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Scott Elingburg
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Scott D. Elingburg is software analyst and freelance writer. His work has appeared in the South Carolina Review, the Southeast Review, Wide Awake Press Anthologies, MetroBeat (formerly Creative Loafing), Charleston Style and Design, and several other publications. Currently he is the reviews editor and regular contributor at the pop culture website, Stereo Subversion. He’s not much of a fisherman, but he does live in Charleston, SC with his wife, daughter, and three cats. Follow him on twitter @staticonthehifi.


Features

Wednesday, April 22 2015

Still Built to Spill: An Interview with Doug Martsch

Doug Martsch and Built to Spill march on. Despite a core lineup shift, they never plan to slow down.


Tuesday, September 30 2014

Lit Up: The National's 'Alligator' and the Hope of Indie Rock

The National's seminal 2005 album Alligator shows the band, like America, to be lit up by white lights even as it is surrounded by darkness.


Monday, August 18 2014

Johnnyswim Love Their Place in the World

The duo Amber Sudano Ramirez and Abner Ramirez live, die, and make music with the overarching theme of gratefulness.


Sunday, February 12 2012

Five for the Power of Spice: Returning to the Golden Era of the Spice Girls

What the Spice Girls had, at the risk of sounding errantly uncool, was magical. It helped teenaged girls define themselves and their world; jump-started teenage boys’ libidos; provided common listening ground for parents and kids; and, best of all, encouraged exuberant positivity -- something sorely lacking from our hollow, joyless decade.


Reviews

Thursday, March 26 2015

No One Gets Away Unscathed in David Joy's Latest

Where All Light Tends to Go is unflinchingly violent, difficult to witness, and tragic from its outset.


Thursday, March 5 2015

In Tall Buildings: Driver

Driver is heavy on melodies and breezy in its effortlessness. It's the kind of album that moves in different ways during different times and reveals aural layers on multiple listens.


Monday, February 9 2015

Red Red Meat: There's a Star Above the Manger Tonight

Red Red Meat were one of the purest American bands, pushing boundaries of music to the breaking point and incorporating diverse styles to create their own unique vision of America.


Monday, January 19 2015

George Harrison: The Apple Years: 1968-1975

Harrison's legacy and his work was much more than a reduction of earthly values wrapped in a song.


Sunday, January 4 2015

'Syllabus' Explores the Unconscious Mind in a Composition Book

"Accidental professor" Lynda Barry's Syllabus is a graphic novel lesson plan, one that invites readers to reflect on their unconscious perceptions.


Tristen: C A V E S [17.Apr.14]

Blogs

Thursday, December 11 2014

An Indie Christmas Music List

A list of some Christmas-themed music by indie artists for your lonesome holiday nights.


Wednesday, September 10 2014

List This! 10 Deep Tracks from the Interpol Discography

A scattering of some of the Interpol tracks you may have missed or skipped over in favor of those oh-so-relevant singles.


Wednesday, June 11 2014

List This! A Beginner's Guide to Blue Note Records

Blue Note, one of the foremost jazz record labels, is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a vinyl initiative, releasing highlights from its massive catalog over the course of two years. Here are some picks to get you started.


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