A veteran of many a cold winter, Mehan was born in Montreal and reared in Southeastern Wisconsin. After four years spent earning a degree in Japanese literature at the University of Chicago, he spent a year living in Japan before finally landing in Washington D.C. A technology policy activist by day, Mehan spends his nights listening to, watching, photographing and writing about music. You can visit his personal website at http://www.mehanjayasuriya.com.
Monday, August 23 2010
The Eels' Mark Oliver Everett (aka "E") discusses his latest LP, Tomorrow Morning, reveals what the Eels and Prince have in common, why he hopes his next book is boring, discusses the dangers of being bearded around police officers.
Wednesday, May 12 2010
Indie-rock's most revered recluse makes a rare appearance in New York City and in so doing, manages to overcome his own myth, one song at a time.
Sunday, March 7 2010
We celebrate the life and work of singer-songwriter and Sparklehorse frontman Mark Linkous, who will be remembered as one of the most earnest, distinctive American songwriters of his generation. Truly, he will be missed.
Sunday, February 21 2010
Emerging from the West Coast punk scene in the late '90s, the Blood Brothers helped redefine hardcore before abandoning the genre in favor of a damaged brand of art pop all their own.
Monday, September 14 2009
In anticipation of a reunion tour, the two albums produced by the original Sunny Day Real Estate lineup get remastered and repackaged with extra tracks and expanded liner notes. They are ripe for revisiting.
Thursday, April 21 2011
D.C. M.C. provides further evidence of the album format's irrelevance for up-and-coming rappers.
Tuesday, March 1 2011
On his fourth LP, Shugo Tokumaru's jubilant bedroom pop proves to be a bit too much of a good thing.
Sunday, February 13 2011
On The People's Key, Conor Oberst bids farewell to an adolescence marked by histrionics and artistic restlessness. Even enfants terribles have to grow up sometime.
Wednesday, January 19 2011
Golden Haze is less disposable than it might appear at first glance; taken together, these six songs hint at where Jack Tatum may be headed.
Sunday, July 11 2010
That /\/\/\Y/\ lacks the focus and confidence of M.I.A.'s previous albums is disappointing; that it finds Maya Arulpragasam content to follow, rather than lead, is indefensible.
Monday, February 14 2011
Will Wiesenfeld takes his glitchy, beat-driven electro-pop on the road with impressive results.
Thursday, November 18 2010
Recasting themselves as proper ensembles, both Twin Shadow and Glasser successfully sought out bigger, fuller sounds.
Tuesday, October 19 2010
Anyone who says that Belle & Sebastian don't know how to have fun clearly hasn't seen the band play live recently.
Monday, October 18 2010
Much like Halcyon Digest, Deerhunter's live show finds the band splitting the difference between ambient noise and delicately constructed pop.
Monday, October 4 2010
What do the Eels and ZZ Top have in common? More than you might expect...