Zach Corsa
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Raised in an eclectic family of artists, journalists and photographers in the hills of western Massachusetts, Zachary Corsa moved to North Carolina in 1995 and has kicked around the Old North State since. A graduate of The College of The Albemarle and Appalachian State University, he has been a copy editor and online music columnist for Boone, NC’s The Appalachian and a regular review contributor to The Silent Ballet. He is also a published poet, essayist, and children’s author, and a former volunteer DJ for indie radio station 88.7 WXDU in Durham. A guitarist since the age of seven, he plays in Raleigh instrumental band The Pointless Forest, and is currently working on both a novel and a comprehensive retrospective of the post-rock genre. Zach lives in Hillsborough, NC with his fiance, Denny, and furry cat companion, Calliope.


Features

Tuesday, June 22 2010

Stuff to Live For: The Mighty Return of Annie Hardy and Giant Drag

Lead singer and songwriter Annie Hardy weighs in on Giant Drag's return, and how battling the corporate ogre, along with an extended break, has made her stronger and shaped her songs for the better.


Reviews

Wednesday, November 17 2010

The Pipettes: Earth Vs. the Pipettes

Having shed Spectorian pop nostalgia for an altogether more '80s synth-pop approach, the Pipettes struggle to find a unique voice without any of their original female members remaining.


Wednesday, August 4 2010

Menomena: Mines

Portland's finest purveyors of spastic, ADD-fueled indie rock return with an album that's nearly as good as its predecessor.


Thursday, June 3 2010

Caspian: The Four Trees / You Are the Conductor EP

Naysayer journalists and irony-obsessed hipsters may be quick to declare the post-rock genre dead and buried, but they probably haven't heard The Four Trees.


Tuesday, May 11 2010

Woods: At Echo Lake

Brookyln's Woods have proven themselves to be lightyears ahead of their compatriots on this riveting indie-folk collection.


Monday, April 19 2010

The Radio Dept.: Clinging to a Scheme

The media hyperbole of perceived 'shoegaze influence' has haunted these Swedish dream-poppers for far too long. Now they respond with a near-perfect album of blissed-out indie-rock, and shed the misconceptions for good.


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