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Jeff Koch
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Jeff Koch is a writer and music lover, and has been for about as long as he can remember. After winning his high school’s Battle of the Bands co-fronting Gabe and The Northways with his best pals, he decided to quit while he was ahead. He instead pursued a degree in journalism from Biola University. His writing can be found in the Orange County Register, Colorado Springs Independent and, of course, PopMatters. He has a blog, and tweets from @jeffkochisok.


Reviews

Thursday, April 3 2014

Manchester Orchestra: Cope

A good record that could've been great if some of the meandering, mid-tempo rock had been dropped in favor of a signature Andy Hull acoustic ballad or two.


Thursday, March 20 2014

Foster the People: Supermodel

Supermodel is a quantum leap forward from "Pumped Up Kicks" era Foster the People. The growth of the band and the depth of this record are a pleasant surprise.


Tuesday, March 4 2014

Bart Davenport: Physical World

In a world where originality is king, Physical World lays its classic rock inspiration bare. The result is a fine piece of throwback pop.


Sunday, March 2 2014

Laura Cantrell: No Way There From Here

Cantrell expertly blends a host of influences, instruments, and styles into a brilliant country record. Her lovely voice is just the icing.


Sunday, February 9 2014

You Blew It!: Keep Doing What You’re Doing

With maybe the truest emo record yet to come from the recent resurgence of emo and pop-punk, You Blew It! call back to the height of the genre without getting too bogged down by tradition.


Blogs

Monday, March 17 2014

The Guggenheim Grotto - "Fee Da Da Dee" (Stream)

In honor of St. Paddy’s day, I figured we could celebrate some music straight from Ireland.


Tuesday, March 4 2014

Pixies — "Greens and Blues" (Video Review)

What is wrong with you people?


Thursday, January 30 2014

Manchester Orchestra - "Top Notch" (stream)

If “Top Notch” is any indicator, look for Manchester Orchestra's COPE to push boundaries and expectations in that same way.


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