one-sheet week: “Black & White Mountains,” by Snowblink

One-Sheet Week is in the home stretch: -- In 2008, Daniela Gesundheit of Snowblink moved from San Francisco to Toronto, irreversibly altering Snowblink from a whimsical warm-weather band touting four male backup singers (two of whom were...


<sup>the bloop:</sup> The music of … mermaids?

It's hard to tell if the counter-skeptics and X-Filers really are fooled by the Animal Planet presentation Mermaids: The Body Found, or if they're just having fun with a fun subject, but the crowing over...


pre-order: Heaven, by Black Swan

Concluding each successive Black Swan release, the listener could be forgiven for a slight tug of nostalgia. The story seems told in complete, both musically and thematically. The debut album Black Swan In...


“I know there‚Äôs no other world/ mountains and websites”

Phil Elverum (The Microphones, P.W. Elverum & Sun) returns with another Mount Eerie release, Clear Moon. From the catalog listing: "Part one of a pair of records exploring a living place as a modern...


stream: Death Dreams, by PS I Love You

Lots (and lots and lots and lots) of acclaim for the new PS I Love You. It comes as no surprise: the last we heard from them was the "Subdivisions" rescore, of which we...

Stream Robin Pecknold – “Olivia, In A Separate Bed”

Yesterday Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes fame posted a new track to his Soundcloud page which he says is a “New demo, new song. Sadsack mode. Will probably change.” Whether this track will go through any changes remains to be seen but one thing that is for sure is that the “Sadsack mode” is right on. “Olivia, In A Separate Bed” is a lovelorn and heartbreaking song. Coming in at nearly 6:00 this song reminds me of when someone breaks up with you and you can’t think of one thing to say due to shock but later you think of everything that you wished you would have said. That’s this song.

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