Tag: 2013

Think of You

Listening to Ms Mr still zooms me straight back to the summer of 2013. They had at least three hit songs on the radio that year, the kind of songs that have you instantly cranking up the volume. Lizzy Plapinger’s voice cut through the noise … Continue reading Think of You

Tendons

I kind of forgot about The Joy Formidable, probably because they haven’t been very active or in the public eye lately. But, wow, they were one of my favorite bands in 2013. They sounded like nothing else at the time, and still don’t. Because, let’s … Continue reading Tendons

Telescope

Although Cage the Elephant have had a couple of fairly well-known hits, they continue to remain underrated. It may be that their strength is also their downfall: their music goes in various directions across every album, refusing to settle into a repetitive formula. If every … Continue reading Telescope

Team

If Lorde’s last couple of albums have been relatively underwhelming, there’s no question that her first was a genuine cultural moment. There’s nothing novel about a teenage phenomenon; people have been fascinated by gifted youth since Mozart wowed 1700’s Europe. But Lorde’s ‘that weird girl … Continue reading Team

Taurobolium

Who’d have thunk it that it would be a Devendra Banhart song and some cartoon ducks that would make me believe in the mystique of Hollywood for a flickering minute? It’s a psychotropic take on some of Hollywood’s most recognizable iconography; the neon nightscapes of … Continue reading Taurobolium