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Geoff Nelson
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Geoff Nelson is a Brooklyn, NY music journalist who writes for a variety of publications including Impose Magazine and Bowery Presents House List. Someone once told him he emphasizes moments of running and kissing. He wasn’t sure if this was an insult or not. He tweets at http://twitter.com/32feet and writes the music site 32ftpersecond.blogspot.com; mistakes were made.


Features

Sunday, September 8 2013

What the Folk? When the Traditional Becomes the Counter-Culture

The question of the ubiquity of folk revival is different from how long it will last. Instead, we could be asking whether the Lumineers and Mumford can tear down the establishment when they're in the mainstream.


Wednesday, March 27 2013

Was That It: The Rise and Fall of the Strokes

The sound, the cultural shifts, and the new way of doing business in the Internet-era music industry may have made the Strokes stars in 2001, but also contained the recipe for their undoing. Is Comedown Machine it for the Strokes?


Monday, January 7 2013

The Electric Zoo of Uncritical Good Times

As massive and broadly defined as EDM has become, is it hollow at its center?


Reviews

Sunday, October 12 2014

We Were Promised Jetpacks: Unraveling

How many times can you challenge your audience to join you at the top of the room before these big moves become big tropes?


Sunday, September 28 2014

Thom Yorke: Tomorrow's Modern Boxes

Tomorrow's Modern Boxes isn't about any new technology, even with its faux-edgy release through bittorrent; it's about the old question about the power and limitations of our human containers.


Sunday, September 28 2014

The Rural Alberta Advantage: Mended With Gold

On third LP, Mended With Gold, the band pursues escape velocity with the most commitment yet, making the most bombastic and polished arrangements of their career.


Sunday, September 21 2014

Alt-J: This Is All Yours

The contradiction of all second records but especially this one: Be what people expect when people want something unexpected.


Tuesday, August 5 2014

Wildcat! Wildcat!: No Moon at All

The hooks are here, even when the lyrics aren't: a pleasant night drive to absolutely nowhere.


Blogs

Thursday, July 11 2013

Twin Peaks - "Irene" (stream)

One of the best independent rock songs of 2013, Twin Peaks' "Irene" roots itself in layers of fuzz and reverb effect.


Monday, June 24 2013

Happy Hollows - "Galaxy" (streams)

One of the best bands coming out of LA over the past few years, Happy Hollows return in advance of their next record, Amethyst, with "Galaxy", backing the already riveting and retrofitted "Endless".


Monday, March 25 2013

Keebo - "Native American" / "Tell Me When the Beat Turns On"

London's Keebo channels portions of Warpaint's freezing-cold guitar pop and Best Coast's sun-blasted half-anthems.


Thursday, March 7 2013

Aquilo Create Glittering, Slow-drive Pop with "Calling Me" (stream)

Like a slightly more austere Wildcat! Wildcat!, Britain's Aquilo (or A Q U I L O for maximum visual impact) make a version of this same genre of glittering, slow-drive pop.


Tuesday, February 26 2013

Straight Outta Sheffield Comes Blessa with "Pale" (stream)

A very promising act out of Sheffield, Blessa return with their second single, "Pale".


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