Alive

Staying Up

The Neighbourhood were a major indie radio favorite in the Year of Our Lord 2013. That year, as I’ve noted before, was a particularly outstanding one for great breakout indie bands. I think it was probably the high point of the wave of indie/dreampop/electro/chillwave pop … Continue reading Staying Up

Stay In

Here is something that I know will be new to you. Wax Idols were a band out of Oakland who made four albums before disbanding in 2018. They earned praise from music media outlets such as Pitchfork, but never got any mainstream attention. They don’t … Continue reading Stay In

Stay Awake

No collection of 2010’s dreampop is complete without London Grammar. They’re up there with Savoir Adore and Camera Obscura in exemplifying the genre. It’s a loosely defined genre, as it goes, but there a few features that all of the above groups excel at: sensuous … Continue reading Stay Awake


Cage the Elephant has been getting better and better. When they started out they seemed like they’d formed a band because they’d heard a Raconteurs record. But they quickly grew out of that comparison. They’ve become one of the best guitar bands, full stop. Quirky … Continue reading Spiderhead


Going back to the summer of 2013, a great year for music. It must’ve been some kind of serendipity, but I discovered a lot of artists in 2013. There were just so many great songs on the radio, the kind that make you say to … Continue reading Smile


I can’t recommend The National enough for all of your mournful, mopey needs. Do you need something to stare balefully at the rain to? Do you have some shitty cooking wine or bottom-shelf liquor you need to consume? Has it been three or four days … Continue reading Slipped